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alec gitelman
Shooting a Press Clip Package for Broadcast - Frame Rate
on Apr 3, 2013 at 10:34:12 pm

Hi,

I have to shoot a press clip package that would be sent to various broadcasters. I've never done that before and the client is not giving me any tech specs.

I am wondering if I should shoot it in 30p or 60i or even 24p. Any suggestions?

Thanks!
Alec.



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Angelo Lorenzo
Re: Shooting a Press Clip Package for Broadcast - Frame Rate
on Apr 4, 2013 at 12:23:18 am

I would do 30p (29.97) unless you are shooting sports. 60i can be exported off this cleanly (the fields come from the same frame, so you don't get the temporal fidelity of true 60i).

If it's sports then I would shoot 60i and deinterlace for 30p

24p is no go. Although digital broadcasts can use it, it's not common.

I assume this is for NTSC countries? Now that digital is here completely, we still tend to follow a lot of grandfathered specs.

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alec gitelman
Re: Shooting a Press Clip Package for Broadcast - Frame Rate
on Apr 4, 2013 at 1:35:35 am

Angelo,

yes, this is in the US.

thanks, i was leaning towards 30p but wasn't quite sure. it's not sports, it's fashion.

Alec.



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Angelo Lorenzo
Re: Shooting a Press Clip Package for Broadcast - Frame Rate
on Apr 4, 2013 at 4:19:06 am

I would say 1080p30 and 720i60 as part of the package would be sufficient if no other delivery specs were given.

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Tyler Grutsch
Re: Shooting a Press Clip Package for Broadcast - Frame Rate
on Apr 4, 2013 at 3:33:32 pm

All the news packages we use for the Montana Television Network are shot in 60i. It's a small market, but that's the standard we use.

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Todd Terry
Re: Shooting a Press Clip Package for Broadcast - Frame Rate
on Apr 4, 2013 at 3:48:46 pm

Well, you asked what format to shoot in... but really, you have two different questions, what to shoot in, and what to deliver in... which might be two completely different things.

First, for shooting... it depends on what you want it to look like. If you want a more cinematic or filmic feel, then you'd likely want to shoot 24p. If you want a more instant "video-y" look (such as for news footage), then you'd probably choose 60i.

However, completely irrespective of what you shoot in, at least in the US you'd want to deliver in 60i for broadcast. That's going to be a pretty much without-fail rule.

To cover all your bases, you should probably deliver the same project in three formats, 1080, 720, and NTSC (either letterboxed or centerpunched).

It's must like here where we produce mostly broadcast commercials. Almost invariably we shoot in 24p (and usually produce in 24p as well). But one of the last steps before delivery is to take the final 24p master and convert it to a 60i master for broadcast.

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alec gitelman
Re: Shooting a Press Clip Package for Broadcast - Frame Rate
on Apr 26, 2013 at 8:45:54 pm

Todd,

thank you for your extensive answer.

unfortunately for this I could not deliver in multiple formats. it was to be a single video file. 30p shot and delivered.

Alec.



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