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Quality and kind of hard disk are not important but it is recommended to use a powerful interface, e.g. eSATA or USB 3.0. Commonly, carriers from the CruDataPort series are used.

The file-systeme is very important. According to DCI specification EXT2 or EXT3 is required. These file systems are supported natively by LINUX. 
Third party drivers/emulations are available for MAC and Windows, but we know from some customers that they had problems with the Windows drivers. It is recommended to install a LINUX system either on a remote or virtual system and have it share the mounted DCP via SAMBA.

The time it takes to copy a DCP onto a mobile hard-drive depends on the DCPs size and on the bandwidth. A 90-minute DCP can take up to 200 GB.

It is highly recommend to verify the DCPs integrity.  To do that, you can start the DCP validation (included in easyDCP Creator+ and easyDCP Player+) and run a Hash-check (e.g. with MD5) of the DCP before copying to the hard disc. After copying run the Hash-check again. The results of the hash-check must be identical otherwise the DCP may crash.

This extra work is in no relation to later exchange of the DCP in the cinema. 

Copying needs to be done independently from the easyDCP application, e.g. with Finder or Windows Explorer. Also professional mass-duplication software is available and convinient for larger copy batch jobs.

Additional hint: Using of Digital Cinema Naming Convention is higly recommend to ease the workflow in the cinema server. Create correct syntax of Digital Cinema Naming Convention is embedded in easyDCP applications. 


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The content decryption context menu is only available in the

  • easyDCP Creator+
  • easyDCP Player+
  • easyDCP KDM Generator+

The option

(File ->) Content Decryption -> Export Public Server Certificate

will copy both the public leaf certificate (easydcpcreator_.cert.sha256.crt) and the signature chain (easydcpcreator _.chain.sha256.pem) to the selected folder. The signature chain contains the leaf certificate as well as intermediate certificates and the root certificate. You may safely distribute these certificates to content providers who want to issue a Distribution KDM to your easyDCP + installation.

When issuing (D)KDMs with easyDCP KDM Generator+, place only the leaf certificate file (*.crt) into the server certificate’s folder or just drag and drop it into the corresponding input form.

HINT: Every easyDCP Application uses different Server Certificates. KDMs issued for one easyDCP application cannot be used in any other easyDCP application.  

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After purchasing each easyDCP Publisher project, you have 3 months to get the free re-finishing option for your DCP.

Here we describe how you can do this:

  • Login into your easyDCP webaccout and choose sales support. Give us a short brief note for statisitical purposes, which is the reason for your project to be re-finished. In any case you, will receive a personal voucher by e-mail for re-finishing your project.

If you have received your voucher, please proceed as follows: 

  1. Go into project manager, select the "Publish" screen selection
  2. Select your affected project and click on "Duplicate" in the menu bar
  3. Now you find a copy of the project in screen selection "Compose"  
  4. Please make your desired changes
  5. Check your project for quality control via "Preview"
  6. Publish your project again and use the "ADD COUPON" button in the payment process 
  7. Enter here the unlock code you received by e-mail.

Repeat this option as often as necessary within 3 months of the first purchase.  


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You’re working for the Digital Cinema and On-Demand Video industry with optimized workflows and leading software like DaVinci Resolve?

You deserve to work with the best software available!

easyDCP Player+ and easyDCP Creator+ form the leading solution for the digital cinema supply chain and are acknowledged as Netflix Post Technology Alliance products. Benefit from our exclusive offer for users of the easyDCP Resolve Plug-in.

Extend your services with the capabilities of easyDCP Pro Bundle.

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Create Multi Language/Subtitle DCP/IMF Packages in one package with minimal overhead
DCP and IMF specifications allow several language- or subtitle-tracks in one DCP. easyDCP Creator+ is specialized for creating those DCP and IMF packages (it includes multiple CPL) in a very easy and simple way. easyDCP Player+ is a very powerful tool for quality control and export.
Create Supplemental DCPs/IMF Packages
With supplementals (also called version files) you can easily correct content errors or add further languages and/or subtitles to an existing DCP. This is also often required for Netflix accreditation.
easyDCP Creator+ allows to create easy and reliable supplemental files. easyDCP Player+ is ready to playback and QC the well prepared supplemental DCP or IMF package.
Arrange and Visualize INTEROP/SMPTE Subtitles
Become an expert for subtitling. Subtitling and Captioning is a more and more required feature for DCP and IMF Packages. easyDCP Creator+ supports the standards: CSUB (Closed Subtitle), OSUB (Open Subtitle), CCAP (Closed Caption) and OCAP (Open Caption). easyDCP supports the standardized INTEROP/SMPTE and TTML subtitles.
easyDCP Player(+) is prepared for playback subtitles, for QC and quality control. All these options can be combined with Multi Language DCP/IMF-Packages and Supplemental DCP/IMF packages.
Burn in Subtitles
Although XML subtitles is the intended solution for DCP/IMF packages, sometimes it is helpful or necessary to burn the subtitles firmly and permanently into image files. With one click you can decide in easyDCP Creator(+) whether the subtitles should be provided as an XML file or burned in.
easyDCP Player(+) will playback both variants equally.
Create and Design stunning 3D DCP/IMF Packages
3D playback has given a tremendous boost to digital cinema and is now state of the art. Whether you need to create a commercial, a trailer or a feature film. With easyDCP Creator+ you only need a few clicks to make your movie perfect for the cinema. Moreover, of course you can play the movie perfectly on different stereoscopic standards (Windows only) via the easyDCP Player+.
All options like subtitles and supplementals are also available here.
Use the separation of reels in your DCP/IMF Packages
Reels are a well-used way to split content within the DCP/IMF workflow. Add an intro, add a logo sequence or add credits into a movie - you will be happy to have this feature available. Latest when you start to work with Supplemental DCP/IMF packages or run through the Netflix accreditation you will be excited to use reels.
Validate your DCP/IMF Package before you distribute it
A DCP/IMF-Package consists of countless file detail and there are a variety of experience to be considered. Both easyDCP Creator+ and easyDCP Player+ have a powerful tool to check all these details. If your DCP/IMF package has been successfully tested with easyDCP Validator, you can be sure that your DCP/IMF package can be easily used in any movie theater.
Many of our customers also use the easyDCP Validator for incoming inspection.
Create and Playback a DCP with ATMOS Soundtracks
Atmos technology is a proprietary sound standard that can usually only be applied and processed in selected cinemas. Nevertheless, the easyDCP programs are also able to process these files. Both easyDCP Creator+ and easyDCP Player+ can easily bypass these ready-made audio files to create a DCP, process them and play them back via the easyDCP Player+ (although without processing the Atmos technology itself).
GPU-Encoding and Decoding accelerates the workflow
All easyDCP+ Pro applications can greatly speed up DCP / IMF mastering on Windows using the impressive graphics adapter graphics adapter. With a technology developed for this purpose, the computation times for JPEG2000 encoding can be significantly accelerated.
A WOW feature: Correct the Metadata of your DCP/IMF-Package
Who has not had to quickly fix or update a description (such as naming convention) or file naming for an already completed DCP or IMF package? With easyDCP Creator the effort is negligible and the DCP / IMF package does not need to be recalculated. Once you've used this feature, you can’t do without it.
Regular updates keep easyDCP Standalone customers up to date
Changing and correcting standards for DCP and IMF packages has no release cycles. The development of easyDCP Standalone is specifically committed to this market and provides new releases immediately upon availability and need. Compared to easyDCP resolve applications, easyDCP has no partner restrictions.
Free your DaVinci Resolve Workstation from long encoding or KDM-Generating
Workstations for the color grading including the accessories required are expensive workstations. The generation of a 90 min DCP / IMF package is a long-lasting process that may need to be repeated.
Shift the elaborate JPEG2000 encoding and the DCP mastering including the design of language and subtitle versions to a possibly more suitable standard PC.
Powerful KDM Generating Tools for bulk delivery and distribution
An important step in the distribution of encrypted DCPs is the creation of digital movie keys - the KDMs. easyDCP Creator + contains a stand-alone tool only for the generation of movie keys. It is suitable for simple and intuitive creation of large quantities of KDMs. If required, the tool can also be automated using a command line interface.
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In fact, this is the major difference between easyDCP KDM Generator and easyDCP KDM Generator+.

