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Delivery Specs & Form

1.1 SD Commercial File Delivery standard (FAST)

Note: RTÉ’s preference is for commercials to be delivered in HD

RTÉ PREFERRED SD COMMERCIAL FILE STANDARD
File Type Mxf
File Format OP1-a
File Format Profile Closed/Complete
Video Compression MPEG-2 422P@ML, Intra frame coding
Colourspace 4:2:2
Commercial Name IMX50
Resolution 720×608
Video bit rate 50Mbps 8bit
Interlaced Yes
Field Dominance Upper Field First – Field 1
Timecode standard MXF Timecode Track
File Start timecode 00:00:00:00
Commercial Start timecode 00:00:00:00
Preferred Aspect Ratio 16:9 1.78 full height anamorphic
Frame Rate 50i i.e. 25 frames per second interlaced or 50 interlaced fields per second
Safe Areas Follow guidelines provided by EBU – Recommendation R 95 “Safe Areas for 16:9 Television Production”

 

SUBTITLING
Subtitling (Y/N)

The following are accepted:

File Embedded (VBI)

WST Subtitles shall be carried on Line 335 only

Subtitle File naming NA

 

AUDIO RTÉ PREFERRED SD COMMERCIAL FILE STANDARD (TX COPY)
General

Audio should be in stereo, if mono is supplied, it must be recorded on Track 1 and Track 2 (phase compatible).

Follow guidelines provided by EBU – Recommendation R 123 “EBU

Audio Track Allocation for File Exchange”

Audio Stream 1 Stream up to a max of 8 tracks
Audio Tracks

Track 1 and 2: Audio

Track 3 and 4 (optional): Music and Effects or Dolby E1

Track 5 and 6 (optional): Audio Description2

Audio Spec

Codec: PCM uncompressed

Wrapped: BWF (Broadcast wav) or D-10

8 Channels

16 Bit resolution Sample frequency: 48kHz

Audio Levels Follow guidelines provided by the EBU Recommendation R128, “Loudness normalisation and permitted maximum level of audio signals” and EBU Recommendation R128s1-2016, “Loudness parameters for Short-form Content”

 

OPTIONAL: THESE ARE ADDITIONAL OPTION
Scene Change Detection Not required
DRM Enabled Not required
DRM Type Not required

 

OTHER REQUIREMENTS RTÉ PREFERRED SD  FILE STANDARD (TX COPY)
Commercial Identification

The file should be named according to the convention:

Clock number.mxf where slashes (/ or \) are replaced by dashes (-)

Example:

Clock number: WON/EFBC124/010

File name: WON-EFBC124-010.mxf

Ideally an identification trailer (duration: 5 seconds) should succeed the commercial recording. The following should be included on the trailer

– The Commercial Supplier company name and telephone number

– Commercial Name

– Clock number identifier

Key Audio

RTÉ’s preference is for there to be no dialogue or “key audio” in the first and last 12 frames of the commercial.

RTÉ will accept files with “key audio” in the first or last 12 frames, so long as it is not in the first 6 frames or last 6 frames of the commercial.

Background effects or music are acceptable.

 

1.2 HD Commercial File Delivery standard (FAST)

Note: RTÉ’s preference is for commercials to be delivered in HD

RTÉ PREFERRED SD COMMERCIAL FILE STANDARD (TX COPY)
File Type Mxf
File Format OP1-a
File Format Profile Closed/Complete
Video Compression MPEG-2 LONG GOP
Colourspace 4:2:2
Commercial Name XDCAM HD 422-50
Resolution 1920 x 1080
Video bit rate 50Mbps 8bit
Interlaced Y
Field Dominance Upper Field First – Field 1
Timecode standard MXF Timecode Track
File Start timecode 00:00:00:00
Commercial Start timecode 00:00:00:00
Preferred Aspect Ratio 16:9
Frame Rate 550i i.e. 25 frames per second interlaced or 50 interlaced fields per second
Time code standard MXF Timecode Track
Safe Areas Follow guidelines provided by EBU – Recommendation R 95 “Safe Areas for 16:9 Television Production”

 

SUBTITLING
Subtitling (Y/N)

The following are accepted:

File Embedded VANC in HD

Subtitles shall be OP47 format compliant with ITU-R BT.1120-7

Subtitle data shall be carried in HD on “line” 577 only

Subtitles shall be provided in the video according to SMPTE 328M or as an ancillary data track according to SMPTE 436M

Subtitle File naming NA

 

AUDIO RTÉ PREFERRED SD FILE STANDARD (TX COPY)
General

General Audio should be in stereo, if mono is supplied, ideally recorded on Track 1 and Track 2 (phase compatible).

Follow guidelines provided by EBU – Recommendation R 123 “EBU Audio Track Allocation for File Exchange”

Audio Stream 1 Stream up to a max of 8 tracks
Audio Tracks

Track 1 and 2: Audio

Track 3 and 4 (optional): Music and Effects or Dolby E3

Track 5 and 6 (optional): Audio Description4

Audio Spec

Codec: PCM uncompressed

Wrapped: BWF (Broadcast wav)

8 tracks

24 Bit resolution

Sample frequency: 48kHz

Audio Levels Follow guidelines provided by the EBU Recommendation R128, “Loudness normalisation and permitted maximum level of audio signals” and EBU Recommendation R128s1-2016, “Loudness parameters for Short-form Content”

 

OPTIONAL: THESE ARE ADDITIONAL OPTION
Scene Change Detection Not required
DRM Enabled Not required
DRM Type Not required

 

OTHER REQUIREMENTS RTÉ PREFERRED SD  FILE STANDARD (TX COPY)
Commercial Identification

The file should be named according to the convention:

Clock number.mxf where slashes (/ or \) are replaced by dashes (-)

Example: Clock number: WON/EFBC124/010

File name: WON-EFBC124-010.mxf

Ideally an identification trailer (duration: 5 seconds) should succeed the commercial recording. The following should be included on the trailer

– The Commercial Supplier company name and telephone number

– Commercial Name

– Clock number identifier

Key Audio

RTÉ’s preference is for there to be no dialogue or “key audio” in the first 12 frames and last 12 frames of the commercial.

RTÉ will accept files with “key audio” in the first or last 12 frames, so long as it is not in the first 6 frames or last 6 frames of the commercial.

Background effects or music are acceptable.

 

1.3 XML file

Ideally, all commercial file deliveries should be accompanied by an xml file (clock number.xml) to be delivered after the mxf file has been delivered. The following fields are mandatory in the xml file:

<SOM> 00:00:00:00
<EOM>
<File Duration>
<AdLength>
<Title>
<Advertiser>
<Product>
<Agency>
<Supplier>
<TV Standard> HD or SD
<Subtitles> Yes or No

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