TECH SPECS

ProRes 422 HQ Servicing Turnover (SDR)

The ‘ProRes 422 HQ Servicing Turnover (SDR)’ shall be created from the source that represents final locked picture, final color grade, final VFX, and final sound whenever possible. These files may be used as image/sound source for downstream creative assets (trailers, edits, promos, etc.). 1920×1080 resolution may be acceptable.

Video

CONTAINER: Quicktime MOV
CODEC: Apple ProRes 422 HQ
CONTAINER SIZE: UHD, i.e. 3840×2160
PIXEL ASPECT RATIO: 1:1
ACTIVE IMAGE SIZE: Active Image Scaled to UHD, e.g. 3840×1920 (2.0), 3840×2160 (1.78)
COLOR SPACE: Rec.709
WHITE POINT: D65
EOTF: BT.1886
FRAME RATE: Native Deliverable, e.g 23.976, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, etc
BARS/TONE,SLATE, 2 POP, etc: None (Do not include these in the file)
START TIMECODE: 00:00:00:00
TIMECODE: Non Drop Frame

Audio

MIX: Theatrical or Nearfield Print Master
CODEC: Uncompressed Linear PCM
SAMPLE RATE: 48kHz
BIT DEPTH: 24-bit
TRACK COUNT: 8
TRACK ORDER: 1) 5.1 Left
2) 5.1 Right
3) 5.1 Center
4) 5.1 LFE/Sub
5) 5.1 Left Surround
6) 5.1 Right Surround
7) 2.0 Stereo Left or Left Total
8) 2.0 Stereo Right or Right Total

Timing
Start of File:
1 Second of Black and Silence
Runtime PROGRAM
1 Second of Black & Silence
:End of File


ProRes 422 HQ Servicing Turnover (SDR): Textless Complete

The ‘ProRes 422 HQ Servicing Turnover (SDR): Textless Complete’ is a textless file to service preliminary efforts in localization, publicity, marketing or other work. File must represent the most current work-in-progress state (edit, color, sound, VFX) available at the time of the request, exclusive of any main title, locators, graphics or other on-screen text.  HD (1920×1080) resolution may be acceptable.

Video

CONTAINER: Quicktime MOV
CODEC: Apple ProRes 422 HQ
CONTAINER SIZE: UHD, i.e. 3840×2160
PIXEL ASPECT RATIO: 1:1
ACTIVE IMAGE SIZE: Active Image Scaled to UHD, e.g. 3840×1920 (2.0), 3840×2160 (1.78)
COLOR SPACE: Rec.709
WHITE POINT: D65
EOTF: BT.1886
FRAME RATE: Native Deliverable, e.g 23.976, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, etc
BARS/TONE,SLATE, 2 POP, etc: None (Do not include these in the file)
START TIMECODE: 00:00:00:00
TIMECODE: Non Drop Frame

Audio

MIX: 2.0 Dialogue / Music / Effects
CODEC: Uncompressed Linear PCM
SAMPLE RATE: 48kHz
BIT DEPTH: 24-bit
TRACK COUNT: 6
TRACK ORDER: 1) 2.0 Dialogue Left
2) 2.0 Dialogue Right
3) 2.0 Music Left
4) 2.0 Music Right
5) 2.0 Effects Left
6) 2.0 Effects Right

Timing
Start of File:
1 Second of Black and Silence
Runtime PROGRAM
1 Second of Black & Silence
:End of File


ProRes 4444 XQ Servicing Turnover (Dolby Vision)

The ‘ProRes 4444 XQ Servicing Turnover (Dolby Vision)’ shall be created from the source that represents final locked picture, final color grade, final VFX, and final sound whenever possible. These files may be used as image/sound source for downstream creative assets (trailers, edits, promos, etc.). Delivery must include a Dolby Vision Metadata sidecar XML. HD 1920×1080 resolution may be acceptable.

