How to Submit2018-10-25T10:36:58+00:00

HOW TO SUBMIT

Step 1

Add Category Slates

Each entry must be preceded by a 5-second slate that states the school name, the category number, and either the entry’s title or the student announcer names. Slates do not need to be complex and can be simply created with the title generator within Final Cut Pro X.

Below are some example slates for Daily News Show, Commercial, Male Announcer, and Announcing Team:

 

 

Step 2

Filenames and Exporting

Entry Naming Convention

Submission filenames should be in the format “Category Number – School Name – Show Number/Entry Title/Person’s Name”.

Example titles for some categories:

  • Category 1 – Daily News Show 1
    • ex: “01 – Alta Vista Elementary – Show 1”
  • Category 2 – Commercial/PSA
    • ex: “02 – Bartow Middle – Yearbook Sale”
  • Category 4 – Male Announcer
    • ex: “04 – George Jenkins Senior – John Doe”
  • Category 6 – Announcing Team
    • ex: “06 – Fort Meade Middle – Jane Doe & John Doe”

Export using Final Cut Pro X

Each entry must be exported as a separate h.264 .mp4 video file.

  1. Open the entry’s Project.
  2. Navigate to File > Share > Master File.
  3. In the Info tab, make sure to use the naming convention as described above.
  4. Click the Settings tab.
  5. Use the following settings:
    1. Fortmat: Computer
    2. Video codec: H.264 Faster Encode
    3. Resolution: 1920 x 1080
  6. Click Next…
  7. Double-check that the filename is correct and adheres to the naming convention.
  8. Place the file in a location where you will know where to find it.
  9. Click Save.

After clicking Save, the file is not immediately created and will take some time to export, depending on the length. Make sure to view the export’s progress before trying to do anything to the file.

Step 3

Upload Entry

Once your entry is exported, it is a good idea to watch the video to make sure everything is correct. Be sure to pay attention to proper audio syncing. There are two ways to connect the ITV Submission Server:

  • Connection policy in Self Service, or
  • Manually through macOS Finder

How to connect through Self Service:

  1. Launch Self Service from either the Dock or Macintosh HD > Applications > Self Service.
  2. At the top-right, click Log In.
  3. Input your FirstName.LastName and password.
  4. On the main page, click Connect underneath ITV File Server.
  5. Input the following information:
    1. Username: Your FirstName.LastName
    2. Password: Your network password
    3. Server Share: Video Awards Submission
    4. Optional: remember these credentials on this computer
  6. Click Connect.
  7. A new window will appear. Drag-and-drop your entry into the open area of the blue home drive.
    1. Note: Do NOT place entries in the @Recycle folder.
  8. Once the uploads have completed, drag the blue home drive icon to the Trash on your Dock to disconnect.

How to connect manually through the Finder:

  1. Quit any running applications and software so that you are looking at the Desktop.
  2. From the top menu bar, navigate to Go > Connect to Server…
  3. Input: smb://itvnas.polk-fl.net/home
  4. Optional: click the + icon to add this server to your favorites list so that you can easily connect later.
  5. Click Connect.
  6. Input the following information:
    1. Connect As: Registered User
    2. Name: FirstName.LastName
    3. Password: Your network password
  7. Click Connect.
  8. A new window will appear. Drag-and-drop your entry into the open area of the blue home drive.
    1. Note: Do NOT place entries in the @Recycle folder.
  9. Once the uploads have completed, drag the blue home drive icon to the Trash on your Dock to disconnect.