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ASSET TYPE: AV MUXED
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VIDEO CHECKSDESCRIPTIONCORRECTINCORRECTNOTESAction required if Fail is detected
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Title CheckTitle present in the feature/episode matches the title in the Netflix Source Request.Seek Correct Source
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Black CheckFeature starts and ends on black. ​(1)​ ​second​ ​of​ ​black​ ​at​ ​the​ ​head​ ​and​ ​tail​ ​of​ ​the
program​ ​(one​ ​[1]​ ​frame​ ​to​ ​one​ ​[1]​ ​second​ ​of​ ​black​ ​is​ ​acceptable​ ​if​ ​providing​ ​ProRes​ ​files).​ Commerical black segments must be trimmed down to two (2) seconds or less.
To be run in conjunction with an Assisted QC pass.Simple Edit - Add/Remove Black
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Extraneous Content CheckSource does not contain bars and tones, bumpers, ​segment ​recaps ​or ​previews,
advertisements, slates, ratings cards, FBI warning cards, VITC time code, placards, overlay
branding or website link callouts before, during and/or after the program. URLs present during
end credits are permissible.
Simple Edit - Remove Extra Content
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Video Censorship CheckVideo is uncensored unless censorship is specifically requested/approved by NetflixCan't Fix - Seek Alternate Source
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Combing/Ghosting Frame CheckPerform 50 frame check, at 5 points. If content is interlaced, has the field order of the file been flagged correctly?To be run in conjunction with an Assisted QC pass.Adjust File Header / Retranscode
Can't Fix - Seek Alternate Source
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Duplicate Frame CheckPerform 50 frame check, at 5 points. If content is interlaced ensure you are displaying only one set of fields during this check.To be run in conjunction with an Assisted QC pass.If 29.97fps - Retranscode - iVTC Using Tachyon
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If 23.98/24/25 - Can't Fix - Seek Alternate Source
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Dropped Frame CheckPerform 50 frame check, at 5 points. Can't Fix - Seek Alternate Source
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Telecine CheckPerform 50 frame check, at 5 points.To be run in conjunction with an Assisted QC pass.Retranscode - Remove iVTC
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Progressive Frame CheckPerform 50 frame check, at 5 points. Only 29.97 or 25 can be interlaced on every frame (this check applies to ProRes sources only).To be run in conjunction with an Assisted QC pass.Retranscode - Deinterlace
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Aliasing/Compression Artifact CheckPerform 50 frame check, at 5 points. To be run in conjunction with an Assisted QC pass.
Source material must be of a quality that is equal to or greater than that of the chosen Netflix specification. Example: 15mbit Long GOP HD Mpeg2 cannot be used to create ProRes 422 HQ.
Retranscode at appropriate compression levels/sample rate
Can't Fix/Per Source - Seek Alternate Source
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Video Hit CheckContent is free from video hits during 5pt spot QC: often manifesting as digital blocks, digital line errors/dropouts or picture breakup occurring anywhere on screen.To be run in conjunction with an Assisted QC pass.Reencode/retranscode
Can't Fix/Per Source - Seek Alternate Source
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VITC CheckVITC/Line 21 information must NOT be present at the top of the frame.Retranscode - Blank VITC With Black
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Aspect Ratio CheckThe image has not been stretched or squeezed and makes sense for the video content. In addition, the aspect ratio has been confirmed to be the original aspect ratio i.e. 2.35, 1.85, 1.78 etc used for the theatrical release (or broadcast for TV shows).Adjust File Header / Retranscode
Can't Fix - Seek Alternate Source
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Color CheckThe image is free from crushed blacks, overexposed highlights and other color artifacts that stand out as an issue to an untrained eye.Color Correct + Retranscode - When Source Format Allows
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Can't Fix - Seek Alternate Source
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Color Banding CheckThe image is free from abrupt changes between shades of the same color.Can't Fix - Seek Alternate Source
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Frame Edge CheckThe image is free from distortion or bands of discoloration on the outlying edge of the frame.To be run in conjunction with an Assisted QC pass.Retranscode - Crop Out Artifacts + Pad With Black
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Burn-in subtitles / Forced Narratives CheckVideo is free from burned-in dialogue subtitles and forced narratives. Per Netflix spec, this does not mean we have a requirement for a textless source. Main titles, end credits, creative narrative text, location call-outs, and other supportive/creative text should be burned in.To be run in conjunction with an Assisted QC pass.Simple Edit - Replace With Textless Elements
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Seamless Version CheckFree of commercial bumpers and segment previews/recaps.Assisted QC pass can help identify commerical black break points for qualification purposesComplex Edit - Remove Bumpers/Previews/Recaps while making any audio edits as seamless as possible. Material may also be rejected and seamless version requested from content owner
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Truncation CheckReview timeline in and out points prior to exporting and during QC to ensure full duration of the timeline is included. Review head and tail to make sure any titles/credits/logos are present and complete.Re-export program with full duration if error was introduced during timeline edits or encoding.
