Convert your film to DCP, the most widely utilized format by US Exhibitors.
Tugg offers DCP creation for as low as $900 (50% less than the $1,600 – $2,000 charged by most post-houses).
What We Offer:
- Academy Standard DCP
- Unencrypted, 2K, 6 Channel 5.1 Surround Sound
- Stereo DCP
- Unencrypted, 2K, 2 Channel Stereo Sound – The Academy does not accept Stereo DCP, so keep this in mind if you plan to have a qualifying run
- Peace of Mind
- We Quality Control all of the DCPs we manage
- Theater follow-up to ensure ingesting and testing
Learn More About DCP Creation:
- What is a DCP?
DCP stands for Digital Cinema Package, which is a digital file format for storing and conveying image, audio, and data streams for playback on digital cinema theatre projector systems. It is the digital equivalent of a 35mm print. This is not to be confused with DC, once the umbrella term for all films in digital which includes HDCAM, Blu-ray, DigiBeta, DVDs, Quicktime, etc…
- Why Create a DCP?
At this time, about 95% of exhibitors have DCP capabilities and less than 40% remain with DVD/Blu-ray capabilities. DCP has become the preferred format as it allows for content compatibility between studios, distributors, and exhibitors with superior visual and sound quality. In order for your film to be programmable at as many venues as possible, DCP is a necessity.
Ready to Get Started?
Start by filling out the Filmmaker Form
and tell us a little bit about your movie! A member of the Tugg Content Team will follow up within 7-10 business days if you indicate you’re interested in our DCP services.
After touching base with Tugg, email us this document: DCP Creation Services Agreement
Media should be delivered in the required format (click below for details). Once you’re ready, we will provide shipping instructions.
- Film Format
The film should be delivered as a Quicktime (QT) ProRes 422 or 444 file with a 23.97, 24, or 25 fps frame rate and a 2K (2048 x 858 Cinemascope or 1998 x 1080 Flat) or HD (1920 x 1080) resolution. Audio can be embedded in the Quicktime or sent as separate 2 channel (L, R) or 6 channel (in the following order: L, R, C, Lfe, Ls, Rs ) .wav files. Please note: For HD, a slight cropping will occur on the top and bottom of the frame when blown up to 2k 1:85.
- Delivery Format
The film should be delivered on an NTFS drive in a USB configuration, but we can work with an EXT 3 if an NTFS drive is not available. If you have a Mac formatted drive, you will need to erase the drive and reformat it as NTFS, so that for future screenings your drive is compatible with all exhibitor servers, which are mostly PC systems.
Have more questions about DCP Creation? Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or visit our DCP Creation FAQ.