[Tig] DCP Software

Dan Tatut dtatut at marquise-tech.com
Wed Aug 8 09:13:46 BST 2012


Yes and no. A DCP contails hash-values to verify the integrity of the 
content (from a binary point of view) as well as various references to 
the sound, picture and subtitle tracks. The essence tracks also must 
obbey some strict encoding rules and therefore a package could be 
verified in theory.

Nevertheless playout servers (Dolby, Doremi, etc) tent to be sensitive 
to other things as well. It's not because they are not DCI compliant, 
it's more because of the specifications not being strict at all levels. 
Typically some metadata that is tagged as optional may be vital to some 
servers and if not present, the ingest process may fail partially or 
totally. Please also bear in mind that not all servers in the world are 
up-to-date with the software.... and issues may occur then.

The ultimate test is the actual ingest on real servers...


On 8/8/2012 2:09 AM, Skip Elsheimer wrote:
> On a related note, is there a way to test and verify a DCP package on a
> computer before delivering to a client?
>
> Skip Elsheimer
> A/V Geeks
>

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