New features in Easydcp player 2.0
Burn in subtitles when exporting.
Drag and drop
You can make a playlist of films. You can save playlists. You can loop playlists.
Most localized DCPs have the subtitles as supplemental packages that adds subtitles or sound to the original DCP,
these can be loaded together with the main DCP so you can play the DCP with subtitles and different sound.
Variable quality settings
You can move a Quality slider until you get a reasonable FPS playback level.
You can lower the quality of the playback without it being noticeable. Example: It will use 10 bit processing instead of 12 bit processing.
I tried this on a Quad core Mac Mini and I could play back different DCPs without lowering the quality slider much.
Easydcp player 2.0 now support SMPTE subtitles.
Customizable color transforms
You can edit the color transforms to fit your monitor/projector.
HD-SDI and HDMI out
The Ultrastudio 4K has 2K HD-SDI out
Playing the DCPs through HD-SDI can get you closer to the quality of HD-SDI digital cinema servers.
With HD-SDI you can output the DCP in the same frame rate as the DCP (like 24 or 25 FPS) and in 2K resolution.
If you connect the HD-SDI to a digital cinema projector you can send it a clean signal with subtitles, but without color transform and let the projector do the color transform.
Quad core 2.6 Ghz Mac mini
I used a quad core Mac mini to play a DCP without color transform enabled (but with subtitles) through the HD-SDI (HD) output on the Ultrastudio mini monitor.
It worked with the quality slider almost at the top. This will vary with the source. Films with film grain are more difficult to decode than video films.
With both color transform and scaling to HD enabled you need a more powerful computer/graphic card.
The Blackmagic HD-SDI device should be used as the 5.1 sound card. I got 5.1 sound from the HD-SDI output, but only 2 channels from the HDMI output connected to a receiver.
To get 5.1/7.1 sound from SDI you can use a SDI to (AES 8 channels) audio de-embedder:
Blackmagic Design Mini Converter SDI to Audio 4K
With a sync test DCP you can adjust the sync with the +/- Sound Latency settings.
You can use a PC with the CUDA JPEG 2000 decoder and a Decklink HD-SDI card.
To use the CUDA GPU JPEG2000 decoder you need an extra GPU, you can use a Geforce 570 card or better.
You can watch 4K through the graphics card, but you need a powerful computer to play 4K DCPs in 4K resolutions
The Decklink 4K and Ultrastudio 4K support 4K through HDMI or 3G HD-SDI, but Easydcp player only support 4K output through a video card.