Once upon a time, films were mainly delivered to theaters in large movie reels that were heavy, bulky, and easily susceptible to damage. Today, most theaters prefer to use digital cinema packages, also known as DCPs, which can contain a full film on just a small disc drive that is lightweight and much less susceptible to damage. Additionally, these discs can be played over and over and be passed from one theater to the next.
For large and small theaters, DCPs can often be obtained directly from filmmakers or through a DCP distributing service. The cost for a theater to screen a film with a DCP is typically based on a percentage of ticket sales for the screening, making it easy for even independent theaters to turn a profit by using DCPs.
For filmmakers and video producers, finding a good DCP production service can be difficult. However, some of the best DCP producers will not only supply DCPs to filmmakers but will also format their films and help distribute their movies directly to theaters. The best DCP production services will additionally work with you to achieve the best audio and video quality, and some may even allow you to screen your film for free and request corrections without any added fees.
Chromavision is a leading service provider for filmmakers looking to get digital cinema packages. Located in New York, NY, Chromavision can create and distribute DCPs to national and international theaters, and you can contact this service provider today.