While easyDCP KDM Generator can be used to issue KDMs for DCPs created and encrypted by yourself using easyDCP Creator+, easyDCP KDM Generator+ can also be used to generate KDMs for DCP that have been created by a third party mastering station.

Just like easyDCP Player+, easyDCP KDM Generator+ also allows you to export its own public certificate. Provide this certificate containing your public key to the content owner so they can issue a Distribution KDM (DKDM) to your easyDCP KDM Generator+ installation.
You can load this DKDM into easyDCP KDM Generator+ and generate new KDMs for other recipients from it. The new KDMs time windows have to be completely covered by the DKDMs time window.

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easyDCP Creator and easyDCP Creator+ allow to convert QuickTime-videos to DCPs.

1. Create a new 2k or 4k DCP project, dependig on the resolution of your QuickTime movie.

2. Click on the "Picture" button and select the QuickTime file.

3. Click on the "Sound" button and select the same QuickTime file again.

4. Now drag & drop both track files into the first reel of a new composition, edit the composition´s title and click the "Generatre DCP" button.


For further information please refer to:

easyDCP Creator

easyDCP Creator+

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JPEG 2000 files generated with the easyDCP Creator meet the required requirements.

You can also import pre-generated JPEG 2000 files. Make sure that the input format "Option", the entry "JPEG 2000 Re-encoding" is disabled. In this case, easyDCP Creator does not check if these files are compatible with current standards. The software merely copies the files to the DCP.

This may eventually lead to a rejection of the DCP by certain playback devices / digital cinema servers. In such cases, we recommend checking the entire DCP with the DCP validation function of easyDCP Player + or easyDCP Creator +.

Currently, we are not aware of any problems with DCPs that are generated by easyDCP Creator.

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Unfortunately we cannot issue licenses that are expiring after a few days. To evaluate the software, free trial versions can be downloaded.

The restrictions of the demo versions are:

  • easyDCP Creator Demo burns in a visible watermark into each frame.
  • easyDCP Player Demo decreases decoding quality and mutes audio after a playback time of 15 seconds.
  • easyDCP KDM Generator Demo generates KDMs with a maximum validity period of 48 hours, starting from the time when the KDM is generated.

Tip: You can also generate DCPs and pay on a project basis with easyDCP Publisher.

