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Footage Backup allows a production to import production assets (camera and sound rolls) to Content Hub during the course of principal photography. We use the Asset Import Tool in Content Hub to import the assets. In order to identify the camera rolls and sound rolls of a given day, we use a predetermined import profile that expects a certain folder structure. When the tool finds the assets, it compares the checksum of each file that Content Hub generated upon upload against the original offload checksum to certify that all assets being imported are exactly the same as when they were when they were first offloaded from the camera card.
Any production wanting to opt into this workflow should consult with the production workflow specialist assigned to the project to ensure they’re fully informed of production requirements and tool capabilities.
During this walkthrough we will be using the Netflix Recommended import profile. The Netflix Recommended import profile follows our specified folder structure. If your folder structure differs from our specified folder structure please reach out to your production workflow specialist.
Preparing The Folder Structure
Before uploading to Content Hub Workspaces, please ensure your folder structure is organized using the following pattern (more details can be found at Production Assets: Folder and File Naming on the Partner Help Center):
Within each Camera/Sound Roll, the original folder structure and filenames must be preserved from camera or sound cards (all files, folders, subfiles, and subfolders).
The below example matches our Netflix Recommended folder structure:
IMPORTANT: When following the Netflix Recommended folder structure, the Shoot Date format must match yyyyMMdd - if there are only 6 digits (yyMMdd) the Netflix Recommended import profile will not work.
IMPORTANT: When following the Netflix Recommended folder structure, the Asset Type folder is case-sensitive. Please use the following language exactly in bold: Camera_Media for Camera media, Sound_Media for Sound media.
IMPORTANT: The MHL must be generated and placed inside the Camera/Sound roll folder on the destination drive at the offload stage. Example of correct MHL placement:
Uploading Footage to Workspaces
Log into Content Hub, navigate to your project, select the Workspaces tab, and click on the blue Upload button. A pop-up will appear where you can drag and drop, or select your files to upload.
This will kick off the upload via Aspera. After the files have completed uploading, you can check to ensure that all files were uploaded as intended.
Go to the Assets tab, select Source Materials, and click the blue Upload button at the bottom-right.
Confirm that the correct Import Profile is selected. In this example we’ll select the default one “Netflix Recommended” (located in the lower left drop down menu).
Select the source folder you wish to import, review the folders that you wish to import are checked, then click Review Import.
If the folder structure is correct, the correct source folder was selected, the MHL is correctly placed at the camera and sound roll level, and files match what is listed in the MHL; then, no error messages should appear, and you’ll see a list of all of the camera and sound rolls within that source folder.
Click Import; the pop-up window will disappear and a confirmation message will pop-up on the bottom left corner.
Your camera and sound rolls should now be imported. You can change the view to ‘list’ to see a more detailed view of the imported assets.
Tip: After you’ve imported all the rolls of the day, in workspaces, you can move the imported day folders from the ‘SOURCE’ folder to an ‘IMPORTED’ folder. That way it will be easier for the user to identify what has already been imported and what is left to be imported.
Downloading a Report
After you’ve imported the desired Camera rolls, go to Footage Library / Camera Rolls.
Search for the three dots on the top right corner of the screen. And select Download Report (All)
Bear in mind that currently, this is a report of the whole library. Downloading only a day is something not supported at this stage of the development.
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