DCP-o-matic users' manual

Carl Hetherington

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
What is DCP-o-matic?
This manual
2. Installation
Mac OS X
Debian, Ubuntu or Mint Linux
Fedora, Centos and Mageia Linux
Arch Linux
Other Linux distributions
‘Simple’ and ‘Full’ modes
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
Use this DCP's video as OV and make VF
Image type
Colour conversion
Other settings
Video description
The audio map
Other controls
Timed text (subtitles and closed captions)
Video processing pipeline
Copy and paste settings
7. DCP settings
Show audio
8. Templates
9. Export
10. Encryption
How it works
Encryption using DCP-o-matic
Creating KDMs from a DCP-o-matic project
Creating KDMs using a DKDM
Encryption keys
Should I encrypt?
Encryption overview
11. Preferences
Interface complexity
Number of threads DCP-o-matic should use
Number of threads DCP-o-matic encode server should use
Configuration file
Cinema and screen database file
Play sound via
Integrated loudness
Automatically analyse content audio
Issuer and creator
Advanced keys settings
TMS preferences
KDM email
Cover sheet
Advanced preferences
12. Frame rates
DCP frame rate limitations
Guaranteed rates
Other often-supported rates
Adapting content to fit the DCP rate
Setting up
13. Encoding servers
Running the servers
Setting up DCP-o-matic
Some notes about encode servers
14. Generated files
15. Command-line tools
16. Loose ends
Resuming encodes
17. 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
18. Playing and verifying DCPs
19. Configuration files

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. Timed text settings tab
6.12. Burnt-in subtitles
6.13. Separate subtitles
6.14. Timing settings tab
6.15. Timecode
6.16. Timeline
6.17. Example image to demonstrate video processing
6.18. Example image after cropping
6.19. Example image after cropping and scaling
6.20. 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. Export dialogue
10.1. KDM dialog
10.2. The KDM creator
10.3. Overview of encryption
11.1. General preferences
11.2. Defaults preferences
11.3. Servers preferences
11.4. Keys preferences
11.5. TMS preferences
11.6. Email preferences
11.7. KDM email preferences
11.8. Accounts preferences
11.9. Notifications preferences
11.10. DCP cover sheet preferences
11.11. Advanced preferences
14.1. Creating a new film

List of Tables

6.1. Audio file naming
6.2. Suggested colour conversion settings
11.1. ‘Magic’ KDM strings
11.2. ‘Magic’ cover sheet strings