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  • bugfix: invalid warning about duration mismatch between mxf and cpl duration
  • bugfix: crash when adding empty subtitle to supplemental track
  • bugfix: playback of sign language not working when first reel doesn't contain sign language
  • bugfix: external subtitles removed when restarting playback in Remote Desktop mode
  • bugfix: crash when pre-rendering subtitles in background on macOS
  • added possibility to relink missing sources when opening dcpproj file
  • bugfix: reloading package removes external subtitle from Canvas and Timeline
  • bugfix: audio export for container formats broken
  • bugfix: certificate chain file was not backed up correctly
  • bugfix: bitrate tests fail for unloaded encrypted package
  • improved export performance
  • improved waveform rendering performance
  • added CPL metadata test to validation module
  • added new color space for Eclair Color DCPs
  • moved validation common practice tests to separate recommendation tab
  • bugfix: Dolby Vision content mapping not working for inserts
  • bugfix: component bitrate for 4K DCPs sometimes wrong in validation
  • bugfix: wrong subtitle display type in case the same subtitle is used in multiple reels with different display types
  • bugfix: display order of virtual audio tracks in timeline can be different compared to CPL
  • bugfix: validation report only shows first audio track
  • bugfix: opening DCPs containing CPL metadata failed
  • added support for DCPs containing sign language
  • added support for IMF App ProRes
  • added support for IMF packages containing Dolby Vision 4.0 metadata
  • added mute and solo buttons to audio meters
  • added J2C component bitrate limit test to validation module
  • added CLI support for exporting IMF package containing Dolby Vision
  • enhanced naming of video and audio files when exporting assets
  • enhanced performance when playing back ProRes QuickTimes
  • updated Blackmagic Design DeckLink SDK to version 11.4
  • updated Photon to version 4.6.0
  • bugfix: dpx component order not detected correctly
  • bugfix: Dolby Vision displays of metadata will be favoured for content mapping
  • bugfix: allow Dolby Vision content mapping if display properties of metadata does not match with displays from cm config
  • regression: export with Dolby Vision content mapping was broken
  • bugfix: QuickTime Player was unable to playback exported containers with H.264
  • bugfix: validation reports were unnecessary large
  • bugfix: decoding issues due to usage of GPUs with low CUDA compute capability
  • added option to change component order for dpx input
  • bugfix: crash when opening export wizard due to deprecated settings entry
  • added audio meter for input and output channel peak visualization
  • added support for 3D subtitle preview
  • added video scope module that displays parade, waveform and histogram of current canvas image
  • added photon validation for IMF packages
  • added Dolby Vision support
  • added new timeline timing representation (frames)
  • enhanced export module supports with audio routing
  • enhanced export module has with preview functionality for range selection and video settings
  • enhanced TTML / IMSC1 support
  • enhanced view on license details
  • removed waveform visualizer, which is replaced by timeline and audio meter module
  • bugfix: fixed incorrect color component order when exporting DPX
  • bugfix: fixed waveform in timeline not being correct for audio tracks
  • bugfix: fixed shutdown of Player being stuck for a while in case waveform wasn't generated completely yet
  • fix regression: bitrate validation now works again as expected and doesn't show wrong results for encrypted packages anymore
  • bugfix: fixed rare crash during startup when SDI is enabled and another program already uses the connected SDI device
  • bugfix: correctly store and restore decoder selection for playback and export
  • bugfix: fixed rare case on some newer Macs where license import via drag and drop didn't work
  • bugfix: fixed waveform in timeline not being correct for audio tracks
  • deactivated multi-GPU usage for playback and export when starting player via command line interface, since this can lead to unexpected behaviour
  • bugfix: timed text images were not exported to the correct directory when unwrapping package
  • bugfix: audio preloading never finished and therefore playback did not start on some systems
  • bugfix: V-Sync was available even when environment does not support V-Sync (e.g. when starting via Remote Desktop)
  • bugfix: fixed problem with server certificate password that couldn't be restored on Macs sometimes
  • bugfix: fixed rare case on some newer Macs where license import via drag and drop didn't work
  • bugfix: audio language code for supplemental tracks is correctly displayed now (IMF only)
  • bugfix: fixed crash when unsupported audio device was selected
  • deactivated multi-GPU usage for playback and export, since this can lead to unexpected behavior
  • bugfix: SDI playback stopped after canvas was closed
  • bugfix: positioning of subtitles in export with enabled scaling is correct now
  • ruby nodes in subtitles are partially displayed now (Rb tag)
  • added functionality to directly jump to a timecode in timeline
  • added reel wise stepping using arrow up/down for timeline
  • bugfix: validation module's codestream check has detected wrong JPEG 2000 profile
  • for VF package, when VF package was loaded first
  • bugfix: all reels were exported, even if only one reel was selected for export
  • bugfix: fixed scaling / letterboxing in export, when option keep aspect ratio is disabled
  • bugfix: fixed crash after export was canceled
  • bugfix: audio waveform visualizer has always shown encrypted data
  • Updated Blackmagic Design DeckLink SDK to version 10.9.12
  • bugfix: export of DCP with more than one reel failed
  • bugfix: excessive memory usage during export when burn-in is enabled
  • bugfix: export does not start with invalid scaling values
  • bugfix: validating VF only with referenced and unreferenced pictures tracks didn't pass j2c profile consistency check
  • bugfix: fixed crash when deleting custom audio output channel routing preset
  • bugfix: fixed crash opening encrypted package with audio after unencrypted package with audio was opened
  • bugfix: fixed stuttering playback when previewing DCPPROJ
  • bugfix: fixed crash when starting via CLI and HDSDI is enabled
  • bugfix: hash check comparison with trailing spaces/newline
  • bugfix: fixed crash when starting player via remote desktop
  • bugfix: fixed issue that prevents QuickTime export on macOS
  • bugfix: fixed issue that prevents start of playback on less powerful systems
  • bugfix: waveform not rendered for encrypted packages after switching composition
  • fix regression: JPEG 2000 bit rate violation was detected for valid DCPs
  • (PLUS only) timeline module for better navigation and preview
  • validation module supports now VF and encrypted packages
  • audio routing and channel mapping can now be done via GUI
  • export module is now able to use gpu
  • export module supports now scaling for all formats (except JPEG 2000)
  • replacement of missing font characters works now on macOS as well
  • bugfix: misidentified JPEG 2000 BCP level 6 as level 5 and thus assumed a max bitrate of 800 Mbit/s instead of 1600 Mbit/s.
  • bugfix: some IMF packages could not be opened, because the MXF essence coding label's version byte was not ignored.
  • bugfix: subject png-subpictures to color transform had no effect
  • fix regression: x-coordinate for vertical timed text was not calculated correctly anymore
  • bugfix: false error message in some cases during IMF J2K profile validation
  • bugfix: crash when opening *.jp2 files
  • bugfix: fixed edit rate/duration issues when loading certain IMF VFs
  • bugfix: fixed an issue where licensing was not possible on some Macs with High Sierra and Apple FS
  • bugfix: fixed an issue where KDMs and certificates became inaccessible after installing Windows 10 Anniversary/Creators Update
  • bugfix: fixed an issue where a request for the certificate password would cause infinite hang
  • bugfix: characters missing from the specified font of a subtitle spot were not detected in some cases
  • bugfix: incorrect error message about track duration mismatches when loading certain IMF Packages
  • bugfix: loading audio language from IMF Trackfiles when loading full IMF Package
  • bugfix: quality check "Timed text entries are not sorted by increasing time-in timestamps" prevented timed text from getting loaded and displayed
  • bugfix: missing RegXML descriptor when creating supplemental IMF Packages from saved easyDCP project
  • fix regression: burn-in timed text had antialiasing disabled
  • fixed loading MXF audio files without timecode tracks
  • add support for GeForce 10 series
  • add possibility to show title safe, action safe, container boxes or custom overlays in canvas
  • add solo and mute button in audio waveform module
  • audio waveform channels are now resizable
  • added 2016 IMF Schema files for XML validation
  • replacement of missing font characters can now be dynamically enabled or disabled
  • new check: warn if timed text font ID does not match the ID in the LoadFont element
  • new check: warn if font used by Interop DCPs has an .otf file extension. It needs to be .ttf or else it will get ignored by some servers.
  • bugfix: only one channel got rendered in 3D viewing modes
  • bugfix: timestamp rounding mode was not restored after a restart
  • don't reject external timed text documents when warnings were found while parsing them
  • remove incorrect warning when timed text duration is stated differently in MXF and CPL
  • remove incorrect warning when a reel's first timed text spot number is not 1
  • validation module: promote warning to error when characters present in a timed text document are missing in the referenced font file
  • bugfix: JPEG 2000 bit rate violation was detected for lossless IMF packages
  • bugfix: JPEG 2000 bit rate violation was detected for lossy IMF packages with broadcast profile under 5
  • bugfix: stuffed memory leak in QuickTime audio writer that caused occasional crashes for long exports
  • bugfix: switching between 24 bit and 30 bit SDI pixel formats did not work correctly
  • bugfix: solo/mute audio channels ignored audio channel routing
  • bugfix: unable to load some IMF Picture Trackfiles
  • fix regression: screensaver was not disabled on Mac OS X anymore
  • fix regression: Frame Forward/Backward keyboard shortcuts did not work when in fullscreen
  • fix regression: fullscreen was not restored after a restart
  • bugfix: validation module's bitrate check has calculated wrong codestream sizes for encrypted DCPs
  • bugfix: switching from CPU to GPU decoder resets the selected source color space
  • bugfix: loading of unsupported MXF subtitles leads to a freeze
  • bugfix: atmos trackfiles are ignored when using the export option "Create supplemental easyDCP project with external subtitles"
  • bugfix: show error message if not enough disk space is available during export
  • bugfix: export does not remember last selected color transform
  • bugfix: "additional offset from bottom" is inverted when burning in subtitles during export
  • bugfix: wrong naming of subtitle files when converting from Interop to SMPTE
  • bugfix: using an imported color transform LUT for export leads to a crash
  • bugfix: adding TTML subtitle to IMF package leads to a crash
  • bugfix: fix "Active sound card doesn't support current audio format - Unanticipated host error" for ASIO sound cards (including Blackmagic Audio)
  • bugfix: remove incorrect warning "Package contains Trackfiles of different package types" when opening certain types of supplemental DCPs/IMPs or mixed 2D/3D/2K/4K DCPs/IMPs
  • bugfix: remove incorrect warning "Resolution for picture track file in reel #x is unknown because it is a referenced track"
  • before starting a DCP/IMP validation, check if the selected location for HTML report file is writable
  • make default timed text outline width configurable and use a size relative to the font size so that it works well with both 2K and 4K content
  • fix regression: calculate position for right-aligned timed text overlays correctly
  • bugfix: position for centered timed text overlays was slightly off by a few pixels when outlines are enabled
  • bugfix: don't complain about timed text spot number order when (optional) spot number attributes are absent
  • show original spot number values in timed text editor, even when they are not numbers.
  • bugfix: when testing if all charachters used in a timed text document are included in the corresponding font file, control charachters (e.g. newline, tab) were not ignored
  • bugfix: timed text fade out duration was one frame too long.
  • (PLUS only) Validation module that validates a DCP or IMP and creates an interactive report in html format
  • support for playback of QuickTime movies
  • bugfix: fix subtitle alignment on HD-SDI output with "fit to window" disabled
  • bugfix: don't close full-screen when a dialog is opened on a separate monitor
  • bugfix: rendering got slower for the second and further DCP/IMPs
  • bugfix: fallback audio channel routing from settings file did not always take effect. Now the currently used routing is displayed in the audio options pane.
  • fix regression: fix "Invalid BER encountered" error introduced in 3.3.2
  • fix regression: unwrapping encrypted DCPs got broken
  • fix regression: when loading a new DCP or IMP, the CUDA codec in some cases complained for no reason about a max. bitrate violation so that easyDCP Player fell back to the CPU codec.
  • Extended Export Features
  • GPU-accelerated Real-time Playback of IMF Packages
  • Supports Retina Displays
  • Advanced Timeline Slider (eases subtitling)
  • Subtitles editor
  • Supports DPX/TIFF/JPEG/BMP/... as input format
  • Supports IMF App2
  • Supports Archival Formats (IAP/MAP)
  • Supports Atmos (no decoding/no downmix)
  • Supports 64bit architectures
  • GPU-decoding performance increased
  • Export performance increased
  • HD/SDI support for Blackmagicdesign Deckling and Ultrastudio playout devices
  • Support for Supplemental DCPs
  • Support for SMPTE subtitle
  • Option to accelerate playback performance significantly
  • New work-flow for activating the software within minutes
  • Extended export features including scaling options and burn-in of subtitles
  • Much faster export functionality
  • Export of Quicktime files supported
  • Extended command-line support
  • Improved issue reports
  • Audio visualization module (view waveform, mute, solo)
  • 10 bit DisplayPort output (Windows only)
  • Support for CineCanvas subtitles that reference PNG files
  • Automatically export reels into individual folders
  • Verify that 250mbit/s JPEG2000 datarate is not exeeded
  • Increase compatibility by degrading some failed integrity checks from errors to warnings
  • Show render fps
  • Process CineCanvas subtitles correctly, that use "Font" node within "Text" value
  • In the Commercial edition, server certificates are no longer auto-generated, and instead they can be requested from Fraunhofer support
  • Add automatic and configurable compensation for audio latency
  • By default, software codec now raises an error, when it encounters a corrupt jpeg2000 image
  • Support for NVIDIA GeForce 500 series
  • Add support for exporting 8-16 channel DCPs
  • (PLUS only) Export DCP to J2C/TIFF/DPX/WAV
  • Optionally check MXF file hashes
  • (PLUS only) new 3D modes side-by-side and top-and-bottom
  • Improved speed in software-codec
  • Restore window and player state after restart
  • (PLUS only) Playback of encrypted DCPs
  • (PLUS only) 3D playback (anaglyph, interleaved or quad buffered)
  • (PLUS only) Rendering of CineCanvas subtitles
  • Support for custom color transforms and LUTs
  • Fixed audio-video sync issues that occurred on some computers
  • Fixed "invalid enumeration" bug that occurred when the color transform
  • Hardware accelleration was enabled on computers with certain ATI graphics devices
  • "Choose composition" dialog shows more metadata
  • Added DCP security checks (hash values, file sizes, digital signature, certificate chain)
  • Multi-GPU-Mode does not need to be disabled
  • Improved software-codec performance on high-end multi-core CPUs
  • System information helps during graphics device configuration
  • "Fit to Window" mode scales video to optimally fill the current window size
  • Floatable toolbar allows "presentation mode"
  • Drag & Drop DCP folders or audio/video files onto canvas
  • Drag & Drop DCP folders or audio/video files onto icon
  • Improved synchronicity between audio and video
  • Improved user interface response
  • Settings are restored after restart
  • Added load progress dialog
  • Accelerated application start-up
  • More detailed error messages
  • Many bug fixes
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  • Added Support for the IMF Format
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The demo version of the easyDCP Resolve Plugin is integrated in DaVinci Resolve. It is possible to test nearly every function.

