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Dan Newton
broadcast help
on Apr 21, 2009 at 5:05:45 pm

Hey Guys

Need some urgent help -- I have been given the new format -- from a television station --- they will not use digi or sp for broadcast but mpeg 2

now please fund below the exact requirements:-

Dear All,

Please be informed that henceforth all TV commercials to be aired on .... Television is not required in Digi Beta or Beta SP format: Kindly note new material specs:

File Format : Mpeg 2 or Mpeg 4
Duration in seconds : Multiples of 5 for eg: 10, 15, 20, 25 etc...
Deadline for airing : 4 -5 working days after receipt of material

There is no change in Material requirement for sponsorship tags. However, please note the same for your reference:
5 sec mute mpeg ( in case of animation) or jpeg ( for static image). Mpeg size not to exceed 4 MB. Material to be sent by email
Voiceover format: Voiceover will be done at station's end hence Voiceover Text in above format should be emailed or sent across in writing.

Now honestly, I am very new to this and still in training ---

can someone explain this to me

and if so what are the steps that I need to do

for example creating a mpeg 2---- I have sorenso squeeze and compressor but have never converted to mpeg 2

so can some one explain to me the steps and what the requirements mean -- sorry to be kind of a noob lol but I would really appreciate if someone can help me out


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Craig Seeman
Re: broadcast help
on Apr 21, 2009 at 5:10:57 pm

You may need to find out whether they need a Program or a Transport stream or whether either is acceptable. You probably need to get a max data rate spec and probably 4:2:0 vs 4:2:2 color space.

I use Episode and encode to MPEG2 Program Streams at 18,000kbps 2 Pass CBR, 4:2:2 for DGFastchannel for spot distribution.

But you really need details from them to make a file for broadcast.

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