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by Carsten
Thu Aug 12, 2021 8:15 pm
Forum: DCP-o-matic
Topic: add 3 sec black at start and end of video
Replies: 3
Views: 303

Re: add 3 sec black at start and end of video

You could also just add a 3s silent audio file. I would probably prefer a still, because a single still can be set to whatever length you want. It's pretty straightforward: Add video, add black.jpg, adjust black play time, rightclick black.jpg->Repeat one time. Just use the up/down buttons to order ...
by Carsten
Thu Aug 05, 2021 1:46 pm
Forum: DCP-o-matic
Topic: DCP -File could not be opened for writing.
Replies: 10
Views: 737

Re: DCP -File could not be opened for writing.

You are right, though, that DCP-o-matic should probably end it's long working with a little bit more 'BOOM' instead of just ending silently.

There is an option to enable a message box, though:


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by Carsten
Wed Aug 04, 2021 9:34 pm
Forum: DCP-o-matic
Topic: DCP -File could not be opened for writing.
Replies: 10
Views: 737

Re: DCP -File could not be opened for writing.

Carl does all the programming work. I'm just a happy forum alcoholic ;-)

Grüße aus Köln!

Cheers - Carsten
by Carsten
Wed Aug 04, 2021 2:17 pm
Forum: DCP-o-matic
Topic: Speed of exporting to MP4
Replies: 9
Views: 586

Re: Speed of exporting to MP4

As a matter of fact, MP4 is an officially standardised version of MOV - MP4 may only contain a subset of features that Quicktime supports (e.g. no Prores ;-) ). But, technically, MP4 is a Quicktime container. Not too important, though. I'm not familiar with using CRF. I understood that the quality s...
by Carsten
Wed Aug 04, 2021 11:25 am
Forum: DCP-o-matic
Topic: fread error 22
Replies: 16
Views: 1235

Re: fread error 22

Would be interesting to look into the blurry Prores issue. It shouldn't happen, but the again, these rare HQ codecs are a bit experimental as far as they are supported in the LIBAV/FFMPEG code that DCP-o-matic uses.
by Carsten
Wed Aug 04, 2021 11:10 am
Forum: DCP-o-matic
Topic: Speed of exporting to MP4
Replies: 9
Views: 586

Re: Speed of exporting to MP4

A long time ago did some tests with different quality indicators and they indeed appeared not to be very intuitive. However, I usually take the highest number for low quality and usually 'something' lower (around 30) for medium quality and am fine with it. The lowest quality will usually already sho...
by Carsten
Wed Aug 04, 2021 10:17 am
Forum: DCP-o-matic
Topic: [KDM Creator] Regarding Time Zone
Replies: 1
Views: 186

Re: [KDM Creator] Regarding Time Zone

When you adjusted the Korean cinema for it's local offset in KDM creator, your time window for the KDM is given in Korean time. That is, if you set it to 9/1/2021 from 20:00 to 22:00, the DCP is allowed to play on the 9th of september 2021 between 20:00 and 22:00 Korean time. What you see is what th...
by Carsten
Wed Aug 04, 2021 9:30 am
Forum: DCP-o-matic
Topic: 2x xeon 5670 seems slow
Replies: 5
Views: 448

Re: 2x xeon 5670 seems slow

It certainly depends on processor type and possibly also the spectre patch status, as the spectre vulnerability as far as I know is based on HT and multithreading.


- Carsten
by Carsten
Mon Aug 02, 2021 12:02 pm
Forum: DCP-o-matic
Topic: Speed of exporting to MP4
Replies: 9
Views: 586

Re: Speed of exporting to MP4

Not based on solid numbers (as I rarely export), but from my memory the export speed had huge variations over different versions of DCP-o-matic. It is true that currently it seems as if export to MP4 and Prores is actually slower than J2K encoding. Using 4k certainly doesn't help. Do you actually ne...
by Carsten
Mon Aug 02, 2021 12:13 am
Forum: DCP-o-matic
Topic: Help acces to Christie server database for Certificats
Replies: 2
Views: 269

Re: Help acces to Christie server database for Certificats

Try tech-asia<at>christiedigital.com