Materials: (See sections B and C of the Awards Entry Rules for full details)
1. Pro Res HQ File Media Guidelines – For all categories other than Outstanding Color Grading – Feature Film:

i. Codec – Pro Res 422 HQ
ii. Color Space – Rec 709, gamma 2.4
iii. Resolution – 1920 x 1080
iv. 23.98 fps
v. Viewing materials can be uploaded as part of the entry submission process at https://hpa.awardcore.com. See section D (page 21) for a complete walk through of the entry submission process.

2. H.264 File Media Guidelines – Editing for Television category ONLY:

i. 1920 x 1080P
H.264 High Profile
Chroma 4:2:0 or 4:2:2
BitRate 8 Mbs

3. DCP Submission Guidelines

i. Submissions should be submitted as an unencrypted DCP file and delivered on a USB hard drive to:

Deluxe Technicolor Digital Cinema
Attn: Sharra Updike
2233 North Ontario St. 3rd Floor
Burbank, CA 91504
C/O HPA Awards
(818) 260.3871

ii. DCPs are due at Deluxe by the regular submission deadline of July 13. Please send a note to info@hpaawards.net with your entry number, project title, shipping method and the date that your submission material was sent to Deluxe. If you will be requesting an extension to get your DCP to Deluxe, please note that entry materials must be received no later than 5:00 pm on Friday, July 20.

4. Sound submission guidelines

i. Codec – Pro Res 422 HQ

a. Submissions should be submitted as a Pro Res HQ file. The viewing material should include both the completed sound mix for judging and matching video.

b. Audio – PCM

i. 5.1 Sound – with the following track assignments.

- Track 1 – Left
- Track 2 – Right
- Track 3 – Center
- Track 4 – LFE
- Track 5 – LS
- Track 6 – RS

ii. Stereo

- Track 1 – Left
- Track 2 – Right

iii. Note: Stereo tracks should only be submitted when the original project was released in Stereo.



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