With the evolution of professional video to file based capture systems, the presentation of our digital work has run into a new hurdle. How do we preserve the high quality of our digital shooting and post work on into the presentation/projection stage?

Digital Cinema Initiatives, LLC (DCI) was created in March, 2002, as a joint venture of Disney, Fox, Paramount, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Universal and Warner Bros. DCI's primary purpose is to establish and document voluntary specifications for an open architecture for digital cinema that ensures a uniform and high level of technical performance, reliability and quality control.

DCI has established a standard called Digital Cinema Packages (DCP) which has become the standard for theatrical digital film projection. The studios have announced that they will no longer supply film prints to theatres, only DCP hard drives. Film festivals are beginning to ask for work in DCP format.

SAW Video has obtained the software to produce DCP output for presentation and archiving of digital video. In this seminar, we will discuss the workflow from NLE project to creating the proper video & audio output for DCP to packaging the various elements of the video and assembling them for distribution.

(NOTE: SAW Video works with the open source software - OpenDCP - which at present does not allow encrypting your video with a key file for copy protection.)

SAW Video also offers a DCP packaging service for $50. Contact Technical Coordinator - Post Production to arrange post@sawvideo.com

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Prerequisite Workshops: 
Introduction to Final Cut Pro, Introduction to Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5, or demonstrated experience with editing software.
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