DCP-o-matic users' manual

Carl Hetherington


Table of Contents

1. Introduction
What is DCP-o-matic?
Licence
Acknowledgements
This manual
2. Installation
Windows
Mac OS X
Debian or Ubuntu Linux
Fedora Linux
Centos Linux
Arch Linux
Other Linux distributions
3. Creating a DCP from a video
Creating a new film
Adding content
Making the DCP
4. Creating a DCP from a still image
5. Manipulating existing DCPs
Importing a DCP into DCP-o-matic
Decrypting encrypted DCPs
Making a DCP from a DCP
Re-use of existing data
Making overlay files
6. Content settings
Adding and removing content
Adding existing DCPs
Content Properties
Video
Refer to existing DCP
Image type
Filtering
Colour conversion
Other settings
Video description
Audio
The audio map
Other controls
Subtitles
Timing
Video processing pipeline
7. DCP settings
Reels
Show audio
8. Templates
9. Encryption
Basics
How it works (in a nutshell)
Encryption using DCP-o-matic
Creating KDMs from a DCP-o-matic project
Creating KDMs using a DKDM
Encryption overview
10. Preferences
General
Language
Threads
Cinema and screen database file
Integrated loudness
Updates
Issuer and creator
Defaults
Servers
Keys
TMS preferences
KDM email
Advanced preferences
11. Frame rates
DCP frame rate limitations
Guaranteed rates
Other often-supported rates
Adapting content to fit the DCP rate
Setting up
12. Encoding servers
Running the servers
Setting up DCP-o-matic
Some notes about encode servers
13. Generated files
14. Command-line tools
dcpomatic2_create
dcpomatic2_cli
15. Loose ends
Resuming encodes
16. Common tasks
Adding subtitles to an existing DCP
Making a VF DCP
Making a complete DCP with projector-added subtitles
Making a complete DCP with burnt-in subtitles
Adding soundtracks or subtitles in different languages

List of Figures

3.1. Creating a new film
3.2. Dialogue box for creating a new film
3.3. Adding content files
3.4. Selecting a video content file
3.5. Examining the content
3.6. Making the DCP
4.1. Dialogue box for creating a new film
4.2. Selecting a still content file
4.3. The timing tab
5.1. Creating a new DCP by copying an existing one
5.2. Creating a new DCP by referring to an existing one
6.1. Video settings tab
6.2. 3D left/right image type
6.3. 3D top/bottom image type
6.4. Filters selector
6.5. Dialogue box for custom colour conversion
6.6. Audio settings tab
6.7. Audio map example 1
6.8. Audio map example 2
6.9. Audio map example 3
6.10. Calculating audio gain
6.11. Subtitle settings tab
6.12. Burnt-in subtitles
6.13. Separate subtitles
6.14. Timing settings tab
6.15. Timecode
6.16. Example image to demonstrate video processing
6.17. Example image after cropping
6.18. Example image after cropping and scaling
6.19. Example image in the DCP
7.1. DCP settings tab
7.2. Making reels using split by video content
7.3. Audio plot
9.1. KDM dialog
9.2. The KDM creator
9.3. Overview of encryption
10.1. General preferences
10.2. Defaults preferences
10.3. Servers preferences
10.4. Keys preferences
10.5. TMS preferences
10.6. KDM email preferences
10.7. Advanced preferences
13.1. Creating a new film

List of Tables

6.1. Suggested colour conversion settings
10.1. ‘Magic’ KDM strings