High Definition 1920-1080 (16:9 - 1.78:1 aspect ratio) interlaced (Each of the following zipped 1 rtf and txt  “Read Me and Instructions” documents).

Clicking on a thumbnail clock image below will open a larger example in a new window.

For HD VT Clock / Slates (progressive) 1080p movie downloads click here or scroll down.

For DCI (Digital Cinema Initiative) 4K BMP image file clocks (1.90:1 aspect ratio, 4096-2160 pixels) click here.


The following file downloads (zipped) include a .MOV format file of the 40 second countdown slates in three different versions in 1080i interlaced (lower field first) formats. All these movie versions include a 2 frame Peak White burst, but have no audio tracks. Each download will open in a separate window.

Comments and suggestions about these countdown clocks can be emailed to; indefilmsdotnet@gmail.com Please use ‘clocks’ as the subject.

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Download zipped file for 25fps version (zip file size 21,430 KB, unzip size 141,843 KB) IF40HDVTC0A_25FPS_1080i (U.K and European TV)
Download zipped file for 30fps version (zip file size 25,713 KB, unzip size 170,212 KB) IF40HDVTC0A_30FPS_1080i (U.S.A TV)
Download zipped file for 25fps BBC version (zip file size 21,009 KB, unzip size 140,619 KB) IF40HDVTC0A_25FPS_1080i_BBC (This U.K TV version details are outlined below)
Available as .BMP image sequence and .MOV 1080p format.

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Download zipped file for 25fps version (zip file size 27,166 KB, unzip size 154,611 KB) IF40HDVTC0B_25FPS_1080i (U.K and European TV)
Download zipped file for 30fps version (zip file size 30,600 KB, unzip size 185,533 KB) IF40HDVTC0B_30FPS_1080i (U.S.A TV)
Download zipped file for 25fps BBC version (zip file size 26,630 KB, unzip size 185,533 KB) IF40HDVTC0B_25FPS_1080i_BBC (This U.K TV version details are outlined below)
Available as .BMP image sequence format and .MOV 1080p format.

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Download zipped file for 25fps version (zip file size 29,125 KB, unzip size 160,105 KB) IF40HDVTC0C_25FPS_1080i (U.K and European TV)
Download zipped file for 30fps version (zip file size 35,788 KB, unzip size 192,126 KB) IF40HDVTC0C_30FPS_1080i (U.S.A TV)
Download zipped file for 25fps BBC version (zip file size 29,238 KB, unzip size 158,521 KB) IF40HDVTC0C_25FPS_1080i_BBC (This U.K TV version details are outlined below)
Available as .BMP image sequence format and .MOV 1080p format.

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Download zipped file for 25fps version (zip file size 20,328 KB, unzip size 132,461 KB) IF40HDVTC0E_25FPS_1080i (U.K and European TV)
Download zipped file for 30fps version (zip file size 24,393 KB, unzip size 158,953 KB) IF40HDVTC0E_30FPS_1080i (U.S.A TV)
Download zipped file for 25fps BBC version (zip file size 19,926 KB, unzip size 131,426 KB) IF40HDVTC0E_25FPS_1080i_BBC (This U.K TV version details are outlined below)
Available as .BMP image sequence format and .MOV 1080p format.


Click here for 1920-1080 16:9 (1.78:1) ‘Peak White’ frame for clock countdown slate (BMP) image download.

Information included in text on the countdown clock slate;

Typically a countdown clock displays the following information and precedes the start of a programme and any subsequent parts:
1) Programme I.D. number.
2) Programme title (and series number if applicable).
3) Episode number (if applicable).
4) Episode subtitle (if applicable).
5) Programme version/type (pre or post watershed, if necessary).
6) Programme part number (if applicable).
There are different accepted standards for delivery of media to broadcasters, so it’s worth checking before submitting any media. It also depends what the media is for as to the necessity of those formalities or the use of a clock/slate.


Following is one form of programme delivery for the BBC in the U.K. (and included for download in the countdown clock movies)

They specify that at least 20 seconds of countdown is necessary for submission.

(TC denotes Timecode)

TC 09:58:00:00. 90 seconds of colour bars with Line-up tone.
TC 09:59:30:00. Countdown clock/slate with silence on audio tracks.
TC 09:59:57:06 (optional). 2 frames of peak white, with tone on first peak white frame only. (See below for peak white download image.)
Or TC 09:59:57:06. Black / silence.
TC 10:00:00:00. Programme starts.


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