YoYotta joins Netflix Production Technology Alliance

YoYotta joining the Netflix Production Technology Alliance assures production and post companies that YoYotta workflow software meets Netflix technical and delivery specifications now and will continue to meet their needs in the future.
Learn more about the Netflix Production Technology Alliance

Technical Specification

Data management of assets on set, in production and post

Meeting Netflix guidelines

Minimum of three copies of all assets
YoYotta copies at high speed in parallel to multiple destinations, making it easy to ensure there are always at least three copies.

Store on two different types of media
YoYotta supports verified copies to all media types including shuttle drives, NAS, SAN and LTFS LTO tapes.

Use checksums and perform verification
YoYotta generates MD5 and xxHash checksums. These are used to verify every transfer. See Verification for more details.

MHL reports for every offload
YoYotta can generate industry standard MHL reports in the offload folder.

Inspect camera files
As part of the indexing process YoYotta will validate and parse each camera file. The Source Browser displays metadata and also creates thumbnails for the start, middle and end frames. YoYotta Transcode can create proxies for full visual inspection.

For more information see the Netflix web page
Production Assets: Data Management

Delivery Specification

Preparing original camera files (OCF) and audio files for delivery to Netflix

Checklist for Netflix deliveries

YoYotta includes a visual checklist to ensure your workflow complies with the Netflix guidelines.
There is a minimum folder structure required by Netflix for production assets. YoYotta can generate these and other folders when creating verified copies.
YoYotta will look at the job and try to tick off the items in the checklist, however you may need to check some items if folders have already been manually created.

Show Title
Often the show title will be the project name. Once setup this can be saved as a preset for the show.

Shoot Date
The date in the YYYYMMDD format and optionally the shoot day.

Media Folder
Include Camera_Media folder for OCF and Sound_Media folder for audio files.

Roll Folder
YoYotta will copy the full folder structure from the camera card, usually this will include a roll folder. However YoYotta can add a Camera folder.

Legal characters
Enable Strict file and folder naming in Preferences. Then during the indexing of sources YoYotta will warn if any non standard or illegal characters are found.

MHL Report
Enable MHL destination reports on the Source Browser reports tab. YoYotta will write an MHL report after verifying every file that includes both MD5 and xxHash checksums.

For more information see the Netflix web page
Production Assets: Folder & File Naming

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