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Error Code:

Missing Content - No Black Head or Tail


"No Black at Head or Tail" refers to an asset missing slug at the beginning and/or end of the timeline.


No Black at Head or Tail affects the Technical and Content Quality of an asset. As some streams delivered to customers need time to buffer up, some portions of content intended to be seen may be lost due to an absence of black at head and tail. This is not the creative intent and does not meet the Netflix Specification. Any video assets derived from this asset will contain No Black at Head or Tail.

Severity Structure:




No head or tail black present.

How to Prevent:                          

Make sure to adhere to Netflix Specification Guides.


Black head and tail must be added by editorial.


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