6 Replies Latest reply on Jun 11, 2011 10:55 AM by ~DSH~

    7D, Premiere Pro, 4.2.0 to 4.2.2

    ~DSH~

      So... I was consulting a local tv station concerning shooting a commercial to appear on-air and what specs were required in order to have "broadcast quality" footage that would be acceptable.

      They sent me a document with the following specifications:

      Quicktime H.264

      1920x1080 interlaced

      29.97 frames per second

      8bit uncompressed video 4:2:2

       

      So, my question is... how does one convert the footage coming from the 7D in order to meet these requirements?

      I have heard of Cineform... is this the answer? Quicktime H.264 is what comes out of the 7D natively, correct?

      What about the conversion to interlaced... can that be done in Premiere?

      According to my research the 7D shoots 4.2.0 colorspace... so Cineform would convert it to 4:2:2 right?

      Someone throw me a bone! Thanks... ~ Duane

       

      Also, is there any good resources to research higher end video production for broadcast? All I could find were bits and

      pieces on the internet... none of which seemed super reputable.

        • 1. Re: 7D, Premiere Pro, 4.2.0 to 4.2.2
          shooternz Level 6

          You can not actually get the extra "2" by converting the "O"

          .

          The missing data can not be made up from now where.  (It would just be data padding)

           

          I dont think you should worry about it and just present the file as is.

          • 2. Re: 7D, Premiere Pro, 4.2.0 to 4.2.2
            ~DSH~ Level 1

            Then what's all this Cineform hype/talk?

             

            And all the other adjustments can be made in Premiere... ?

            • 3. Re: 7D, Premiere Pro, 4.2.0 to 4.2.2
              rejdmast1 Level 2

              "Quicktime H.264

              1920x1080 interlaced

              29.97 frames per second

              8bit uncompressed video 4:2:2"


              Quicktime H.264 means compression.

              8 bit uncompressed video 4:2:2 means no compression.

               

              You can't have both in the same file.

               

              They gave you incorrect specs.

               

              I do a ton of this stuff.

              Just get their exact specs and and take your final video into AME

              and match their specs and you will be fine.

              It really doesn't matter what your original footage is as long as your video levels,

              audio levels, focus, etc. are O.K.

               

              The station opens up the file and sees what the codec is.

              If it's what they want you are good to go.

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              • 4. Re: 7D, Premiere Pro, 4.2.0 to 4.2.2
                ~DSH~ Level 1

                Ha! That's odd they would give me both formats... they are experienced with this type of stuff.

                 

                Thanks for the advice, that fact you've done this is a confidence builder for me... i have just heard various

                things said about the quality of DSLR footage and broadcast... so I want to make sure my ducks are in a row

                before I begin shooting. Thanks again... oh! is there a good blog where I can research this further?

                • 5. Re: 7D, Premiere Pro, 4.2.0 to 4.2.2
                  rejdmast1 Level 2

                  "is there a good blog where I can research this further?"

                   

                  I don't know of any blogs.

                   

                  If this is for a local station I really wouldn't worry at all.

                   

                  It seems they will air just about anything to make money.

                  Here in Las Vegas, I see tons of crap video on the local stations.

                   

                  If for some remote reason it gets rejected, they will tell you what the problem is and

                  give you a 2nd, 3rd, 4th, etc. chance to get it correct.

                   

                  They really want to air it to make money.

                   

                  In the "old days" of analog over the air broadcast they were very picky - but not now.

                  • 6. Re: 7D, Premiere Pro, 4.2.0 to 4.2.2
                    ~DSH~ Level 1

                    Well, it's not NY or LA... but it is one of the big dogs in Seattle.

                     

                    I totally feel you about stations wanting to make money when they can... I work in news and I know about the

                    suffering bottom line as of late. That's a good point you make about changing formats to suit their needs.

                    So.. basically, just shoot it right and keep submitting versions until they take one... love it, thank you so much.