What is a DCP?
DCP or Digital Cinema Package is a collection of various files such as sound, picture, metadata, and subtitles. These files are easily understood by a cinema server since he knows how to read and play them easily. It is more of a film print’s digital equivalent.
Digital Cinema Initiatives (DCI) sets out the requirement for the creation of the DCPs. At Perfect Voices, we use completely DCI-compliant DVS Clipster suite which is the most reliable and fastest solution in the market.
What is a DCDM?
DCDM is an abbreviation for Digital Cinema Distribution Master. The DCDM provides the master elements that are uncompressed in nature which helps in the creation of the DCP.
What is a KDM?
KDM or Key Delivery Message is a type of electronic key which contains a code that unlocks an encrypted film. The reason encryption is enabled is due to the fact that a lot of films are getting stolen and duplicated these days.
DCPs are encrypted in such a way that they can be played only on a particular digital Cinema Server and that too at a time which is pre-determined. The KDM is sent to unlock the DCP for screening at the projection site.
Why Choose Perfect Voices For DCP?
- To ensure maximum flexibility, DCPs are created on the Clipster from DVS.
- Our in-house cinema is equipped with a Christie CP2210, a Doremi DCP-2K4 and a 5.1 sound system, which ensures uncompromising quality.
- We offer the production of DCP copies and KDMs for cinema distribution.
Our Services Include:
- DCP mastering from DCDM files (Digital Cinema Initiative Distribution Master)
- DCP mastering from tape formats (for example, HDCAM SR)
- DCP mastering from file formats (e.g. Quicktime, ProRes or TIFF sequences)
- up to 4K resolution
- full 3D support
- Inserting titles, applying sound and subtitles to existing DCPs
- Creation of unencrypted and encrypted DCPs
- Quality check on Christie CP2210 Digital Cinema projector
- Test on cinema servers from Doremi, Dolby, and Qube
- Copying of DCPs on professional CRU Drives and Shipping
- Generating KDMs and sending by e-mail
- Provision of trailer and teaser DCPs on the ARRI Digital Cinema Distribution Portal