Frequent Questions
  • How to create a booking an generate KDMs?

    In DCPtools KDM Studio it only takes 3 basic steps to create a booking:

    1. On the main page, click the "+" button to create a new booking and enter feature name and booking name
    2. Select your target theater or theater group
    3. Upload your DKDM and press "Generate KDMs"

     Curious? Give it a try with KDM Studio and the introductory offer of free KDM credits for 15 KDMs.  

  • Using private theater database

    Do you have a number of theaters you often support with KDM? DCPtools KDM Studio supports your own private theater database. Select and send KDM in seconds.

    Curious? Give it a try with KDM Studio and the introductionary offer of free KDM credits for 15 screens.

  • What is KDM24?

    KDM 24 is a effective service to provide your cinemas a fast acces when KDMs are missing or device certificates has changed.

    Curious? Give it a try with KDM Studio and the introductionary offer of free KDM credits for 15 screens.

  • Access server certificates with KDM Studio

    DCPtools KDM Studio provides access to a wide range of server certificates directly from the device manufacturer's database. You can find all supported server certificates simply by providing for the device serial number.

    KDM Studio supports access to following manufacturer databases:

    • Sony
    • Dolby
    • Doremi
    • Qube
    • Barco
    • Cinemeccanica
    • Christie
    • XDC
    • GDC*

    *GDC: Cannot be accessed directly. But KDM Studio provides a request support to get the server certificates based on SN (Serial Number)

    Curious? Give it a try with KDM Studio and the introductory offer of free KDM credits for 15 screens.

     

     

     

  • How are KDMs generated in KDM Studio?

    KDM Studio uses the powerfull easyDCP KDM Generator+ to generate DCI compliant KDMs. Both SMPTE and INTEROP KDMs can be generated.

    Curious? Give it a try with KDM Studio and the introductory offer of free KDM credits for 15 screens.

  • Can I start a booking before generate KDM?

    DCPtools KDM Studio allows to start a booking at any time without costs. Also when you need to deliver KDMs before the booking is completed we provide cycles where you can generate and deliver KDMs for ready configurated KDM receivers.

    Curious? Give it a try with KDM Studio and the introductionary offer of free KDM credits for 15 screens.

  • Can I distribute ATMOS KDMs?

    DCPtools KDM Studio detects received ATMOS DKDMs and makes sure, that the watermarking for the affected Audio Tracks will be swithed off.

    Curious? Give it a try with KDM Studio and the introductionary offer of free KDM credits for 15 screens.

     

  • How can I provide a DKDM for KDM Studio?

    DCPtools KDM Studio provides you with a signed server certificate. Download it and issue a DKDM for KDM Studio using this server certificate.

    Curious? Give it a try with KDM Studio and the introductory offer of free KDM credits for 15 screens.

  • Does KDM Studio support TDL (Trusted Device List)?

    DCPtools KDM Studio provide individual TDL (Trusted Device List) extension per each screen. It can be switched enabled and disabled for each booking.

    Curious? Give it a try with KDM Studio and the introductionary offer of free KDM credits for 15 screens.

  • Can I manage different releases for one feature?

    DCPtools KDM Studio allows delivery multiple releases like 2D/3D/subtitles/OV in one delivery in one booking. It's only one step to process a booking for an unlimited number of release.

    Curious? Give it a try with KDM Studio and the introductory offer of free KDM credits for 15 screens. 

  • Can I access KDM Studio on mobile devices?

    DCPtools KDM Studio is optimized for access via mobile devices. Also upload of DKDMs via APPLE iPad is available via Dropbox. You can handle all your KDM deliveries from everwhere in the world.

    Curious? Give it a try with KDM Studio and the introductionary offer of free KDM credits for 15 screens.

  • JPEG2000 Encoding with HW acceleration

    DCPtools Remote Encoder uses HW acceleration from Comprimato/NVidea and Image Matters for encoding and colour transformation for DCI conform JPEG2000 files. Up to 100 fps with one device provides a fast availability of encoded content for mastering for Digital Cinema.

    Curios? Please check for details or contact us at info@dcptools.com

  • What's the benefit of “Parallelized Encoding”?

