Use this wiki to generate a XML from your .srt file

Digital Cinema Package - How to Add Captions to An Existing DCP





Navigate to the Subtitle XML that you created using this wiki

Digital Cinema Package - How to Add Captions to An Existing DCP


Double check the name to make sure that you have it listed with the language of the subtitle.

Doublecheck the content parameters to make sure that the Short film is actually identified as a short

Feature is identified as a feature.


Theaters cannot play two features together, so if a short is intended to play before a feature, but this box says it's a feature, it cannot be added to the playlist.

Click on the Pencil to change the parameters


Then click on Generate Package


Then click generate the DCP. You will be creating a new DCP in this situation, in a new directory, not adding this to an existing DCP directory. I'm glossing over this section because it should be understood already if you have made DCPs. Sometimes you can use the exiting XML files without re-encoding the media, so give that a try, but if it fails, there is something about the media that Easy DCP didn't like and it will want to re-encode it.








Launch Easy DCP Player



To see on a TV enable HD-SDI output

In Easy DCP Player choose >Open>Open Package

Navigate to the newly created Folder containing the DCP files


Choose ASSETMAP


Choose open



The DCP will load. This might take a few minutes.

You can get info in the lower left corner displaying the process of the file loading.

Click Play Icon on the file to load it into the player

Then hit Play button on the player to play

DCP player window playing the DCP file


Drag and drop the Subtitle XML file on the left side of the software window to add it as an asset. 





















Lower the Aspect ratio to play the file in realtime

Scroll along the position indicator to spot check the file

Look at the audio Waveforms to double check the file.

Go to Asset>Waveform Visualizer



Make sure that the waveforms look right.


Notice that Chanel 3 has all the dialog audio.

Generally That is the case.



You can watch the waveforms follow the image file when you play the file in Easy DCP.

Make sure the audio files appear correctly.

Go to View >Color Transforms>
should be
X'Y'Z > R'G'B' (Rec BT.709)





















































Play the entire DCP to check the quality of the image and sound. Make sure the tracks are correct and looks and sound good.

IF THE FILE IS GOOD THEY WILL NEED TO BE COPIED TO A NTFS DRIVE TO COPY TO OUR DCP SERVER.

OR MOST FESTIVALS REQUIRE A LINUX EXT3 DRIVE

More info can be found here. CLICK HERE


To open a DCP to edit it you can open the Application Easy DCP and go to "Load/Open Project" and Navigate to Assetmap

Some things can be changed in a DCP open EZ DCP and click Load Project

Navigate to the AssetMap

Right click on the dcp name and choose to rename using Digital Cinema Naming Conventions

You can also change the type of track if you didn't do this correctly.


Change the Content Kind to a short if you are making a DCP of a Short.
 
Click on the DCP Content to highlight the area in green. Then click "P." Then change the "Content Kind" to short.

change the content to trailer or short or etc.Choose >File>Save DCPChoose to Ignore this errorIgnore this too and choose YesSaving fixes the change


































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