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    Here's a post with some lessons learned with the creation of my first DCP for the short film Algebra I directed, shot on RED-EpicX and RED-ScarletX. This is not by any means an exhaustive tutorial but it does summarize my experience putting it together and testing it using a couple of different DCP servers with 2k Christie projectors in Ottawa, Canada. Please let me know your experiences or any tips from your experience with DCP using the comments section on the post linked here.


    http://dcp.treepotmedia.com


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    Thanks for posting this, Jith!
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    Thank you Sir, it was very helpful.
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    Legend, cheers!
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    Thanks everyone. I have an update and answered a question. Let me know if you come across any info or other tips via the comments section on the document. I have plans to test on Barco hardware in the near future.
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    Hi

    I recently did the same on my mac. I followed a video from a guy in Manchester I think. It took 5 days to do all the renders!
    wish I knew about the plugin that makes it possible to drop the TIFF step back then.
    I haven't been able to test the finished product, so thanks for the info about the software at the end
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    I'm glad you at least checked it on actual theatrical projectors. I get very nervous about people doing their own DCPs who have no access to actual DCI-complaint projectors. I've seen (and heard) things go very wrong with DCPs, especially when they don't get checked until the last minute. There's been some major blockbuster films where the DCPs were dodgy at press screenings and shut down due to encryption key problems, leading to disastrous consequences.
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    Jith thank you very much for the informative post


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    I just heard back from the Empire chain of theatres in Ottawa, Canada. They run Barco hardware so I hope to test at one of their theatres soon as well. Not sure which DCP server they attach to. It should be interesting.
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    Unfortunately, testing on Barco equipment at the Empire chain of theatres proved to be an expensive prospect I will have to save for later. I have, however updated the guide with my results using the fjord 2k plug-in to build a feature-length short film compilation used for a local festival called the Digi60 Filmmaker's festival here in Ottawa, Canada.


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