Capture requirements 

Capture Resolution - Camera must have a true 4K/UHD sensor (equal-to or greater than 3840

photosites wide). 

Capture Format - RAW  (Sony RAW, REDCODE, Arriraw, etc.)   

Compression - (XAVC, ProRes, or other I-Frame capable formats). Minimum of 16-bit Linear  or  10-bit Log  processing. Minimum data-rate of 240Mb/s at 23.98fps

Capture Transfer Function - S-Log3, Log-C, V-Log,  

No looks or colour corrections should be baked into the original camera files. Original camera files must maintain all metadata (i.e. Tape Name, Timecode, Frame Rate, ISO, WB, etc.)

 

Black balancing 

If applicable, black balancing of camera sensors should be done daily, when the camera is at normal operating temperature. See specific black balancing instructions in

the camera operating manual.

 

Aspect / Framing

Aspect ratios greater than 2.00:1 must be evaluated and discussed with Netflix for approval. Framing chart must be shot before principal photography begins, and processed through the dailies pipeline which will be shared with editorial, post-production, and VFX.

 

Anamorphic Lenses 

If anamorphic lenses are being considered, camera selection must take into account the extra resolution required for capture. Contact your Netflix project lead to discuss implications or concerns.

 

Secondary Cameras

Any cameras other than the primary camera (crash, POV, drone, underwater, etc.) must be approved by Netflix. Footage from non-approved cameras will count towards the total allotment of non-approved capture. The allotment is based on content used in the final edit (per episode if applicable) and not on the total captured content. Test footage should be shot and provided to dailies and post-production to ensure compatibility with primary camera.

 

Spanned clips 

Allowing a camera to record spanned clips (single takes spread out on multiple camera cards) is inadvisable. Please avoid this recording method if it is not absolutely necessary

Netflix approved cameras

Effective Pixels

Recording Format

ARRI Alexa LF

Effective Pixels

Recording Format

4.5K:

4448x3096

- ARRIRAW

- ProRes 422 FQ (or higher)

- Approved for anamorphic capture

Effective Pixels

Recording Format

ARRI Alexa Mini LF

4.5K:

4448x3096

- ARRIRAW

- ProRes 422 FQ (or higher)

- Approved for anamorphic capture

ARRI Alexa 65

Effective Pixels

Recording Format

Effective Pixels

6K:

6560x3100

- ARRIRAW

- Approved for anamorphic capture

Effective Pixels

Recording Format

Recording Format

Canon C300 Mk 11

4K:

4096x2160

- Canon RAW

- XF-AVC (4K)

Canon C500 Mk 11

Recording Format

Effective Pixels

5.9K:

5952x3140

- Cinema RAW Light

- XF-AVC (4K)

- Approved for anamorphic capture

Canon C500 

4.K:

4096x2160

- Canon RAW

Canon C700 

Effective Pixels

Recording Format

4K: 4096x2160

4.5K: 4512x2376

- Canon RAW

- XF-AVC (4K)

- ProRes HQ (4K)

Canon C700 FF

RAW FF: 5952x3140

RAW 2.35: 5952x2532

4K: 4096x2160

UHD: 3840x2160

- Canon RAW

- XF-AVC (4K)

- ProRes HQ (4K)

- Approved for anamorphic capture

Effective Pixels

Recording Format

Panasonic VariCam 35 

Effective Pixels

Recording Format

4K:

4096x2160

- V-RAW

- AVC-Intra4K

Panasonic

VariCam LT 

4K:

4096x2160

- V-RAW

- AVC-Intra4K

Panasonic

VariCam Pure

Effective Pixels

Recording Format

4K:

4096x2160

- V-RAW

Panasonic

AU-EVA1

4K:

4096x2160

- 422 All-1 400Mb/s*

*Firmware 2.02 or higher

required

Panasonic

SS1H

Effective Pixels

Recording Format

4.5K:

4448x3096

- 422 All-1 400Mb/s

Panasonic

AK-UC4000

UHD:

