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We do visual effects

What we do

We can help you to ensure that your production meets the standard that’s expected by your clients.

We have an in-house DaVinci resolve system with a freshly calibrated Flanders Scientific reference monitor for your grading and color correcting needs. If you need anything else, Nuke-X will probably have a solution for the task.

Please drop us a line with any questions and let’s see what we can do for you.

The Studio

  • Mac Pro workstations
  • Davinci Resolve
  • The Foundry Nuke X
  • Premiere Pro CC
  • Tangent Element
  • 14TB Sohotank ST8 RAID5
  • Flanders Scientific LM-2461W
  • SpectraCal CalMAN Studio
  • SpectraCal C6 Meter

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DCP

Aim for the BIG screens

What is a DCP?

A Digital Cinema Package (abbr. DCP) is a digital filmprint, with a special data format for picture and sound. The specifications for it have been set by the Digital Cinema Initiatives, a cooperation of seven big Hollywood studios in the “Digital Cinema System Specifications”. The DCI standard is now widely accepted as the successor of 35 mm film.

A DCP does really benefit from being made out of colour corrected footage. On the big screen you will want that extra punch and quality. We can take care of this for you and make sure that the footage will look as desired in the cinema.

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The Image

We can handle virtually any digital source format but for best result the finished and graded material should be delivered in Full range (0-1023) in Rec709 color space.

The preferred source formats are Prores 4444, DNxHD 444 or Image Sequences such as TIFF, JPEG2000, Cineon or DPX.

The table below shows the supported image resolutions. If your source have any other size you will have to make a decision to crop/scale or add pillar/letterbox to fit in to the DCP container.

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It is common for a project to be mastered in an aspect ratio which does not match any of the options above. If this is the case for you, we can conform your footage. We can do this shot by shot or global across the whole film. Send us a still if you’d like a samples of the desired end resolutions.

Complex conversion or transcoding of formats can result in additional costs.

The Audio

Audio files should be delivered as uncompressed, 24 Bit, 48 kHz or 96 kHz. mono WAV or AIFF files in a 5.1 configuration (Left, Center, Right, LFE, Left Surround, Right Surround).

While L&R stereo configuration or quicktime with embedded audio channels is acceptable, some cinemas and festivals require three channel stereo, ie Left, Center and Right channels. If you need to up-mix your stereo track to 2.1 we have partners that can handle this for you. It is also very important that the audio is exactly the same length as the video. Please bare this in mind when choosing your sound format.

The Encryption

We do NOT offer KDM (Key Delivery Message) encryption at this point.

The Subtitle

DCPs can be made with subtitles delivered as XML files. The Subtitles are then embedded on the film at viewing time. However we do recommend that you burn in the subtitled in the DCP to secure both quality and compatibility. The best practice is to deliver a separate reel with the subtitles so that we keep the option to do versions both with and without text.

The Formats

There are two different types of DCPs, InterOp and SMPTE. SMPTE is a newer standard which supports more frame rates then InterOP.

InterOp: 24 and 48 fps @ 2K

SMPTE: 24, 25, 30, 48, 50, and 60 fps @ 2K

The reason InterOp is still an option is because there are unfortunately around 5-10% of the cinemas that have not yet adopted the new standard. It is really important to check with the cinema or festival if they support SMPTE if that is your choice. Common practice for doing a 24fp DCP from 25 fps source is to play the video in the correct speed and re-time the soundtrack by approximately 4%. I recommend to ask the sound crew to make a special mix for the new framerate but if that’s not possible we can do it in-house or outsource it to one of our partners.

If a frame rate conversion is required, we may quote you for this service.

The DCP Drive

All media files are then encoded to the right colourspace and formats and transferred to a Linux formatted external USB drive or a USB pen drive for ads and trailers. Before the DCP is delivered back to you or the cinema we will do several software and hardware quality checks to make sure that your film looks like expected.

If you need more information or a quote on your movie please fill out the form below and we will get back to you.

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