Commercial Delivery Specs

If you need to deliver your commercial to a broadcaster by electronic delivery, or by dub and ship, the media you provide must be formatted correctly in order for the broadcaster to accept delivery. If you are unable to do this yourself, Studio Post will be happy to do the reformatting. Contact Bill Hamilton for pricing on this service.

HD master tape or file delivery requirements.

Tape Format

  • HDCamSR,  HDCam, XDCamHD (23 GB disc), DVCPro HD
  • Tape or Files must be 1080i, 59.94 (29.97) SMPTE TC, NDF.
Minimum 30 seconds SMPTE Colour Bars
00:59:48:00 10 seconds Slate
00:59:58:00 2 seconds of black
01:00:00:00 Commercial
Minimum 15 seconds black

Multiple commercials start on the next consecutive minute (ie. 01:01:00:00, 01:02:00:00)

File Format

  • QuickTime ProRes, QuickTime DnxHD, H.264 HQ
  • Slate to be provided as separate jpeg file.
  • Slate information must include:
  • Client Name, Commercial Title, ISCI code or Commercial Number

SD Master tape or file delivery requirements.

Tape Format

  • Beta-SP, Digital Beta, DVCPro
  • SMPTE TC, NDF.
Minimum 30 seconds SMPTE Colour Bars
00:59:48:00 10 seconds Slate
00:59:58:00 2 seconds of black
01:00:00:00 Commercial
Minimum 15 seconds black

Multiple commercials start on the next consecutive minute (ie. 01:01:00:00, 01:02:00:00)

File Format

  • QuickTime ProRes, Sorenson 3, H.264
  • Slate to be provided as separate jpeg file.
  • Slate information must include:
  • Client Name, Commercial Title, ISCI code or Commercial Number

All digital files can be provided a number of different ways.

  • DVD
  • Flash Memory
  • Hard Drive
  • FTP link*
  • Posted to Studio Post DropBox FTP*

* additional charges may apply. 2GB limit.

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