Do I need to convert my film to 24 fps before creating a DCP?

It’s very likely. Most Digital Cinema servers are now capable of playing back films at a variety of frame rates, but there are still many servers in use that can only play content reliably at 24 or 25 fps. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences still advises filmmakers looking to qualify their films for Oscar contention to master their DCPs at 24 fps. Mastering your film at 24 fps guarantees playback on any D-Cinema playback system worldwide regardless of how old it is. Depending upon your distribution needs we can advise you on an appropriate strategy for frame rate conversion and versioning.

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