TV COMMERCIAL BROADCAST STANDARDS
TV commercials uploaded for delivery to Australian television stations must meet these technical specifications:
Upper (top) field dominant. No mixed fields
SD Frame size: 720 x 576. HD Frame size: 1920 x 1080
Luminance scope: 0mV – 700mV +3%, 0% tolerance
Black level not to drop below blanking level 0mV luma
Chroma level not to exceed 100% (see OP29)
Ensure titles are within graphics safe area (see OP36)
Avoid macro-blocking, dup frames, high compression, motion jitter, aliasing, and mixed aspect ratios
Minimum bitrate: 15Mbps. Bitrate >25Mbps is recommended for best video quality
OP 48 settings:
Digital – permitted maximum level peak program meter (PPM) -9dBFS assuming peak levels are infrequent and less than 10ms
12 frames of complete silence at the head and tail within the duration of the TVC
OP 59 settings:
This is the latest amendment to Operational Practice 48 for the measurement and loudness of audio:
Audio loudness global standard (Normalised) -24 LKFS (Loudness, K-weighted, Full Scale)
Measurement by ITU BS 1770 – 2&3, (standardised by the International Telecommunications Union)
NOTES ON PIXEL ASPECT RATIO
For all 16:9 projects export frame size as 720 x 576 4:3 (non-square).
After export some CODEC types display an anamorphic or vertically-squeezed image.
SD stations require 4:3. The 4:3 aspect is stretched to 16:9 for broadcast.
SD 720 x 576 and HD 1920 x 1080: For correct pixel/display aspect ratio, ensure the aspect settings are based on the exported size. 100% of source. Default for size.
The video file should be accompanied by a clapper: A JPEG image – 720 x 576 for SD or 1920 x 1080 for HD. The clapper should contain the following information:
CAD No. (optional)
Compliance with OP 48 Audio Loudness.
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