WHAT TO SUBMIT

TUTV has specific requirements for approved content deliverables. The deliverables for TUTV submissions are as follows:

  1. An uncompressed QuickTime video file (.mov or .mp4) on a hard drive/flash drive and/or a Mini DV or Mini HDV tape of the program
  2. High resolution episode production stills and/or a program logo or graphic (for single episode or new program)
  3. Episode or program description (for single episode or individual program)

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

The technical specifications below are intended to optimize the final product that will be aired on television and the web:

Aspect Ratio: 16:9 HD (High Definition)*
4:3 SD (Standard Definition)
Resolution: 1920×1080 HD
1440×1080 HDV
720×480 SD
Frame Rates: 24 fps (Film)
29.97 fps (Default)
60 fps (Television)
Video Bit Rate: 5000 kbps HD
2000 kbps SD
Audio Sample Rate: 48.0 kHz

* Please note that if your content is shot at a 16:9 aspect ratio it will be down converted to SD for TV broadcast. TUTV will do this for you–DO NOT down convert your HD content, as this will be used on our website.

Capture Preset: HDV-Apple ProRes 422 HD
DV NTSC 48 kHz SD
Sequence Preset: Apple ProRes 422 1920×1080 60i 48 kHz HD
DV/DVCPRO NTSC 48 kHz SD
Export Format: QuickTime Movie (.mov)
Export Settings: Apple ProRes 422 1920×1080 60i 48 kHz HD
DV/DVCPRO NTSC 48 kHz SD
Audio Levels: Between -6 and -12 dB (decibel)

For a more detailed description of how to format your project using Final Cut Pro, see the TUTV Technical Specifications white paper.