arte Delivery Requirements

Technical guidelines for HDTV to arte.

The complete technical guidelines for the delivery of programming content to arte ("Technical guidelines arte GEIE v1-07), can be found via the link below.

The following parameters represent an overview of these guidelines. These are not legally binding.

Arte accept the following formats / codecs for delivery:

•    AVC-Intra 100, 112 Mbps (4:2:2, 1920 x 1080, 10-bit)
•    XDCAM HD422 , “Long GOP”, 50 Mbps (4:2:2, 1920 x 1080, 8-bit)

AVC-I 100 is regarded as the main format.

Arte defined the following codecs for production of HD materials:

•    AVC-Intra 100, 112 Mbps (4:2:2, 1920 x 1080, 10-bit)
•    DNxHD 185x, 184 Mbps (4:2:2, 1920 x 1080, 10-bit)
•    ProRes HQ, 184 Mbps (4:2:2, 1920 x 1080, 10-bit)
•    XDCAM HD422, “Long GOP”, 50 Mbps (4:2:2, 1920 x 1080, 8 bit) 2
•    AVC-Intra, 112 Mbps (4:2:2, 1280 x 720, 10-bit)

The basic format for delivery of all productions to arte is 1080i25.

The following media will be accepted for delivery:

•    Memory cards or hard drives
•    File transfers

By exception the following will also be accepted:

●    HDCAM SR tapes
●    Professional Disc (XDCAM HD422)

Additional information on Image Quality

A sampling structure of at least 4:2:2 should be delivered, wrapping the video, audio and metadata content in OP1a MXF (*.mxf) files

Additional information on Sound

Arte require audio to be loudness normalised to EBU R 128. This should be considered mandatory in sound mixing. Sound should be supplied in stereo or multichannel sound (Dolby E). The guidelines should be read carefully before mastering the sound.

technical guidelines arte v1-07

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