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NP3 has designed a rating system which identifies vendors according to their level of technical and operational competency along with an assessment of their security and organizational infrastructure.

The ratings are:

  • GOLD
  • SILVER
  • BRONZE

Each rating represents a partners ability to deliver according to a minimum set of attributes specific to each service type for Master Quality Control, Dubbing, Audio Descriptive Services and Creative Post. 

In addition to the NP3 program badge, each rating signals a partners level of proficiency to the post-production community and showcases their services in a clear and identifiable way. 

An important distinction for Creative Post facilities is that these ratings are not meant to signify the quality of the creative work performed. 


RATING ATTRIBUTES

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Creative Post

Gold
  • 24/7 operations (as required)
  • Color science support - PICTURE FACILITY ONLY
  • Dailies Service offering - PICTURE FACILITY ONLY
  • 1Gbps up/down available bandwidth for Netflix transfers
  • Efficient/Automated VFX pull system - PICTURE FACILITY ONLY
  • Development team that can implement Netflix APIs
  • Dedicated training lead & ongoing training methods
  • Dedicated security leader/team, responsible for security program and escalating incidents
  • Cosmetic/Paint VFX capability- PICTURE FACILITY ONLY
  • Full sound service (ADR, Mix, Foley, Editorial) - SOUND FACILITY ONLY
  • Dedicated IT/Network Engineering/SysAdmin staff/Image & Audio Engineering
  • Capacity reporting available on a weekly basis with 6 months of forward observations
  • Remote review capabilities & support (TVIPs, Streambox, Source Connect, ISDN)
  • Presence of key talent
  • Color Calibration performed by in-house staff (vs. External 3rd Party) - PICTURE FACILITY ONLY
  • 16Gb internal network infrastructure
  • DNS-based firewall (vs. IP-based) for connectivity to cloud services with rotating IPs
  • Full 4K Dolby Vision capabilities/ certification - PICTURE FACILITY ONLY
  • Dolby Atmos capabilities/certification - SOUND FACILITY ONLY
  • DCP Creation capability - PICTURE FACILITY ONLY
  • Snowball ready (fast, dedicated 12+ core computer for Snowball Transfers)
  • Monitoring environment calibrated and in line with documented viewing and listening standards, as appropriate to purpose
  • Editorial/production calibration support
  • Able to use secure courier service as selected via Content Hub
  • Have a dedicated Accounting/Billing team
  • Netflix approved security audit (CDSA/MPAA/ISO27001/TPN)
  • English speaking support staff
  • Maintain support contracts with 3rd party software & hardware
  • Audio Calibration performed by Dolby or similar (to be performed quarterly - in house or external) - SOUND FACILITY ONLY
  • Business continuity plan / disaster recovery plan
  • Able to provide bid vs actual tracking
  • IMF playback capability - PICTURE FACILITY ONLY
  • IMF creation capability - PICTURE FACILITY ONLY
  • Netflix MSA in place and in adherence to relevant metrics
  • Netflix remote audit
  • Color calibration
Silver
  • 2 working shifts (Day & Swing) if applicable
  • Color Calibration performed by in-house staff (vs. External 3rd Party) - PICTURE FACILITY ONLY
  • 10Gb internal network infrastructure
  • DNS-based firewall (vs. IP-based) for connectivity to cloud services with rotating IPs
  • Full 4K Dolby Vision capabilities/certification - PICTURE FACILITY ONLY
  • Dolby Atmos capabilities/certification - SOUND FACILITY ONLY
  • DCP Creation capability - PICTURE FACILITY ONLY
  • Snowball ready (fast, dedicated 12+ core computer for Snowball Transfers)
  • Monitoring environment calibrated and in line with documented viewing and listening standards, as appropriate to purpose
  • Editorial/production calibration support
  • 200 Mbps up/down available for Netflix transfers
  • Able to use secure courier service as selected via Content Hub
  • Have a dedicated Accounting/Billing team
  • Netflix approved security audit (CDSA/MPAA/ISO27001/TPN)
  • English speaking support staff
  • Maintain support contracts with 3rd party software & hardware
  • Audio Calibration performed by Dolby or similar (to be performed quarterly - in house or external) - SOUND FACILITY ONLY
  • Business continuity plan / disaster recovery plan
  • Able to provide bid vs actual tracking
  • IMF playback capability - PICTURE FACILITY ONLY
  • IMF creation capability - PICTURE FACILITY ONLY
  • Netflix MSA in place and in adherence to relevant metrics
  • Netflix remote audit
  • Color calibration
Bronze
  • Netflix approved security audit (CDSA/MPAA/ISO27001/TPN)
  • English speaking support staff
  • Maintain support contracts with 3rd party software & hardware
  • Audio Calibration performed by Dolby or similar (to be performed quarterly - in house or external) - SOUND FACILITY ONLY
  • IMF creation capability - PICTURE FACILITY ONLY
  • Business continuity plan / disaster recovery plan
  • Able to provide bid vs actual tracking
  • Netflix MSA in place and in adherence to relevant metrics
  • Netflix remote audit
  • 100 Mbps up/down available for Netflix transfers
  • Color calibration

