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TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

  • Exhibition copies are due by March 13 at 5:00pm EST
  • Exhibition copies must match the technical specs outlined below for proper playback
  • Exhibition copies must be received in one of these ways:
    • Upload directly to our secure server (at bottom of this page)
    • Share file via your Dropbox account to tech@bostonunderground.org
    • Mail a thumbdrive to: BUFF, 73 Leicester St. Suite 1, Boston, MA, 02135 w/return address
    • Host file via your own FTP site & send link
    • Last resort: Mail a BluRay (we will rip it for playback)


VIDEO SPECIFICATIONS

Leader

  • 2 seconds of black
  • No countdowns
  • No color bars

Format

  • 1920 X 1080p strongly preferred
  • 1280 X 720p also acceptable

Codecs

  • H.264 or X264
  • MP4, MOV or MKV Container
  • High Profile Level 4.1 Maximum

Bitrates

  • Minimum 20.00 Mbps
  • Maximum 50.00 Mbps
  • Do Not Submit Low Bitrate Files

Framerates

  • 1080p = 23.976, 24, 25, 29.97, or 30 FPS
  • 720p = 23.976, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, or 60 FPS

Please Note

  • Square pixels only
  • No Anamorphic Squeezed Files
  • Aspect Ratios of 1.85, 2.35 or wider should be letterboxed within a 1080p 1.78/16×9 frame
  • Aspect Ratios of 1.33/4×3 should be pillarboxed within a 1080p frame

Subtitles (if applicable)

  • Must be superimposed not a separate subtitle track


AUDIO REQUIREMENTS

Venue

  • Theater is stereo

Audio Requirements

  • 16 Bit 48 kHz Stereo only (no 44.1 kHz)
  • Linear PCM or AAC 320 kbps or Dolby Digital 448 kbps


ENCODING

Recommended Encoding Tools

  • Adobe Media Encoder
  • EditReady


TECHNICAL QUESTIONS


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