Submitting to Film Festivals can be a time consuming and technically challenging pastime and one of the biggest challenges I stumbled over when starting out was creating the dreaded DCP. Initially it appeared that a DIY version was near impossible, in fact at the time I started it pretty much was and commercial operators were asking for hundreds of pounds to generate a DCP on my behalf.
Well fortunately things have got a whole lot better and creating a DCP now is actually a relatively simple process. I thought I’d try to help make it even easier, so I’ve posted a tutorial on DCP creation which uses Adobe CS plus freely available open source software. Although I’ve not looked at non Adobe software the process should be simple enough if you know how to export your video streams as TIFF sequences, and how to split your Audio file into individual mono streams using your preferred software package.
Although the tutorial is focussed on 3D DCP creation the same process is used for creating standard DCP files for 2D film, just ignoring the second video stream – easy as!
If you need a free DCP then here is your route to DIY DCP heaven! Check out the Make a DCP for Free Tutorial from Enhanced Dimensions right now.