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