The demo version has following limitations:

  •  Visible watermark in each frame of the DCP
  • KDMs can be generated with a maximum validity of 2 days
  • Loading KDMs is not possible
  • Playback-quality will be drastically reduced after 15s, playback of sound will stop after 15s

Note: In Resolve 15, please make sure that the easyDCP decoder is used and the setting "DaVinci Resolve > Preferences > Configuration > Use easyDCP decoder" is switched on:

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With the free demo editions of the easyDCP standalone programs almost all functionalities of the full versions can be tested. However, there are the following restrictions:

easyDCP Creator

  • Visibly burned-in easyDCP™ logo in all frames
  • No loading of (D)KDMs (To test encrypted DCPs, please use the proprietary DCP Digest)
  • No Supplementals (DCP/IMF)
  • No validation report

easyDCP Player

  • Reduced quality and muted audio after 15 seconds of playback
  • No Export
  • No loading of (D)KDMs (To test encrypted DCPs, please use the proprietary DCP Digest from Creator+)
  • No validation report

easyDCP KDM Generator

  • Maximum KDM validity of 2 days
  • No loading of (D)KDMs (To test KDM generation, please use the proprietary DCP digest from easyDCP Creator+)
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From now on, you will receive a discount on your service and support fees if you extend the service during the ongoing service period.

