Dicentia Studios Master Specifications

HD ProRes 422 HQ

Feature and Trailer

Description Specs
File Container Format mov
Video Codec Apple ProRes 422 (HQ)
Video Horizontal Resolution (Pixel) 1920
Video Vertical Resolution (Pixel) 1080
Aspect Ratio 16 x 9
Video Pixel (n:1) 1:1
Video Frame Rate 23.976, 24, 25 (original framerate)
Scan Type Progressive
Video Quality Setting (%) 100
Color Matrix BT709
Audio1 Codec Linear PCM
Audio1 Resolution (bits) 24
Audio1 Sample Rate (Hz) 48000
Audio Configuration 5.1 & 2.0 See Notes (LR or LRCLfeLsRs-LR)
Audio1 Bit Rate Mode CBR

SD ProRes 422 HQ

Feature and Trailer

Description Specs
File Container Format mov
Video Codec Apple ProRes 422 (HQ)
Video Horizontal Resolution (Pixel) 720
Video Vertical Resolution (Pixel) 576
Aspect Ratio As Source
Video Pixel (n:1) As Source
Video Frame Rate 25
Scan Type Progressive
Color Matrix BT601
Audio1 Codec Linear PCM
Audio1 Resolution (bits) 16 or 24
Audio1 Sample Rate (Hz) 48000
Audio Configuration 5.1 & 2.0 See Notes (LR or LRCLfeLsRs-LR)
Audio1 Bit Rate Mode CBR

UHD / HDR

For both Dolby® Vision and HDR10

    • Display dimensions and PASP must match corresponding primary video display dimensions and PASP
    • HDR source video must have progressive scan and uniform frame rate
    • HDR source video track should only contain a single edit list entry
    • Duration must match corresponding primary video duration
    • Frame count must match corresponding primary video frame count
    • HDR format (Dolby® Vision or HDR10) specified as a source attribute
    • HDR video source that contains embedded audio will be accepted, but the audio will be ignored; the audio on the SDR source will be used for bundling.

 

For Dolby® Vision

    • Single Apple ProRes 4444 or 4444 XQ 12-bit file accompanied by a single Dolby® Vision CM metadata file (Dolby Vision CM version 2.9 and CM version 4.0 sidecar metadata files are supported)
    • Transfer function: SMPTE ST 2084 (PQ)
    • White point and color primaries: ITU-R BT.2020 or D65 P3
    • Transform matrix: BT.2020 (for BT.2020 primaries) or BT.709 (for D65 P3 primaries)
    • The Dolby® Vision CM metadata should not contain any gaps in the shots and the frames referenced in the shots should cover all frames in the video essence

     

    For HDR10

    • Single Apple ProRes 4444 or 4444 XQ 12-bit file
    • Transfer function: SMPTE ST 2084 (PQ)
    • White point and color primaries: ITU-R BT.2020 or D65 P3
    • Transform matrix: BT.2020 (for BT.2020 primaries) or BT.709 (for D65 P3 primaries)
    • ST 2086 and MaxCLL / MaxFALL metadata provided as additional source attributes

     

    4K Source Profile

    • Dimensions should be 3840 x 2160 (UHD) or 4096 X 2160 (DCI 4k). Any DCI 4k asset can have optional crop values (Apple strongly recommends sending crop values for DCI 4k).
    • Apple ProRes 422 HQ or 4444 or 4444 XQ
    • VBR expected at ~880 Mbps for 422 HQ, ~1320 Mbps for 4444 and ~2000 Mbps for 4444 XQ
    • Content should be encoded using ITU-R BT.709 color space. For more information see http://www.itu.int/rec/R-REC-BT.709/en
    • Content should be delivered in the original frame rate of the source
    • 4K source must be progressive scan and can be delivered in 23.976, 24, 25, 29.97, or 30 frames per second
    • If the 4K source file is not delivered matted or if there are no inactive pixels, Apple recommends setting all crop dimension attributes to ‘0’ (zero).
    • All video must begin and end with at least one black frame. In addition, videos that begin with or contain empty edits will be blocked; the file can contain an empty edit in its edit list only if it is the last edit. For HDR source video in Dolby® Vision format, the sidecar metadata file should cover these black frames.

     

Notes:

 

Deliver:

    • Feature (always in Original Aspect Ratio (OAR) & without burned-in subtitles)
    • Trailer (OAR as source & without burned-in subtitles)
    • Subtitles (needs to be delivered in sync with master file as DFXP (preferred), XML, ITT, srt, EBU STL or PAC)
    • Audio dubs in sync with AV master (in a MOV container 24bit 48khz – 5.1 & 2.0)
    • Textless Material when available.

 

All files needs to include 2.0 stereo audio.

ProRes files should include 1 frame black in front and after the feature and trailer.

Video files and audio dubs should be delivered as separate files.

 

Preferably no interlaced files (if interlaced, added cost will apply).

 

Always deliver original audio version in ProRes file. Each audio track needs to be discrete/separated channels, properly labeled and assigned in the ProRes file.

Example: Left_Right_Center_Lfe_Left surround_Right surround_Left total_Right total (LRCLfeLsRs‐LR)
Alternatively: Left_Right_Center_Lfe_Left surround_Right surround_Stereo (Left/Right) (LRCLfeLsRs-LR)

 

Additional audio shall also be delivered as mov or wav files (24bit/48kHz) including M&E 2.0 + 5.1 and STEMS 2.0 + 5.1.
Textless element for all graphic scenes. Applies to both trailer and feature.

 

File Naming Convention:

Feature: Title_FrameRate_AspectRatio_Lines_AudioLayout.mov
Example: TheTitle_25_185_1080_LRCLfeLsRs-LR.mov

 

Subtitle: Title_ FrameRate_Language.pac
Example: Title_25_DK.pac