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Non-Graded Archival Master

  • If a non-color grade related change in picture is made to the IMF in the process of delivery, then the Non-Graded Archival Master asset must be updated to contain that same change.  
  • It is acceptable for a Non-Graded Archival Master to contain color bars, framing charts, head/tail black, head/tail visible pop for sync, or Academy leaders if any of these are present in the timeline the asset is generated from, however all non-color grade related content from the first-frame-of-action (FFOA) to the last-frame-of-action (LFOA) must match the final/approved IMF.
  • These assets should be carefully reviewed prior to delivery.

 

Digital Cinema Distribution Master

  • If any change in picture is made to the IMF in the process of delivery, then the Digital Cinema Distribution Master asset must be updated to contain the same change.
  • It is acceptable for a Digital Cinema Distribution Master to contain color bars, framing charts, head/tail black, head/tail visible pop for sync, or Academy leaders if any of these are present in the timeline the asset is generated from, however all content from the first-frame-of-action (FFOA) to the last-frame-of-action (LFOA) must match the final/approved IMF.
  • These assets should be carefully reviewed prior to delivery.

 

Checksum

  • Picture archival deliveries must include an ‘npack’ checksum named “checksum.txt” at the same level as the picture file sequence.  If you are delivering via Snowball, this is a function of the ‘chcli’ (Content Hub Command Line).
     

Optical Effects

Examples of Optical Effects: stabilizations, reframing, removal of production equipment, simple composites, cosmetic fixes, etc.

  • Any effect or fix applied in the online editorial process should be included in the Non-Graded Archival Master (NAM).
  • Any effect or fix applied with a color grading process should be excluded from the Non-Graded Archival Master (NAM).

  

Additional details on folder structure and file naming for delivery can be found at ‘Picture Archival Assets: Folder Structure and File Naming Convention’.

 

FAQ

 

What percentage of non-color managed material can I have in my Non-Graded Archival Master (NAM)?  For example, what if all of my graphics are in sRGB and I didn’t convert them to our common camera space during grading? 

Such determinations will be made on a case-by-case basis in collaboration with the Netflix Post Production Management and Creative Technologies Workflow team. 

 

If our current delivery list contains Graded Archival Master (GAM) and Video Display Master (VDM) assets, are we required to deliver those assets to Netflix? 

Any Graded Archival Master (GAM) or Video Display Master (VDM) requests that have already been budgeted for and confirmed on your deliverables list will not be impacted unless the Netflix Post Production Management team requests otherwise.

 

If the filmmaker would like to deliver a Graded Archival Master (GAM), will you accept it? 

Yes, if a filmmaker wishes to deliver a Graded Archival Master (GAM) in addition to the Non-Graded Archival Master (NAM), it will be accepted.  QC and validation of this Graded Archival Master (GAM) will be performed at the discretion of Netflix.

 

If we are remastering a previous season of a show that originally had a Graded Archival Master (GAM), will you accept the updated GAM in Content Hub? 

The value of collecting additional assets resulting from a remastering effort will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

 

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