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easyDCP Creator+ all versions
IMF Creator from Version 4.0.X

 

easyDCP Creator+, easyDCP JPEG 2000 Transcoder are highly optimized for running on multi-processor/multi-core machines. On Windows and from easyDCP Creator(+) 3.3.X can also use one or more CUDA® enabled graphics devices.

We recommend the following minimal system configuration:

  • Windows PC (Windows 64 bit, Version 7 or higher) or Intel Mac (Mac OS X 64 bit, Version 10.7 or higher)
  • You also need a minimum of 2 GB RAM
  • Installation occupies 200 MB free disc space
  • Fast hard disk is also recommended

For best performance, opt for the following specifications:

  • CPU with 6 cores or more
  • 8 GB RAM
  • Fast SSD
  • A CUDA-enabled graphics device for encoding with the following specifications:
    • Compute Capability 2.0 or higher
    • Minimum of 1 GB memory, better 4 GB of memory
    • Preferably connected with 16 PCI Express lanes
    • The more cores, the better
    • E.g. NVIDIA GeForce 980 Ti
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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.

Limitations:

  • 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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This FAQ is valid for
easyDCP Plus  from Version 3.3.X 
IMF Studio from Version 4.0.X 

 

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

NOTE: GPU acceleration is available for Windows only

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This FAQ is valid for
easyDCP Player(+)  from Version 3.3.X 
IMF Player from Version 4.0.X 

  

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

NOTE: GPU acceleration is available for Windows only

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This FAQ is valid for
easyDCP Player+ all versions
IMF Player from Version 4.0.X

There are two different options for running easyDCP Player+.


1. Real-time-playback using a fast CPU.

Allows for real-time-playback of 2k/4k DCP and IMF-Packages on a standard PC/Mac. Use this option if you have a sufficiently fast CPU. The software codec will work on macOS 10.14 and Windows 7/10 64-Bit.

Minimum system specification:

    • 6-core CPU
    • At least 4 GB of RAM
    • Graphics device with at least 500 MB memory attached to monitor (primary graphics card)
    • Fast hard disk is also recommended


2. Real-time-playback using a Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) as accelerator.

Allows for real-time-playback of 2k/4k DCPs and IMF-Packages *) on a standard PC.
*) limited to lossy with code block size 32x32

This option requires two graphics cards:

1. GPU: Primary device for rendering (OpenGL) to which the display is attached.
2. GPU: Secondary CUDA-enabled device for the JPEG 2000 decompression.

Minimum system specification:

    • 4-core CPU
    • 1x primary graphics device attached to monitor
      • recent NVIDIA GeForce or Quadro series graphics device
      • at least 1 GB VRAM
      • preferably connected with 16 PCIx lanes
    • 1x secondary graphics device not attached to monitor
      • NVIDIA GeForce with at least 500 CUDA cores
      • least 2 GB of VRAM
      • preferably connected with 16 PCIx lanes
    • At least 4 GB RAM
    • Fast harddisk/SSD is also recommended

The GPU-accelerated codec is only available for Windows, not for Mac OS X.


3D Video output options:

For best stereo video output, we recommend a NVIDIA Quadro device with at least 2 GB memory (e.g. Quadro K600). When using Nvidia 3D vision, the display needs to have a refresh rate of at least 120 Hz (e.g. Acer GD245QH). Alternatively, a 3D projector can be connected via Dual-DVI. This does not require a professional Nvidia Quadro card, but can also be achieved with a NVIDIA GeForce card.

Furthermore, a 3D LCD can be connected via HDMI or DVI to play out stereo in side-by-side/top-and-bottom/line-by-line or other interleaved modes.


HD-SDI output option:

easyDCP Player supports Blackmagic Design UltraStudio oder DeckLink series output devices.

When Option HD-SDI "enable subtitling, color processing and scaling" is enabled, decoded images will first be processed by the primary graphics card, before they get sent to the SDI-output device.

This works best, when the primary graphics card is a NVIDIA Quadro card. 


