GDC DCP Packager Certified for Dolby Atmos Mastering

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Thu, 09/18/2014 - 14:09 -- Nick Dager

GDC Technology’s mastering software, GDC DCP Packager, has been certified by Dolby Laboratories for mastering Dolby Atmos soundtracks. The certification formally recognizes its capabilities in creating Dolby Atmos Digital Cinema Packages (DCPs).

The Expendables 3 is the first film using GDC DCP Packager for Dolby Atmos mastering, which was handled by GDC Digital Services, a 100 percent owned subsidiary of GDC Technology.  GDC Digital Services also provided Chinese subtitling, mastering in 2D and D-BOX formats, DCP replication and Key Delivery Management (KDM) for The Expendables 3.  The film was widely released in Hong Kong on September 4th.

GDC Digital Services’ clients include major Hollywood and local independent studios. With operations in Hong Kong, USA, Singapore, Japan and China, it offers an array of post production services including digital cinema mastering (2D and 3D), DCP creation and packaging, subtitling, hard drive creation and replication, and KDM (Digital Key) creation, as well as delivery and management to content owners and distributors.

“Adding support for Dolby Atmos mastering makes GDC DCP Packager more powerful as customers can now rely on a trusted name to create and deliver Dolby Atmos DCPs,” said Pranay Kumar, CTO of GDC Technology. “Achieving this certification crystallizes the company’s commitment and capabilities in offering industry leading digital cinema products to filmmakers and distributors worldwide.”

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