Chapter 6. Content settings

Table of Contents

Adding and removing content
Adding existing DCPs
Content Properties
Refer to existing DCP
Image type
Colour conversion
Other settings
Video description
The audio map
Other controls
Video processing pipeline

The previous chapters showed DCP generation using the default settings. DCP-o-matic offers a range of features to adjust the content that goes into your DCP, and this chapter describes those features in detail.

Adding and removing content

At the top of the Content tab is a list of the content that will go into our DCP. There can be as many pieces of content as you like, and they can be of the following types:

  • Movie — a file containing some video, probably some audio and possibly some embedded subtitles; for example, a MOV, MP4 or VOB.
  • Sound — a file containing one or more channels of audio; for example, a WAV or AIFF file.
  • Still image — a file containing a single still image; for example, a JPEG, PNG or TIFF file.
  • Moving image — a directory containing many still images which should be treated as the frames of a video.
  • Subtitle — a file containing subtitle which will be superimposed on the image of the DCP. These can be .srt, .ssa, .ass or .xml files.
  • DCP — an existing DCP.

To add one or more movie, sound, still-image or subtitle files, select Add file(s)... and choose them from the selector.

To add a directory (folder) of images or a DCP, choose Add folder... and choose the directory from the selector. If you select a folder of images DCP-o-matic will open a small dialogue box where you can enter the frame rate that the image sequence should be run at.

You can remove a piece of content by clicking on its name and then clicking the Remove button.