How to prepare video for DCP?

DCP (Digital Cinema Package) is a digital format for movie screenings. To prepare a video for DCP, you’ll need to follow these steps:

  • Resolution: Ensure that your video’s resolution meets the DCP requirements. Typically, this is 2K (2048×1080) or 4K (4096×2160) resolution.
  • Format: Save your video in a lossless format such as TIFF or DPX.
  • Frame Rate: Ensure that your video’s frame rate matches the standard DCP frame rates (typically 24 or 25 frames per second).
  • Sound: Prepare your video’s audio track according to DCP requirements. Typically, this is multichannel sound recorded in WAV or AIFF format.
  • Metadata: Add metadata to your video so that it can be identified and played back correctly in theaters. Metadata can include information such as the title, producers, director, genre, duration, and more.
  • Packaging: Finally, package all files into a DCP package using specialized software or using the DCP Maker service.

After that, you can deliver your DCP package to the theater for movie screening.

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