    How often would you like to try  alternative compression rates to see  the differences?
    How often could you use different gamma options to find the best color transformation?
    How often do you receive varous video sources on USB Drive at the same time and should import them all as fast as possible?
    How often would you want your encoding engine to run multiple jobs – overnight - over the weekend?

    All these option are provided by DCPtools Remote Encoder

    Curious? Please check for details or contact us at info@dcptools.com

  • Which services does DCPtools Remote Encoder provide?

    Basically DCPtools Remote Encoder is one of the fastest encoding units in the world. But not only encoding is not the only process necessary for finishing your content. This is why every encoding job can be combined with:

    • Automatic Ingest (USB/Network)
    • Cropping
    • Scaling
    • Pillar boxing
    • Letter boxing
    • Gamma correction
    • Color Transformation

    DCPtools Remote Encoder can use all options in parallel, using different sources.

    Curious? Please check for details or contact us at info@dcptools.com

  • Which JPEG2000 Encoding does Remote Encoder use?

    DCPtools Remote Encoder offers two actually 2 different HW/SW acceleration methods.   

    1. Comprimato technology
      Comprimato has developed a unique JPEG2000 encoder. It uses the power of NVIDEA graphics cards. The Comprimato technology solution is scalable.

    2. Image Matters
      Image Matters has developed a FPGA based HW encoder with high throughput and high availabilit

    In one installation only one of the technologies can be used. Both are scalable by adding second GPU cards.

    Curious? Please check for details or contact us at info@dcptools.com

      

  • Which hardware do I need and how can I get it?

    For DCPtools Remote Encoder you need a selected HW configuration from Supermicro. It is equipped with 36TB HDD/Raid and separate SSD NVMe storage with 3,2 TB for feeding data into the GPU/Encoding accelerator. The current approved configuration you can find here.

    Curious? Please check for details or contact us at info@dcptools.com

    Please contact your local Supermicro distributor or Supermicro office in your region:

    Worldwide Headquarters

    Super Micro Computer, Inc.
    980 Rock Avenue
    San Jose, CA 95131
    General Info: Marketing@Supermicro.com 

    Super Micro Computer, Inc. (U.S. East Coast Office)
    525 Washington Blvd, 20th Floor
    Jersey City, NJ 07310
    General Info: Marketing@Supermicro.com 

    European Branch

    Super Micro Computer, B.V.
    Het Sterrenbeeld 28, 5215 ML,
    's-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands
    General Info: Sales@Supermicro.nl 

    Asian Branch

    Super Micro Computer, Inc. (Taiwan Office)
    3F., No.150, Jian 1st Rd., Zhonghe Dist.,
    New Taipei City 235, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
    Tech Support: Support@Supermicro.com.tw

    Super Micro Computer, Inc. (Supermicro Science & Technology Park)
    No.1899, Xingfeng Rd., Bade City,
    Taoyuan County 334, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
    Tech Support: Support@Supermicro.com.tw

    Super Micro Computer, Inc. (Beijing Office)
    Suite 1208 JiaHua Building D
    Shangdi, Haidian District,
    Beijing, China 100085
    E-mail: Sales-CN@supermicro.com

    Super Micro Computer, Inc. (Shanghai Office)
    Room 1604, No 398, North Caoxi Road, HuiZhi Building
    Xuhui District, Shanghai
    China 200030
    E-mail: Sales-CN@supermicro.com 

    Supermicro Japan
    S-7F N.E.S Bldg., 22-14,
    Sakuragaoka-cho, Shibuya-Ku,
    Tokyo, 150-0031 Japan
    Tech Support: japanservice@supermicro.com

  • Is DCI compliant color transformation included?

    DCPtools Remote encoder includes complete DCI compliant color transformation included. You can choose a predifined table or define your own 3D lookup table.

    The color transformation is deeply embedded in HW/SW accelearation and its performance increases with the power of the GPU.

    Curious? Please check for details or contact us at info@dcptools.com

  • How can I access to my encoded data?

    DCPtools Remote Encoder provides high perfomance network connection. You can immidiately access to the encoded data from your easyDCP Creator or from any other mastering application.

    You can also export single frame files or (Interop/SMPTE) mxf packages to external HDD or network storages.

    Curious? Please check for details or contact us at info@dcptools.com