This is how it works: Since 2017-01-01 you receive a COUPON code on your bill for your next purchase of service extension. This voucher reduces your costs for the next service renewal of the same license by 10%.

The COUPON code is valid for the respective license from the issue of the invoice until the day on which your existing service expires. The date of the last validity is displayed in the COUPON.

How to use this voucher code:

NOTE: Your ongoing service must still be valid

  1. Go to your license status as usual
  2. Extend your existing service by at least 6 months.
  3. In checkout, the option "ADD COUPON" will be offered.
  4. Enter the individual coupon code for this license.

You will automatically receive a discount of 10%. The new service is automatically added to the end of the current service period. The invoice now contains a new COUPON code in order to receive a 10% discount for the next renewal.

Hint: You can spare yourself the manual entry of the voucher code by signing up for a subscription, which automatically extends the service in time. You then receive the discount without entering a COPUON code.

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Yes, easyDCP Player+ supports all Blackmagic Design Ultra Studio and DeckLink series output devices for video and audio.

The performance of such a set-up depends on various parameters and is not only determined by the HD/SDI interface card.
The Graphic Board Check (PDF) table shows some example set-ups as well as the measured performance using certain HD/SDI interfaces.


  • Stereo 3D output is not supported.
  • At this point, 4k output via HD-SDI is not real-time capable.
  • The minimally required driver version is 9.7.7.
  • HD-SDI output is a feature exclusive to easyDCP Player+. It is not available in the basic edition.


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Yes, easyDCP Player+ does.

See our FAQ´s for performance measurements.


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Yes, but you need to make sure your primary graphics card supports 4k output.
Here is a list of Nvidia devices:

Also, by default, easyDCP Player will only offer the 2k portion from a 4k package.

Enable options|Codecs|<selected JPEG 2000 codec>|"make 4k resolution level available"

Specifically, we recommend you

• configure your 4k display to be your main display
(Windows 7 and higher: right-click desktop|Screen resolution|<select display>|Check "Make this my main display"

• configure your display's refresh rate to be identical to your DCPs/IMPs edit rate, e.g. 24 Hz

• enable V-Sync rendering mode

For trouble-shooting, please follow the steps in FAQ: My DCP does not play back smoothly. What can I do?

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Customers who own an easyDCP standalone license for easyDCP Creator+ and easyDCP Player+ can receive one free-of-charge bonus license for easyDCP Resolve Plugin module at DaVinci Resolve.

The following requirements must be met:

  • You must have a version from easyDCP Creator+ 2.2 and easyDCP Player+ 2.0 or higher licensed.
  • The bonus license for the easyDCP Resolve can only be used on same hardware as the easyDCP standalone licenses are issued to.

How to get your easyDCP Resolve bonus license:

Note: To activate an easyDCP Resolve bonus license, you need a separate license key. Licenses of easyDCP standalone versions can NOT be used for activation the easyDCP Resolve Plugin.

  • Follow the FAQ: How to activate my easyDCP Resolve ?
  • If previous requirements meet prerequisites, the webshop will offer you to activate the bonus licenses
  • If previous requirements don't meet prerequisites the webshop will inform you about and offer to buy it.

Note: In Resolve from version 15, please make sure that the easyDCP decoder is used and the setting "DaVinci Resolve > Preferences > Configuration > Use easyDCP decoder" is switched on:

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Licenses of easyDCP Player or easyDCP Creator can receive a free-of-charge bonus license for easyDCP SAM Rio PlugIn.

Following requirements must be met:

1) The easyDCP full version used for the bonus action must have version from easyDCP Creator(+)2.2 inkl. easyDCP Player(+) 2.0 or higher.

2) The bonus license for the easyDCP SAM Rio PlugIn can only be used on same hardware as the easyDCP standalone license was issued to.


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Please enable the Options | Video | General Rendering | V-Sync option and restart easyDCP Player.

Afterwards it should read "V-Sync (currently on)".



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With the easyDCP Plugin applications, Fraunhofer IIS has opened the popular easyDCP technology for a direct use within various cut or color grading systems.

These plugins are embedded in the applications by each provider like Blackmagic Design or Quantel. The previously known user interface of easyDCP standalone products will be replaced by the graphical interface of the cut or color grading system.

easyDCP Publisher is based on a "pay per use" model and allows customers with low demand to produce DCPs cost effectively. 

A direct comparison of all easyDCP application is only conditionally possible and need to be assessed individually from application to application.

What are the advantages of a plugin solution?

A key advantage of a plugin is the new workflow. First, DCPs can be used directly as an input format for the given applications. Because of this, time-consuming transcoding will not be needed anymore. Second, a complete image sequence without detours will be played directly as DCP. It remains to the provider himself which functions will be supported with the plugin. However, the central functions, such as the creation and playback of encrypted and unencrypted Interop and SMPTE DCPs as well as the creation of Key Delivery Messages (KDM), are generally available within all easyDCP Plugin versions.

For more information please check:

What are the advantages of easyDCP Pro application?

The easyDCP Pro products offer the maximum possible functionality of all easyDCP applications. easyDCP Pro are developed especially for the professional editing of DCPs / IMF packages.

For more information please check:

What are the advantages of easyDCP Publisher?

easyDCP Publisher is based on an usage-based billing model for e.g. small film productions or students. The target group of the easyDCP Publisher includes everyone who wants to use the proven easyDCP technology but is usually producing only a few DCPs per year and can't afford a complete easyDCP Pro or easyDCP PlugIn Suite.

Interested parties can create and edit their DCP for free. As soon as the created DCP needs to be used outside of the easyDCP publisher environment, an activation fee must be paid, depending on the type and length of the content.

In order to enable intuitive operations, easyDCP Publisher has renounced to use professional functions available with the easyDCP Pro programs or the easyDCP Plugins. Furthermore, easyDCP Publisher can not produce IMF packages.

For more information please check:

How can I purchase an easyDCP PlugIn?

The cut and color grading systems of the respective manufacturers always include a full version of the easyDCP Plugin which runs in a demo mode.

Once you have decided to use an easyDCP Plugin, you need to get a license to unlock the demo mode. The license can be purchased through the online shop By importing the License & Certificate Set, the selected easyDCP PlugIn modules (e.g. playback, decryption, generation and encryption) changes into unrestricted mode of operation.

I'm already an easyDCP user with a standalone version. Should I switch to easyDCP PlugIn?

We have a very interesting offer for existing users: You can use easyDCP Plugins and easyDCP standalone versions in parallel. All customers owning an easyDCP standalone version can get a free bonus license for an easyDCP PlugIn which can be used on the same hardware.

What do the PlugIn cost?

For more information about modules and prices please check:

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This is a known issue for Mac OS X 10.10. The option Save Power > "Prevent computer from sleeping automatically when the display is off" seems to have no effect at all.

