Today we have a close look at what makes up a DCP or “Digital Cinema Package”. I will describe the files found on the CRU Hard drives used to distribute the digital files to your cinema.
This includes describing how a DCP is self verifying. Can contain multiple CPL’s or Composition Playlists, (Ie a playlist of video and audio essences that make up the Film)
The PKL or Package List, a file that tells us what makes up a CPL and all the checking data to make sure every byte is present and accounted for.
Finally I talk about how we have full DCP’s and partial DCP’s and explain how that all works.