File FormatCompressed in size QuickTime .mov mp4 file if possible.
The video should be delivered as a single file without cuts unless the project was edited in split reels or acts with broadcast breaks. It is always best to deliver video to match the joined delivery master.
A compressed QuickTime movie creates a smaller more manageable file for turnover to sound editorial. As long as this file type maintains good resolution.
This usually entails a specific output of a down conversion from the video project to compressed video format such as Mp4.
ALWAYS include the audio created by the video edit in the video as a sync guide track.
Aspect RatioAspect Ratio 4:3 or 16:9 non letterbox. Letterbox is preferred for 2.39:1 and wider anamorphic style ratios.
Frame RatePlease specify your project frame rate, 23.98, 29.97, 29.97drop and 24, 25 or 30. Most importantly know if your project is NTSC or True 24 to avoid .1% sync drift.
Your video file frame rate should match the frame rate of the audio OMF export.
TimecodeThe video should have the program timecode "burn in window" with contiguous count (no breaks or duplications in timecode) that matches the picture edit. The burn-in window placement upper right or left and slightly indented from the top and side edge. It is extremely helpful that all parties working on the project have the same video with the same burn in window to aid in spotting and note updates. Parties include the sound editor, picture editor, music composer and director.
It is helpful to have the burn window upper right or left to avoid blocking hard sync video images.
It is required to have a TC window for ADR spotting and recording along with an audio ch1 production only and Ch2 ME
Use the standard 1 hour roll over at FFAO (first frame of action) and 2 pop 00:59:58:00 if you are unsure. Multi-reel films could be 2 hr for R2, 3hr for R3 etc. (Film standard 1hr at Academy start along with dual 35 footage is much less common)
Avoid zero hour projects if possible and note all zero hour starts will be shifted to 1hr FFOA*