This article describes the steps required to upload, prepare, and submit Picture Finishing (DI) Plates Turnover to VFX Vendors. See below for more detailed instructions on setting up your environment, uploading data to Content Hub Workspaces, Importing Plate Turnovers into the Asset Import Tool, and submitting those plates to VFX Vendors.
Please refer to the following document for Content Hub initial setup.
DI Plate Naming Convention
VFX to DI Delivery Submission Steps
Step One - Upload
To begin the Plate Turnover to VFX delivery process, first navigate to the Workspace tab within your project. Click the BLUE upload button at the bottom right of the screen, then drag and drop the folder into the dialogue box:
Once you have verified the upload is complete via the Aspera Connect transfer window, you’re ready to prepare the submission.
Step Two - Prepare the submission
Next, navigate to the MAILBOX tab and click “NEW SUBMISSION”. You’ll be prompted to fill out the required fields for this submission:
- Asset Type: VFX Plates
- Vendor: this is the recipient of the submission, you should see the vendor(s) you are working with for VFX in this list.
- Submission ID: if you are tracking submissions in a tracking tool, you can use this Submission ID field to correlate this information back to your production management software.
*NOTE - Duplicate Submission IDs are not accepted.
Once this info has been filled out, simply click “CREATE” to create a new empty submission:
Step Three - Import the VFX Plates
Once an empty submission has been created, your next step is to attach VFX Plates to the submission. This can be accomplished in two ways, either by Importing these shots from your Workspace, or by browsing the existing VFX Plates in the asset library. We’ll show the instructions for Importing from Workspaces below.
From the details page of the Submission, click the “Add VFX Plates” button, then choose “Import from Workspace”:
Next, select the folder you would like to submit, then click “Review Import”. By doing this, the Import tool will attempt to extract metadata from the naming convention of the files and folders that were selected. If you do not see results you expect, please contact email@example.com and we will help troubleshoot with you.
If the shot metadata looks good to you, select “Import”. Your shots have now been attached to the Submission. You can add more shots to the Submission by adding from the Asset library or by Importing new shots.
Step Four - Submit
If you have added all of the plates you plan to submit to the VFX vendor, simply click the “Submit” button. Upon submit, a notification email will be sent to the VFX vendor, and the plates will begin automatically downloading on their end. You’re done!
If you’d like to check on the status of your submission, navigate back to the Mailbox by clicking the back arrow or the Mailbox tab header. Then go to “Outgoing”.
Then click "Submit".