Netflix proxies in Backlot and their underlying workflows have been updated to improve both proxy quality and download availability.
- Netflix Proxy Quality
Netflix proxy resolutions have been increased to 1920x1080p where applicable. Sources with lower resolutions will retain their native resolutions.
- Netflix Proxy Download Availability
For any source materials that have been ingested as of March 1st, 2021, Netflix has created a pool of pre-generated user-level watermarked proxies which should provide significantly improved access to proxies once the primary A/V source has been successfully ingested.
This new watermarking service provides a more consistent, reliable pool of high-quality Netflix proxies available for download. Thanks to this new service, we are now able to formally decommission the availability of a "Low Quality Final Proxy" option in Backlot (640x360p), which was previously used as an interim stop-gap solution until higher-res, watermarked proxies could become available.
In rare scenarios where the final proxy is not readily available, users will generate an "ad-hoc watermarking request" when attempting to download the proxy from Backlot (see figure 1):
Backlot Messaging for "Ad hoc" watermarking request
Users will then receive an email notification once the ad hoc task is complete with a direct link to the corresponding source request detail page where they can download the proxy (see figure 2):
Email Confirming Download Availability after "Ad hoc" watermarking request
- Watermark Changes
We have stabilized the UUID watermark. It is now statically placed at the bottom of the image (no longer bouncing):
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