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We do contract our services with other companies so you may arrive here by way of DigitalDCP, AlohaStream, a film festival, or other affiliate. If you’re ready to upload your file, you can do so here. Please following the guidelines below.
  • File Name: Movie Title (not versions or abbreviations)
  • Only upload if delivery is expected (purchased service, arranged delivery, upcoming festival). 
  • If your file is larger than 500GB, please let us know in advance.
  • This is a high speed Filemail transfer service; however uploads can take a considerable amount of time depending on your Internet Service Provider speeds.
  • Unsolicited uploads will be deleted.

Please follow these guidelines when creating a file for your DCP


  • Name your file the name of the movie. That’s it.
  • Do not include version numbers, dates, abbreviations – just the title of your movie.


  • We can work with just about any file type but prefer 4:2:2 or 4:2:2 HQ MOV files.
  • We can easily work with MP4 and other files; however, it is a matter of visual quality. The better the file, the better the DCP.


  • A DCP can be created with 1, 2, or 3 channels or in 5.1 o r 7.1.
  • One or Two channel DCPs might sound odd in a theatre designed for surround.
  • A pseudo surround can be created with three channels by adding sound to the Center for a L/R/Center mix.
  • For ideal theatrical playback 5.1, 7.1 or 3 channel (L/R/C) is recommended.
  • Multichannel audio (5.1) must be one (1) track of audio (with 6 channels), not 6 tracks of individual mono channels;  also do not provide a stereo pair on channels 7/8 or any additional wild tracks.
  • 5.1 should be laid out as follows:
    • Left — Music & Effects
    • Right — Music & Effects
    • Center — Dialog
    • Low Frequency Effects (LFE) — Subwoofer
    • Left Surround — Surround Effects
    • Right Surround — Surround Effects


  • A 2K DCP is played on a 2048×1080 projection system.
  • A 4K DCP is played on a 4068×2160 projection system.
  • 24FPS and 48FPS are most common for Digital Cinema Projection systems. Most will play other frame rates, but some may not
  • Aspect Ratio / Resolution / Frame Rate should follow the following guidelines:
    • 2K Scope (2.39:1) Resolution: 2048×858 FPS:24/1 or 48/1
    • 2K Flat (1.85:1) Resolution: 1998×1080 FPS:24/1 or 48/1
    • 4K Scope (2.39:1) Resolution: 4096×1716 FPS:24/1
    • 4K Flat (1.85:1) Resolution: 3996×2160 FPS:24/1
  • If you submit a 1920×1080 or 3840×2160 file, the image will not go edge to edge.
  • Do not letterbox or crop your image to try to adjust the aspect ratio.


  • Your movie should be ready-to-go when submitted.
  • There should not be extra frames, color bars, countdowns, pops, etc.
  • We will create your DCP as is from the file we receive.
  • Once your DCP is created, changes qualify as a new order.
  • Your project should meet the above requirements. For Example, if you submit a file that is 30fps, it may play on one system, but not another. It is your responsibility to submit the most ideal framerate for your project.


If you need captions or subtitles, we can add them in your DCP.  We require them in the XML file format in accordance with one of the following standards:

  • Texas Instruments CineCanvas subtitles, used in Interop DCPs
  • SMPTE 428-7 “SubtitleReel” subtitles, used in SMPTE DCPs
  • W3C TTML (IMSC profiles), used in IMF packages

If you are uploading a DCP for validation or for festival curation, please be sure your DCP follows the guidelines below.

DCPs that do not adhere to the following guidelines WILL NOT be accepted.

We cannot accept Adobe Premiere Wraptor DCPs — these will be rejected by most theaters and they are not valid Digital Cinema Packages.

DCPs that do not follow DCI naming conventions may be rejected. Your DCP must be DCI compliant. You can find out more about DCI standards here. Professional DCP houses will do this for you.

All DCPs MUST be received within five days of the festival start (not your screening day, but the actual start of the festival); otherwise we will not have time to properly curate your DCP.


  • Acceptable Frame Rates:
    • InterOp DCPs – 24 FPS only
    • SMPTE DCPs – 24, 25, 30 FPS
  • All presentations must fit inside an acceptable container size
    • For 2K FLAT content – 1920×1080, 1998×1080, 2048×1080
    • For 2K SCOPE content – 2048×858
    • For 4K FLAT content – 3840×2160, 3996×2160, 4096×2160
    • For 4K SCOPE content – 4096×1716
  • DCPs must be formatted to DCI XYZ’ color space
  • Maximum bit-rate: 250Mbps
  • No 3D, HFR, or High Bit Rate content please


  • 2.0 Stereo and 5.1 mixes only
  • 24 bits – 48kHz Linear PCM audio
  • Multichannel mixes must use standard SMPTE channel assignments (L/R/C/LFE/Ls/Rs)
  • Matrixed stereo mixes (LtRt, Dolby E, etc.) will NOT be decoded to multichannel


  • In most cases for festival, subtitles should be burned in to the video.
  • 2.0 Stereo and 5.1 mixes only
  • 24 bits – 48kHz Linear PCM audio
  • Multichannel mixes must use standard SMPTE channel assignments (L/R/C/LFE/Ls/Rs)
  • Matrixed stereo mixes (LtRt, Dolby E, etc.) will NOT be decoded to multichannel

Drive Formatting

  • All Drives should be formatted with and MBR Partition to Linux EXT2/3 with INODE SIZE: 128 bits
  • Please test your DCP drive in a digital cinema server prior to submission!

Naming Convention


2K DCP – Downloadable package only

  • 25 Minutes or Less ($110)
  • 26-40 Minutes ($250)
  • 41-120 Minutes ($400)
  • 121-180 Minutes ($500)
  • Anything over 180 minutes is a custom quote

Turnaround TImes

  • 14+ Day Turnaround – No Additional Charges
  • 3-13 Day Turnaround – you need it now. $150
  • 24-72 Hour Turnaround – $300

Add-Ons (with New DCPs Only)

  • 4K DCP Upgrade – $150
  • Stereo Upmix to 3 channel (L/R and Center) – $100
  • Add Subtitles – $100
  • Add separate audio stems – $100

Add-Ons (can be ordered after DCP is created)

  • DCP Validation Report for Theatrical Playback – $40
  • Add a USB 3.0 Linux formatted external hard drive – $200 (5 Day Service with Standard FedEx Shipping)
  • Add a theatre ready CRU-DX115 drive – $350 (Turnaround is dependent on stock on hand)
  • DVD Backup (Autoplay Only, no menus) – $200*
  • BluRay Backup (Autoplay Only, no menus) – $200*
  • Both DVD/BluRay Backups (Autoplay Only, no menus) – $300*

* Creating DVD/BluRay backups does require re-encoding files and may result in degraded quality from original file.

Turnaround time takes effect once invoices are paid and assets are received.

All prices based on “ready-to-go” files. If your file does not pass quality control, we will let you know what the issues/concerns are before proceeding.

All pricing models include a digital download link and USPS priority mail shipping within the US if ordering a hard drive. If you need overnight shipping or courier delivery, additional fees will apply.

Your countdown begins, once we have verified your master file and received payment! We ship and deliver digital downloads by the final day.