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08 August 2009, 08:20 PM
I have finished a commercial for US television. The client I'm working for has no clue what file format I'm to deliver to the station via their FTP. I asked a million times but he hasn't found out for me. So I'm gonna ask some of you guys out there.

I was told standard def, which I did at 720x486, 29.97 sec is what I set the composition for and also rendered my animations at. I am hoping that FPS is a standard for NTSC US television... correct me if I'm wrong.

Does the station need a different FPS? I'm asking you guys because if you've turned in files to a station via the web before, your advice can still help even if it's not the same as what this particular station would want. But it's something I can go by.

I'm not sure about field order or any of that... and I hate to guess. Any advice on this subject would be greatly appreciated.

08 August 2009, 02:50 PM
I would call the station directly and ask an engineer. I don't know if there are standards for digital content delivery or not, but the station I worked for uses Quicktime files with MPEG-2 compression for NTSC.

720x486, 29.97 interlaced fps is correct for US standard definition television.

edit: Oh, and lower field first for Standard Def NTSC. Upper field first for HD.

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