Creating dcp for vox cinemas Imax

Recently we created DCP for VOX CINEMAS IMAX.


If you are supplying us with finished DCP please ensure that content supplied adheres to the
specifications outlined below and that files are pre-checked for quality.
Content is to be in widescreen 1.85:1 format due to technical restrictions on changing to
cinemascope format. It is preferred that images are not letter or pillar boxed. Content is to be
supplied on USB flash drive.
Colour space must be in a XYZ format
Widescreen aspect ratio must be 1998 X 1080 [1.85:1]
Picture frame rate must be 24 fps
Picture element must be in sync with the sound elements
Sound files Broadcast WAV format
Audio to be 7.1 full surround audio configuration
Sample rate 48KHZ and exactly 2000 audio samples per image, per image frame
Sound elements must be in sync with the picture element
The presentation level for sound must not exceed a loudness level of 82dB Leq
We require a loudness level that does not exceed an average of 82dB - JPEG 2000 sound
This standard is based on measurements by the Dolby LEQ Meter, which gives a numeric
value to a loudness average over the length of a commercial. The sound level of 82dB is
considered internationally to be the acceptable maximum level.
An ASSETMAP file. This file must list all files that are included in the DCP
A CPL [composition playlist] data file (.XML)
A JP2k picture file (.mxf)
A PKL xml data file
A VOLINDEX data file
A wav audio file (.mxf)
The below describes the naming convention for the Content Title Text and Annotation Text
fields in a Composition Playlist (CPL) for all Digital Cinema Packages (DCP).
The most significant information about the DCP is contained in the first 40 characters of the
CPL text fields, to accommodate certain digital cinema servers with limited user interface
character displays. Additional information is included for servers that can display more than
40 characters.
The title name must appear in the Content Title Text field and it may appear in the Annotation
Text field.
Under scores separate each field of information in the title name. Hyphens can be used to
separate words or parts within a field. No blank spaces are to be used. Generally, upper case
letters are used, with lower case letters used in specific instances as described below.


(ID no. 11513 client Ford product Fiesta length 30 seconds, Advertising, Flat, English audio
with no subtitles, for Australia ad not rated, 5.1 Audio with English narrative track, 2K
Resolution, distributed by Val Morgan, packaged on June 1 2010, at Digital Pictures
Melbourne, non-ghostbusted, original and entire version).

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DCP- Universal format to exhibit your movie worldwide.


What Is DCP?

Digital Cinema Initiatives (most of the major studios) coined the expression when looking at ways of packaging Digital Cinema contents. DCP is a collection of digital files used to store and convey Digital Cinema audio, image, and data streams (Wikipedia).

A DCP is usually made up of large MXF (Material Exchange Format) and XML files.

Making a DCP means -

  • Creating the image sequence, from your digital masters, into TIFF, BMP or DPX will take up a lot of space.
  • Converting the image sequence to JPEG 2000 images will take a lot of processing power.
  • One of the great benefits of image sequences is that if you need to change a portion of your film, a shot or scene needs fixing, you only need to re-render that shot or scene and replace those images in your sequence without having to re-export the whole film.
  • The best format for your delivery drive (or USB stick) is Linux EXT.
  • One of the main benefits of DCP is the XYZ colour space, which has a much greater gamut:

How do I make a DCP?
Watch the video for a more detailed look at the DCP making process. In simple terms, it goes like this:

1. Export your film as a 16-bit TIFF sequence.
2. Use free, open source DCP software to convert the TIFF sequence into JPEG 2000
3. The DCP software then wraps the video (JPEG2000) and audio (WAV) in to MXF files.
4. The final stage is creating the DCP which generates 6 files that will be recognised by a DCP server.