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by | Oct 12, 2022

Press Screeners For Magnolia

In order to make our series seamlessly available for the PR team, we ask that all production  companies deliver a screener file for our google drive alongside the master. 

File Guidelines: 


    1. Only submit press screeners after masters have passed Discovery’s tech evaluation
    2. For the best results, send H.264 encoded mp4 files up to 720p resolution and up to 4 Mbps variable bitrate.
    3. File names must have a supported extension: .aaf, .avb, .avi, .divx, .f4v, .flv, .mts, .m2t, .m4v, .mkv, .mov, .mp4,.mpeg, .mpg, .mxf, .webm, .wmv 
    4. File names can contain only supported characters–which are letters, numbers, single spaces, dashes and underscores. The browser uploader will automatically check for a valid extension and filename before upload. 
    5. Video and audio files must have at least 1 channel of audio. Any audio channels beyond the second will be mixed down to 2 channels; having zero audio channels or more than 8 channels within a single audio stream will not generate a preview. 
    6. Anamorphic videos will not be un-squeezed, and will need to be converted to 1:1 square pixels PAR before upload.
    7. Content must be uploaded as individual files.
    8. Ensure that all episode files have no slates, color bars, countdowns, etc.
    9. Please use the following naming convention: Series Title_epXXX_PressScreener_M.D.YY