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Production Assets: Folder & File Naming

Production assets must be prepared by a Digital Imaging Technician / Digital Media Technician / Dailies Lab according to the below specifications.

Minimum Required Folder Structure

Please note the bolded folders are required. However a specific order or depth of the folder structure is not required.

  • "Show Title" 
  • YYYYMMDD (Shoot Date)
  • Camera Media
    • Camera roll folders (e.g A001C001) copied into the Camera Media folder must be an exact representation of the camera card contents and contain valid checksums. 
  • Sound Media
    • Sound roll folders (e.g S001) copied into the Sound Media folder must be an exact representation of the sound card contents and contain valid checksums.

Optional Added Folder Structure

  • Shoot Day### <optional>
  • Season## <optional>
  • Episode### <optional>
  • Shot Metadata <optional, if available>
    • Looks or Grades (CDL, BLG, etc.)
    • Viewing Transforms (LUT, CTL, etc.)
    • Shot Lists (ALE, AAF, etc.)
  • Proxy and Mezzanine media <optional, if available>
    • Editorial proxies (Avid, Premiere Pro, etc.)
    • Streaming review proxies (PIX, etc.)
    • Intermediate/Mezzanine files (DPX, MOV, etc.)

Sample Folder and File Structure

The below snapshot is an example of acceptable camera and sound media folder structure:


Legal characters: [ a-z ], [ A-Z ], [ 0-9 ], [ . ], [ _ ], [ - ]

(ILLEGAL: spaces or any other symbols/characters) 

Change Log:


  • Updated minimum requirements to folder structure to be more flexible for production processes.
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