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Mike Most
Re: Do you conform inside Resolve?
on Mar 9, 2013 at 4:07:26 pm

>DCP itself actually has a concept of reels. That is to say, within the DCP package there are usually >multiple reels. The media server strings them together seamlessly during playback. I don't believe this is >actually a technical requirement of DCP (that is, I think you could deliver a single reel feature if you >wanted to), but it's a widespread practice.

It's the standard way of doing things for the reasons you mention and others. In theatrical features, there are changes going on right up until release time. There are also multiple versions, some of which have different material. The DCP operates with the concept of a composition play list, which specifies which frames to play from which files in which order. This allows for packages to be created that have the same "essence" files, but different files for things like audio, subtitles, etc.. Not only that, but you can create "supplemental" packages that allow you to insert sequences or shots from different essence files in the proper place during play out. Having the picture finished by reels allows this kind of flexibility to be much simpler to implement and program. You can create a DCP with one full length essence track, but no studio level theatrical features are done that way.


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