DCP-o-matic is a free, open-source program to create Digital Cinema Packages (DCPs) from videos, images and sound files. This means that you can make content to play on DCI-compliant cinema projectors.
It will run on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux.
19th May 2015
15th May 2015
DCP-o-matic 1.79.0 was released.
Important notes for this release:
- Colour conversion presets have changed in this version. As a result, if you load films created by previous versions of DCP-o-matic they are likely to display their colour conversion as “Custom” since the conversion no longer matches any preset.
Changes in this version
- Updated ru_RU translation from Igor Voytovich.
- Updated fr_FR translation from Thierry Journet.
- Updated de_DE translation from Carsten Kurz.
- Hopefully fix crash on editing cinema preferences on Windows (#474).
- Various fixes to clumsiness of snapping in the timeline.
- Fixes for various random crashes on OS X.
- Fix for strange behaviour when using several pieces of image content in one film (#531).
- Fix for “file not found” errors at the end of encodes in some cases.
- Fix crash on pressing Ctrl+A in some cases (#525).
- Attempt to fix problems when sending KDM emails with non-Latin character sets (#549).
- Fix for missing audio channel checkboxes on initial display in the audio graph dialog (on OS X).
- Fix incorrect ISDCF name audio channel counts in some circumstances.
- Fix problems with audio analyses not appearing in some circumstances.
- Allow the correct transformation to be applied to Rec 709 sources when converting from YUV to RGB, and default to Rec 709 for colour conversions.
- Correct small and erroneous differences between the RGB->XYZ transform matrix for sRGB and Rec 709.
- Use a single file to store frame hashes (rather than one file per frame) speeding up copying or deletion of projects (#444).
- Better estimation of required disk space when the target filesystem does not support hard links (#511).
- Efficiency improvement when running on machines with many cores.
- Disable OK in the KDM certificate download dialogue until a download has succeeded (#404).
- Sort image files that are added in bulk so that they are added in a sensible order.
- Ignore image filenames which start with ._ to avoid errors when importing sequences of files that have been processed on OS X.
- Allow configuration of encryption key (#534).
- Define colour conversion to XYZ in terms of red/green/blue chromaticities and white point, rather than using a matrix.
- Allow adjustment of the white point when converting colour.
- Add a P3 colour conversion preset.
- Add a readout of the peak audio value (and time) (#557).
- Add an option to restore the default configuration.
- Add a simple content properties dialogue accessible by right-clicking on the content list.
Thanks to Dennis Couzin, Igor Voytovich, Thierry Journet and Carsten Kurz.
Three new supporters have been added since 1.78.0: thanks to Frechen-Film e.V., Adrian Manolescu and Raoul Walzer. Download it from here.
20th March 2015
DCP-o-matic 1.78.0 was released. This version includes:
- A new Russian translation from Igor Voytovich.
- An updated Italian translation from Davide Sanvito.
- An updated German translation from Carsten Kurz.
- An updated French translation from Thierry Journet.
- An updated Spanish translation from Manuel AC.
- Fix a regression causing “programming error” at the end of encodes in some cases.
- Fix one cause of hangs at the end of encodes (#508).
- Fix frame corruption and crashes when duplicating source frames in the DCP (e.g. with 25fps content in a 50fps DCP).
- Fix incorrect timing of sound content when used with video that is being run faster or slower than its default rate.
- Fix a couple of errors when trying to put 1920x1080 content into a Scope container with no scale.
- Fix potential crash on encoding a second film in a session after closing the first.
- Use the number of mapped audio channels for the DCP name (not the number of DCP channels) (#479).
- Speculative fix for KDMs being rejected by EasyDCP player.
- Remove 1.37 ratio and correct Academy ratio to 1.375.
- Use a less accurate but much less time-consuming hashing method for content, dramatically speeding up examination of large files.
- Fix snap to work for all edges (#473).
- Fix hiding of filters edit button when there are a lot of filters (#475).
- Allow the audio parts of combined video/audio files to be removed in the timeline, which just unmaps the audio (#316).
- Only allow even DCP audio channel counts between 2 and 16 inclusive.
- Remove use of VRFY in SMTP sessions (#477).
- Examine a whole file to find its length if there is no readable header.
- Fix update checker.
Thanks to Carsten Kurz, Igor Voytovich, Christian Hove, Jose Angel Velasco Fernandez, Steve Smail, Markus Raab, Davide Sanvito, Thierry Journet and Manuel AC.
Six new supporters have been added since 1.77.0: thanks to Jose Angel Velasco Fernandez, Christopher Gray, Rui Pereira, Lawrence Towers, Frank Wenz and Roland Wirtz. Download it from here.
7th March 2015As of version 2.2.0 the marvellous VLC can now play DCPs! I have been experimenting with it a little today on a i3 laptop, using:
and although the CPU can't keep up with the video, it does at least try. I'd be interested to hear of anyone else's experience.