3840x2160

- Baseband Video

Effective Pixels

Recording Format

RED DSMC2/WEAPON

MONSTRO 8K VV

Effective Pixels

Recording Format

8K:

8192x4320

- REDCODE RAW (up to 8:1)

- Approved for anamorphic capture

RED

WEAPON DRAGON 8K 

8K:

8192x4320

- REDCODE RAW (up to 6:1)

- Approved for anamorphic capture

RED DSMC2/WEAPON

HELIUM

8K S35

Effective Pixels

Recording Format

8K:

8192x4320

- REDCODE RAW (up to 8:1)

- Approved for anamorphic capture

RED

EPIC-W HELIUM

8K S35

8K:

8192x4320

- REDCODE RAW (up to 8:1)

- Approved for anamorphic capture

RED

WEAPON DRAGON 6K S35

Effective Pixels

Recording Format

6K:

6144x3160

- REDCODE RAW (up to 6:1)

- Approved for anamorphic capture

RED

EPIC DRAGON

6K S35

6K:

6144x3160

- REDCODE RAW (up to 6:1)

- Approved for anamorphic capture

RED

DSMC2/ EPIC-W  GEMINI

5K S35

Effective Pixels

Recording Format

5K:

5120x3000

- REDCODE RAW (up to 8:1)

- Approved for anamorphic capture

RED

SCARLET-W DRAGON

5K S35

5K:

5120x2700

- REDCODE RAW (up to 6:1)

RED

RAVEN

4.5K

Effective Pixels

Recording Format

4.5K:

4608x2160

- REDCODE RAW (up to 6:1)

RED

RANGER MONSTRO

8K W

8K:

8192x4320

- REDCODE RAW (up to 8:1)

- Approved for anamorphic capture

RED

RANGER HELIUM

8K S35

Effective Pixels

Recording Format

8K:

8192x4320

- REDCODE RAW (up to 8:1)

- Approved for anamorphic capture

RED

RANGER GEMINI

5K S35

5K:

5120x3000

- REDCODE RAW (up to 8:1)

- Approved for anamorphic capture

RED

DSMC2 DRAGON-X

6K S35

Effective Pixels

Recording Format

6K:

6144x3160

- REDCODE RAW (up to 6:1)

Effective Pixels

Recording Format

Blackmagic Design

URSA Mini

4.6K 

4.6K:

4608x2592

- CinemaDNG RAW

(up to 4:1)

Blackmagic Design

URSA Mini Pro

4.6K 

Effective Pixels

Recording Format

4.6K:

4608x2592

- CinemaDNG RAW

(up to 5:1)

Blackmagic Design

URSA Mini PRO

4.6K G2

4.6K:

4608x2592

- CinemaDNG RAW

(up to 5:1)

NOTE. Recently added Blackmagic Design RAW format may be added by Netflix.

The 6.5k pocket camera will also be subject to evaluation.

Effective Pixels

Recording Format

Panavision

DXL2

Effective Pixels

Recording Format

8K:

8192x4320

- REDCODE RAW (up to 8:1)

- Approved for anamorphic capture

Sony Venice

6K:

6048x4032

- RAW (up to 4096x2160)

- X-OCN

- XAVC-1

- Approved for anamorphic capture

Effective Pixels

Recording Format

Sony FX9

Recording Format

Effective Pixels

UHD:

3840x2160

- XAVC-1 (UHD)

Sony F55

4K:

4096x2160

- F55RAW

- X-OCN

- XAVC-1 (4K)

Sony F65

Effective Pixels

Recording Format

4K:

4096x2160

- F65RAW

- F65RAW LITE

- XAVC-1 (4K)

Sony FS7/FS7 11

4K:

4096x2160

- XAVC-1 (4K)

 

Sony F5

Recording Format

Effective Pixels

4K:

4096x2160

- XAVC-1 (4K)*

*4K upgrade license

required

Sony HDC-4300

4K:

4096x2160

- 4K Baseband Video

Sony PXW-Z450

Effective Pixels

Recording Format

UHD:

3840x2160

- XAVC-1 QFHD 300 mode

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