It is the client's responsibility to check all source material thoroughly before submission. Escient Digital is not responsible for glitches or QC issues in the source material. Escient Digital does not perform QC on the source material prior to creating the DCP. If there is an issue with the DCP that was not in the original source material, Escient Digital will fix the issue at no additional charge. It is highly recommended that the client test the DCP at a theater (preferably the theater and even the projector that will be used) prior to exhibition. Thus it is highly recommended that DCP's be ordered and tested far in advance of any exhibition. Escient Digital will not be responsible or liable for exhibition screening issues, as putting the DCP into exhibition constitutes client's acceptance of the DCP as-is.
any ProRes format
any DNxHD/DNxHR format
H.264/H.265, 16-bit TIFF Image Sequence, 10-bit DPX Image Sequence accepted with additional charge ($100 for short films up to 60 minutes, $200 for feature films up to 120 minutes).
All DCPs are created to fit into one of the following container sizes. If your source material does not fit in one of the containers listed below, it will need to be letterboxed, pillarboxed, or resized to fit.
2K Flat (1.85:1) 1998 x 1080
2K Scope (2.39:1) 2048 x 858
4K Flat (1.85:1) 3996 x 2160
4K Scope (2.39:1) 4096 x 1716
Only 23.98 or 24.00 fps source material will be accepted. All DCP's will be encoded at the standard 24.00 fps.
If you have a project that is 25, 29.97, 30, 48, 59.94, or 60 fps, you must first convert it to 24 fps. Be sure to use an appropriate method and check for artifacts and that you are satisfied with the motion cadence before submission.
Color Spaces accepted:
Rec709 2.2 gamma
Rec709 2.4 gamma
It is the client's responsibility to check all source material thoroughly before submission and specify the color space of their film.
All films where a color space is not given shall be assumed Rec709 2.4 gamma.
All source materials should be delivered in an RGB target color gamut. Only source materials color timed to P3 DCI color space will be accepted in XYZ target color gamut.
Discrete channels of 24-bit 48 kHz Linear PCM audio. If delivering as separate files (preferred), must deliver in AIFF, WAV, or Broadcast WAV format. Muxed or compressed files (i.e. AC3 or AAC) are not accepted.
Required 5.1 Channel Assignment:
Track 1 = Left (L)
Track 2 = Right (R)
Track 3 = Center (C)
Track 4 = Low Frequency Effects (LFE)
Track 5 = Left Surround (Ls)
Track 6 = Right Surround (Rs)
Submissions should be provided on a USB 3.0 or Thunderbolt hard drive. The drive should have at least 300GB free (1TB for 4K) to allow for backing up the DCP.