For those of you like me who use Episode to deliver TV spots to DGFastchannel for distribution, DG Fastchannel is now requesting 720x512 encodes with black (Vertical Blanking Interval) on top.
The folks at Telestream cooked up a path for me to try.
I tested Telestream/Flip4Mac Episode DG Fastchannel Patch with both 720x480 and 720x486 source and both passed. With 720x486 source one must crop the top 6 lines with the Resize Filter. In both cases the resultant encode is 720x512.
Telestream has given me the green light to distribute.
If you would like the patch post your email and I'll send it with instructions to install.
The patch involves opening the application package to install.
For those who are using (or would like to use) the DGFastchannel patch. If your 720x486 source is Sigma encoded, don't use the resize filter (crop). The resultant encode will keep the Sigma encoding and will be 720x512. This has been tested and passed DGFastchannel.