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What do I have to know in order to create productions for Netflix?

Users of streaming platforms such as Netflix are increasing. Creating audiovisual contents for these platforms can be a successful initiative, despite they require knowledge on certain procedures that guarantee a good quality. Do you know which the requirements for these productions are? Keep reading!

6 july 2017

Which requirements must fulfil the camera in Netflix’s original productions?

If you want to use all the potential a streaming platform can offer to show the world your productions, you must know that not every camera is valid for carrying out your project. One of the requirements is that the camera with which the production is recorded must have a real 4k sensor (a horizontal resolution of 4096 pixels or more). Nevertheless, there are other aspects you must consider:

  • Regarding the recording format

- You will need the recording to have a bit rate of at least 240 Mbps (megabits per second) at 23.98/24 frames per second. 

- You must set the recording format as RAW (no compression or low compression) and logarithmic colour space. 

- You will have to check that the files keep the metadata, such as tape name, time code, ISO, etc. 

 

  • Regarding the framing

-You will have to evaluate and agree with Netflix aspect ratios higher than 2.00:1.

-You must register the framing chart before the main recording begins.

Adapting to the requirements that guarantee the quality of the production is fundamental to succeed in this platform that progressively is adding more users and fans 

Adapt to the requirements that guarantee the quality of the production is fundamental to succeed in this platform that progressively is adding more users. Of course, the quality assurance has been taken into account by some of the series that have succeeded in Netflix, like the following: 

  1. Narcos: Based on the emergence of cocaine trafficking from Colombia during the 1980s, the American crime drama series has won viewers since it was released in August 2015.
  2. House of Cards: This series, which was released in 2013 and begins with Congressman Francis Underwood's statement of intent about the obligation to do unpleasant but necessary things sometimes, has also been one of the most popular among viewers. Five seasons have already been released. 
  3. Black Mirror: This British series is another of the most popular ones. It shows how technology affects our lives and sometimes brings out the meanness in us. Here is the trailer of the third season of this famous series.  

 
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