SPECS FOR SUBMITTING FILE FOR OUTPUT TO HDCAM TAPE

 

 

 

PRODUCTION TIPS AND BASIC SPECIFICATIONS FOR SUBMITTING A FILE FOR OUTPUT TO HDCAM TAPE. Revised 07/12

 

  • We prefer a MAC OS formatted hard drive, or DVD or Blu-ray DATA disc containing only the files intended for output. If not, please make VERY clear which files are in play. Windows formatted drives require an extra step.

 

  • Export a Self Contained QuickTime file from your NLE software, Final Cut, AVID, Premiere, etc. File should be a “mirror” of exactly what you will want to see on the tape. If required by your end user, this should include bars & tone, and slate information. For broadcast as it is helpful to have the exact time code configuration you will want on the tape(s).

 

  • Many end users require or request time‐code for actual program start at 1:00:00:00. Bars and tone often start at 00:58:30:00. If you do not want bars and tone or slate you should still include a slug/black of at least 30-seconds to a minute. Remember tapes do not start instantly and should not be dubbed too close to the front end.

 

  • If your output file is not 1920 X 1080, it will need some adjustment…either cross conversion, such as  (native HDV files or some DVC Pro HD Files that are not full raster) or up-conversion (all 720p files). While this is a common situation, there is additional cost involved with this process.

 

  • Please only include the project media files on drives if you believe you may need us to make any adjustments/edits to the file or to reconnect media for any reason. Depending on the issue, we may only be able to assist on project files from Final Cut Pro or files compatible with this software.
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  • If you require audio, video or color adjustments, that is always quoted separately.

 

BEST CODECS FOR HDCAM DUBS

 

• Apple Pro Res 422 or 422 HQ  

• DVC Pro HD  •AVID

 •Native QuickTime File