Film & Televison Video Post Production FAQ

Some of our Frequently Asked Questions & Answers about the Video aspect of Post Production and QC. You can find out more detaled information at our specific FAQ pages.


Q: How do I set up the head format on my quicktime file

A: Usually the spec sheet provided by the distributor, or network you are working with will tell you how to lay out the head format, which consists of black at head of file, bars & tones, slate, countdown & 2-pop. If no guidance is provided we will use a Standard Broadcast Head Format

Q: Can you convert standard & hi-def tapes to pro-res or other files?

A: We can convert any type of television video tape in 1080 (Hi-def) or standard def into digitial files that can be used in an editing program. We can also upconvert standard def to Hi-def, and Hi-def to 4K / UHD. More info is available on our Digitizing Tape To File page.

Q: How can I take an edited file and put it on hi-def tape?

A: While outputting a movie or TV program to videotape has become rare, there are still places that require or ask for it, and we can still do it. A process known as a Layoff is how we convert an edited digital file, to tape such as HDCAM SR, using an editing program such as Final Cut Pro, or Avid





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