Video

CONTAINER: Quicktime MOV
CODEC: Apple ProRes 4444 XQ
CONTAINER SIZE: UHD, i.e. 3840×2160
PIXEL ASPECT RATIO: 1:1
ACTIVE IMAGE SIZE: Active Image Scaled to UHD, e.g. 3840×1920 (2.0), 3840×2160 (1.78)
COLOR SPACE: P3
WHITE POINT: D65
EOTF: PQ
FRAME RATE: Native Deliverable, e.g 23.976, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, etc
BARS/TONE,SLATE, 2 POP, etc: None (Do not include these in the file)
START TIMECODE: 00:00:00:00
TIMECODE: Non Drop Frame

Audio

MIX: Theatrical or Nearfield Print Master
CODEC: Uncompressed Linear PCM
SAMPLE RATE: 48kHz
BIT DEPTH: 24-bit
TRACK COUNT: 8
TRACK ORDER: 1) 5.1 Left
2) 5.1 Right
3) 5.1 Center
4) 5.1 LFE/Sub
5) 5.1 Left Surround
6) 5.1 Right Surround
7) 2.0 Stereo Left or Left Total
8) 2.0 Stereo Right or Right Total

Timing
Start of File:
1 Second of Black and Silence
Runtime PROGRAM
1 Second of Black & Silence
:End of File

Dolby Vision Metadata sidecar XML timing should be conformed to final deliverable timing. All Shots must be analyzed for Dolby Vision Metadata.


H264 Servicing Turnover (SDR)

The ‘H264 Servicing Turnover (SDR)’ shall be created from the source that represents final locked picture, final color grade, final VFX, and final sound whenever possible. There is no specific data rate defined, the data rate should be high enough to maintain good visual quality throughout, dependent on content.

Video

CONTAINER: Quicktime MOV or MP4
CODEC: H.264
CONTAINER SIZE: HD, i.e. 1920×1080
PIXEL ASPECT RATIO: 1:1
ACTIVE IMAGE SIZE: Scaled to HD, e.g. 1920×960 (2.0), 1920×1080 (1.78)
COLOR SPACE: Rec.709
WHITE POINT: D65
EOTF: BT.1886
FRAME RATE: Native Deliverable, e.g 23.976, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, etc
BARS/TONE,SLATE, 2 POP, etc: None (Do not include these in the file)
START TIMECODE: 00:00:00:00
TIMECODE: Non Drop Frame

Audio

MIX: Theatrical or Nearfield Print Master
CODEC: HE-AACv1, HE-AACv2 or AAC-LC
SAMPLE RATE: 48kHz
BIT DEPTH: 24-bit
TRACK COUNT: 1
TRACK ORDER: 1) Interleaved Stereo (Left/Right) or Interleaved Matrixed Stereo (Left Total/Right Total)

Timing
Start of File:
1 Second of Black and Silence
Runtime PROGRAM
1 Second of Black & Silence
:End of File


Naming

There is not a defined naming convention for Servicing Turnover assets, however the name should be human readable and include descriptive details about the file (title, season, episode, format, frame rate, resolution, color space, transfer function, date created, version, etc.).

Examples:
title_s01e01_proreshq_23976_3840x2160_sdr_rec709_g24_20190101_01.mov

title_s01e01_proreshq_23976_3840x2160_sdr_rec709_g24_20190101_01_textless.mov

title_s01e01_proresxq_23976_3840x2160_hdr_p3d65_pq_20190102_03.mov

title_s01e01_h264_23976_1920x1080_sdr_rec709_g24_20190101_02.mov

Submitting Completed Film & TV Basic Guidelines:

Films must be at least 70 minutes in length. The film must have visible production value on screen, despite your budget. Any Genre is acceptable.  We need Captions.  Music and Effects (M&E) tracks must be available for international sales consideration. You must be able to provide an uncompressed ProRes 422 HQ, HD digital master of your film on a hard drive. Please fill out the form below and tell us about your project and submit a screener.

If you have a completed film or TV project with available rights, please fill out the form: