[Nancy L. Sutton Smith]"Will an MOV - Apple ProRes 422 HD 1080p 25 work for the South African TV channel?"
The best thing to do is contact the channel where your footage will air and get their specific requirements. Each channel differs and if you submit something that isn't to spec they'll typically kick it back to you to try again. So double check with them and then deliver.
To your original question 720p25, 720p50, 1080p25 are all PAL based frame rates.
Thank you, I really appreciate the response. I have asked them twice and they keep saying ProRes HQ but I am going to press to talk to their tech person who I am sure will help me. My worry has been with such a long project, an hour and a half, and the inability to check on a PAL monitor, I wasn't sure if this is something I should give to a post house. But having read all the forums for 23.976 to 25fps conversion, fixing audio sync, and setting everything in Media Encoder to the highest quality, I think that should yield the PAL version they need. Am I missing anything in that explanation? Is there anything about PAL I didn't mention?
Thank you very much, there is so little on this type of conversion in the forums.
Nancy L. Sutton Smith
Northeast Community College
Mass Media/Journalism/Post Production Instructor
Sutton Bay Media Company