Can't Fix/Per Source - Seek Alternate Source
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Sensitive Content CheckContent does not include depictions of blackface, graphic suicide, or sexual situations involving minors.To be escalated to your Netflix Title Operations Representative (TPM).
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AUDIO CHECKSDESCRIPTIONCORRECTINCORRECTNOTES
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Silence CheckFeature starts and ends on silence. Minimum 1 frame.To be run in conjunction with an Assisted QC pass.Simple Edit - Add/Remove Silence
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Language CheckLanguage spoken matches that specified in the Netflix Source Request. If source request specifies *, then the original language must be present.To be run in conjunction with an Assisted QC pass.Can't Fix - Seek Alternate Source
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Verify Requested Language With your Netflix Title Operations Representative (TPM)
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Duration CheckAudio must be present for the duration of the video.To be run in conjunction with an Assisted QC pass.Simple Edit - Adjust Audio To Match Video Duration
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Extraneous Content CheckAudio excludes large sections of creatively unintended silence before or after program, 2 pops, and other extraneous dialogue, music or effectsTo be run in conjunction with an Assisted QC pass.Simple Edit - Add/Remove Silence, 2 pop/test tones, extraneous DME
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Censorship CheckAudio must be uncensored unless censorship is specifically requested/approved by NetflixTo be run in conjunction with an Assisted QC pass.Can't Fix - Seek Alternate Source
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Sync CheckThe audio has been checked for sync at 5 points. Simple Conform - Offset / Break Removal / Retiming From One Framerate To Another
Complex Conform - Retiming That Involves Multiple Edit Points (not Break Removal) To Remove Drift
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Channel Mapping CheckThe file only contains 2.0 or 5.1+2.0 and the channels are in the correct order. Each channel has been isolated and verified to contain the correct content.Looking at the waveforms or audio levels should expose "fake" 5.1 mixes where the audio levels do not vary from channel to channel. The Lfe channel is usually the give-away if it looks like the other channels. Retranscode - Remove/Add Required Channels + Remap If Necessary. New file may be required.
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Audio Labelling CheckThe channels have been correctly labelled within the MOV container (ProRes sources only)Adjust File Header - Use QuickTime Pro To Adjust Audio Channel Labels.
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Audio Artifact CheckAudio tracks must not include audible artifacts such as "ticks", "pops", "crackle", "hiss", etc.To be run in conjunction with an Assisted QC pass.Attempt to mitigate issues using digital audio software tools. May be more difficult to accomplish if artifacts occur during dialogue.
Can't Fix - Seek Alternate Source
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Audio Drop Out CheckAudio tracks exclude audible drop-outs that occur abruptly and without any contextual cues that they are attributed to creative intent. To be run in conjunction with an Assisted QC pass.Can't Fix - Seek Alternate Source
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Audio Level Shift/Level Change CheckAudio tracks are free from abrupt changes not attributed to creative intent (e.g. dialogue level drops below an audible level or audio levels rise abruptly)Can't Fix - Seek Alternate Source
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Audio Phase CheckAudio is in phase. Out of phase audio may exhibit portions of the mix sounding hollow, and/or include drop outs in dialogue/effects indicating a possible phase error. To be run in conjunction with an Assisted QC pass.Seek Alternate Source
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Dialogue Completeness CheckAudio tracks contain dialogue for all creatively intended/plot-relevant portions of content. Easily identified by an on-screen character's lip movement being clearly visible but no accompanying dialogue present.Can't Fix - Seek Alternate Source
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IMF CHECKSDESCRIPTIONCORRECTINCORRECTNOTES
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Video Edit Point CheckAll edit points that involve 2 different video essences must be checked to ensure the edit is seamless and correct.Correct the edit and recreate IMF package.
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Audio Edit Point CheckAll edit points that involve 2 different audio essences must be checked to ensure the edit is seamless and correct.Correct the edit and recreate IMF package.
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Photon CheckIMF package passes photon validationsTo be run in conjunction with an Assisted QC pass.Correct IMF compliance errors and repackage/redeliver
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Supplemental IMF CPL CheckEnsure all supplemental IMF packages are being built from the most recent supplemental package so that the CPL reflects all changes made since the creation of the original delivery. Rebuild the Supplemental IMF package from the most recent/successfully delivered composition.
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