DCP Creation Extra Information

The first thing is you need to get a video file to me.  This can either be done digitally (I can provide a place for you to upload the file) or you can post it to me on a portable Hard Drive.  This is generally a single file with the video and audio.

Please let me know

  • Frame-rate
  • Aspect Ration
  • audio mappings (see below)

Apple ProRes 422 is great but if you shoot on high-end cameras (that have a quality/bitrate higher than this ProRes 422) is worth doing HQ but will look great on the screen either way as its the projector, as much as the quality/bitrate that makes things look great on the big screen. The most common for DCP is ProRes 422 HQ or Avid DNxHR HQ.  I can actually accept almost any format but these are the recommended.

In terms of audio, it should be in the file.  Stereo and 5.1 are both fine (please say which tracks are for what, especially for surround).

I can also include subtitles (either burnt-in or separate ‘open subtitles’, for the latter you can have multiple languages) but there is an extra cost.  I can accept .srt files.

The prices at https://funkytwig.com/bristol-dcp-creation-mastering/ are for single-file stereo or surround no subtitles for creating the DCP, sent to you as a zip file.  If you want anything else please let me know and I will reply.

If you want it on an HD I can use the one you send me and return it, or I can get one at extra cost (500GB is fine, £40) plus return postage (I use Royal Mail Special Delivery).

I can turn it around in 4 days but need to know in advance.

I can add subtitles later, but you need to let me know if this will happen as I need to hang on to all the files I create to do this later.

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