The SMPTE DCP: Understanding the Digital Cinema Package

Monday, February 10, 2020 - 09:00 to Monday, April 13, 2020 - 05:00
What you'll learn: 
  • Understand both the technical and business advantages of adopting SMPTE DCPs
  • Gain the knowledge you need to discuss the various file types and their functions in a SMPTE DCP
  • Be able to outline the SMPTE DCP mastering process
  • Learn how the SMPTE DCP manages Timed Text
  • Become fluent in discussing how the DCP helps overcome the challenges of international versioning
  • Know the requirements of global DCP distribution
What you'll get: 
  • Access to your instructors via the online discussion forum*
  • Limited class size for more personalized attention
  • Weekly live, online, interactive instructor-led coaching sessions*
  • Recorded instructor coaching sessions for on-demand playback and review
  • SMPTE Certificate of Achievement**
  • Continued access to course materials through SMPTE’s Virtual Classroom Alumni Center
8 Weeks
Participants must meet minimum course requirements (a 70% cumulative score for all quizzes, exams, and assignments) to receive the certificate
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Course Description:

The SMPTE DCP: Understanding the Digital Cinema Package

The world we live in today is a digital world. Around every corner, forward-looking media organizations are shifting from traditional workflows to transformative digital workflows that enable greater efficiency, flexibility, and cost-effectiveness. This is true of Digital Cinema (D-Cinema), as well. If you’re a professional in media production, distribution, or mastering, you can leverage the SMPTE Digital Cinema Package (DCP) to enable innovation, automation, and cost savings. Take this new SMPTE Virtual Classroom course, and you’ll learn about the benefits and practical considerations of using DCPs in common mastering and distribution workflows — including your own. Differentiate and distinguish yourself with the knowledge needed to help your organization adopt and take full advantage of SMPTE DCPs within a modern digital media workflow.

Terms and Conditions: 

Groups of 3 – 11 participants may register together for a 10% discount.
Groups of 12 or more participants may register together for a 15% discount.

Any of SMPTE's Virtual Classroom courses are available as private sessions for organizations. Contact us for details about private course options and with any curriculum questions.
If you register, but cannot attend and would like your registration fee applied to a future course, please contact us. A $75 transfer fee will apply.
If you cannot meet your course deadline, you can request an extension. A $100 extension fee will apply. Please contact us to ask for an extension.
Refunds will be issued for cancellations made at least three weeks prior to the course start date, less a 10% ($100 for CCNA courses) cancellation fee. No refunds will be issued after that time.

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