The only workaround is to disable monitor sleep for now.

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With activated service subscription your service will be prolonged automatically for 6 month 30 days before it expires without any notification to do it manually. The prolongation will be charged to your credit card, its details are stored for this use at our acquirer „Heidelpay“. You will receive an order confirmation and invoice for a successful service prolongation as usual.

Service prolongation via service subscription comes automatically with 10% discount.  

How to setup a Service Subscription?

  1. Login at your easyDCP web account
  2. Select top menu option „Service Status"
  3. Select your preferred license for your service subscription
  4. Select your payment method or create a new one. 

Your next automatic prolongation will be shown at „Next Payment“.
A service subscription can be created and removed at any time before a service gets inactive.

What happens if an automatic service prolongation fails?

If payment fails we will keep retrying. After certain fail we will deactivate the service subscription and inform you by email. Your Service Status will be set to manual mode and you will receive the known „Service Notification“.

Reasons for failed payments can be expired validity, insufficient covering of payment amount or general deactivation of your credit card. If possible we will inform you about reason of rejection.

How safe are your Credit Card details?

Your CC details are exclusively stored on servers of our acquierer. These servers are regularly monitored by the CC-companies.

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More Details you see in our video: GPU-Acclerated JPEG 2000 Encoding

NOTE: GPU acceleration is available for Windows only

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More Details you see in our video: GPU-Acclerated real time playback

NOTE: GPU acceleration is available for Windows only

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The generation of personalized signer certificates for certain easyDCP applications is a free service provided by Fraunhofer IIS.

New personalized signer certificates will be issued with every License & Certificate Request during new installation of after migration of the software.

Requirements to get personalized signer certificates issued by Fraunhofer IIS are:

  • The email-domain used for your web-account at and the requested domain within the License & Certificate Set-request must match.
  • Requested domain for validation is not a public address like e. g., etc. Blacklist is supported.
  • If a comprehensible reason exist that email domain and requested domain cannot match please contact 
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For your orientation we have tested a selection of hardware configurations. The result may help you to find the optimized hardware configuration for your need. 

Performace SheetDownload the performace sheet here

We recomment that you read this important information describing the test-procedure:

Tested software:

easyDCP Player+ 2.0.8 using the CPU for JPEG 2000 decompression. The used memory-, storage- and graphics card-configuration had NO impact on the decoding performances.

Test material:

We generated Test-DCPs with white noise. White noise images can be regarded as a worst-case scenario for JPEG 2000 as well as many other image/video compression formats. We generated white noise DCPs for 2K/2D, 2K/3D and 4K/2D. We also used different container-sizes known as Flat (2K: 1998x1080, 4K: 3996x2160), Scope (2K: 2048x858, 4K: 4096x1716) and Full-Container (2K: 2048x1080, 4K: 4096x2160). Even if easyDCP Player has to decode more pixels in Full-Container-mode compared to either Flat or Scope, we did not notice a huge difference in the decoding-performances. 

Another effect that has to be considered is a special encoder setting when generating DCPs: easyDCP Creator, for example, generates JPEG 2000 files using Variable Bit Rate (VBR). This means, that, regardless of the maximum bitrate, source images with little details result in compressed JPEG 2000 files comprising a small file-size. On the other hand, source images with plenty of details result in larger file-sizes. Only the maximum size is limited by the maximum bitrate that was specified when encoding the images. When required, the encoder stops to include more information in the compressed images so as not to violate the maximum bitrate. For our worst-case DCPs, the encoder has constantly hit the maximum bitrate, so the data-rate appears in fact to be constant. VBR-encoded DCPs, however, usually show a varying data-rate throughout the playback of the DCP. The data-rate has a very strong impact on easyDCP Player’s playback performance. If a source DCP was encoded with a very low data-rate it may be possible to playback the movie in real-time, even when using a slow hardware configuration. Since the data-rate in our test-DCPs does not vary at all, the measured results show a worst-case behavior. So it may be possible to playback a DCP without any issues in real-time, even if the table shows an orange bullet-point for the test case.

* Quality Slider (QS):

Since version 2.0, easyDCP Player is capable of trading decoding precision for a better performance. Especially, when viewing DCPs (which have 36 bits per pixel) on a computer monitor (24  bits per pixel), some information from the JPEG 2000 codestream can safely be ignored without a significant impact on the resulting image quality.

** Level Skipping:

Using easyDCP Player’s Level-Skipping feature , one or more resolution levels of the JPEG 2000 code-stream can be discarded. Of course, the reduction of resolution levels has direct impact on the playback performance on the one hand. On the other hand, skipping a resolution level will half the resolution in both dimensions. Discarding the highest resolution level is often sufficient to allow for real-time playback even on notebooks.

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easyDCP Creator 2.2.x (and newer) supports the following frame-rates when using the SMPTE packaging mode:

2k HFR:                     4k HFR:                     2k - 3D HFR (Creator+ only)

24 fps                        24 fps                         24fps
25 fps                        25 fps
30 fps                        30 fps
48 fps
50 fps
60 fps

At the time the above frame-rates are DCI-compliant and should be process able by today´s cinema playback systems.

If you need higher frame-rates for experimental purposes, please contact us at    

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You may apply for a facility code at .

Every time a new version of easyDCP Creator is released, we download the latest list from there. In the meantime you can add your own facility code by following this procedure:

  • In a CPL, right click on the CPL name which is displayed in the upper left corner of the virtual film role
  • Select menu-entry "Edit with Digital Naming Convention"
  • In the upcoming dialog, open the "Facility:" drop-down-box
  • Select "Add custom Facility..."
  • Enter your assigned facility code and a description
  • Confirm by pressing the "Add" button

The added facility code is now part of the Facility List and can be used for CPL naming.

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The Digital Cinema Distribution Master (DCDM) is a hierarchical set of uncompressed, unencrypted and unpackaged files. It can be used to exchange the image, audio, subtitles and auxiliary data to other studios, encoding or playback systems or film archives. The DCDM can also be used as the direct starting material for the production of a DCP.

easyDCP does not fully support the DCDM format as specified by the DCI ( However, using Creator and Player+, it is possible to create a DCDM-like set of files with the following restrictions:

  • TIFF files contain 16 bits instead of 12 padded bits
  • TIFF header does not contain metadata such as frame rate or frame count
  • WAVE header does not contain broadcast metadata
  • Folder and file names are slightly different and must be corrected manually

Please ask your partner if this format is sufficient.

To create a DCDM from the Digital Source Master (DSM), start a Creator project and arrange everything as if you would do a DCP:

  • Choose "XYZ (DCI)" as target color space for all picture tracks.
  • Letterboxing should not be used in DCDMs.
  • All reels should have a length of around 20 minutes.
  • Each reel will end up as a separate subfolder in the DCDM.
  • If your studio or archive expects leader countdowns, add them manually.

