Materials: standard master file formats within MediaStore

Overview

PAL (50i) High Definition (HD): XDCAM HD422 MXF

  • General settings
    • Container: MXF OP1A D10 (SMPTE 378M)
    • File extension: .mxf
    • Filename:
      • No longer than 30 characters
      • No spaces
      • No special characters (e.g. # ? % ” * ;)
    • Lead-in: Program start on first frame (no preliminary color bars, clocks, slates, …)
    • Start timecode (TC in): 00:00:00:00
    • Timecode type: Non-drop frame
  • Video settings
    • Codec: MPEG-2 HD 422P@HL (ITU-R BT.709)
    • Frame rate: 50i
    • Scanning system: Interlaced, upper field first
    • Resolution (stored): 1920 x 1088
    • Resolution (output): 1920 x 1080
    • Aspect ratio: 16:9
    • Bitrate:
      • 50 Mbit/s
      • Constant bitrate (CBR)
    • GOP structure:
      • IBBP / GOP length: 12
      • Sequence header on each GOP
      • First GOP closed
    • Chroma subsampling: 4:2:2
    • Color space: ITU-R BT.709
  • Audio settings
    • Codec: PCM 24 bit (AES-3 / SMPTE 302M)
    • Available channels: 8
    • Channel mapping:
      • Each channel is occupied by a discrete audio track
      • Common configuration:
        • 1+2: mix 1, stereo (e.g. language 1)
        • 3+4: mix 2, stereo (e.g. M&E or language 2)
        • 5+6: mix 1, Dolby E 5.1
        • 7+8: mix 2, Dolby E 5.1
      • Channels 3-8 can also be used to store one PCM 5.1 mix
    • 5.1 channel order (if applicable): L, R, C, LFE, Back L, Back R
    • Unused channels: Muted

PAL (50i) Standard Definition (SD): IMX50 OP1a D10 MXF

  • General settings
    • Container: MXF OP1A D10 (SMPTE 378M)
    • File extension: .mxf
    • Filename:
      • No longer than 30 characters
      • No spaces
      • No special characters (e.g. # ? % ” * ;)
    • Lead-in: Program start on first frame (no preliminary color bars, clocks, slates, …)
    • Start timecode (TC in): 00:00:00:00
    • Timecode type: Non-drop frame
  • Video settings
    • Codec: MPEG-2 422P@ML (SMPTE 356M / ITU-R BT.601)
    • Frame rate: 50i
    • Scanning system: Interlaced, upper field first
    • Resolution (stored): 720 x 608
    • Resolution (output): 720 x 576
    • Aspect ratio: 16:9 or 4:3 (anamorphic)
    • Bitrate:
      • 50 Mbit/s
      • Constant bitrate (CBR)
      • Constrained bytes per GOP: 250000 bytes per frame
    • GOP structure: I-frame only
    • Chroma subsampling: 4:2:2
    • Color space: ITU-R BT.601
  • Audio settings
    • Codec: PCM 24 bit or PCM 16 bit (AES-3 / SMPTE 331M)
    • Available channels: 8 at PCM 16 bit (or 4 T PCM 24 bit)
    • Channel mapping:
      • Each channel is occupied by a discrete audio track
      • Common configuration:
        • 1+2: mix 1, stereo (e.g. language 1)
        • 3+4: mix 2, stereo (e.g. M&E or language 2)
        • 5+6: mix 1, Dolby E 5.1
        • 7+8: mix 2, Dolby E 5.1
      • Channels 3-8 can also be used to store one PCM 5.1 mix
    • 5.1 channel order (if applicable): L, R, C, LFE, Back L, Back R
    • Unused channels: Muted

