Even though you are confronted with a wide variety of video acquisition formats, it’s vitally important to know the video delivery format of your TV station, web site, client, or whomever else you might be working for. You’ve got to deliver the video in the format they require. Here’s a summary of the formats we’ll be dealing with in TELE 5560:

Video Acquisition Formats
JVC CG-PX100 camcorder (TELE 5560 camcorder)
For this camcorder, the primary codec is H.264. All video is high-definition (HD). There are three container options. The supported video resolutions for each container are listed beside them:
1. .MP4 1920 x 1080 (1080p), 1280 x 720 (720p)
2. Quicktime (.MOV) 1920 x 1080 (1080p) only
3. AVCHD (.MTS) 1920 x 1080 (1080p), 1920 x 1080 (1080i)

BTW: MTS stands for “MPEG transport stream”

Video Delivery Format
The format for Grady Newsource has four components: screen resolution, codec, frame rate, and container. Here are the specifications for each component:

1. Resolution: 1,280 x 720 (720p) 
2. Frame rate: 29.97 or 59.94
3. Codec: AVC/H.264
4. Container: .MP4
BTW: the audio codec is AAC with a sample rate of 48000 Hz

What this means for TELE 5560 students
Since this course prepares you for Grady Newsource, we follow their specifications. Every video clip you deliver for a grade must match the Grady Newsource specs. You can export a finished video from Adobe Premiere Pro (or most any other NLE) in correct format for Grady Newsource. You just have to know how to select those options. We’ll go over this in class, and I have a video tutorial that helps explain the exporting process. It also helps if you shoot your video in the same format as the delivery format. By default, most of the camcorders will be set to record in the Grady Newsource format. You should always check the camera settings before shooting just to make sure. It’s easy to change the recording format from the touch screen menu. If for some reason, you shoot video in a different HD resolution and codec, you can always transcode the raw clips before editing, or do all of your editing and then export your sequence in the correct format. Lots of ways to accomplish the same task.

In order to receive a grade on a video, you must submit it in the proper format, so remember those attributes posted above — the resolution, codec, and container.  If your video is in the wrong format, I won’t grade it. You’ll get a zero on the assignment.