DCP, Archiving & Digital Video Services
We live in an increasingly tapeless, digital world. Our Core Services team has considerable knowledge in tapeless formats, DCPs, compression and digital delivery while understanding legacy formats as well. They lead the way in providing clients with a wide variety of services.
A DCP, or Digital Cinema Package, is the standard for delivering films to film festivals and digital theaters.
We have the following DCP capabilities
- 2D video (no 3D)
- File or tape source
- 24, 25, 30, 48, 50, 60 FPS
- 4K and 2K
- Stereo, 5.1 and 7.1 Surround
- All DCP aspect ratios
- Delivery of DCP on a drive or via the internet
- We can embed subtitle and closed caption information to DCP file
- We can copy unencrypted DCP’s (but do not offer encryption)
We deliver Linux-formatted DCP drives in caddies with shipping cases. We also have drives with USB Dock/adapters available for purchase.
DVD and Blu-Ray authoring and encoding services still have a place in today’s media landscape, and we have experts on staff that can help with your DVD or Blu-ray project. Duplication and replication services are available as well.
LTO (or Linear Tape Open) technology is a format that provides long-term, stable storage for media. Hard drives can fail, sometimes after as few as five years. LTOs provide a stable storage platform for 30 years or more. With no moving parts, LTO drives are far less likely to fail. In addition, LTO tapes are less expensive than hard drives of the same storage capacity. As a result, many of our clients choose to back up their native footage and final projects to LTO. We provide both LTO backup and restoration services.
If you’ve been in the Video world for a while, you probably still have some media on tape. Our machine core can transfer most legacy formats to digital, bringing new life to old assets. Sub-optimal storage conditions and lack of usage can cause oxidation to accumulate on the celluloid of film and iron oxide to form on the metal particles of videotape, leading to loss of picture quality and subsequent “flaking” or “shedding.” We have a proprietary process of “baking” damaged tapes that causes the particles to re-adhere the tape. While this process cannot always save a degraded tape, it has allowed us to transfer a number of videos that seemed beyond saving.
Our core can handle the following formats:
- Digital Betacam
- ¾” Umatic