DCP SIZE

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Marie Camili
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DCP SIZE

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I have been making DCPs 4k, with files larger than 100GB in the ProRess 422HQ format. The folders containing the DCPs' video files became small in size. Example: ProRess 422HQ with 245.25 GB the video folder was 84.73 GB. This is normal? The total folder was 168.54 GB.
Carsten
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Re: DCP SIZE

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Depends on the J2K encoding bitrate you set under the DCP tab. You should probably set it to 200MBit/s for standard 4k/24fps content.
Marie Camili
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Re: DCP SIZE

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Yes, but always set with 250 MBit/s for 4k and the video folder is always less than 100 GB.
Carsten
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Re: DCP SIZE

Post by Carsten »

What type of material is this?

If it lacks detail, colors, etc., it may come out a lot smaller. e.g. dark or black scenes compress very well. You should stay away from 250MBit/s. If your content has detail in 4k, actual 250MBit/s frames may crash some playback servers.

- Carsten
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