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To create a 2K file for the DCP you have to create a QuickTime that is either of the following aspect ratios
1998 x 1080 for Flat DCPs or
2048 x 858 for Scope DCP's
Here is how to create the correct Quicktime In AVID
If you already have a AVID project that is 23.98 then change the Format to the DCI settings shown below or create a NEW AVID 2K project.
"Flat" DCP>Open the AVID Project > Go to the Format Tab>Change the Presets to the following 1998 x 1080 2K 23.98

"Scope" DCP>Open the AVID Project > Go to the Format Tab>Change the Presets to the following 2048 x 858 2K 23.98

Next do one of the following things:

Link to the QuickTime media that you would like to use > go to >Tools Source Browser

Navigate to the file you want to use for the Video Image 2K and click on Link

Make a new Sequence or Duplicate your existing Picture Locked Timeline

Title the sequence Name of Project DCP
Check the Audio Project Settings and make sure it's set to 24 Bit 48K

Click On the Settings Tab>Audio Project


Make sure the sample rate is 48KhZ and the Bit Depth is 24
Close the dialog by pressing the red X


Import the Stereo or 5.1 audio into the project

Go to >File>Import> or Input (8.5) Import Media

Click on Options

Make sure the audio looks like this

Multi Chanel Audio None


Turn off Autodectect Broadcast Wave Mono Groups

Turn Off Subframe Alignment to Broadcast Wave Start Time

Click OK

Navigate to your 5.1 audio and click Imp

Select 23.98 as the timecode most likely and OK to all clips

Once the audio and video are in the project edit them into the 2K timeline with audio edited in the 6 audio tracks in the following order 1-6 as L, R, C, LFE, LS, RS, and check the file for sync and look for any problems with the Image and Sound. Note CENTER channel has dialog.

Once finished export to make the DCP files.
Select each audio track separately. Choose Channel 1

Select the timeline in the Bin

Export Audio First

click on Options

Choose Audio>Direct Out> Leave all other settings as shown and click Save
Sample Rate 48 kHz
Bit Depth 24 Bit
Audio Format Wave

Choose where to save and title the file with the correct track
(L, R, C, Lfe, Ls, or Rs click Save

Do the same thing for every track 1-6

Choose Audio>Mono> Leave all other settings as shown and click Save
Sample Rate 48 kHz
Bit Depth 24 Bit
Audio Format Wave

Choose where to save and title the file with the correct track
(L, R, C, Lfe, Ls, or Rs click Save

After you have exported all audio tracks 1-6 start the Video export.

Select the Video track only

Select the timeline in the Bin

Make sure that the timeline is set to FULL Green and 10 Bit if available

on the timeline "Video Quality Menu"


File > Export>

Click on Options

Choose Graphic as the Export Type

Tiff Graphic Format

Width and Height 1998 x 1080 for a Flat DCP or

2048 x 858
is the setting for a Scope DCP


Choose Automatic Color Dept and No Compression

Click OK

Choose a New Folder to save the sequential files to and click Save

You can close AVID after the file exports.

Next we need to pull down the audio to match the 24 Frame Video. 

Open a new ProTools session
Choose .wav and 24 bit
Sample Rate 48khz
Click OK
Save the session to a hard drive 
When the session opens go to >Import>Audio
Navigate to the AIFF files to import.
Note the Channels export as shown below.
A1 = Left Channel
A2 = Right Channel
A3 = Center Channel
A4 = Low Frequency (LFE)
A5 = Left Surround
A6 = Right Surround

Click Copy All

Click Apply SRC


Choose the 48Khz (pull up/down to 48.48-1% Up NTSC to Film



Choose a folder to save the converted files and click "Done" 
The files will begin converting (adding pulldown to the audio tracks) and will be saved to the destination folder

Choose to add to New Track when prompted.
Make sure there is audio in all the tracks

This is an example of the files needed to make the DCP

Folder of the sequential Tiffs and

the 6 Channels of Pulled Down audio converted to 48.048

Open the application "OpenDCP"

Click on the JPEG2000 tab

Choose the default settings shown here.

Click on Input Directories and navigate to the location of the folder that contains the sequential TIFFS to bring into the application.

Choose the folder that holds all the sequential TIFFS and click on "Choose"

Click on Output Directory

Create a folder to put your converted file in and click on "Choose"

Shown here – Input and Output directories are set and make sure that XYZ transform and DPX Logarithmic are checked

Then Click Convert

Conversion will begin

When completed the dialog will show this message

Next make an MXF of the converted file
In Open DCP> Click on the MXF Tab
Choose Type JPEG2000

Choose the Picture Input> the file that was just created in the JPEG2000 tab

Choose a destination for the Picture Output

Choose the Picture Input and Output destination and then choose "Create MXF"

Next on the same window change the file type from JPEG2000 to WAV

Click on Mono


Then click on Input Files for each of the surround channels of audio

Then choose a destination to saave the sound MXF and click on Create MXF


Conversion should complete quickly

Next click on the DCP tab

Click on the Title Generator

Title the DCP file with the modifiers



Aspect Ratio


Audio Type > either 5.1 - 7.1 or LtRt Stereo

Standard and package type

Click OK

Next select the Picture and Sound MXF's that we just made in the MXF Tab

You will eventually click on Create DCP but you have to make a destination

folder first.

Copy the Title of the DCP that you just created in the title Generator
Create a new folder and title it the name of the DCP Title from above
Title the folder here
Now choose Create DCP

Choose the folder to save the DCP to and click "Choose"

This is the File Structure of the DCP

DCP creation will complete and show this message.

The Last Step is to put the file on a Linux formatted hard drive for


See this link

Linux - Format a Hard Drive in Ubuntu - Use Grad Suite G CMB 4.112