TV SPEC SHEET

Layout:

All content should follow this layout:
5 Seconds of Slate (Agency Name, Client Name, ISCI Code, Title)
2 Seconds of Black (00:00:05:00 00:00:06:29)
Content (00:00:07:00)
3 frames of Black
Audio levels should be CALM Act compliant

File Naming Conventions:

File names must be named by ISCI only.
Example: ABCD1234.mov
Please exclude dashes, spaces or underscores.
HD files should include an 'H' on the end, and have the same ISCI as their SD counterpart.
Example: SD: ISCI1234, HD: ISCI1234H

Compression:

SD Ideal file format:
Video:
720x486
Apple ProRes 422 HQ
29.97 fps NDF
Interlaced Bottom-Field First
Audio:
Levels should be CALM Act compliant
Linear PCM format (Uncompressed)
SD Acceptable File Format:
Video:
720x486
H.264 (Quicktime wrapped)
@ 45Mbps VBR
29.97 fps NDF
Interlaced Bottom-Field First
Audio:
Levels should be CALM Act compliant
Linear PCM format (Uncompressed)
HD Ideal File Format:
ALL HD SPOTS MUST BE
CENTER CUT PROTECTED

Video:
1920x1080p
Apple ProRes 422HQ
23.98 fps or 29.97 fps
Progressive Scan
Audio:
Levels should be CALM Act compliant
Linear PCM format (Uncompressed)
HD Acceptable File Format:
ALL HD SPOTS MUST BE
CENTER CUT PROTECTED

Video:
1920x1080p
H.264 (Quicktime wrapped)
@ 75Mbps VBR
23.98 fps or 29.97 fps
Progressive Scan
Audio:
Levels should be CALM Act compliant
Linear PCM format (Uncompressed)

Audio Layout:

Stereo Layout
Track 1 - Left
Track 2 - Right

or, if available
Surround Layout:
Track 1 - Front Left
Track 2 - Front Right
Track 3 - Front Center
Track 4 - LFE
Track 5 - Back Left
Track 6 - Back Right
Track 7 - Stereo Left
Track 8 - Stereo Right

Captions:

Captions must start at 00:00:00:00
Captioned spots must have a 29.97 frame rate

Upload:

Please email csr@spotgenie.com with ISCI codes, title and length of the spots that you will be uploading. This will ensure timely processing of your material.
If you have any questions, email support@spotgenie.com.