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Content Hub - Preparing Editorial Assets

 


 

Folder Structure and Naming Conventions

 

Legal characters: [ a-z ], [ A-Z ], [ 0-9 ], [ . ], [ _ ], [ - ]

(ILLEGAL: spaces or any other symbols/characters)

 


 

Editorial Cut Turnovers

Video and edit lists submitted to Content Hub to facilitate review, post-production and distribution work (i.e., work or reference picture, cuts for review and notes) must follow the specifications outlined below.

Edit List:

File type: Edit list should correspond to the video file delivered, in one of the following formats:

  • Avid AAF (.aaf)
  • Final Cut or Premiere XML (.xml)
  • CMX 3600 EDL (.edl)
  • OpenTimelineIO (.otio)

Video File:

Resolution:Both vertical and horizontal pixel counts must be integers evenly divisible by 4. It is recommended to encode content at its native aspect ratio, padding with black to the nearest integer evenly divisible by 4.

  • Minimum: 1280x720

  • Maximum: 4096x2160

Colorimetry:  The following video color spaces are supported:

  • Rec. 601
  • Rec. 709
  • xvYCC (will be treated as standard Rec. 709; values outside of the standard will be ignored)

Frame Rate:

  • Supported: 23.976fps, 24fps, 25fps, 29.97fps, 30fps, 50fps, 59.94fps, 60fps
  • Variable Frame Rate (VFR) is not supported
  • Interlaced and progressive inputs are supported; interlaced sources will be deinterlaced.

Video/Audio Source Format Specs:

  • H.264 (Closed GOP; Compressed Movie Atom [cmov] and Edit Lists [elst] are not supported)
    • Container: MP4 or MOV
    • Data Rate: There is no specific data rate defined for H264 editorial turnovers.  However, the data rate should be high enough to maintain good visual quality throughout, dependent on the resolution, frame rate, and actual content.
    • Audio
      • Option 1 (MP4 or MOV)
        • Codec: HE-AACv1, HE-AACv2 or AAC-LC
        • Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz or 48 kHz
        • Single audio track, with one of the following channel layouts
          • Interleaved Stereo: L, R
          • Interleaved Matrixed Stereo: LT, RT
          • Interleaved 5.1: C, L, R, Ls, Rs, LFE
      • Option 2 (MOV only)
        • Codec: PCM
        • Sample Rate: 48 kHz
        • Audio Tracks & Channel Layouts  (*audio channels must be properly tagged within the MOV container):
          • Single Track
            • Stereo: L, R
            • Stereo (Matrixed): L, R
            • Interleaved 5.1 + Stereo (Matrixed) : L, R, C, LFE, LS, RS, LT, RT
          • 2-track
            • Discrete Stereo: L / R
            • Discrete Stereo (Matrixed): LT / RT
            • Interleaved 5.1 + Stereo Matrix Interleaved: L, R, C, LFE, LS, RS / LT, RT
          • 3-track:  Discrete Stereo (Matrixed) + Interleaved 5.1 :  L, R, C, LFE, LS, RS / LT / RT
          • 7-Track : Discrete 5.1 + Interleaved Stereo (Matrixed): L / R / C / LFE / LS / RS / LT, RT
          • 8-Track : Discrete 5.1 + Discrete Stereo (Matrixed): L / R / C / LFE / LS / RS / LT / RT
  • ProRes 422 (HQ)
    • Container: MOV
    • Audio
      • Codec: PCM
      • Sample Rate: 48 kHz
      • Audio Tracks & Channel Layouts  (*audio channels must be properly tagged within the MOV container):
        • Single Track
          • Stereo: L, R
          • Stereo (Matrixed): L, R
          • Interleaved 5.1 + Stereo (Matrixed) : L, R, C, LFE, LS, RS, LT, RT
        • 2-track
          • Discrete Stereo: L / R
          • Discrete Stereo (Matrixed): LT / RT
          • Interleaved 5.1 + Stereo Matrix Interleaved: L, R, C, LFE, LS, RS / LT, RT
        • 3-track:  Discrete Stereo (Matrixed) + Interleaved 5.1 :  L, R, C, LFE, LS, RS / LT / RT
        • 7-Track : Discrete 5.1 + Interleaved Stereo (Matrixed): L / R / C / LFE / LS / RS / LT, RT
        • 8-Track : Discrete 5.1 + Discrete Stereo (Matrixed): L / R / C / LFE / LS / RS / LT / RT
  • DNxHD
    • Container: MOV
    • Audio
      • Codec: PCM
      • Sample Rate: 48 kHz
      • Audio Tracks & Channel Layouts  (*audio channels must be properly tagged within the MOV container):
        • Single Track
          • Stereo: L, R
          • Stereo (Matrixed): L, R
          • Interleaved 5.1 + Stereo (Matrixed) : L, R, C, LFE, LS, RS, LT, RT
        • 2-track
          • Discrete Stereo: L / R
          • Discrete Stereo (Matrixed): LT / RT
          • Interleaved 5.1 + Stereo Matrix Interleaved: L, R, C, LFE, LS, RS / LT, RT
        • 3-track:  Discrete Stereo (Matrixed) + Interleaved 5.1 :  L, R, C, LFE, LS, RS / LT / RT
        • 7-Track : Discrete 5.1 + Interleaved Stereo (Matrixed): L / R / C / LFE / LS / RS / LT, RT
        • 8-Track : Discrete 5.1 + Discrete Stereo (Matrixed): L / R / C / LFE / LS / RS / LT / RT

Note: forward slash "/" denotes track separation and comma "," denotes channel separation

 


 

Editorial Media for Archive

  • Must maintain original folder structure from dailies or editorial system.
  • Any non-dailies source material should be included (GoPro, stills, licensed footage, etc).

 


Change Log:

2018-04-04

  • Clarified audio requirements for editorial assets delivered as H.264 in both MP4 and MOV containers.

 

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