RTL Technical Committee chooses file format for HD program exchange

The European broadcast group has selected the XDCAM HD format for file interchange.
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The RTL Group’s Technical Committee has chosen the XDCAM HD 422 file format for HD program exchange, within the group and from external distributors. Video should be encoded 50Mb/s, MPEG-2, long GOP, 1080i. This decision is part of the RTL Group’s strategy of an HD workflow in a complete file-based environment, lowering delivery and post-production costs. With 43 TV channels and 32 radio stations in 11 countries, the RTL Group is one of Europe’s leading entertainment networks.

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