1. Create an easyDCP Creator project and click on "Preview Project" to open it in easyDCP Player:

2. In easyDCP Player, click on "Asset > Export" (or shortcut "e") to start the Export Wizard. In the first page of the Export Wizard, choose an output folder, select "Export sequence" and press "Next":

3. On the second page, enter the name of the composition "File Name Prefix" and select "Export from Reel":

4. For Video, select "TIFF", "Color Depth 16" and select the appropriate color space of your source material (here: "sRGB") and target color space to "XYZ (DCI)":

5. For Audio, select "Split-channel WAVs":


6. When the export is complete, click on "Browse Folder", move and rename all reel folders to "CompositionName.Reel_#". Also, move and rename all files to "CompositionName.Reel_#.FrameNumber.tif". In addition, copy all subtitle and auxiliary files to its appropriate reel folders.

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Closed Captions are timed texts that are intended for hearing impaired audience members. Captions usually include the dialog and descriptions of sounds ("phone rings", "door slams" etc.). "Closed" means that the captions are off-screen and not visible to the entire audience. On the other hand, "open" or "burned-in" means that the captions are on-screen and visible to all viewers.

The following caption file formats are supported:

  • CineCanvas™ DLP Cinema™ Subtitle XML file
  • SMPTE ST 428-7 D-Cinema Distribution Master Subtitle XML file
  • SMPTE ST 429-5 D-Cinema Packaging Timed Text Track MXF file

To add closed captions in easyDCP Creator, simply drag the track file onto the reel. Then select the Display Type "Closed Caption (CCAP)":

You can add up to 16 Closed Captions per reel.

Please make sure that all referenced subtitle assets like fonts (.ttf, .otf) or images (.png) are available, otherwise package generation will fail.

Finally, please add the abbreviation "CCAP" to the composition playlist annotation text:

Please note: The DaVinci Resolve easyDCP Plugin does not yet support captions.

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IMAX® DCPs typically have a resolution of 4K (3D) and a picture bit rate of up to 500 Mbps.

To create an IMAX® DCP, tick on the checkbox "Enable Higher Bit Rates" (HBR) in the "Package Options" dialog and set the slider "Maximum Picture Bit Rate" to 500 Mbps (see screenshot):

The naming convention for IMAX® DCPs is described here:

Please note: 3D, HFR and HBR are only available in easyDCP Creator+.

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Load the DCP (along with the KDM) into easyDCP Player+ and select Asset|Export.


You have three options:

Unwrap DCP and create easyDCP project

Each picture track file will be unwrapped into a sequence of (unencrypted) JPEG 2000 files (*.j2c).

Each audio track will be converted into a set of (unencrypted) mono-wav files.

Each subtitle track file will be unwrapped into the subtitle XML document as well as any related resources (PNG image files, TTF font files).

Additionally, easyDCP Player+ will automatically create a project file for loading the unwrapped DCP into easyDCP Creator while maintaining all metadata.


Create supplemental easyDCP project with external subtitles

This option is only available, when external subtitles have been added to the currently opened DCP.

In this case, an easyDCP Creator project file is created, that references all original track files from the DCP’s source folder and adds the external subtitle files.

If the external subtitle document was not added to a reel, but rather assigned to a CPL, it will automatically be split into reels.

If the subtitle format does not match the DCP’s format (Interop vs SMPTE), the subtitle will automatically be converted.


Export sequence

Export only the visible image data (optionally along with audio) into a variety of export formats. Optionally, subtitles, timecode or other overlays can be burnt into the exported images.






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easyDCP Creator+ generates a proprietary DCP digest file along with each encrypted DCP.
This digest file contains all track files keys used for the encryption during the DCP creation process. Whenever one wants to generate KDMs, you can load this digest file into a separate tool called easyDCP KDM Generator.

easyDCP KDM Generator is included in each purchase of easyDCP Creator+.
All you need to do is collect your recipient´s public server certificates and put them into a local folder. Use only the "cert.sha256" files. Usually, they have either a *.crt or *.pem suffix.
In easyDCP KDM Generator, you merely need to load the digest file, point to the folder with the server certificates and specify the start and end dates of the KDMs validity period.

Upon clicking the "Generate" button, easyDCP KDM Generator will create KDMs for all server certificates in a single batch job. Please note, that a digest file may contain multiple compositions, but a KDM only ever contains keys for a single composition. Thus, easyDCP KDM Generator will create x KDMs.

For more details, please refer to the

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One easyDCP software license can be installed only on one computer system.

However, if you need to move the easyDCP license to another computer or operating system you can do this easily using Migration function in the web shop:

  1. Login in your account at
  2. Select license status
  3. Select the product you need to migrate
  4. Select: "migrate license"

easyDCP Resolve Plug-In customers can get additional important informations for migration here

After the migration is complete you can generate a new license for the new ware system. Please refer to the following FAQ on how to activate your product.


  • There is a limit of one automatic migration in six months. If you require a second migration within the six months period, please inform us via email why it´s necassary.
  • Since server certificates are tied to the system hash, they become inaccessible after a migration. New certificates will be automatically created, but all KDMs issued to the old cerificates will no longer be accessible. Please check our FAQ: Server- and Signer- Certificates.

Migration with older Versions: For version easyDCP Creator(+)2.1.X and older, easyDCP Player(+)1.9.X and older, and easyDCP KDM Generator(+)1.47 and older, be prepared to use the new hashcode of your target hardware/software.

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easyDCP Player(+) was designed to be a quality control tool.

When a DCP or IMF package is loaded, hundreds of checks are automatically executed.

Additionally, the file integrity can be verified with the Hash Checker and in easyDCP Player+ the validity of all frames can be ensured by exporting them faster than real-time with the “decode only” export “codec”.

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Different versions of easyDCP can be installed side-by-side

However be aware that the all share the same user application data folder, where state settings, KDMs, server and signer certificate and license are stored.  

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easyDCP SAM Rio Plugin is fully integrated in SAM Rio. You can activate it without further installation according to the following instructions.

A documentation  how to license/activate your easyDCP SAM Rio Plugin is part of Pablo PA Installation & User Guide, Appendix B, A12.


  • Please use for domain- and username in request form only US character (no: é,*,# etc.)
  • The file extension for the request file must use the extension .html.

Further Links for easyDCP SAM Rio Plugin:

Find more information in your SAM Rio user manual

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easyDCP 3.6.0 and above will be activated within the application/preferences.

For macOS users: minimum macOS 10.12 is required for easyDCP products. 

