Today DVFilm (dvfilm.com), known for over 10 years of excellence in 35mm and 16mm digital to film transfers, adds Digital Cinema Packages (DCP) mastering to its array of services.
Every day major film festivals and movie theater chains are adding digital cinema systems to their theaters. The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences recognizes DCPs as qualifying digital submission for consideration for an Academy Award. Movie distributors love the ease and security of using a DCP for distribution over the costly shipping of expensive film prints all over the world.
What is a Digital Cinema Package or DCP?
A Digital Cinema Package is a group of audio, image and data files organized in a specific way for theatrical display. Digital Cinema Initiatives, LLC standardized the specifications of how to compressed and encode audio, image, and data streams for DCP mastering. With the standards in place, DCPs playback identically on every digital cinema system which ensures that a movie is viewed as the filmmakers intended. For security purposes, DCPs only playback on digital cinema systems and can also be encrypted.
Why choose DCP over film?
The benefits over film are numerous. You can show a DCP over and over again without any quality loss. It will look as good as it did the first screening as on the 100th screening. You don’t have to worry about scratches, dust and dirt destroying your expensive film print. You don’t have to lug around heavy film containers or spend money on costly shipping. And all of this at a fraction of the cost of having a film negative and film prints made.
The advent of DCPs puts theatrical release of short and feature movies at independent filmmakers’ fingertips. Business owners can advertise before movies in theaters now without requiring a film print. Let DVFilm transfer your movie or commercial a Digital Cinema Package!
Prices start at $250 plus $20 per program minute.
Interested? Read more information by going to DVFilm.com, click on Services and then DCPs. The direct link is http://dvfilm.com/dci.htm. For more details contact the DVFilm Support and Sales staff, firstname.lastname@example.org or 512-666-4383.