DCP explained

If you want to display your film in a digital cinema at highest possible quality, equivalent to a 35mm film print, DCP is the way to go. DCP (Digital Cinema Package) is a world wide standard ‘file format’, playable in every digital cinema all over the world.

Since colorists are one of the last persons handling the material before it is distributed it might be good to know what DCP is and what you need to deliver.

A DCP is not just a file format like quicktime. A DCP is a set of files and all these files are required by the digital cinema play-out systems. The DCP contains a very high resolution copy of the images and audio.

DCP uses XYZ color space and JPEG2000 codestream for the images.

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