How to make a DCP for free: How to test DCP works on PC (with NeoDCP)

We are testing our DCP with NeoDCP player

This tutorial video is the second part of the bigger tutorial series on “How to make a DCP (Digital Cinema Package) for free”. In this video (part 3 of 3) we are going through how we test the DCP is working and its quality is fine. Please be sure you have enough space to have the DCP there, because DCPs are usually very big files.

So, in this tutorial video (part 3) we are telling you how tested if the DCP was working and its quality was fine for movie theaters. To test the quality of our DCP we are using NeoDCP player (which is commercial product, yes) but we use the trial version’s “one minute test time” to check if our film is working correctly. This process was enough for me to test if my DCP was working. This way, we do not need to use any money while doing this – and this is one of our points here (remember the zero budget).

Why would you need a DCP?

Were you accepted to a film festival? Do you need a tested & working DCP (Digital Cinema Package) for the film festival? Do you have a small budget? Well, I had those questions in my mind too and here I am explaining how I made a working DCP for FREE and tested if my DCP was working or not. We are going to make the DCP with the epic program DCP-o-matic. I’m not explaining every detail about the DCP-o-matic program but I am explaining the things (and settings) what did to make a DCP. And — what is the best thing here; DCP-o-matic is free software to use! Yes, free! You could also PAY for some third party company (or someone) to make a DCP for you and that costs like from hundreds to thousands of euros.

? Download NeoDCP -player >

? DOWNLOAD the DCP-o-matic >

? DCP-o-matic manual >

Other parts of this tutorial series:

You can find the part 2 of this tutorial here >

You can find the part 3 of this tutorial here >

 

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