Video Upload Specifications

Below are the specifications for uploading your video for FYC on our Viewing Platform. Please be sure your submitted video conforms to these parameters:

Video: 1920x1080 progressive
Codec: H.264
Bit rate: 6-8 MB
Audio: AAC, stereo, 192-320kbps, 44-48 kHz
MP4 format is preferred.
No added slates, timecodes, bars & tone, commercials or promos.

Audio Channel Requirements:

Please refer to the information below for reference for suitable ways of supplying audio tracks.
 
Stereo

  • 1 stream with 2 channels
  • 2 streams with 1 channel each

5.1 + Downmixed stereo

  • 1 stream 8 channels (layout as above) - Note NOT 7.1
  • 2 streams, one with 2 channels, one with 6 channels
  • 8 streams, 1 channel each in the layout below
CHANNEL POSITION
Channel 1 Left
Channel 2 Right
Channel 3 Center
Channel 4 LFE
Channel 5 Left Surround
Channel 6 Right Surround
Channel 7 Stereo left
Channel 8 Stereo right


ATMOS

  • Input - ADF or DAMF
  • Output - DD+ with JOC in an MP4

Please refer to this link on file formats that are accepted by the Viewing Platform.

Audio Description Files

The Viewing Platform will support Audio Description files for the 2022 FYC season. Specifications on how to include these files will be coming soon.

HDR Requirements:

The input video files should be high-quality masters or mezzanines carrying properly color-graded HDR visual content and provided with all necessary metadata needed to describe HDR format being used.

Dolby Vision (DV)
To encode Dolby Vision output a Dolby Vision Mezzanine file is required as source. There are two common types of a Dolby Vision Mezzanine:

  • Dolby Vision MXF: A Dolby Vision MXF deliverable contains a J2K-MXF video track. It can have the Dolby Vision metadata interleaved or provided as a separate XML file
  • ProRes 422/422 HQ/4444/4444XQ with sidecar XML metadata file

HDR10, HLG
Source Video Parameters:

Resolutions 720p, 1080p, 1440p, 2160p
Frame Rate 23.976, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 48, 50, 59.94, 60
Color depth 10 bits
Color space Rec:2020


Container Encoding:

MOV/QuickTime
MP4
MKV
H.265 10+ bit
ProRes 422/422 HQ
DNxHR HQX


UNSUPPORTED FORMATS

  • HDR10 Plus
  • PQ10 (ST.2084 Perceptive Quantizer - HDR10 without the metadata)
  • HDR by Technicolor (SL-HDR1, 2 and 3)
  • VESA DisplayHDR

ADDITIONAL REFERENCES
bitmovin.com/4k-hdr-dolby-vision-content

Closed Caption & Subtitles
Please refer to the following table for guidance on supported formats.

Streaming Format Subtitle/CC
MPEG-DASH WebVTT
HLS WebVTT
MPEG-DASH SCC
HLS SCC


NOTE: Timecodes must start at the 00 hour mark (00:00:00 timecode format), not at hour 01.

Please email view@televisionacademy.com if you have additional questions reqgarding specifications.

updated 2.11.22

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