The ABCs of DCPs: Unwrapping the Digital Cinema Package
September 3, 2012 Leave a comment
By: Doris Toumarkine, First Posted on Film Journal International, August 28, 2012
With the digital storm having reached its height for theatres, it’s still raining confusion, anxiety and excitement for many, no thanks to a downpour of new acronyms that compress but muddy this new tech-powered environment.
Tech details and some benign carpetbaggers that have invaded the DCP (Digital Cinema Package) space are a hard row to hoe for the uninitiated, but fortunately those in distribution and exhibition need only know a fraction of these paper- and time-saving abbreviations. So let some of these N2K (need to know) acronyms and tech highlights fly!
Interested in learning more about the future of film and technology? Join New York Festivals, Fantastic Fest & Alamo Draft House, Quvis, California Film Institute & Mill Valley Film Festival, and Jackson Hole Wildlife as they discuss similar topics during their panel, “The Digital Dilemma: Managing Submissions and the Future of Film Festivals in the Digital World” at the upcoming International Film Festival Summit in Austin, Texas at the Hyatt Regency Austin, December 2-4, 2012.