Tom Evans

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Next month I need to deliver a commercial to a local theatre and was hoping I could create the DCP myself. Is it very complicated and what software should I use? 

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One of the fastest software for DCP FinalDCP http://www.innovative-pixel.de/shop/finaldcp/
but the qualitative results can be achieved using EasyDCP Creator https://www.easydcp.com/product.php?id=1.

And there are turnkey systems (Hardware+software solution)

This is the paid solution, but you can use free software

OpenDCP https://www.opendcp.org/

 

 

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You don't need Tornado for creating a DCP - this is only for high throughput orchestrated use.

For creating and authoring DCPs you can use Marquise Technologies MIST:
http://marquise-tech.com/mist.html

Other than that, there's other commercial softwares (cheaper), such as Fraunhofer EasyDCP, Wraptor, FinalDCP.

On the freeware-side: I don't like OpenDCP, as it has not been doing a great job for me - gamma-wise and also metadata-wise.

When you check an OpenDCP-created DCP with a validation tool (like MIST), you'll see that it produces lots of metadata errors.

I can recommend DCP Creator on the freeware side: www.terminal-entry.de.

There's also DCP-builder and DCP-o-matic.

Plus, here's tutorial on SCRATCH, where you can do a very controlled gamma / color space transform in SCRATCH,

plus do the jpeg2000 encoding there, so in the end you just need to re-wrap your content to MXF/DCP,

but not encode it a second time:

This workflow should also work with any other grading package - principle is the same.

 

 

Cheers,

Mazze

 

 

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i use DCP-0-Matic for  festival screeners, works perfectly, and is both fast and free

i send all bonded deliverables to a facility, includeing encrypted DCP's but i do create the DCDM myself so i know the color pipeline is solid

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DCP-o-matic is great, and has some code copy-pasted from OpenDCP for those who are familiar with that.

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On 9/17/2016 at 5:11 AM, Margus Voll said:

I use Final DCP and it is super simple just price is not super cheap.

And quality wise, Margus, is it really good? Do you share Ildus gabidullin's  opinion on FinalDCP vs EasyDCP?

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