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2 for 4K

Posted February 13, 2019

Introducing our new 2 for 4K offering. Simple DCP is proud to offer complementary 2K packaging for 4K DCPs! When you purchase a 4K DCP conversion, we will create a 2K copy of the DCP free of charge giving you ideal flexibility and control over your film’s exhibition. But wait, why? One of the more common questions we get at the lab is whether it […]

Sound levels in cinema

Posted January 23, 2019

Theatrical audio mixes differ from broadcast, disc, and online audio mixes in a number of ways. When delivering your files for DCP creation, it’s important to know what kind of a mix you have and how that will affect its perception in a theatrical environment. If you were to ask most people to visualize loudness, […]

Picking the Right Aspect Ratio

Posted January 1, 2018

Throughout film history directors, cinematographers, distributors, and exhibitors have engaged in a fierce battle of wills over the shape and size of projection formats. The history of aspect ratios is as fascinating as it is confusing. In theory, digital cinematography and filmmaking tools should afford us more options than ever before, but the practical realities […]

Cinema Tools Bites the Dust with New macOS (updated)

Posted October 3, 2016

The latest OS upgrade for Mac has disabled at least one useful tool in the Final Cut Studio Suite – Cinema Tools. With each passing operating system update, we seem to wait with bated breath to find if Apple’s latest tinkering won’t somehow be the straw that breaks the camel’s back for Final Cut 7 […]

Color in Digital Cinema

Posted August 28, 2016

What sets Digital Cinema apart from conventional digital video more than any other feature is its support for a broad, high quality spectrum of color. Getting the most out of your DCP requires some knowledge of color science in order to accurately translate your finished product to Digital Cinema’s target color gamut. The target color […]

Notes on frame rate conversion

Posted August 28, 2016

For years, 24 fps has been the universal standard of digital cinema. While a handful of vendors have supported alternative frame rates, full support still eluded some of the top D-Cinema server manufacturers. Lately, things are looking better for alternative frame rate content as more vendors update their systems to support a broader range of […]

Welcome to our new site

Posted January 31, 2016

It’s been a long time coming, but we’re finally up and running. Our new site features a design overhaul, by the guys over at Midnight Coffee Creative including some great features under the hood to make our site lightning fast and mobile friendly. We’ve also implemented some great new features – a few of which […]