Yangaroo's Digital Media Delivery System or DMDS is web-based and hardware free. It has been designed with flexibility in mind for implementation into your existing production workflow.

Master Upload Information

DMDS Manager Software

Upload your digital files via the DMDS Manager. An active account is required for access to the DMDS Manager. If you don’t have an account, please sign up as a 'video sender' here, or contact musicinquiries@yangaroo.com / 1-855-534-0607 x301

For more information on using the DMDS Manager software consult the Help section on the web site.

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MAC Version: Download

Pay Close Attention To The Following

  • Max peak audio no greater than -10 dbFS
  • Include a 5 second slate
  • Include 2 seconds of black before the video starts
  • Please include at least 2 frames of black at the end of the video and no more than 1 second
  • Closed Captioning is required for all NTSC FINAL deliveries
  • Include a blank, safety caption at the start of the video
  • Black levels: 0 IRE for HD / 7.5 IRE for SD
  • Ensure broadcast safe chroma levels (below 120 IRE)
  • NO audio peaks
  • NO slate information or graphics on the music video itself
  • NO mono audio files or tracks (watch your output settings)
  • NO bars & tone
  • NO anamorphic videos for (SD)
  • NO variable bit rates (VBR)
  • NO variable frame rates
  • NO lower/bottom field dominance
  • NO H.264 masters

Video Tutorials

Exporting From FCP for DMDS - Configure Your Sequence

Exporting From FCP for DMDS - Exporting HD & SD Files

Exporting From Adobe Premiere - Adobe Premiere - DMDS.pdf

Exporting From Sony Vegas - Sony Vegas - DMDS.pdf

Submission/Proxy Upload Specifications

For an initial submission to stations like MTV, VH1, BET, REVOLT, etc. You may optionally submit a lower quality bit rate file via DMDS. *Note that you will be required to follow the specifications for the delivery of the Final Master

  HD SD
Codec: H.264 H.264
Width/Height: 1920x1080 720x486
Video Bit Rate: 10 to 15 Mbits/s 3 to 8 Mbits/s

Final Broadcast NTSC Master Upload Specifications (Closed Captions Required)

  HD SD
Codec: XDCAM HD422 1080i60 CBR
XDCAM HD422 1080p30 CBR
MPEG-2
MXF
IMX NTSC 50
MPEG-2
MXF
Video Bit Rate: 50 Mbits/s 50 Mbits/s
Frame Rate: 29.97/59.94fps 29.97fps
Dropframe: Yes Yes
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 4:3
Width/Height: 1920x1080 720x486
720x480
Chroma: 4:2:2 4:2:2
Interlacing: 1080i (Upper/top field first)
1080p (Progressive)
480i (Upper/top field first)
Audio Type: PCM Audio/SMPTE 302M PCM Audio/SMPTE 302M
Audio Sample Rate: 48kHz 48kHz
Audio Bit Depth: 16, 24 16, 24

Final Broadcast PAL Master Upload Specifications (Closed Captions Not Required)

  HD SD
Codec: XDCAM HD422 1080i50 CBR
XDCAM HD422 1080p25 CBR
MPEG-2
MXF
IMX PAL 50
MPEG-2 (576i/25)
MXF (576i/25)
Video Bit Rate: 50 Mbits/s 50 Mbits/s
Frame Rate: 25fps 25fps
Dropframe: Yes Yes
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 4:3
Width/Height: 1920x1080 720x576
Chroma: 4:2:2 4:2:2
Interlacing: 1080i (Upper/top field first)
1080p (Progressive)

108050i
108025p

(576i/25)

Audio Type: PCM Audio/SMPTE 302M PCM Audio/SMPTE 302M
Audio Sample Rate: 48kHz 48kHz
Audio Bit Depth: 16, 24 16, 24
Pre/Post-Roll Layout: File MUST have 7 seconds of SLATE, followed by 2 seconds of BLACK, then VIDEO, then 1 second of BLACK at the end.

Audio Channel Assignments

Channel 1 - Stereo Left
Channel 2 - Stereo Right

Closed Caption Information

Closed Captions (CC) are the text that appear on a video, which contain dialogue and audio cues such as music or sound effects. The purpose of closed captions is to make video accessible to those who are deaf or hard of hearing, for viewers whose native language is not English, and for when the audio cannot be heard due to noise (restaurants, public spaces, etc.) or a need for quiet (libraries, hospitals, etc.).

All final broadcast deliveries MUST be closed captioned.

The FCC requires the majority of English and Spanish programming seen on broadcast TV in the United States to be captioned. The CRTC requires the same for Canadian broadcasts.

Closed Caption Requirements:

SD: CEA-608 (Line 21) or DTV-608 (QuickTime close caption track) required.

HD: CEA-608 or DTV-608 required. CEA-708 and DTV-708 are optional.

Captions need to be the last step in creating/submitting a final master, as you cannot edit a video once captions have been applied or they will be lost.

How To Caption Your Video

Work with An Expert

  1. Your existing production house might offer this service. Ask them for more information, but make sure they are captioning correctly and digitally! You don't want to lose time having the file rejected due to incorrect captioning or because of a loss of quality due to 'old style' bounce to tape captioning.
  2. DMDS Captioning Services. DMDS can also closed caption your video. We can either complete the entire process or properly encode captions to your file with a provided SCC file.

In each of the cases above, you need to provide a transcript for your video.

Caption Yourself

DMDS works with a leading software vendor and innovator in the Closed Captioning space called CPC (http://www.cpcweb.com). Utilizing their software you have the ability to insert your own captions. CPC and DMDS have worked together to create documentation and video tutorials on completing this process correctly and to our specifications. As a DMDS customer, you are entitled to a discount on the CPC software. Please contact DMDS Support or your Sales Representative for more info.