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DCP questions 24 Nov 2018 23:02 #97951

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I might be needing DCP version of my film. I can't spend that much money on making one.
Is this possible?
Also, I will have no possibility to check it out. So how do I know it's good?

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DCP questions 25 Nov 2018 00:32 #97952

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You can use DCP-o-Matic to make a DCP. It does a good job. I'm not sitting in front of it right now so I can't tell you what settings to use. But if I recall it puts everything in a folder that the server won't recognize until you remove it. This may have been fixed in newer versions
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DCP questions 25 Nov 2018 00:57 #97954

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Thank you. I will check this out.
Lot's of festival want DCP now.
Is there a way to check out if it is properly done besides going to a cinema?
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DCP questions 25 Nov 2018 01:41 #97956

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DCP is much better than trying to play Blu-rays. I wholeheartedly recommend the format for proper theatrical exhibition. There's no way to play a DCP except from a cinema server to my knowledge. There might be some apps out there though.
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DCP questions 25 Nov 2018 18:20 #97962

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Indeed, that is what I'm wondering about: how to check it out.
I will be looking for a place to screen it.

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DCP questions 26 Nov 2018 01:39 #97965

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www.easydcp.com has a Pay as you go offer, and its pretty good, the only thing is that you will need a hard-drive formatted to Ext3 or NTFS (some servers only accept Ext3) and for that you will need paragon software. Unless the festival has a direct upload option.

Hope this helps!
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DCP questions 26 Nov 2018 08:10 #97968

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Any worthwhile exhibitor will ingest to the local server. Playback from external drives cannot be trusted. Make sure your USB stick or whatever is formatted to ExFAT though so it can be seen, NTFS is fine, too.
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