Please watch our video tutorial or proceed as follows:

    1. Download and install the latest installer from your account at license status.


    2. Select "Preferences (OSX)" or "Options (WINDOWS)" in the installed easyDCP application option "Activation Status" and select "Request License&Certificates"


    3. Fill out the form according to the instructions displayed and select "Send request". Your license-and-certificate-request will be processed after you log in and have select the license you intend to activate.



    4. Then you can download your "License & Certificate" Data Set from your license status and import it with the corresponding easyDCP option "Import License & Certificates"


Note: This way of activating your easyDCP Product is only available from easyDCP Version 3.6 or higher.

  • If you use a easyDCP Creator(+) from 2.2.X, easyDCP Player(+) from 2.0.X and easyDCP KDM Generator(+) from 1.4.1X till easyDCP Version 3.5.8, you find help here.
  • If you use an Version below easyDCP Creator(+) 2.2.X, easyDCP Player(+) 2.0.X and easyDCP KDM Generator(+) 1.4.1X, you find help here.
  • If you use an easyDCP Resolve Plugin version, you find help here.
  • If you use an easyDCP SAM Rio Plugin version, you find help here.
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There are three essential steps to successfully create a DCP/IMF package with 5.1/7.1 audio in DaVinci Resolve:

  1. EDIT tab: Drag all audio files into a timeline, e.g. when you have six mono channel audio files, this will create audio tracks A1, A2, ..., A6. In this case all six audio tracks A1-A6 have to be of the Track Type "Mono". When importing a multi-channel 5.1 audio file, Resolve will recognize it and automatically display the clip as multiple audio tracks, so the Track Type is "5.1". In both cases the order for 5.1 is L, R, C, LFE, Ls, Rs.[MM1] 

  2. EDIT tab: Open the Audio Track Mixer and set the number of channels for the Master to "6" for 5.1 audio and "8" for 7.1 audio. For mono channel audio files as input, please also check if all audio channels are mixed correctly, so for "Audio 1" there also should be only channel "1" used as input (Default is "1 + 2" for all mono audio tracks, so you would end up with a mix of input channels 1 and 2 for all output channels).

After step 1) and 2) you should end up with a configuration for the audio tracks like these on the EDIT tab:

  • In case for using multiple mono channel audio files as input:

    Übersicht   Übersicht

  • In case for using a single multi-channel audio file as input:

  1. DELIVER tab: In "Render Settings" -> "Audio" choose to export the “Timeline Track” and make sure the correct channel layout is indicated. When using a multi-channel input and a 5.1 track on the timeline, this is how it should look like:

    When working with mono inputs and multiple timeline tracks, add all required tracks and set the track numbers in ascending order, as seen here:

These recommendations apply regardless of the use of Fairlight.

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The DCI specifications demand that for a 2k DCP, which has a container size of 2048x1080, one or both sides of this container must be completely filled and that the container size must not be exceeded.

However, commonly 2k DCPs are eigther Flat (1.85:1) 1998x1080 or Scope (2.39:1) 2048x858.

If your input material does not meet one of these resolutions, you can individually configure for each picute track file how it shall be resized, using a combination of pillar-boxing (black bars left and right), letter-boxing (black bars top and bottom), scaling and/or cropping.


To do that, just follow these steps:

1) Add a new Picture track file

2) Right-click on the track file to show the context menu

3) Browse to Letterboxing and select one of the entries

  • Flat: Target resolution is 1998x1080 for 2k projects, 3996x2160 for 4k projects
  • Scope: Target resolution is 2048x858 for 2k projects, 4096x1716 for 4k projects
  • Full: Target resolution is 2048x1080 for 2k projects, 4096x2160 for 4k projects
  • Auto: The option that best matches the source footage´s native resolution will be chosen.

To see, what resolution is used, refer to the Metadata Inspectorwindow´s Target Resolution line.

Optionally, you can also scale your centent

  • Scaling Off: Frames will not be scaled. The source image is centered in the container. The rest is filled with black or cropped, if it extends the maximum container resolution.
  • Scale to Fit: The source image is scaled up until one side fills out the container. The rest is filled with black.
  • Scale to Fill: The source image is scaled up until the container is completey filled. If one side is now larger that the container, it is cropped.

Rather than repeating these steps for all track files over and over, you can also predefine a default pillar-/letterboxing setting in the global Preferences.

Just browse to the "New Track Defaults" tab and select the default letterboxing for new track files.

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You can choose how your timeline is treated for easyDCP exports. Therefore, open the Lookup Tables tab in “File | Project Settings...”.

There is an entry "easyDCP/JPEG2000 Color Management" where you can select the correct timeline color-space.

DaVinci Resolve will apply the correct transformation into DCI X’Y’Z’ based on that selection.

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easyDCP Creator+ is bundled with a tool called easyDCP KDM Generator. A demo version of easyDCP KDM Generator is included in the easyDCP Creator+ trial version.

easyDCP KDM Generator generates Interop- and SMPTE-compliant KDM files for DCPs created with easyDCP Creator+.

easyDCP KDM Generator has a separate manual that explains the procedure in more detail.

A full commercial version of easyDCP KDM Generator is part of the easyDCP Creator+ product.

Please note: easyDCP KDM Generator is not upgradable to easyDCP KDM Generator+

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We recommend our easyDCP KDM Generator+ customers to set-up a second computer serving as backup machine for their (D)KDMs. If used properly, existing (D)KDMs can be recovered and ported to a fresh installation, in case the production machine is not working anymore. The set-up is simple and your existing (D)KDM workflow requires only small changes.

Please see Security backup for (D)KDMs for more details.

To create a complementory backup license please follow these steps:

  1. Download the easyDCP KDM Generator+ Installer for your target OS from your license status again and install it on your backup machnine.
  2. Request a license and certificate as usual and submit it to See also How do I activate my easyDCP Product?.
  3. The landing page will show your activated easyDCP KDM Generator+ license. You will have the option to create a complementary license by selecting "Complementary license".
  4. You will be redirected to the license status showing your new complementary license.
  5. Download the license and certificate data set and import it into your easyDCP KDM Generator+ Backup system.

NOTE: The complementary license is locked for migration. If you need to migrate your easyDCP KDM Generator+ Backup system please contact us at

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easyDCP Creator(+) from 2.2.X, easyDCP Player(+) from 2.0.X and easyDCP KDM Generator(+) from 1.4.1X and above can be directly activated from within the application.

Known limitations:
macOS: Only easyDCP 3.5.5 or higher can be run as of macOS 10.12 (Sierra)
Windows: Only easyDCP 3.4.10 ot higher can run on Windows 10

Please watch our video tutorial or proceed as follows:

      1. Download and install the latest installer from your account at license status.


      2. Select in the installed easyDCP application at "Help" the function "Request License & Certificate" (or use F3)


      3. Fill out the form according to the instructions displayed and select "Send request". Your license-and-certificate-request will be processed after you log in and have select the license you intend to activate.