DCP Technical specifications

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Download here the DCP Tech Sheet

 

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Option 1: Client delivers source material, Brightfish makes the DCP

Transfer
  • Send files preferably online: FTP/WeTransfer/DropBox (in special cases on USB-stick/DVD. Details here).
  • All communication about source material should go to support@brightfish.be!
Image
  • Frame rate: preferably 24 fps, but 25 fps is also permitted
Dimensions 2D/3D
  • 1920 x 1080 – “HD” – aspect ratio 1:1.78 or ’16/9′
  • 1998 x 1080 – “Flat” – aspect ratio 1:1.85
  • 2048 x 1080 – “2K” – aspect ratio 1:1.90
  • 2048 x 884 – “Scope” – aspect ratio 1:2.39 – Remark: all advertising is shown in 2K/FLAT (1080 height), so your Scope image will be letterboxed above and below image.
File format
  • Preferably: High Quality HD MOV/MP4/AVI -e.g.  ProRes 422/H.264 – no proprietary codecs like AVID/Cineform/RED – as a rule: if you can’t play it on VLC player, we can’t process it.
  • Alternatively: sequence of TIFF/TGA/DPX
  • Only the frames of the advert, no countdown/spot ID frames
3D STEREOSCOPIC
  • a separate folder for the Left and Right channel
Sound
  • Cinema mix – 5.1 sound channels: L/R/C/Lfe/Ls/Rs
  • Mixed for 24 fps (so: length sound x 24 = number of frames) or for 25 fps
  • 6 separate WAV files, or 1 6-channel file
  • 48 KHz, 24 bit (16-bit will also work)
  • Loudness: max 85 dB LEQ (see also Audio)
  • Only the sound of the advert, no silence/beep before it
Extra manipulations

We can help you with the following audio/video operations

  • AUDIO: convert from 25 fps to 24 fps
  • AUDIO: convert from 2ch (stereo) to 6ch (5.1)

EXAMPLE

  • Your spot is 30 second cinema spot: we expect 30 x 24 = 720 files for the image, and 6 WAV files of exactly 30 sec.
  • Your spot is a 20 seconds TV spot (originally 25 fps): we expect 20 x 25 = 500 frames for the image, and 6 WAV files of exactly 20 sec. We will do the conversion 25 fps => 24 fps.

 

 

 

Option 2: the client makes the DCP, Brightfish will receive a ready-to-use DCP

We will still remaster each spot so that they follow the Belgian specifications (aspect ratio, DCP name, …), but we will not charge you any DCP production costs.

Image

• Frame rate: 24 fps (if you send a 25fps spot, we will convert it to 24 fps)
• Image size 2D/3D: we accept the following formats

  • 1920 x 1080 – “HD” – aspect ratio 1:1.78
  • 1998 x 1080 – “Flat” – aspect ratio 1:1.85
  • 2048 x 1080 – “2K” – aspect ratio 1:1.90 – preferred
  • don’t send us scope/2.35 spots!
Sound
  • 6 channels, mixed for Dolby 5.1 (L/R/C/LFE/Ls/Rs)
  • Volume limitation: 85dB LEQ (see also Audio)
Files
  • Only 1 version per folder (no FR/NL in same folder with shared audio or video)
  • Only 1 audio MXF and 1 video MXF per DCP – no multiple reels for 1 spot
  • CPL/PKL files are NOT digitally signed

 

 

How to send large files to Brightfish?

Here are the details of how to send us the material.

REMARK: all communication about source material should go to support@brightfish.be