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Exporting for HD broadcast in Premiere

Aug 24, 2013 3:42 PM

Tags: #adobe #pro #premiere #codecs #cc ##broadcastvideo

My hour long documentary has been accepted for airing on our statewide PBS affiliate.  They have requested the film in a 720 format.  I am using Premiere CC on a Windows 7 platform.  I exported the timeline to a Quick Time 720p (720i was not an option?) using a h.264 codec.  I was surprised the file was only 3 Gigs.  It made me wonder if the codec was robust enough for my use.  It looks fine, but I anticipated a lot larger file. Are there other alternatives or does the codec not limit me in any way?   This is my first television project and I want to get it right.

 

Thx

Bob Hager

Tiny Seed Films

 
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    Aug 24, 2013 4:22 PM   in reply to razorbackbob

    Why don't you ask the television station for more information?

     

    They should know what codec they prefer

     

    Added... Joe beat me to the click!

     
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    Aug 24, 2013 5:37 PM   in reply to razorbackbob

    Give them the H264 file but up the data rate.

     

    Its likely / probable that they will convert it to something else before they broadcast it ..whatever you give them.

     
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    Aug 24, 2013 7:08 PM   in reply to razorbackbob

    >her response just export to an HD file and bring it to us on a hard drive

     

    So... export several files and copy them all to the hard drive... let the television station pick the one they want (and ask them later which file they used, so you will know the next time)

     

    And if you don't work with that producer again, just understand that she is, when it comes to technology, completely ignorant... that is NOT to say stupid !!!

     
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    Aug 24, 2013 9:30 PM   in reply to razorbackbob

    You wil appear more professional by requesting their Specs and Requirements and also asking what QC is in place and required.

     

    That being said..  Its PBS adn they wil lprobably broadcast anything thrown at them.

     

    Doing multiple formats is time wasting and unprofessional.

     

    I suggest a data rate  H264 10mbs plus.

     
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    Aug 25, 2013 5:31 AM   in reply to shooternz

    I've been following this ...and playing with some exports with cs6.

    project is 1080p 2997 ...and export is h264 ( preset hd 720p )

    target bit rates for VRB 2 pass

    min 10

    max 15

     

    is that good shooter ?

     
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    Aug 25, 2013 2:49 PM   in reply to able123

    I believe that some have had issues with 2 pass VBR.

     

    Be worth testing.

     
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    Aug 25, 2013 3:26 PM   in reply to shooternz

    shooternz wrote:

     

    I believe that some have had issues with 2 pass VBR.

     

    I dont.

     
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    Aug 25, 2013 7:02 PM   in reply to razorbackbob

    Do a section In to Out as a test...not the entire Sequence.

     
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    Aug 26, 2013 5:34 AM   in reply to shooternz

    okay, thanks ...

     

    Luckily I have tons to shoot and edit before I have to get down to serious exports.

     
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