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Daniel Peace
Digging my own grave?
on Oct 10, 2011 at 2:57:40 pm

Hey everyone.

I've got a simple question wich probably doesnt have an easy anwere but here goes. I've promised i friend to make a simple 10 sek. movie for him to use in TV. Im working in Adobe AE and are pretty much finished. 720*576 Pal D1/DV Widescreen 25fps.

Now when I got the tech spec I got the shivers.
I heard I could do the whole thing in AE but now I don't know.

This is from the tech spec:
Alignment reference
Sony ZRP

Signal timing
625/50 (PAL)

Output levels and timing
Aligned Sony DVW500P (or equivalent) should produce a CCIR 656 270Mbit/s signal which when converted to analogue produces PAL signal conforming to EBU specification.

Aspect ratio
16:9FHA or 4:3

Audio reference level
-18dB relative to max count (Headroom 18dB)

Audio alignment reference
Sony CR8 1BPS

Peak audio level
Reference +8dB

Audio pre-emphasis

Black Level
When a pixel is black, the specified voltage transmitted or recorded is Zero (0) Volts. Any lower than this level is illegal

Peak White
When the pixel is at maximum brightness (luminance) the voltage is +0.7 Volts (700mV)

And there's alot about timecode wich is to much to write here.
Can I do this with AE and if not can I get a software wich does the job?

Sorry for the long post.


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Roland R. Kahlenberg
Re: Digging my own grave?
on Oct 10, 2011 at 5:51:34 pm

AE was made for stuff like this. If you want to be safe, drop on an Adjustment Layer and a dose of Levels with RGB output settings to between 16-235.


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Daniel Peace
Re: Digging my own grave?
on Oct 10, 2011 at 6:52:31 pm

Alright, Levels on the Adjustment Layer to tune colours?

Any good hint on what formet AE can "make movie" to match this specs, if even possible? Or do I have to use yet another program to make the final film?

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Joseph W. Bourke
Re: Digging my own grave?
on Oct 10, 2011 at 9:05:53 pm

I would take this to mean that they want an adjustment layer which has the Broadcast Colors filter applied to it. It has presets for both NTSC and PAL as I remember, so you should be good to go. You'll find it in the Effects/Color Correction pulldown.

Joe Bourke
Owner/Creative Director
Bourke Media

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Walter Soyka
Re: Digging my own grave?
on Oct 11, 2011 at 2:14:18 pm

How do you intend to deliver this?

The part of the spec you've included here is for Digibeta delivery. If you intend to deliver on tape, you can bring this spec with you to a post house for layoff.

If you are delivering a file, you'll need file-based specs. You will hopefully get a complete delivery spec, including container format, resolution, frame rate, video codec, video bit rate, audio codec, number of audio channels, and audio depth/sample rate/bit rate. There may be additional requirements on slate, run time, time code, head and tail, audio channel designation, etc.

Walter Soyka
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Daniel Peace
Re: Digging my own grave?
on Oct 11, 2011 at 3:53:02 pm

They want it on tape or on file. Preferable on file wich suites me.
They use Adtoox for UL files and they seem to have webbased programs to check formats, quality and such.
I'll jump into that just about now.. Thanks for your input so far. I might get back to you.

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