Sending Videos to WBBZ-TV

NOTICE: All audio must be in compliance with the loudness control practices contained in “ASTC A/85: Recommended Practice” and be set for -24 LUFS.

NOTE: IF YOU DO NOT KNOW HOW TO SET AUDIO FOR -24 LUFS THEN SEND .MOV OR .MP4 NON-CLOSED CAPTION FORMAT,

DO NOT SEND AN .MPG OR .MPEG AS THAT WILL HAVE TO BE CONVERTED FIRST .MOV/.MP4 BEFORE EDITING THE AUDIO.

 

Tape Formats (Matching Bars/Tone – SD ONLY)

BetaCam SP (non digital)

DV / DV-mini / DVC Pro / DVC Pro 50

 

Digital Format (.MP4 or .MOV)

4:3 (SD) 486i lower field (486×720)

Audio AAC Ch. 1&2 48kHz -24 LUFS

NTSC Frame Rate 29.97 Drop Frame or 30 NonDrop

 

16:9 (HD) with all graphics adhering to safe title

Audio AAC Ch. 1&2 48kHz -24 LUFS

1080i (upper field): 1920×1080  NTSC Frame Rate 29.97

720p (progressive): 1280×720  NTSC Frame Rate 29.97 or 59.94

 

Additional notes: Use .MPG or .MP4 for Closed Captioned at -24 LUFS

Files received that do not conform will be converted and CC will be lost

 

MPEG-2 Notes:  Program Stream Only (do not use transport stream)

CBR (constant bit rate) 20 Mbps or

Two Pass VBR (best) / average bit rate 20 Mbps / max bit rate 24 Mbps

1080i or 720p (see above),  Audio AAC Ch. 1&2 48kHz -24 LUFS

Total Running Time to the nearest second (EX:  30:00 and not 29:20)

 

DO NO SEND Windows Media Format

DO NOT USE a frame rate of 24 or 23.976 or file will be rejected

        

We can download files via sites like “Opentext/Hightail”, “We Transfer”,  “Dropbox” “Google Drive” or from your FTP site.  You can upload to our Public FTP site.  You will need a FTP Client like FileZilla

https://filezilla-project.org/ (free download) – A normal web browser will not work.

                Host/server: ftp.wbbz.tv

                User: production

                Password: (Call for password)

                Note: must upload to the “/www” directory

Mailing address is:         WBBZ-TV, 4545 Transit Road, Suite 750

                                        Williamsville, NY 14221

WBBZ-TV Phone:        1(716) 630-WBBZ (9229)