HD Technical Requirements

Settings for programs appearing on MNN's HD Community Channel (MNN5)

MNN HD files must be recorded in HD and saved using the following settings:

  • Format: .mp4, .mov, or .wmv

  • Resolution: 1920x1080

  • Frame Rate: 29.97 fps 

Please only upload HD files. If your program also appears on one of our SD channels, we will convert all HD media to SD for proper cablecast.

If you do not upload your file in HD we cannot broadcast it on MNN's HD Channel.

Short-form programs must be HD files. No Short-form SD files will be accepted for air.


  • Short-form and 28-minute program files must not exceed 4 gigabytes in size
  • 58-minute program files must not exceed 8 gigabytes in size

Note: Uploading HD files takes longer than uploading SD files. In order to meet our media submission deadlines, please be prepared to allow for extra upload time.


SD Technical Requirements

Settings for programs appearing on MNN1, MNN2, MNN3, or MNN4

MNN Community Producers whose programs will appear on MNN1, MNN2, MNN3, or MNN4 can upload in HD or SD, depending on how your program was originally recorded.

If your program was recorded in SD, you must use the following settings:

  • Format: MP4, MOV or WMV

  • NTSC Standard Definition (SD)

  • Size/Resolution: 720x480i in a 4:3 aspect ratio

  • Frame Rate: 29.97 fps

  • Audio Sample Rate: 48.0 kHz

If your program was recorded in HD, you must convert to SD using the following settings:

  • Format: MP4, MOV or WMV

  • Resolution: 1920 x 1080 

  • Frame Rate: 29.97 fps

  • Audio Sample Rate: 48.0 kHz

Short-form programs must be HD files. No Short-form SD files will be accepted for air.


  • Short-form and 28-minute program files must not exceed 4 gigabytes in size
  • 58-minute program files must not exceed 8 gigabytes in size. 

Note: Uploading HD files takes longer than uploading SD files. In order to meet our media submission deadlines, please be prepared to allow for extra upload time.


File Naming Conventions

For series and promo submissions please “save file as” one of the following naming conventions:
  • Series (regularly scheduled weekly, bi-weekly, monthly program) 

    • Projectnumber_airdate.filetype (If your project number is 100 and your airdate is 12/17, your filename would be: 100_1217.filetype).

  • Promo:

    • ProjectNumber_promo.filetype (If your project number is 100, your filename would be: 100_promo.filetype).

If you do not know, or have not received your project ID, contact the Programming Department at program@mnn.org

 

If you are uploading a pilot, single or short, no project number is needed. Please “save file as” one of the following:
  • Single:
    • showtitle_single.filetype
  • Pilot Episode (ONLY the first episode of a Series):
    • showtitle_pilot.filetype
  • Short Form Content:
    • showtitle_short.filetype

Any questions, please contact the Programming Department at Program@mnn.org

 

This Week on MNN

February 29, 2024

This Week on MNN we Celebrate Women’s History Month

This Week on MNN

February 22, 2024

This Week On MNN we celebrate Dominican Heritage Month