Given that the production team for House of Cards knew the show would be streamed online as the only distribution method, did the directors and editors consider H.264's encoding limitations when planning shots and transitions?
Cross-fades, fades to/from black, and pans seem to be infrequently used. I was surprised to see scrolling credits instead of text with simple cuts, as scrolling text is more difficult to encode well.
I've heard that some music producers have used dynamic range compression and other mastering techniques to better accommodate MP3 and earbuds. I'm curious if there is any evidence that House of Cards might have done something similar for video encoding.