Video Specs

At New Day Captioning, we work hard to give our clients our best efforts, in order that they may have an excellent product to air on television. We believe in going the "extra mile" and our 27 point Quality Control check proves our hard work by delivering your program to the station on time! Below are the standards we need in order to Caption your video either Tapelessly or on Tape. 

"Tapeless" Video Specifications for reference videos only.
*This is when we are sending you back a .SCC, Black Movie, .AAF or other Closed Caption files that you will use to make a Closed Caption program.

Send an MP3 of the program audio 
VIDEO SIZE: 320 x 240
VIDEO FORMAT: .MOV H.264 Compression works best if you can't make an .MOV please contact us for other options.
FRAME RATE: 29.97 fps drop frame
AUDIO FORMAT: 44 kHz, Mono
TOTAL BIT RATE: no more than 900 Kbps
FILE SIZE FOR 30 MIN VIDEO: less than 300 megabytes
QUALITY: Must be viewable, with clear audio, so that you get the best viewable prodcut

We can also encode your full resolution video that you are sending to stations with closed captioning. Please call us before you send it.

Master Tape Specs:

Bars and tone must match program video and audio
Locked picture, audio, and supers
Must not have drop frames and/or distortion
SMPTE drop frame timecode if for broadcast;
If your master is NTSC non-drop frame, please indicate on label.
Continuous LTC (longitudinal time code) on the timecode (address) track


Mono audio mix:
Track 1 = primary program audio
Track 2 = duplicate mono audio, silence, or music and effects

Stereo audio mix:
Track 1 = left channel stereo
Track 2 = right channel stereo

Please check tape specifications provided by the station or network you air on.

We will call you if your tape has "hits" or drops, as well as any audio issues. If the program is not airable, we will let you know ASAP, so that you can get us another before you meet deadline.

With a Closed Caption Master, we will include any information or spec sheet that goes with the tape to the airing station.

Please do not send us the only copy of your original master; -send us a clone or dub. As we are not responsible for damage or loss during shipping.



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