What is PreFlight?
A successful Preflight will ensure a quick launch of your title.
PreFlight is a brief but important first step in our onboarding process that is basically a trial run of your delivery that allows us to confirm that we will be able to publish the assets you deliver.
What are the steps?
Below you will find the list of assets that we will need to receive during PreFlight, depending on if you are sending us episodic or movie/singular content.
1. Asset Gathering & Preparation:
Please provide one (1) sample of each of the assets listed below during the preflight stage.
You may upload the remaining assets after the samples have been approved.
- Mezzanine video
- Timed Text/Captions
- Metadata TSV
- Key Art with logo - JPG 3200x1200
- Key Art with logo - JPG 1920x1080
- Key Art without logo (textless) - JPG 1920x1080
- Key Art with logo - JPG 2560x1920
- Banner with logo - JPG 1280x300
- Poster With logo - 1400 x 2000
- Character image(s) (transparent background) - PNG/PSD >500x500
- Series Logo (transparent background) - PNG/PSD/EPS >1000x350
- Any marketing and promotional materials such as promotional videos, trailers, social media promos, etc.
- For Show/Series content: Episodic Thumbnails: JPG 1920 x 1080
2. Asset Delivery
We have created one entry for your content during this PreFlight stage.
- Asset upload: Deliver files as described in the asset upload instructions.
- Metadata upload: Deliver metadata as described in the metadata upload instructions.
If you have any questions, please create a ticket at contact.gnusbrands.com and our team will be available to assist you.
3. Asset Review
Almost done! We will review the assets to ensure we can publish your content, and will provide helpful feedback if there are any roadblocks found. If necessary, we may ask you to deliver a replacement asset.
When the PreFlight is passed, we will prepare the CMS for the rest of your catalog to be uploaded.
Why do we need PreFlight?
We do not publish your content until all assets have been delivered in full. That means we need all assets to meet our delivery requirements, or we cannot publish. PreFlight allows us to confirm that the delivery requirements and procedures can be met, avoiding nearly all unnecessary delays and duplication of work. Delays during publications take significantly more time than a PreFlight check. All things considered, inclusion of a PreFlight stage amounts to the quickest route to generating revenue for your content.