Digital content delivery specs
Content delivery for broadcast purposes requires the following settings that should be applied
Same as source
We recommend to edit and export in the resolution you imported or recorded your footage. No up- or down-scaling somewhere in the production pipeline, gives the best results. We prefer HD resolutions (1920x1080) or higher.
Same as source
Like the resolution, we also recommend to edit and export at the frame-rate you imported or recorded your footage. Avoiding frame-rate conversions somewhere in the production process, gives the best results. We prefer frame-rates of 50Hz: 50i (interlaced) or 50p (progressive).
We prefer at least a 48.000 Hz sampling rate, 16-bit depth, and a stereo (or 2 mono) channel type.
The following table shows codecs with appropriate bit-rate and file types that are supported for ingesting. It is divided by:
- Video codec: The video encoding method. Which encoder you can choose is determined by the chosen container format. The resolution (SD, HD, UHD or 4K) you export, determines how high the bit-rate should be. Not all video codecs support all resolutions. Constant bit-rates (CBR) are preferred.
- Audio codec: The audio encoding method. Which encoder you can choose is determined by the chosen container format. If possible, we prefer uncompressed audio (PCM). Otherwise, choose one of the other mentioned codecs and bit-rate. Constant bit-rates (CBR) are preferred.
- Container format: The file extension you choose in which the audio- and video-stream are muxed (combined) together in one file. The chosen file type or container determines what video and audio codecs you can choose.