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Alex Rodia
First broadcast commercial questions
on Aug 15, 2012 at 2:55:56 pm

Hello,
I am supposed to send out my commercial today to broadcast.
They asked for 1280x720 59.94 fps quicktime with a prores422 codec.
I cant do prores because I am editing on premiere in windows. Anyone have suggestions
for the next best possible solution. I have been trying a couple different codecs but I think the 59.94fps is making things complicated and causing playback issues. Any help as soon as possible is greatly appreciated.

Also as a side note. Since it is a local commercial do I really need to worry about ISCI code, because as it stand now I just kinda made my own code to correspond with the 3 commercials I have made.

Thanks!


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Ann Clark
Re: First broadcast commercial questions
on Oct 15, 2012 at 6:27:07 pm

Alex,

I assume you have gotten your spot to the station OK.

Regarding ISCI codes, you can create your own code using a basic pattern like ABCD-1234 where the letters hint at the name of the advertiser and the number is a version or other identifier, and you might add -HD at the end to differentiate it from an SD ad. That is usually enough for a small station.

So, what format did you eventually deliver?

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Alex Rodia
Re: First broadcast commercial questions
on Oct 15, 2012 at 7:59:32 pm

Hey thanks for your response.

I did just that.
I used 4 letters to represent the client and the numbers were the date.
Worked out well

Thanks


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Ann Clark
Re: First broadcast commercial questions
on Oct 15, 2012 at 8:12:46 pm

And what format did you eventually deliver in? Their originally requested 1280x720 59.94 fps QT ProRes422? Or did they agree to accept another format?

By the way, was this a local ad or national?

When you say "broadcast,: do you mean over-the-air (NBC, CBS, ABC, FOX, CS, etc.), or cable, or satellite?

This kind of info is helpful to fellow Cows...:-)

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Alex Rodia
Re: First broadcast commercial questions
on Oct 15, 2012 at 8:53:22 pm

I did give them their originally requested 1280x720 59.94 fps just not ProRes since I'm working on a windows machine.

It ran from ROOT SPORTS during Pittsburgh Pirates games, and I'm pretty sure it just went to Pittsburgh and the surrounding areas.


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Ann Clark
Re: First broadcast commercial questions
on Oct 16, 2012 at 12:04:37 am

OK, so instead of ProRes422 you used H.264, I suppose.

With satellite-broadcast, regional sports nets like Root Sports, you can be assured that DirecTV would have directed it to local viewers. For example, the programming for their Northwest version of the same channel would have all different games on it, so if you were airing during a Pirates game, it would be airing locally in Pittsburgh, not in the Northwest.

Congrats on getting your first commercial out there. :-)

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