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.
The content decryption context menu is only available in the
(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.
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:
If you have received your voucher, please proceed as follows:
Repeat this option as often as necessary within 3 months of the first purchase.
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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.
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:
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.
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:
Tip: You can also generate DCPs and pay on a project basis with easyDCP Publisher.
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:
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:
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:
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
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.
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.
Yes, easyDCP Player+ does.
See our FAQ´s for performance measurements.
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?
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.
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.
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:
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.
Please enable the Options | Video | General Rendering | V-Sync option and restart easyDCP Player.
Afterwards it should read "V-Sync (currently on)".
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 www.easyDCP.com. 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:
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.
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?
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.
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More Details you see in our video: GPU-Acclerated JPEG 2000 Encoding
NOTE: GPU acceleration is available for Windows only
More Details you see in our video: GPU-Acclerated real time playback
NOTE: GPU acceleration is available for Windows only
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:
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.
We recomment that you read this important information describing the test-procedure:
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.
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.
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
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 info@easyDCP.com.
You may apply for a facility code at http://www.digitalcinemanamingconvention.com .
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:
The added facility code is now part of the Facility List and can be used for CPL naming.
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 (http://www.dcimovies.com/specification/index.html). However, using Creator and Player+, it is possible to create a DCDM-like set of files with the following restrictions:
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:
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.
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:
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.
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+.
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 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.
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 http://www.easydcp.com/sync/manuals/easyDCP_KDM_Generator_User_Manual.pdf.
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:
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.
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.
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”.
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.
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.
Further Links for easyDCP SAM Rio Plugin:
Find more information in your SAM Rio user manual
easyDCP 3.6.0 and above will be activated within the application/preferences.
Please watch our video tutorial or proceed as follows:
Note: This way of activating your easyDCP Product is only available from easyDCP Version 3.6 or higher.
There are three essential steps to successfully create a DCP/IMF package with 5.1/7.1 audio in DaVinci Resolve:
After step 1) and 2) you should end up with a configuration for the audio tracks like these on the EDIT tab:
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.
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
To see, what resolution is used, refer to the Metadata Inspectorwindow´s Target Resolution line.
Optionally, you can also scale your centent
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.
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.
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+
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:
NOTE: The complementary license is locked for migration. If you need to migrate your easyDCP KDM Generator+ Backup system please contact us at info@easyDCP.com.
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.
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: