The Digital Cinema Distribution Master (DCDM) is a hierarchical set of uncompressed, unencrypted and unpackaged files. It can be used to exchange the image, audio, subtitles and auxiliary data to other studios, encoding or playback systems or film archives. The DCDM can also be used as the direct starting material for the production of a DCP.
easyDCP does not fully support the DCDM format as specified by the DCI (http://www.dcimovies.com/specification/index.html). However, using Creator and Player+, it is possible to create a DCDM-like set of files with the following restrictions:
Please ask your partner if this format is sufficient.
To create a DCDM from the Digital Source Master (DSM), start a Creator project and arrange everything as if you would do a DCP.
1. Create an easyDCP Creator project and click on "Preview Project" to open it in easyDCP Player:
2. In easyDCP Player, click on "Asset > Export" (or shortcut "e") to start the Export Wizard. In the first page of the Export Wizard, choose an output folder, select "Export sequence" and press "Next":
3. On the second page, enter the name of the composition "File Name Prefix" and select "Export from Reel":
4. For Video, select "TIFF", "Color Depth 16" and select the appropriate color space of your source material (here: "sRGB") and target color space to "XYZ (DCI)":
5. For Audio, select "Split-channel WAVs":
6. When the export is complete, click on "Browse Folder", move and rename all reel folders to "CompositionName.Reel_#". Also, move and rename all files to "CompositionName.Reel_#.FrameNumber.tif". In addition, copy all subtitle and auxiliary files to its appropriate reel folders.