Below you will find a selection of resources that MCP has produced.
A quick how-to guide to creating a holding slide DCP using DCP-o-matic.
A guide to putting on an outdoor cinema screening, written in partnership with the Independent Cinema Office.
A guide to putting on a drive-in cinema screening, written for the Cinema Technology Community, available for free as a member of the CTC.
Other Useful Resources
Below are links to other useful and helpful resources not produced by MCP.
DCPtools Inspector is a free tool that can analyse DCP files
such as CPLs, KDMs and server certificates and find matches between them.
DCP-o-matic is a free, open-source program to create Digital Cinema Packages (DCPs) from videos, images, sound and subtitle files. You can use it to make content for playback on DCI-compliant cinema projectors.
Did you know over two million people in the UK live with sight loss? With accessibility and inclusion experts Calvert Creative Concepts, the Independent Cinema Office has developed a practical toolkit to maximise the accessibility of your venue for visually impaired cinema-goers.
Want to increase your cinema’s environmental sustainability? Climate change is an existential threat, and the need for urgent and far-reaching action has never felt so real. To help cinemas make better and more environmentally sustainable choices, the Independent Cinema Office have created a free Green Cinema Toolkit in collaboration with Julie’s Bicycle for anyone working in film exhibition. No matter the size of your venue or festival, you too can make a difference.
Another great resource from the Independent Cinema Office, this guide is about 35mm projection. “Whether you are looking to revitalise existing equipment or are starting from scratch, this guide will give you the information you need on sourcing, installing and operating film projection equipment.“
The Cinema Technology Community (CTC) has a large number of resources available exclusively for its members.