The best common practice to deliver a Digital Cinema Package (DCP)

The best common practice is to deliver the DCP on a Linux ext-2 USB 2 compatible hard drive. The Cru Dataport DX-115 hard drive caddy with a USB 2/3 adapter is often used. These hard drive caddies load directly into a lot of digital cinema equipment. Like Dolby/Doremi. Updates: You are allowed to have many… Continue reading The best common practice to deliver a Digital Cinema Package (DCP)

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Tips on converting Film Festival programmes to the DCP (Digital Cinema Package) format.

This year I converted all films that was not 35 mm or DCPs at the Films from the North 2011 section at Tromsø International Film Festival 2011 to DCPs. In total I made 33 DCPs (about 10 hours) in two weeks. I was also responsible for screening the DCPs at the film festival. I checked… Continue reading Tips on converting Film Festival programmes to the DCP (Digital Cinema Package) format.

Tips on DCP resolutions and some other things

edit 4 Summary: DCPs uses these standard resolutions: 2K Flat 1.85: 1 1998×1080 2K Scope 2.39:1 2048×858 4K Flat 1.85: 3996 x 2160 4K Scope 2.39: 4096 x 1716 -Getting the resolution correct is important. -Flat and Scope are the standard presets in all cinemas. -1.78:1 (16/9) and 2.35:1 films can get image artifacts (trapezoid… Continue reading Tips on DCP resolutions and some other things