A 4K workflow, from acquisition to distribution should be considered the bare minimum in 2018, at least for features.
So, can we finally start to consider a 4K worflow, from acquisition to DCP, as the minimum bottom line, at least for features? We have yet to see a Marvel or Disney (except for Tomorrowland and Star Wars) or Pixar movie released in 4K!
Let's hope that 4K will became the bottom standard workflow at least for features, resulting in 4K DCP being the norm, rather than exception :)
It is very uncommon to see DCP with those bitrates today, in fact I can't remember anyone.
And still, no reason to use a less than 4K workflow other than costs.
I don't understand the blu ray comparison, it doesn't make any sense, can you elaborate?
DCP are *always and only* 12bit 4:4:4 encoded in JPEG 2000 with variable or fixed bitrate, at 2K or 4K resolution. I repeat there is no reason to use a sub 4K worflow in 2018 and to not release it as a 4K DCP, at least speaking about feature.
Who do you think will be the first director to use the new camera?