Dubbing / Audio Description

Gold
  • 24/7 operations (as required)
  • Dedicated security leader/team, responsible for security program and escalating incidents
  • 200 Mbps (up/down) available bandwidth for Netflix transfers
  • Outstanding & proven understanding for Netflix workflows
  • Adherence to Gold standard quality KPIs as developed by Netflix*
  • Dedicated Netflix account person
  • Nearfield mixing capabilities (5.1 mixing capability in calibrated environment)
  • Netflix approved security audit
  • English speaking support staff
  • Dedicated Audio Engineering (recording and/or mixing)
  • All software/hardware is legally obtained and technically supported
  • Capacity awareness on quarterly basis
  • Bid vs. Actual tracking
  • Monitoring environment in line with documented viewing and listening standards, as appropriate to purpose
  • Record dialogue-only service and editorial
  • Approved baseline equipment list
  • Own business & long term facility lease agreement
  • Union compliance / working with correct union in each territory, when needed
  • Ability to source appropriate talent and creative resources
  • Maintain digital records of all contracts and NDAs
  • Business continuity / contingency plan
  • Netflix MSA in place
  • Netflix remote audit
  • Understanding of Netflix workflows (trained, has reviewed dubbing SOWs)
Silver
  • Dedicated Netflix account person
  • 100Mbps (up/down) available bandwidth for Netflix transfers
  • Nearfield mixing capabilities (5.1 mixing capability in calibrated environment)
  • Netflix approved security audit
  • English speaking support staff
  • Dedicated Audio Engineering (recording and/or mixing)
  • All software/hardware is legally obtained and technically supported
  • Capacity awareness on quarterly basis
  • Bid vs. Actual tracking
  • Monitoring environment in line with documented viewing and listening standards, as appropriate to purpose
  • Record dialogue-only service and editorial
  • Approved baseline equipment list
  • Own business & long term facility lease agreement
  • Union compliance / working with correct union in each territory, when needed
  • Ability to source appropriate talent and creative resources
  • Maintain digital records of all contracts and NDAs
  • Business continuity / contingency plan
  • Netflix MSA in place
  • Netflix remote audit
  • Understanding of Netflix workflows (trained, has reviewed dubbing SOWs)
Bronze
  • Netflix approved security audit
  • English speaking support staff
  • Dedicated Audio Engineering (recording and/or mixing)
  • All software/hardware is legally obtained and technically supported
  • Capacity awareness on quarterly basis
  • 50Mbps available bandwidth (up/down) for Netflix transfers
  • Bid vs. Actual tracking
  • Monitoring environment in line with documented viewing and listening standards, as appropriate to purpose
  • Record dialogue-only service and editorial
  • Approved baseline equipment list
  • Own business & long term facility lease agreement
  • Union compliance / working with correct union in each territory, when needed
  • Ability to source appropriate talent and creative resources
  • Maintain digital records of all contracts and NDAs
  • Business continuity / contingency plan
  • Netflix MSA in place
  • Netflix remote audit
  • Understanding of Netflix workflows (trained, has reviewed dubbing SOWs)

