This article describes the steps required to upload, prepare, and submit final VFX Shots to Picture Finishing (DI) for final delivery. See below for more detailed instructions on setting up your environment, uploading data to Content Hub Workspaces, Importing VFX Shots into the Asset library, and submitting those shots to DI for final delivery.
Please refer to the following document for Content Hub initial setup.
VFX Shot Naming Convention
Before proceeding with your VFX shot upload, please ensure that your assets were created and prepared following the requirements outlined in the VFX Shot and Version Naming guide.
If the naming convention or file types you are using for deliveries on this show differ from what is outlined, please reach out to your Netflix VFX contact.
*NOTE - For this workflow we can only accept ZIPLESS or unzipped uploads.
Default Import Profile
RD_101_001_0010_AA_v001.mov # [proxy=editorial, shot_name=RD_101_001_0010_AA, version=1]
RD_101_001_0010_AA_v001_H264.mov # [proxy=preview, shot_name=RD_101_001_0010_AA, version=1]
RD_101_001_0010_AA_v001_4K.mov # [proxy=preview4k, shot_name=RD_101_001_0010_AA, version=1]
RD_101_001_0010_AA_v001/ # [element=comp, shot_name=RD_101_001_0010_AA, version=1]
RD_101_001_0010_AA_v001.01000-01045.exr # [element.start_frame=01000, element.end_frame=01045]
RD_101_001_0010_AA_v001_matte/ # [element=matte, shot_name=RD_101_001_0010_AA, version=1]
RD_101_001_0010_AA_v001_matte.01000-01045.exr # [element.start_frame=01000, element.end_frame=01045]
Variant Import Profile #1 (less metadata variant)
CAR_001_0010_v091.mov # [proxy=editorial, shot_name=CAR_001_0010, version=91]
CAR_001_0010_v091/ # [element=comp, shot_name=CAR_001_0010, version=91]
CAR_001_0010_v091.01000-01045.exr # [element.start_frame=01000, element.end_frame=01045]
CAR_001_0010_v091_matte/ # [element=matte, shot_name=CAR_001_0010, version=91]
CAR_001_0010_v091_matte.01000-01045.exr # [element.start_frame=01000, element.end_frame=01045]
Variant Import Profile #2 (w/ embedded Shot Folders)
RD101_010_010_v001/ [shot_name=RD101_010_010, version=1]
RD101_010_010_v001.mov # [proxy=editorial]
RD101_010_010_v001_H264.mov # [proxy=preview]
RD101_010_010_v001_4K.mov # [proxy=preview4k]
RD101_010_010_v001_comp/ # [element=comp]
RD101_010_010_v001.01000-01045.exr # [element.start_frame=01000, element.end_frame=01045]
RD101_010_010_v001_matte/ # [element=matte]
RD101_010_010_v001_matte.01000-01045.exr # [element.start_frame=01000, element.end_frame=01045]
VFX to DI Delivery Submission Steps
Step One - Upload
To begin the VFX Shot delivery process, first navigate to the Workspace tab within your project. Click the BLUE upload button at the bottom right of the screen, then drag and drop the folder into the dialogue box:
Once you have verified the upload is complete via the Aspera Connect transfer window, you’re ready to prepare the submission.
Step Two - Prepare the submission
Next, navigate to the MAILBOX tab and click “NEW SUBMISSION”. You’ll be prompted to fill out the required fields for this submission:
- DI Vendor: this is the recipient of the submission, you should see the Post house you are working with for DI in this list.
- Asset Type: VFX Shot
- Submission ID: if you are tracking submissions in a tracking tool, you can use this Submission ID field to correlate this information back to your production management software.
*NOTE - Duplicate Submission IDs are not accepted.
Once this info has been filled out, simply click “CREATE” to create a new empty submission:
Step Three - Import the VFX Shots
Once an empty submission has been created, your next step is to attach VFX Shots to the submission. This can be accomplished in two ways, either by Importing these shots from your Workspace, or by browsing the existing VFX Shots in the asset library. We’ll show the instructions for Importing from Workspaces below.
From the details page of the Submission, click the “Add VFX Shots” button, then choose “Import from Workspace”:
Next, select the folder you would like to submit, then click “Review Import”. By doing this, the Import tool will attempt to extract metadata from the naming convention of the files and folders that were selected. If you do not see results you expect, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and we will help troubleshoot with you.
If the shot metadata looks good to you, select “Import”. Your shots have now been attached to the Submission. You can add more shots to the Submission by adding from the Asset library or by Importing new shots.
Step Four - Submit
If you have added all of the shots you plan to submit as finals to the DI vendor, simply click the “Submit” button. Upon submit, a notification email will be sent to the DI vendor, and the shots will begin automatically downloading on their end. You’re done!
If you’d like to check on the status of your submission, navigate back to the Mailbox by clicking the back arrow or the Mailbox tab header. Then go to “Outgoing”.
Then click "Submit".