Technical requirements

Technical requirements

To complete your DV in a timely fashion, we ask that you provide :

  • Locked version of the show in Quicktime format or DVD with time code superimposed on the image. Location should be bottom of the screen or upper left.
  • Preferred Quicktime formats :
    • H.264 or MPEG4 format, anywhere from 640×360 to 720×480 – included audio at 44.1 or 48 KHz (preferably 48KHz).
    • A manageable file size is desirable (eg. 700MB-1GB for a 44 minute show,  300-500 MB for a 22 minute show).
  •  Please provide any temp sound mix embedded into the Quicktime or DVD. Note : A final mix of the sound is always preferred, however work can begin before the final mix is completed.
  • The network or distributor ‘s stated audio deliverables (pertaining to the requested audio format for the finished DV soundtrack).
  • A transcript of opening and closing credits (especially if the credits are not included in the Quicktime video or DVD of the program)
  • Any available script of the program. A shooting script,  or even a transcription with any details about the program’s production and intent are extremely helpful.
  • A name pronunciation guide for any unusual names for the onscreen talent and credit roll.
  • The name of the audio post facility doing your sound mix, with a contact name and email.
  • Contact name and email coordinates for delivery of the final DV file.