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- October 30, 2008 at 4:57 PM #37402
I would like to start making my work broadcast ready. I have heard that for broadcast they use a brickwall limiter set to -3.5 db. I know they use brickwall limiters but i’m not sure if that number is right, i got it from a amature source.
does anyone have experience in broadcast? can you give me some tips for capturing audio for broadcast.
- October 30, 2008 at 5:47 PM #165819RobParticipant
I’ve always been told that for my final video, audio should hang out around -12dB and never peak over -6dB. It’s best to check with the station who is broadcasting though. They may have different requirements than others. But a general rule of thumb is around -12db and never peak over -6dB.
- October 31, 2008 at 2:58 PM #165820
Ok thanks, I have no station i’m working with. I just want my stuff to be broadcast ready incase I stumble onto a really good story I could sell to the local tv stations. I plan on covering local events and somtimes it is ineresting to the local news and they show up late. I may get lucky and have some footage they want.
That brings up another question, what Video format does most news stations use?
- October 31, 2008 at 3:06 PM #165821RobParticipant
I’m not sure. I’d just give them the footage on tape.
- October 31, 2008 at 3:10 PM #165822brandon0409Participant
I dropped my MiniDV footage off at my local station and all was fine.
I happened to be filming an event and their camera guy got rerouted at the last minute so I dropped some of my footage off and they said they have the capability to use pretty much anything.
When I saw it on the news later that night, it looked awsome.
- November 1, 2008 at 10:22 PM #165823
what did they pay you for your footage?
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