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FTV Content Guidelines

Tech Specs

1. Video Specifications:

 1.1 Resolution:

  • UHD (Ultra High Definition): 3840 x 2160 pixels

  • HD (High Definition): 1920 x 1080 pixels

 1.2 Interlaced Footage:

  • Interlaced Footage is NOT Accepted.** Please ensure all submitted footage is progressive.

 1.3 Frame Rate:

  • Submit videos in their native frame rates. Common frame rates include: 24fps, 25fps, 30fps, 50fps, and 60fps.

2. Codec & Bitrate Specifications:

 2.1 Codec:

  • Accepted Codec: H.264, Apple ProRes HQ

  • Not Accepted: H.265 or any variant

 2.2 Bitrate:

  • Videos should be submitted with the same bitrate as they were acquired in-camera. This ensures the highest possible quality is retained.



3. Audio Specifications:

 3.1 Audio Codec:

  • Accepted Codecs:

  • AAC (Minimum Bitrate: 192 kbps)

  • Uncompressed audio for Apple ProRes.

 3.2 Channels:

  • Stereo. If the original footage has surround sound or other multi-channel formats, please downmix to stereo.

3.3 Audio Levels:

  • Loudness normalization to international standards like EBU R128 or ATSC A/85, usually targeting -23 LUFS ±1 LU.


4. File Containers:

  • Accepted containers include `.mp4`, `.mov`.

5. Additional Guidelines:

  • Ensure there are no watermarks or embedded logos in the footage.

  • Videos should be free from noticeable compression artifacts.

  • Ensure color grading, if applied, is consistent throughout the video.

  • Avoid submitting footage with visible sensor noise, especially in low-light conditions.

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