dcpPlayer is a software based DCP (Digital Cinema Package) player for the Windows operating system. dcpPlayer is designed to allow viewing of a non-encrypted DCP's without the need of a cinema with hardware based DCP player and projector.
DCP's is standard created by DCI (Digital Cinema Initiative) for the distribution of Features, Trailers and Advertisements in a digital format that equals that of film. Up until dcpPlayer, you would need $100,000 in equipment and a cinema to simply view a DCP.
dcpPlayer saves time and money for cinema operators by allowing the projectionist staff to view DCP trailers and ads. No longer will you need to strike the lamp just to check a DCP. No longer do you need to come in extra early or stay extra large to avoid cinema operating hours. You can check a DCP before it goes to screen at any time. dcpPlayer pays for itself in weeks.
Content creators can now check the DCP before they are sent to the cinemas. No longer do they need to render to DCP and send it away hoping all went well. dcpPlayer is a fantastic quality assurance system saving you money by avoiding problems down the road.
Independent film makers can now produce DCP's of their film and review it before they head down to the cinema. This ensures you know exactly what will be onscreen when you show your feature on the big screen for the first time.
run commercial Digital Cinema Packages (DCP) on almost any computer (XP, Viata or Win7)
real time, full frame rate playback
real time XYZ to RGB color conversion
simple and easy to use
low price, for every cinema professional
Automatically adjust quality to suit the power of your computer
3D playback on supported displays.
*NEW* Interop DCP - Subtitle support
DCP's use and open codec called JPEG2000. This codec is free to use. It also supports 12bit colour depth and 4K images. DCI selected JPEG2000 because of its amazing quality and capabilities. It is also being adopted by many archival systems who want to keep as much quality as possible. DCP's with JPEG2000 will become a major industry codec and technology over the next 10 years.
dcpPlayer is produced in joint development with digitAll and can be purchased here.
What is JPEG2000 ?
JPEG2000 is the new international standard for image compression method and file format. This is the successor of the well-known traditional JPEG written by the ISO group Joint Photographic Experts Group.
Contrary to the technology JPEG which used DCT functions, JPEG2000 technology is based on an mathematical algorithm called wavelets to compress image that provides high compression with image quality superior to all existing standard encoding techniques even at low bit rates.
That’s the reason why JPEG2000 has a number of advantages over the JPEG Format.
JPEG2000 Advantages vs. JPEG ?
Higher compression without compromising quality.
Progressive image reconstruction which allows to see full image even during the transmission process.
Define Region of interest that allows to define some important areas to be compressed at a higher quality than other one.
Lossy and lossless compression: have the choice of loosing quality but having little files or preserve all the quality but still saving a lot of space.
Error resilience functionality for noisy channels allows the transmission of JPEG 2000 images in mobile applications.
No artifact with very high compression.
The JP2 file format (.jp2) is XML based metadata.
Easier random access to code stream for reorganization of data while transmission process.
JPEG2000 Application domains ?
JPEG2000 is the new image encoding standard that provides essential features to many emerging imaging applications. Its features make JPEG2000 an excellent solution for :
Internet video and imaging and zoom image applications