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Old December 4th, 2010, 07:17 PM   #1
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Quality standards for cable TV shows

I'm doing a documentary on preparing a runner to break the 2-hour marathon mark. I have searched the websites of several cable channels (Discovery, History, Health) to establish their quality standards for footage (25, 50 Mbs? 4:2:2 color?), but haven't found anything.

How do I find out what their quality standards are?
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Old December 5th, 2010, 06:53 AM   #2
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There are HD spec sheets for various channels, these also list the formats they regard as standard definition for example.


These are the highest, other channels have other requirements,

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