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General Discussion / Re: Is dcinemaform dead?
« Last post by Terrence Meiczinger on March 21, 2019, 12:54:27 AM »
Unfortunately, I don't have the time or energy to fight the never ending stream of spam, so the forum has been running on fumes.
General Discussion / Is dcinemaform dead?
« Last post by hdvprojection on February 12, 2019, 08:51:56 PM »
Just wondering if everyone has simply moved on elsewhere, which is fine, but I'd like to know where they've moved to. Thanks.
Digital Cinema Packages / Re: Italic text in SMPTE subtitle
« Last post by hdvprojection on February 11, 2019, 04:58:41 PM »
What font(s) are you using?
Digital Cinema Packages / Italic text in SMPTE subtitle
« Last post by barend on November 29, 2018, 08:18:53 AM »

I've noticed that when I have italicized text in a SMPTE DCP (created using EasyDCP - with subtitle xml from Subtitle Edit) the character spacing of the italic text is horrible. I guess I should be loading a separate font for the italic lines. But I can't find good documentation on how to do this.

NeoDCP indeed states the DCP is missing character styles.

How is everyone else doing this? I've even noticed it on some commercial releases.

Digital Cinema Packages / Re: dcp_inspect no longer installable
« Last post by hdvprojection on October 16, 2018, 05:00:29 PM »
Just following up on this. Does anyone know why openjpeg would not be downloading and installing when I update digital cinema tools?

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There were errors:
Error: openjpeg: Failed to download tarball. Try again later
Error: Failed to extract tarball at /home/ricardo/.digital_cinema_tools/.lib/openjpeg

digital-cinema-tools-setup: Done
Digital Cinema Packages / HI/VI
« Last post by hdvprojection on October 06, 2018, 12:56:38 AM »
Evidently there's been some recent ADA legal activity surrounding compliance by way of the HI/VI systems at US theaters. The theaters are falling in line, but that means the pressure will shift to content providers. It's going to be incumbent upon those of us who encode these things to make sure it's done right.

In another thread I had mentioned that OpenDCP was placing rear surrounds in channels 7 and 8, which is not what most cinema servers are expecting (those are normally HI and VI). Has anyone actually made an HI-VI DCP with OpenDCP? Can you tell me where these two fall in terms of channel placement?

Also, this is a bit more important because it would appear that at least one of the HI/VI systems out there (Dolby's Fidelio) outputs nothing if channels 7 and 8 are empty. If this is true, I think it's a bit of a black eye on them, but still, it may be truer to DCI spec than "faking" HI from the existing audio in the first six channels.

Digital Cinema Packages / Re: 25 fps interop?
« Last post by hdvprojection on September 06, 2018, 02:26:35 PM »
25fps is an option with SMPTE DCPs. Not a commonly seen option, but an option all the same.
OpenDCP / Re: JPEG2000 Encoding Failure
« Last post by hdvprojection on August 28, 2018, 05:45:06 PM »
I retried this at work, and I think maybe I'm just a moron... not sure now if I selected Cinema 4K up above before transcode. I'll check again tonight. Thanks.
Digital Cinema Packages / Re: Open Source DCP Workflow
« Last post by hdvprojection on August 26, 2018, 09:02:03 PM »
I've had mixed success with batch renaming, so a little gunshy about it now. Anyhow, OpenShot has proven to be a savior in this regards. I can put whatever into a timeline and export to tiffs.
OpenDCP / Re: JPEG2000 Encoding Failure
« Last post by hdvprojection on August 26, 2018, 08:59:54 PM »
Try to convert a folder full of tiffs to j2k and getting the standard error message:
JPEG2000 Encoding Failure. Some files were unable to be encoded.

This is for the entire series, no images successfully converted.

Here's MediaInfo output for the first tiff (just a black image, so not terribly large):
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Complete name                            : /media/HDV/6TB NTFS/Work/DCPs/Project/Feature 4k/tiff/000001.tiff
Format                                   : TIFF
File size                                : 135 KiB

Format                                   : PackBits
Width                                    : 3 996 pixels
Height                                   : 2 160 pixels
Color space                              : Y
Bit depth                                : 8 bits
Compression mode                         : Lossless

Also, no special characters anywhere in the path (as mentioned in another thread). Let me know if you need an example uploaded. I'm at a loss...
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