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Oliver Dickinson
What is 52 minutes?
on Sep 25, 2008 at 9:46:27 am

Hi,

I'd like to know how long "52 minutes" generally is for a broadcaster.

51.43? 52.34? What are the limits?

Cheers.



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Bill Dewald
Re: What is 52 minutes?
on Sep 25, 2008 at 7:34:27 pm

Its impossible to say definitively - if they ask for 52 minutes, then its 52 minutes and no seconds.

Ask your broadcaster for their deliverables handbook. All will be explained there.



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Mark Suszko
Re: What is 52 minutes?
on Sep 25, 2008 at 10:41:32 pm

52 drop-frame or 52 real-time minutes? :)


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Shane Ross
Re: What is 52 minutes?
on Sep 27, 2008 at 2:26:45 am

Drop frame code IS real time minutes. It is non-drop that isn't.


Shane



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Tim Kolb
Re: What is 52 minutes?
on Sep 27, 2008 at 10:28:05 pm

In 29.97 fps land (NTSC SD countries...), drop-frame is the only TC you better be delivering to broadcasters...

As Shane said, DF is the only RT TC in places where the frame rates have a decimal...



TimK,
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Kolb Productions,

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Oliver Dickinson
Re: What is 52 minutes?
on Sep 28, 2008 at 11:21:17 am

Thanks for the replies.

The problem is that I was just asking how long 52 minutes could be regarding minutes and seconds, not drop frames etc.



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Shane Ross
Re: What is 52 minutes?
on Sep 28, 2008 at 4:05:10 pm

Well, the problem is that we don't know exactly what the network means by 52 min. This is a question you need to aim at them...not us.


Shane



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Michael Hancock
Re: What is 52 minutes?
on Sep 28, 2008 at 8:29:35 pm

Definitely check with the broadcaster. When you buy a 1/2 hour infomercial, it's 28:30. If you work on a 30 or 60 minute show (no paid programming) it may be different.

If you don't ask, you may make a 52 minute show and have to cut time. So get a hold of the station(s) you'll be sending this to and ask them exactly what they want. They should be able to send you a sheet of requirements.

Michael.



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