View our performance test:

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easyDCP Plus:  all applications all licenses typesfrom version 4.0 
IMF Studio:all applicationsall licenses rypesfrom version 4.0 

 

How to use the Online Roaming service

Conditions:

  • You have downloaded the desired easyDCP Plus or IMF Studio installer from the webshop at MY PRODUCTS and installed it on your hardware.
  • The intended hardware has a permanent internet connection.
  • Customers with a permanent license have not set up the Offline Activation mode and have valid service.

Follow these steps:

  • Start your application
  • Enter your login data in the login window

    Username/Password
    Use the login data for username and password as for www.easydcp.com

    Device Name
    Create your individual device name.
    The computer name will appear by default.

    Remember Password
    Select to save your login settings on this computer.

    Demo/Offline Mode
    Start your application without login data in Demo Mode with limited functions.

  • After logging in, your application starts
  • Now you can use your appliction

The application is now already in the Online Roaming mode. The usage of the same easyDCP program on another system will initially be blocked and a message window appears with corresponding information.

When you have closed the application on your current PC, you can start the same application on another PC on which it is installed, too.  Use the same login process to start the application. 

The use of the Online Roaming license procedure can be mixed between WINDOWS and macOS.

The new Online Roaming mode is available for each individual easyDCP Plus or IMF Studio program within the respective package.

If the service has expired and has no longer been extended, roaming is limited to the latest regsiered hardware.

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easyDCP Plus:  all applications with permanent license  from version 4.0 
IMF Studio:all applications with permanent license from version 4.0 

 

How to use your application with Offline Activation

Conditions: 

  • You have downloaded the desired easyDCP Plus or IMF Studio installer from the webshop at MY PRODUCTS and installed it on your hardware.
  • You have a permanent licence.
  • You have switched in the Webhop under License Packages the corresponding license to Create Offline License


For your information: When using your easyDCP application with Offline Activation, the services "online activation" and "roaming mode" are deactivated!

Follow this steps:

  • Start your application:
  • Start the program in Demo/Offline Mode mode via the login window

    Username/Password/Device Name/Remember Password
    Ignore these fields

    Demo/Offline Mode
    Launch your application in demo/offline mode

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

         
  • Fill out the form according to the instructions displayed and select "Submit". The easyDCP website opens automatically in your browser.

         https://www.easydcp.com/sync/images/activation/3_6/request.png
  • Log in to your account and select the license to be activated. The license and certificate set will be created.

                https://www.easydcp.com/sync/images/activation/select.png

  • Download your "License & Certificate" set from your license status. GobacktoyoureasyDCPapplicationwhereyouwant to activate theOffline mode. Open thesamemenu asinthepreviousstep and importthe"License&Certificate"setwith the option"ImportLicense&Certificates".

         
  • Now the offline mode is activated and you can use your program as usual.

  • An online connection of the respective hardware is no longer required.

Ifyou need touseyourapplicationagaininroamingmodewiththeonlineactivation,pleasecontact us here.

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easyDCP Plus:  all applications  all licenses typesfrom version 4.0 
IMF Studio:all applications  all licenses typesfrom version 4.0 

 

How to use your application with Online Activation

Conditions:

  • You have downloaded the desired easyDCP Plus or IMF Studio installer from the webshop at MY PRODUCTS and installed it on your hardware.



  • The intended hardware requires a permanent internet connection.

Follow these steps:

  • Start your application
  • Enter your login data in the login window

    Username/Password
    Use the login data for username and password as in www.easydcp.com

    Device Name
    Create your individual device name.
    The computer name will appear by default.

    Remember Password
    Select to save your login settings on this computer

    Demo/Offline Mode
    Start your application without login data in Demo Mode with limited functions.

  • After logging in, your application starts
  • When you login for the first time, the licenses and certificates for the respective hardware are automatically created and loaded in the background
  • You are now ready to use the program

Note that a permanent internet connection is required. Nevertheless, whenever the Internet connection is interrupted, a seperate window with corresponding information will open after a predetermined period of time. All data will be cached in your project file for security.

Find more Informations about the Roaming service here.

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