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How are you routing to Wirecast? SDI/HDMI to thunderbolt? An easy solution is to get a micro/mini recorder from blackmagic and pull in that second feed directly to Wirecast through thunderbolt. Then in Wirecast you can mix the program feed and the second feed while adding layers of graphics. We do it all the time during live broadcasts. Also, having those ...


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In Australia at least the stations still have strict requirements regarding things like title safe. We still have to make our titles safe for 4:3 CRT receivers, just in case we annoy people watching on their Rank Arena 15" CRT with a set-top-box. Best bet is to contact the broadcasters you're sending the material to and ask them.


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There are three different things that get called "broadcast safe": Colors gamut: You don't need to apply an NTSC broadcast safe filter, but you do want to make sure that your colors are all within gamut for the format you are using. If you use out of gamut colors, most of the time nothing happens. However, you run the risk of some very odd, very hard to ...


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Getting a file format that works for everyone is very complicated. However, if you are are trying for network news, it is safe to use MPEG-2 TS 1080i29.97 (CBS, NBC, CNN) or 720p59.94 (ABC, Fox) at CBR 50Mbps, 15/3 closed GOP. Audio should be 48kHz PCM. Local stations will accept MP4s, but you likely won't be happy with the results once it gets to air. The ...


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Depends on who you ask. Old traditional people who grew up back in the bad old analog days have the Safe Action Area and Safe Title Area embedded in their brains. But even as old analog TV receivers evolved, there was less and less danger of losing the periphery of the frame to overscan. With modern LCD, LED, plasma, whatever, TV screens, there is ZERO ...


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ABC, NBC, Comcast and others all have their own specs. What I've found is that 1080 progressive MP4 (h.264) at 29.97 fps (some rare cases need 59.94), with audio between 192-256 Kbps, usually does the trick. You'd obviously edit in ProRes, but to submit that codec to the stations is overkill. Some outlets will even reject specs that don't conform exactly to ...



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