What you'll learn:
In order to be successful in this course you should:
- Have a general understanding of computer science
- Be aware of Linux Operating System
- Understand video production basics, such as frame rate, aspect ration, image size, compression and audio mixing
- Be familiar with the cinema industry
- Take it upon yourself to read the accompanying SMPTE standards and reference documentation/material where freely available
- Summarize the technical and business advantages of implementing SMPTE DCPs
- Discuss the various file types and their functions in a SMPTE Digital Cinema Package
- Outline the SMPTE DCP mastering process
- Explain how the SMPTE DCP manages Timed Text
- Describe how the DCP helps overcome the challenges of international versioning
- List the necessary requirements for global DCP distribution
What you'll get:
- Personal attention and access to your instructors via the online discussion forum
- 1h-long weekly live, online, interactive instructor-led coaching sessions
- Recorded instructor coaching sessions for on-demand playback
- Two attempts at each quiz and final exam
- SMPTE Certificate of Achievement (Participants must meet minimum course requirements (a 70% cumulative score for all quizzes, exams, and assignments) to receive the certificate)
- Continued access to course materials through SMPTE’s Virtual Classroom Alumni Center when you opt in
Our virtual classes are now available at 50% off. Please register for a course using the SMPTE50 discount code.
Member fees: $599 ($99 for Imaging Systems Fundamentals course).
Non-Member fees: $749 ($149 for Imaging Systems Fundamentals course).
The world we live in today is the 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 are 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 will 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.
- Module 1 - History of D-Cinema
- Module 2 - Workflow
- Module 3 - D-Cinema's DCDM
- Module 4 - MXF in D-Cinema
- Module 5 - The Composition Playlist
- Module 6 - Security in D-Cinema
- Module 7 - Packaging and Delivery
Developed and facilitated by Jack Watts, SMPTE Standards Community member and media solutions expert, the course is intended to provide media production professionals, film producers, distribution houses, and mastering vendors with the opportunity to learn about the benefits and practical considerations of utilizing the SMPTE DCP in their mastering and distribution workflows.
Jack Watts is an independent media solutions consultant based in London, UK. Having worked for globally recognised brands such as Technicolor and Deluxe, Jack has gathered over 12 years’ experience in the Media and Entertainment industry and has aided in cultivating multiple workflows and implementations still relied upon today. Jack has a specialist discipline in advanced formats such as Digital Cinema and IMF along with a complete understanding of their underlying and peripheral industry standards. He operates under the name Trench Digital.