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Broadcast Television - Best specs to supply news footage

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 ...
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Best render settings for broadcast/4k TV

The reason for mastering out to an uncompressed / minimally lossy format is so that you have a master copy, which you can then use to make other copies, without generation loss, or having to re-render....
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Broadcast Television - Best specs to supply news footage

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 ...
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Suggestion to record video from TV

Personally I use Pinnacle Studio to record the TV shows. I have used it to record over a 100 hours of TV footage till now and I'm pretty happy with it. What You Need TV Tuner Software to record. ...
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How does media manage to co-host a show from two continents without latency?

There are two key ways to deal with the inevitable latency of live video from the other side of the world: Ignore the video, at least for talent or guest queuing purposes. The person is fed mix-minus ...
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Export video for Broadcast TV

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 ...
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Export video for Broadcast TV

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 ...
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Does and/or how chroma keyed image show on the studio cameras?

You are correct that the chroma key is typically performed in the vision mixer/video switcher. In order to assist camera operators in framing shots around chroma keys (and other downstream effects ...
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What is this "light trail" effect called - and how can I reproduce it today?

I don't know if it has an official name but could be classed as "ringing". Tube cameras would do it if you had any bright lights in the scene. 70's music videos are full of it. You don't mention any ...
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What's the difference between TV and cinema motion?

I don't know where they have "TV motion" from as at least in my area we use 1/(2×fps) for TV too. Or higher for sports. 1/(2×fps) simply has a "natural" motion blur to it which is often used in ...
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How were the "glowing lights" made for the classic The Simpsons episodes?

I do not have direct experience with the Simpsons, but my photographic experience tells me there are a few factors involved. For one, the early episodes appear slightly blurry because of the lower ...
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How were the "glowing lights" made for the classic The Simpsons episodes?

I can't speak for how the Simpsons was done, I've never seen it shown, but the 1980s Hitchhiker's Guide TV Series had a lot of similar "glow" effects in the book animations, which are all ...
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How was analog video converted to an electrical signal?

Before understanding the answer to this question, you need to understand analog video displays, usually called Cathode Ray Tube Televisions (CRT TVs), often shortened to just "CRTs" in ...
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How exactly did analog TV cameras work?

They didn't need tape if they were transmitting live. They simply sent the signals to a radio transmitter, or to tape for recording. This is how television and video worked for nearly 80 years before ...
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Broadcast tv setup.

Yes, you can broadcast more than one program service (channel) from a single location. This is fairly common. For analog over the air (NTSC), you can use combiners and a broadband antenna. (See, for ...

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