Master QC

Gold
  • Approved baseline equipment list for 4K/UHD/2K/ HD SDR and Dolby Vision/HDR IMF and ProRes Source Materials with 5.1 and 2.0 audio.
  • 24/7 operations (as required)
  • Development team that can implement Netflix APIs
  • 1Gb available bandwidth for Netflix transfers
  • 10Gb internal network infrastructure
  • Full 4K Dolby Vision or Dolby Atmos capabilities/certification
  • M&E & Atmos QC
  • Dedicated Netflix Account Person
  • M&E QC (Nearfield)
  • Netflix approved security audit (CDSA/MPAA/ISO27001/TPN)
  • English speaking support staff
  • Dedicated IT/Network Engineering/SysAdmin staff/Image & Audio Engineering
  • Color Calibration performed by in-house staff (vs. External 3rd Party) on a quarterly basis
  • Audio Calibration performed by in-house staff (vs. External 3rd Party) on a quarterly basis
  • Dedicated security leader/team, responsible for security program and escalating incidents
  • Business continuity/ disaster recovery plan
  • DNS-based firewall (vs. IP-based) for connectivity to cloud services with rotating IPs
  • Have a dedicated Accounting/Billing team
  • Monitoring environment in line with documented viewing and listening standards, as appropriate to purpose
  • Dedicated training lead & ongoing training methods
  • Netflix remote audit
  • Netflix MSA in place and in adherence to relevant metrics
  • Adherence to metrics as developed by MQC team
Silver
  • Approved baseline equipment list for 4K/UHD/2K/ HD SDR and Dolby Vision/HDR IMF and ProRes Source Materials with 5.1 and 2.0 audio.
  • Dedicated Netflix Account Person
  • M&E QC (Nearfield)
  • Netflix approved security audit (CDSA/MPAA/ISO27001/TPN)
  • 2 working shifts (Day & Swing)
  • English speaking support staff
  • Dedicated IT/Network Engineering/SysAdmin staff/Image & Audio Engineering
  • Color Calibration performed by in-house staff (vs. External 3rd Party) on a quarterly basis
  • Audio Calibration performed by in-house staff (vs. External 3rd Party) on a quarterly basis
  • Dedicated security leader/team, responsible for security program and escalating incidents
  • Business continuity/ disaster recovery plan
  • DNS-based firewall (vs. IP-based) for connectivity to cloud services with rotating IPs
  • Have a dedicated Accounting/Billing team
  • Monitoring environment in line with documented viewing and listening standards, as appropriate to purpose
  • Dedicated training lead & ongoing training methods
  • Netflix remote audit
  • 500 Mbps up/down available for Netflix transfers
  • Netflix MSA in place and in adherence to relevant metrics
Bronze
  • Approved baseline equipment list for 4K/UHD/2K/ HD SDR and Dolby Vision/HDR IMF and ProRes Source Materials with 5.1 and 2.0 audio.
  • Netflix approved security audit (CDSA/MPAA/ISO27001/TPN)
  • 2 working shifts (Day & Swing)
  • English speaking support staff
  • Dedicated IT/Network Engineering/SysAdmin staff/Image & Audio Engineering
  • Color Calibration performed by in-house staff (vs. External 3rd Party) on a quarterly basis
  • Audio Calibration performed by in-house staff (vs. External 3rd Party) on a quarterly basis
  • Dedicated security leader/team, responsible for security program and escalating incidents
  • Business continuity/ disaster recovery plan
  • DNS-based firewall (vs. IP-based) for connectivity to cloud services with rotating IPs
  • Have a dedicated Accounting/Billing team
  • HD mastering software and streaming playback rooms
  • Monitoring environment in line with documented viewing and listening standards, as appropriate to purpose
  • Dedicated training lead & ongoing training methods
  • Netflix remote audit
  • 500 Mbps up/down available for Netflix transfers
  • Netflix MSA in place and in adherence to relevant metrics
  • Adherence to metrics as developed by MQC team