Anamorphic format is shooting
a widescreen image on media with a non-widescreen native aspect ratio. It also
refers to the display format in which a distorted image is
"stretched" to recreate the original aspect ratio on the viewing
A nine-digit bank routing code
used in the United States. This number appears at the bottom of checks to
identify the financial institution on which it was drawn and facilitates
electronic funds transfers.
A form of timed text that
displays what is spoken in a video. Terms vary, including closed captions,
captions, and subtitles. Closed captions (U.S.) are usually defaulted to not
display. Subtitles and captions usually default to being shown and can be used
for translation of spoken language into a display in an alternate language.
Your Company Profile is where you enter physical address, phone number,
and email address. Please keep this information
up-to-date.Important: A Company
Profile is required, even if you are an individual without a company
affiliation. Individuals can enter a first and last name as the company
This expressed the ratio of the display area width and height.
Displays larger than a 4:3 ratio are referred to as “widescreen.” Anamorphic content
must have correct 4:3 or 16:9 display aspect ratio flags.
Forced narratives are subtitles that translate spoken dialogue or text that isn’t in the primary language of the video, and therefore need translation and shown to all viewers whether captions are turn on or off. An example is a movie where French sailors speak French. English is the primary language of the movie, but these characters speak in French, requiring forced narrative text onscreen translating the French dialogue for all viewers..
Frame rate describes the frequency at which consecutive images, known as frames, are displayed. Prime Video Direct supports the following frame rates: 23.976p 24p, 25i, 25p, 29.97i, 29.97p, 30i, 30p, 60p.
The category of a video based on the general theme of a title, like science fiction, drama, and comedy. Genres help viewers know the stylistic format of the title. We also use them in search, personalization, and categorization of content. When picking genres, be as specific as possible as it makes finding your content easier on Prime Video.
The International Bank Account Number (IBAN) consists of up to 34 alphanumeric characters, comprising a country or region code, two check digits and a bank account number. More than 65 countries or regions throughout Europe, the Middle East, and in the Caribbean use IBAN.
A mezzanine file is a
compressed master video file used to produce additional compressed video
streams and downloads. We automatically prepare your file for use across
platforms and streaming qualities. By following our Mezzanine Requirements, we provide the best possible quality
for your videos.
As part of Availability, there are multiple pricing models for your
If you select Rent or Buy, you're asked to choose between Preset
pricing and Custom pricing (advanced).
Preset pricing includes Value, best for older and
back catalog videos, and Base, best for balancing
cost with wide audience appeal. Note: Amazon reserves the right to
Regulators or organizations in each marketplace create ratings criteria for movies and TV shows. For example, the Motion Picture of Association of America (MPAA) assigns movie ratings of G, PG, PG-13, R, and NC-17 in the United States. Similar organization exist worldwide including the BBFC (UK), FSK (Germany), and Eirin (Japan). Ratings represent the audience suitability for issues like sex, violence, substance abuse, profanity, or other types of mature content. In most cases, you will use Not Rated (NR). Each title can have one rating. If you have a rating in multiple countries or regions, we recommend setting your rating in each translation.
Scan type can be interlaced or progressive. For interlaced, two fields (odd lines and even lines) or scans are combined for a single frame of video. Progressive uses a single scan of all lines for each frame. Motion appears smoother and more realistic with progressive scanning. Prime Video Direct supports both scan types.
The parent title of serialized content. There might be
different series for different versions of a show. This is relevant only if it
is required to separate the serialized titles into different collections.
Examples: “Doctor Who Classic” & “Doctor Who” or “Saturday Night Live!”
& “The Best of SNL.” Traditionally, all seasons and episodes of a show have
a single parent title (series).
A collection of individual titles presented in a sequence
with other seasons. For shows that are “non-episodic,” we suggest collecting
under a “season,” by broadcast year or production cycle. Example: “The Daily Farm Report”
A standard format of Business Identifier Codes (BIC) that are unique for
a bank. These codes facilitate electronic funds transfers. The SWIFT
code consists of 8 or 11 characters. The first 8-digits refer to the
primary bank. The optional last three digits identify a specific branch.
Unique streams is the total count of unique streaming
sessions. It’s the same as the total count of customer Play button clicks. For
example, if a customer starts watching a title in a web browser, switches to a
mobile device, and then continues on Fire TV it’s counted as three unique
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