NTSC (23.98i/29.97i) High Definition (HD): Apple ProRes

  • General settings
    • Container: Quicktime MOV
    • File extension: .mov
    • Filename:
      • No longer than 30 characters
      • No spaces
      • No special characters (e.g. # ? % ” * ;)
    • Lead-in: Program start on first frame (no preliminary color bars, clocks, slates, …)
    • Start timecode (TC in): 00:00:00:00
    • Timecode type: Non-drop frame
  • Video settings
    • Codec: Apple ProRes (all current variations accepted)
    • Frame rate: 29.97i or 23.98i
    • Scanning system: Interlaced, lower field first
    • Resolution: 1920 x 1080
    • Aspect ratio: 16:9
    • Bitrate:
      • Variable bitrate (VBR)
      • Typical bitrate can vary between approx. 30 Mbit/s and >200 Mbit/s depending on codec and signal
    • GOP structure: I-frame only
    • Chroma subsampling: 4:2:2 or 4:4:4
    • Color space: ITU-R BT.709
  • Audio settings
    • Codec: PCM
    • Available channels: no limit, typically 2-12
    • Channel mapping:
      • Each channel is occupied by a discrete audio track
      • Common configuration:
        • 1+2: mix 1, stereo (e.g. language 1)
        • 3+4: mix 2, stereo (e.g. M&E or language 2)
        • 5-10: mix 1, 5.1
    • 5.1 channel order (if applicable): L, R, C, LFE, Back L, Back R

NTSC (23.98i/29.97i) Standard Definition (SD): Apple ProRes

  • General settings
    • Container: Quicktime MOV
    • File extension: .mov
    • Filename:
      • No longer than 30 characters
      • No spaces
      • No special characters (e.g. # ? % ” * ;)
    • Lead-in: Program start on first frame (no preliminary color bars, clocks, slates, …)
    • Start timecode (TC in): 00:00:00:00
    • Timecode type: Non-drop frame
  • Video settings
    • Codec: Apple ProRes (all current variations accepted)
    • Frame rate: 29.97i or 23.98i
    • Scanning system: Interlaced, lower field first
    • Resolution: 720 x 480
    • Aspect ratio: 16:9 or 4:3 (anamorphic)
    • Bitrate:
      • Variable bitrate (VBR)
      • Typical bitrate can vary between approx. 30 Mbit/s and >200 Mbit/s depending on codec and signal
    • GOP structure: I-frame only
    • Chroma subsampling: 4:2:2 or 4:4:4
    • Color space: ITU-R BT.601
  • Audio settings
    • Codec: PCM
    • Available channels: no limit, typically 2-12
    • Channel mapping:
      • Each channel is occupied by a discrete audio track
      • Common configuration:
        • 1+2: mix 1, stereo (e.g. language 1)
        • 3+4: mix 2, stereo (e.g. M&E or language 2)
        • 5-10: mix 1, 5.1
    • 5.1 channel order (if applicable): L, R, C, LFE, Back L, Back R

Cinema (24p) High Definition (HD): Apple ProRes

  • General settings
    • Container: Quicktime MOV
    • File extension: .mov
    • Filename:
      • No longer than 30 characters
      • No spaces
      • No special characters (e.g. # ? % ” * ;)
    • Lead-in: Program start on first frame (no preliminary color bars, clocks, slates, …)
    • Start timecode (TC in): 00:00:00:00
    • Timecode type: Non-drop frame
  • Video settings
    • Codec: Apple ProRes (all current variations accepted)
    • Frame rate: 24p
    • Scanning system: Progressive
    • Resolution: 1920 x 1080
    • Aspect ratio: 16:9 (use letterboxing to encode a 2.35:1 signal)
    • Bitrate:
      • Variable bitrate (VBR)
      • Typical bitrate can vary between approx. 30 Mbit/s and >200 Mbit/s depending on codec and signal
    • GOP structure: I-frame only
    • Chroma subsampling: 4:2:2 or 4:4:4
    • Color space: ITU-R BT.709
  • Audio settings
    • Codec: PCM
    • Available channels: no limit, typically 2-12
    • Channel mapping:
      • Each channel is occupied by a discrete audio track
      • Common configuration:
        • 1+2: mix 1, stereo (e.g. language 1)
        • 3+4: mix 2, stereo (e.g. M&E or language 2)
        • 5-10: mix 1, 5.1
    • 5.1 channel order (if applicable): L, R, C, LFE, Back L, Back R
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