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Commercial Production /
Media Creativity

Video Material and Final Advertising Material

Video Material for Production Department

Video material – QuickTime movie (.mov file)
Accepted codecs: AVID DNxHD (145 or more), Apple ProRes 422, no compression, animation
709 colour space, not RGB
1920 x 1080 pixels (full-screen 16:9) – 29.97 interlaced images/s
Stereo sound – 48 kHz – 16 or 24 bits
Still sequences: TGA, PNG, DPX, TIFF

Audio material
Layered PSD or PSB files Resolution should be at least 1920 x 1080 pixels (if cropping is required, provide a higher-resolution still)
TIFF, PICT, TGA or JPEG (minimal compression)

Stills
Layered PSD or PSB files
Resolution should be at least 1920 x 1080 pixels (if cropping is required, provide a higher-resolution still)
TIFF, PICT, TGA or JPEG (minimal compression)

Logo
EPS vector with transparency, RGB mode, .ttf or .otf font (PC compatible)

 

Final Advertising Material Produced by Client for Broadcast

Material in HD format – QuickTime movie (.mov file)
Two high-definition (HD) file types are accepted: AVID DNx145 (709) or Apple ProRes 422
1920 x 1080 pixels (full-screen 16:9) – 29.97 interlaced images/s
Stereo sound – 48 kHz – 16 or 24 bits
* 5.1 audio: Note that for uploaded files, we only process the audio mixes embedded in the QuickTime (.mov) files. If it’s important to keep the 5.1 audio mix, it will need to be sent on HDCAM SR tape.

Matériel en format HD - HDCam SR de Sony
All video files must contain a time code track and the following elements:
09:59:45:00 – colour bars and audio tones (-20 dBFS) – 5 seconds
09:59:50:00 – identification billboard (slate) – 5 seconds
09:59:55:00 – black and silence – 5 seconds
10:00:00:00 – commercial

HDCAM SR or HDCAM
1080i 59.94 Stereo audio tracks 1, 2, 7 and 8
5.1 1@6 surround
7–8 stereo mix

Material in SD format – QuickTime movie (.mov file)
Two standard-definition (SD) file types accepted: AVID MERIDIEN 3:1 or Apple ProRes 422 NTSC
720 x 486 pixels (4:3 or 16:9 – anamorphic; not letterbox if possible)
interlaced images/s – stereo sound only – 48 kHz – 16 or 24 bits

Material for closed captioning (CC)
Our captioning department uses ORESME software.
We accept only CC file types that are compatible with this application.

Following is the list of accepted file types:

  1. .cap (Cheetah International)
  2. .asc (Cheetah International)
  3. .scc (Scenarist Closed Caption file)
  4. .cac (Swift)
  5. .ccda

 

TELECASTER:
IMPORTANT: Starting June 1, 2012, you must have Telecaster approve all commercials not produced by Radio-Canada.
Please create an account for this purpose on the tvb.ca site. Please include the approval number when sending
your final material and broadcasting instructions.
Please allow two or three days before receiving your approval number from Telecaster.

ADVERTISING STANDARDS:
Please send your final material to CBC/Radio-Canada Advertising Standards for broadcast.
CBC/Radio-Canada
Advertising Standards, 20th floor
1400 René-Lévesque Blvd East
Montreal, QC
H2L 2M2

 

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