At Square Elephant Productions, we specialize in providing digital cinema packages (DCPs) to independent and short filmmakers who are looking to exhibit their films theatrically. We also offer DCP packaging services to film festivals.
DCPs have become the global standard for digital cinema projection and offer exceptional quality and flexibility. They come in 2K or 4K formats and can be either 2D or 3D with stereo, 5.1. or 7.1. surround sound.
To ensure that we deliver professional service at an affordable price, we understand the technological and financial challenges faced by independent producers, directors, and cinematographers. We will discuss the best source material and any other special requests with you before creating the DCP in several stages.
Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you bring your film to the big screen!
We offer fast turnaround times, with most projects completed within 1-2 days, provided that your delivery assets are formatted correctly.
Delivery and Pickup
If you’re in the London area, you can drop off your drives and pick up your Digital Cinema packages at our Soho-based studio.
We also offer pick-up and delivery (subject to availability), or you can mail it to us, transfer it by FTP or ship it by courier.
We can then deliver your DCP either on a hard drive, USB drive or as a downloadable link to the cinemas.
What is DCP?
DCP stands for Digital Cinema Package. It is a set of digital files that contain a film or video that has been specifically encoded for digital cinema projection. DCPs are the modern equivalent of 35mm film prints and have become a worldwide standard for digital cinema projection. The files in a DCP are optimized for high-quality playback on digital cinema projectors and are designed to provide the best possible audio and visual experience for moviegoers. DCPs are widely used in movie theatres worldwide to display high-quality digital movies and are the preferred format for many film festivals and independent cinemas.
Accepted File Formats
We accept many file formats – these are some of the most commonly used ones:
• Quicktime (.mov) in 24p, 25p, or 30p, with sound embedded
• Audio: WAV, 16 Bit, 48 kHz, mono, uncompressed WAV, 24 Bit, 48 kHz, mono, uncompressed (recommended)
•Various File Sequence Formats: J2C, TIFF, DPX, JPG, BMP, PNG, GIF sequences
• Other file formats are possible – please ask
DCP resolution options
|DCP Resolution||Aspect Ratio||Pixel Resolution (Width x Height)|
|2K||CinemaScope||2048 x 858|
|2K||Flat||2048 x 1080|
|4K||CinemaScope||4096 x 1716|
|4K||Flat||4096 x 2160|
Note: CinemaScope refers to a wider aspect ratio, typically 2.39:1, while Flat refers to a standard aspect ratio of either 1.85:1 or 1.90:1. The pixel resolution may vary depending on the specific requirements of the film production.