Written by Catherine Watling

FAQs – Digital Cinema Mastering

On August 7th, 2019 wrote on the subject of DCinema.

What is a DCP? A DCP is a Digital Cinema Package. It is the format required by digital cinemas all over the world. It is designed to be a digital equivalent of a film print. A DCP contains the film picture as JPEG2000 wrapped into MXF (Media Exchange Format) along with audio, HOH tracks, XML […]

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A guide to our DCinema Mastering Process.

On August 6th, 2019 wrote on the subject of DCinema.

The digital cinema mastering process starts with the creation of a Digital Cinema Distribution Master (DCDM), a master version of the film that has been prepared for cinema exhibition. This means it conforms to the correct frame rate, aspect ratio, colour space and picture format. One of the most important steps in creating a DCDM […]

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Submission guidelines for digital cinema encoding and distribution

On August 6th, 2019 wrote on the subject of DCinema.

Tape and file formats We can take films in almost any format. ¬†We are used to working with QuickTime ProRes (422 and 444), image sequences such as DPX, TIF and many more. If picture is submitted interlaced, we may have to de-interlace it before we begin. Sometimes broadcast tapes may be in a progressive format […]

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Visual Data Media Services acquires Soho Digital Cinema

On April 30th, 2019 wrote on the subject of News.

29 April 2019: Visual Data Media Services announced today that it has acquired Soho Digital Cinema (SDC), the leading provider of digital cinema mastering and distribution services. The acquisition significantly enhances it’s digital cinema mastering offering and adds cinema distribution to its armoury of services. Just like its existing broadcast, streaming and VOD offerings, Visual […]

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