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George Roberson
For exhibition of HD video in film festival, is DCP better than HDCAM cassette (tape)?
on Jul 2, 2013 at 8:49:14 pm

Title says all.

Thanks for any inputs!!!


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Dave LaRonde
Re: For exhibition of HD video in film festival, is DCP better than HDCAM cassette (tape)?
on Jul 2, 2013 at 11:46:03 pm

It really isn't a question of what's better, oddly enough.
The real question is this: what does the film festival want you to deliver?

Dave LaRonde
Former Sr. Promotion Producer
KCRG-TV (ABC) Cedar Rapids, IA


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George Roberson
Re: For exhibition of HD video in film festival, is DCP better than HDCAM cassette (tape)?
on Jul 3, 2013 at 12:03:34 am

They have both choices :)


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Michael Gissing
Re: For exhibition of HD video in film festival, is DCP better than HDCAM cassette (tape)?
on Jul 3, 2013 at 1:35:47 am

DCP is technically superior to HDCam. HDCam is compressed 1440 x 1080 8 bit 3:1:1 which plays back as 1920 via anamorphic pixels. DCP is based on Motion JPEG 2000 so less compressed and with proper pixel aspect and better luma, chroma specs.

Also theatres prefer DCP as it integrates better in their presentation environment and is less likely to cause technical problems for their projection systems.


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Rafael Amador
Re: For exhibition of HD video in film festival, is DCP better than HDCAM cassette (tape)?
on Jul 3, 2013 at 2:30:38 am

But the DCP mastering will cost you much more than printing to tape.
rafael


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Michael Gissing
Re: For exhibition of HD video in film festival, is DCP better than HDCAM cassette (tape)?
on Jul 3, 2013 at 3:46:56 am

True Rafael, but if you need 10 copies, then HDCam tape gets more expensive for stock and cloning costs.


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Rafael Amador
Re: For exhibition of HD video in film festival, is DCP better than HDCAM cassette (tape)?
on Jul 3, 2013 at 7:43:21 am

True.
is necessary to make some numbers. Distributing by DCP, will also require one HD per copy.
rafael


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George Roberson
Re: For exhibition of HD video in film festival, is DCP better than HDCAM cassette (tape)?
on Jul 3, 2013 at 3:45:58 pm

thanks Michael and Rafael!


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