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Media Kit: Submission Guidelines

Formats and Rates of Spots

Standard Definition
BetaSP Dubs (includes print out of media index)

BetaSP up to 30 minutes capacity: $65 per tape
BetaSP up to 90 minutes capacity: $120 per tape

Mini-DV tapes up to 1 hour: $100 per tape

(These are standard definition NTCS tapes which are the standard format for North America. Tapes meant for international delivery will require international conversion. Please inquire about the rate for this service.)

High Definition
Dubbing & Conversion rates for HD Footage to Blu-ray, HDV, & DVD Data Disc
(include media index)

DVD Data Disc: $20 per disc (each disc contains approximately 12 minutes in XDCAM Footage. One hour of footage would require five discs)

HDV dub less than sixty minutes in duration: $60 per tape (includes print out of media index. This is a highly compressed format which can be used for production. It is more accessible for most production hours but requires an HDV playback deck for usage)

Blu Ray Video Disc: equal to, or less than 120 minutes of footage - $100 per disc. (This is the type of disc you put in a Blu-Ray player. It is highly compressed and while it can be used for production, most entities will want a less compressed format. It is more commonly accessible for production hours.)

Blu Ray Data Disc: equal to, or less than 100 minutes of footage - $50 per disc. (This is the raw camera footage that requires a computer and software for playback. It is typically what is requested by high end editing facilities. It is the highest quality format for footage.)

External Hard Drive: $150 with hard drive, $50 with client provided hard drive. (This is the raw camera footage that requires a computer and software for playback. It is typically what is requested by high end editing facilities. It is the highest quality format for footage.)

Video Submission Guidelines

Preferred Formats
When providing raw footage for editing, we prefer as close to acquisition format as possible. Currently, we prefer HD resolution at 1920 x 1080 60i.

We are capable of receiving with these formats:

FTP transfer (via sharefile, for items less than 2g)
DVD data disk (items less than 4.7 gig)
External Hard Drives (items more than 2g)
HDV videotape
DV videotape
DVCAM videotape
BetaSP videotape
Blueray Disc

If you are submitting completed projects, please make certain to include a slate with your project has the following information:

Name of Client
Title of spot
Exact Length
Contact info of Production House

Dimensions for Submissions
If conversion of video from it's acquisition format is necessary, it should conform to these specifications:

1920 x 1080 60i (high definition 16:9)
Drop Frame (29.97 fps)

Preferred formats for submitting files are:

H264 Quicktime Movie (mov)
Audio Video Interleave (avi)

Available Software
Generally, we prefer that you submit either unedited video, or completed project that have been rendered from your editing software. Should you need to submit a project init's native edit format, we accept projects from these systems (on a case by case basis, please contact us PRIOR to submission for approval):

Final Cut Pro 7
Adobe Premiere (CS5)

If you do submit a project in this manner, please use your software to "collect" all files and folders necessary and submit the archival version of the project. Keep in mind that we DO NOT have any 3rd party filters, effects or fonts and if you need us to work on these projects, you will need to include these items.

Graphic Submission Guidelines

Preferred Formats
When providing media for graphics files, we prefer the following formats:

Photoshop files (psd)
Jpeg (jpg)
Illustrator Files (ai)
Targa (tga)
Tiff (tif)
Bitmap (bmp)

If at all possible, please keep the files layered, rather than flattened. If you are providing the files in a flattened format, please include the alpha channels with them.

All of these formats should be AT LEAST 72 dpi, RGB, 8-bit files . If you are creating the files from scratch, It is good to start with 1920 x 1080. This creates a 16;9 aspect ratio. Keep in mind that our station presently down converts HD to SD using the "crop" or "center cut" method, so all HD projects should have graphics placed to be safe with a 4;3 crop.

To submit these files, we prefer them in these formats:

FTP (please contact your AE for instructions)
Email (5 MB limit)
DVD data
USB drive
Hard Drive

Available Software
We use these software applications for creation and managing our graphics:

Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Illustrator

We DO NOT take graphics submitted from these programs:

Microsoft products (Power Point, Expression, Word, etc.)

Should you need to submit art from one of these applications, please convert it to one of the preferred formats (listed above).

Aspect ratio is the relationship of the vertical dimension to the horizontal dimension. It is expressed as a ratio. High definition aspect is 16 by 9, which is to say, the rectangle that is a television screen is 16 units by 9 units. This becomes important when selecting the best version of your logo. Many logos designed for print have a more horizontal aspect ratio.

Audio Submission Guidelines

Here are the preferred formats for submitting audio:

AIFF files (48 kHz - stereo)
WAV (16 bit - stereo)
MP3 (192 kbits/s - stereo)

If you are including voice over AND music, we request that these elements be provided in separate files, one with raw voice over and one with music.

To submit these files, we prefer them in these formats:

Email (5 MB limit)
FTP (please contact your AE for instructions)
CD data
DVD data
USB drive
Hard Drive

Mailing Information

Please send your media to:

Destination Network
8317 Front Beach Road, Ste. 23
Panama City Beach, FL 32417
Attn: Production Manager

If you would prefer to deliver via electronic means, please email for detailed instructions:

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