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Aaron Aphasia
Best Export for NTSC Broadcast?
on Aug 14, 2007 at 12:05:43 pm

Hi yeah...it's me again!
I've read the posts but didn't find a conclusive answer to my situation so...
Working in NTSC broadcast, I've built a map in Photoshop CS3. Placed it into Motion and made a simple animation. My project properties are set for NTSC DV (720x480), Bit Depth 16 (Float) the dither box checked, Pixel Aspect Ratio- NTSC D1/DV. Ok, when I Export out to a Quicktime file what are the best settings for this to go to my editor. I mean, what are the best options for this be placed into, let's say Final Cut Pro, so that my animation doesn't look crappy once on the air. Thanks again....aaron.

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walter biscardi
Re: Best Export for NTSC Broadcast?
on Aug 14, 2007 at 12:28:11 pm

Is your editor working in the DV format or uncompressed D1? If it's DV, just render in DV. If it's uncompressed D1 (720x486) then you need re-set your project to that frame size. Then you render the exact same codec as your editor is using in FCP. If they are working in Uncompressed 4:2:2 then that's what you render in. If they are working in DV, render in DV.

A DV codec graphic will degrade on the air because of the 5:1 compression of that codec. There's no getting around that. If your station is running Uncompressed, then you need to stop working in the DV frame size / codec and work in uncompressed.

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Aaron Aphasia
Re: Best Export for NTSC Broadcast?
on Aug 14, 2007 at 12:45:54 pm

Walter...you're the best! That was simple and to the point. Thanks man, Aaron


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