#316 - How to make your first DCP
A Digital Cinema Package, or DCP, is what you need to create to be able to project your film in a cinema.
One day you'll be asked to make one and when that day comes, hopefully you'll remember this issue of Cut/daily!
In this issue I'll share some really useful free and affordable resources to help make your first DCP a glowing success, including:
- What a DCP is
- How to create a DCP (Premiere/Resolve)
- Automated DCP creation
- Essential DCP file naming convention
- Correctly formatting a drive for DCP delivery
If you want to dive straight into a more detailed article about DCPs, click here.
What is a DCP
Despite his youthful appearance Camon from Video Tech Explained knows his stuff. And in this detailed but incredibly accessible video he explains what a DCP is and how to make one in both DaVinci Resolve Studio and Adobe Premiere Pro.
- 00:38 What is a DCP?
- 02:31 Compression & Bitrate
- 03:38 Resolution & Aspect Ratio
- 07:00 Frame rate
- 07:43 Interop vs SMPTE
- 08:44 Color
- 11:19 Audio
- 12:51 Subtitles
- 13:54 How to make a DCP
- 15:38 Configuring your project
- 17:12 Tutorial: Adobe Premiere Pro
- 19:16 Tutorial: Davinci Resolve Studio
- 21:52 How to play a DCP
One of the simplest ways to error check your newly created DCP is to throw it back into DaVinci Resolve, add a colour space transformation and watch it there.