Digital Cinema Packages

QuVIS Announces 4K Stand Alone DCP Player

Sat, 04/18/2015 - 19:35 -- Nick Dager

QuVIS has announced the availability of the Ovation II DCP player, a player capable of supporting 4K playback in a small form factor and at an affordable price. The company believes Ovation II can ease the challenges faced by independent film festival organizers for playback and screening and provide a platform for independent film producers to efficiently and effectively test out their digital cinema packages before showing them on the big screen.

Fixing the DCP

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 14:31 -- Michael Karagosian

The digital cinema rollout brought cinemas everywhere to a uniform technology, for the first time in generations, and perhaps for the last time ever. This one-time event is often celebrated as the new norm. But in truth, it is anything but normal. Consider the distribution challenges of just one movie – last year’s The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies – and you’ll begin to understand what I mean. Diversity is already returning to the cinema footprint. To best live with it, we need better tools to manage it. To do that, we need to fix the digital cinema package.


What’s Wrong with the DCP?

Fri, 03/06/2015 - 12:29 -- Michael Karagosian

DCP stands for Digital Cinema Package. It’s the name for the collection of digital files that make up a digital movie distribution. Actually, there’s a proper name for the collection of files that make up a movie – called the Composition – but no one seems to like that name, and everyone likes the name DCP. There are two kinds of DCPs in the world, because engineers can never leave things alone. The Good DCP and the Bad DCP. When I say Bad DCP, I mean the one called Interop DCP. When I say Good DCP, I’m talking about the one called SMPTE DCP.


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