A Digital Cinema Package (DCP) is a collection of digital files used to store and convey digital cinema (DC) audio, image, and data streams. Today, many Film Festival prefer a DCP to films delivered on DVD, BluRay or even Digital Formats. Producer Joddy Eric Matthews heads the Boutique Post House MadWerkz Studios which delivers finished content for Network Television, Film Festivals and International Distribution.

Join Joddy as he demonstrates best practices for getting your independent film to festivals in the best possible position. Topics include: Overview of various DCP software, How to Quality Control your DCP before you send it, the drawbacks/advantages to “free” DCP apps, the differences between the Flat, Scope and Full flavors of delivery. And finally, the correct way to purchase, format and upload your DCP to a USB, Portable Hard Drive or CRU.

Learn several tips to optimize your DCP package and ensure that it can be reliably played by the Theatre.
This course includes
  • 2.5 hours on-demand video
  • 18 articles
  • 2 downloadable resources
  • Free Course
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion

Course Curriculum

DCP Course Overview FREE 00:04:00
1. What is a DCP?
What is a DCP? 00:00:00
Why you need a DCP (Producer/Filmmaker) 00:00:00
2. Formats
My HD Master 00:00:00
2K – Flat, Full, Scope 00:00:00
4K – Scale up or Master? 00:00:00
3D Stereoscopic 00:00:00
Audio Formats 00:00:00
3. Producing The DCP
Best DCP Producer: Editor, Colorist, Producer? 00:00:00
Materials and Hardware to get before you start 00:00:00
DCP Software for Indies 00:00:00
Choosing the right software 00:00:00
How much time should it take? 00:00:00
4. Delivering The DCP
The importance of QC or Quality Control 00:00:00
EXT2, EXT3 What is this? 00:00:00
Windows NTFS Format 00:00:00
How to produce a DCP on a Mac. 00:00:00
Delivery Hardware – From USB to CRU 00:00:00
5. Finish: Wrap Up
Tips and Tricks 00:00:00

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