2023 Camera Requirements for Netflix Approval


To earn Netflix's approval, cameras must meet specific capture criteria. These criteria are as follows:

Resolution: The camera must feature a genuine 4K UHD sensor, capturing images at 3840 photosites in width (spherical).

Codec: Acceptable codecs include lightly compressed, Uncompressed RAW, or Intraframe Based Codec with a 4:2:2 Chroma-subsampling or higher.

Bit Depth: The camera’s bit depth must be a minimum of 10 bits or higher.

Data Rate: A minimum data rate of 240Mbps at 24 frames per second (FPS) is required.

Color Space: Cameras must support a Scene-referred Color Space, such as S.Gamut3, ALEXA Wide Gamut, REDWideGamut, among others.

Transfer Function: The camera should utilize a Scene-referred Transfer Function, including options like Slog3, Log C, Log3G10, VLog, etc.

Timecode: The system must be capable of synchronizing to an external timecode source, with timecode information stored as metadata.

Meeting these specifications ensures that the camera meets the high-quality standards required for Netflix productions.


Netflix approved cameras list 2023

BrandCameraEffective Pixels
ARRIARRI Alexa LF4.5K: 4448×3096
 ARRI Alexa Mini LF4.5K: 4448×3096
 ARRI Alexa 656K:6560×3100
 ARRI Alexa 354.6K: 4608×3164
CanonCanon C300 Mk II4K: 4096×2160
 Canon C300 Mk III4K: 4096×2160
 Canon C500 Mk II5.9K: 5952×3140
 Canon C5004K: 4096×2160
 Canon C7004K: 4096×2160
 Canon C700 FFRAW FF: 5952 x 3140
 Canon EOS C704K: 4096×2160
 Canon EOS R5 C4K: 4096×2160
PanasonicPanasonic VariCam 354K: 4096×2160
 Panasonic VariCam LT4K: 4096×2160
 Panasonic VariCam Pure4K: 4096×2160
 Panasonic AU-EVA14K: 4096×2160
 Panasonic S1H4K: 4096×2160
 Panasonic BGH14K: 4096×2160
 Panasonic BS1H4K: 4096×2160
 Panasonic AK-UC4000UHD: 3840×2160
 RED DSMC2 / WEAPON HELIUM 8K S358K: 8192×4320
 RED EPIC-W HELIUM 8K S358K: 8192×4320
 RED WEAPON DRAGON 6K S356K: 6144×3160
 RED EPIC DRAGON 6K S356K: 6144×3160
 RED DSMC2 / EPIC-W GEMINI 5K S355K: 5120×3000
 RED SCARLET-W DRAGON 5K S355K: 5120×2700
 RED RAVEN 4.5K4.5K: 4608×2160
 RED RANGER HELIUM 8K S358K: 8192×4320
 RED RANGER GEMINI 5K S355K: 5120×3000
 RED DSMC2 DRAGON-X 6K S356K: 6144×3160
 RED KOMODO 6K6K: 6144×3240
 RED V-RAPTOR 8K VV8K: 8192×4320
 RED V-RAPTOR XL 8K VV8K: 8192×4320
 RED V-RAPTOR 8K S358K: 8192×4320
 RED V-RAPTOR XL 8K S358K: 8192×4320
PanavisionPanavision DXL28K: 8192×4320
SonySony Venice6K: 6048×4032
 Sony Venice 2 6K6K: 6048×4032
 Sony Venice 2 8K8.6K: 8640×5760
 Sony FX94K: 4096×2160
 Sony F554K: 4096×2160
 Sony F654K: 4096×2160
 Sony FS7 / FS7 II4K: 4096×2160
 Sony F54K: 4096×2160
 Sony FX64K: 4096×2160
 Sony FR74K: 4096×2160
 Sony PXW-Z450UHD: 3840×2160
 Sony PXW-Z750UHD: 3840×2160
 Sony FX3UHD: 3840×2160
 Sony HDC-F5500UHD: 3840×2160
BlackmagicBlackmagic Design URSA Mini 4.6K4.6K: 4608×2592
 Blackmagic Design URSA Mini Pro 4.6K4.6K: 4608×2592
 Blackmagic Design URSA Mini PRO 4.6K G24.6K: 4608×2592
 Blackmagic Design URSA Mini PRO 12K OLPF12K: 12288×6480
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