Wether you did your post-production with us or not, we can create your DCP for movie theater projection.
2021 DCP prices
– these prices do not include a screening in a cinema, it is mandatory for the validation process
- feature length | 1h or more, 450.-
- medium format | 30 to 59 min, 300.-
- short film | 10 to 29 min, 200.-
- very short film / commercial | under 10 min, 125.-
These prices include the mastering, for the inclusion of subtitles, as “version files”, please see below. We also offer subtitling (spottting) and translation services, see our subtitling page. Although more and more cinemas now accept dematerialized DCPs (file transfers), we recommend you make at least one copy of the DCP file onto a DCI compatible drive, for archival purposes and as a back-up for any screening. Disk capacities and models change continuously, plesse contact us at the time of making your copy for an up-to-date price. We can offer you different solutions, for maximum data safety we usually put your DCPs on a SSD disk in a shock and splash proof case. USB keys can also be used, but should only be used for short form projects due to reduced transfer speeds.
– 1st subtitle 70.-
– additionnal subtitles, 30.-
– 1h or more, 60.-
– from 30 to 59 min, 50.-
– les than 30 min, 40.-
All prices are in Swiss Francs before taxes and for 2K DCPs, plase contact us for 4K DCPs.
The “Digital Cinema Package” is a digital projection format that has replaced 35mm film in cinemas. It’s a group of digital files including a stream of images and one or several audio and subtitling data streams. These files are compiled and stored on a hard drive, and require a D-Cinema compatible projector and server in order to read the DCP format. 2012 was a transitional year for all Swiss cinemas as they changed over to this technology; all new films are now only available in digital format. The quality they offer is at least equivalent to that of 35mm film. Furthermore, the DCP format ensures that quality and compatibility remain constant from one theatre to the next.
Another argument in favour of the DCP format is that it’s a lot cheaper to produce than 35mm film, and that copies are easily transportable on small pocket-sized hard drives that only weigh a couple of grams, unlike their fragile and cumbersome 35mm film counterparts.
Your DCP can be encoded (or not) to avoid fraudulent copies from being made. In order to read the content, a digital key (code) unique to the server must be sent to the cinema and installed on the server, authorising the file to be read, and offering features such as projection logging, and defining start and end dates of authorised projections.