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ASSET QC (BACKLOT DELIVERY QC) WORKFLOW

*** For details on Asset QC, please see Welcome to Asset QC ***

  1. Add AssetQC Studio Admin Role in Starship
    • Production role - Must be added for every show.
    • Post Managers will need to add Starship roles for themselves and external partners on a show-by-show basis.
  2. Deliver IMF to Backlot
  3. IMF is automatically routed to Asset QC Pool for QC
  4. Report is generated and email notifications are sent to all AssetQC Studio Admins and AssetQC Production Admins
  5. Post team externally reviews report
    • Inputs notes into Asset QC arbitration report. 
      • Chooses Fix issues, best possible or creative intent.
      • See below for more information on ISSUE APPROVAL WORKFLOW
    • Once complete, Post team can make fixes and integrate into new IMF.
  6. New full, OV IMF or supplemental IMF Delivered to Backlot
  7. IMF is automatically routed to Asset QC to check the fixes.
    • All AssetQC Studio and Production Admins notified via email that QC is completed
    • All AssetQC Studio and Production Admins notified via email that Report has QC Action items.
      • Repeat delivery until all issues are addressed or fixed.
      • New issues may be best possible, required input of Post Supervisor.
    • If all issues check out OK asset is approved.
    • If there are new issues or issues not fixed, asset is rejected and new arbitration report is generated.
  8. QC is complete.

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M&E QC WORKFLOW

*** For details on M&E QC, please see M&E QC Spec ***

  1. Add AssetQC Studio Admin Role in Starship
    • Production role - Must be added for every show.
    • Post Managers will need to add Starship roles for themselves and external partners on a show-by-show basis.
  2. Deliver M&E, 5.1 Nearfield Printmaster and Stage Reference video to Content Hub
    • 5.1 Nearfield M&E → 5.1 Nearfield M&E Request
    • 5.1 Nearfield Printmaster → 5.1 Nearfield Printmaster Request
    • 5.1 Optional -> If available, 5.1 Nearfield M&E Request (at the same time as the 5.1 Nearfield M&E)
    • Stage reference video → Locked Cut Proxy in Assets
  3. M&E is automatically routed to Asset QC Pool
  4. Report is generated and email notifications are sent to all AssetQC Studio Admins and AssetQC Production Admins
  5. Post team externally reviews report
    • Inputs notes into Asset QC arbitration report. 
      • Chooses Fix issues, best possible or creative intent.
    • Once complete, Post team can make fixes and integrate into new M&E.
  6. New M&E delivered to Content Hub Request
  7. M&E is automatically routed to Asset QC to check the fixes.
    • All AssetQC Studio and Production Admins notified via email that QC is completed
    • All AssetQC Studio and Produciton Admins notified via email that Report has QC Action items.
      • Repeat delivery until all issues are addressed or fixed.
      • New issues may be best possible, required input of Post Supervisor.
    • If all issues check out OK asset is approved.
    • If there are new issues or issues not fixed, asset is rejected and new arbitration report is generated.
  8. M&E QC is complete.

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ISSUE APPROVAL WORKFLOW

*** For details on the arbitration process, please see Arbitration within Asset QC ***

  1. Post Management will receive completed QC Report with QC Action Items
    • Examples of Blockers: Global Sync issue, incorrect episode delivered, major audio or video corruption, missing content, or anything that makes the content unwatchable.
    • FYI flags require no action.
    • Issue flags must be arbitrated. For more information on Issue Arbitration, please see this article
    • Blocker flags must be fixed.
  2. External Post Supervisor goes through issues and notes what action will be taken on an issue by issue basis.
    • Arbitration guide is located here (link in prodicle)
  3. External Post Supervisors cannot waive these Issues without Netflix Master QC Specialist approval:
    • Incorrect Content (Wrong episode delivered to the wrong package)
    • Frame Errors (visible frame edge, repositioning artifacts)
    • Interlacing/Ghosting/Blended Frames
    • Any Ident related issues
    • LKFS Measurement or True Peak Spec conformance
    • Freeze Frames
    • Dropped Frames
    • Audio Drop-Outs
    • Audio Channel Mismapping
    • Visible Production Crew or Equipment
    • Image Degradation (Macroblocking, Compression Artifacts, Aliasing, Moiré)
    • Digital Video Hits
    • Subtitled Dialogue Burned into Video
  4. Once all issues have been arbitrated, the asset can be redelivered or moved to accepted.
    • The Post Manager can move an asset to accepted if no fixes will be made
    • The Post Manager can take redelivery on the asset once all fixes have been indicated on the Asset QC Report.

 

CHANGE LOG

  • 9/14/2020 - Changed the term "Master QC" to "Branded Content QC"
  • 7/10/2020 - Removed Pre-QC Workflow
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