AutoDCP came out to CineGear 2019 to talk about its film encoding and delivery service, providing a time-saving tool aimed at festival and theater runners as well as independent filmmakers.
AutoDCP provides a cloud-based, user-driven e-delivery service that ingests your video file and encodes it into a DCP (digital cinema package) for delivery and full-quality digital projection onto a movie screen.
Based off of a Dropbox platform, AutoDCP, once installed, shows up as a folder in the Dropbox menu. The user simply drops the video file into the folder and, via Dropbox's cloud-sync feature, AutoDCP takes the file and sends it up to an encoder.
Once payment is received, AutoDCP sends over DCP version of the original video file, in the same folder, to the user's device.
Moreover, AutoDCP will, for an up-charge of $100, take a link of your video and do all of the work for you. AutoDCP also exhibited a hard drive system that streamlines DCP delivery to show players at film festivals and movie theaters by fully utilizing the AutoDCP digital delivery platform inside of the projection booth.
DCP files are notoriously finicky and proverbially bad-tempered. However, on the subject of quality control, Eric Sauer of AutoDCP states, "What goes in, comes out." The platform is designed to address one of the major headaches for independent filmmakers, which is properly authoring, QCing, and then delivering DCP content. The ability to have a platform where you just deliver your (properly quality controlled, of course) final video file and you can feel confident it will arrive at your screening and play properly with no hiccups, no shipping, and no interface with the print traffic team is amazing.
AutoDCP costs $5/minute for a film and is available now.