How to Create DCP Files from Blu-ray?
Q: “Hello, guys. I have problems to create DCP films from my Blu-ray discs, is there any quick solution to get it? Need your help!”
Digital Cinema Package (DCP) is composed of digital cinema video, audio and subtitles (if needed) along with instructions. Most film producers and distributors rely on digital cinema encoding facilities to produce and quality control check a digital cinema package before release. From some forum, I found a lot of users have probeloms when making DCP from Blu-ray discs. Fortunately, in this article we will share the best Blu-ray to DCP workflow that can help you rip/convert any Blu-ray for creating DCP films effortlessly.
As a matter of fact, most of commercial Blu-rays are under higher copy protection, you can’t open and use the directly copied Blu-ray folders to create DCP files. To make DCP from Blu-ray discs, two main tasks you need to do. First, remove Blu-ray copy protection, and rip/convert them to DCP compatible format i.g. MKV via a third party Blu-ray ripping tool. Second, load the resulting files into DCP-o-matic to create DCP files.
To to the job easily and losslessly, I suggest you use Brorsoft Blu-ray Ripper for Windows/ Mac, which can bypass all Blu-ray copy protection, and rip and convert Blu-ray to DCP compatible MKV, AVI, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, QuickTime, Apple ProRes, DNxHD formats, etc. without losing quality. Besides, this professional Blu-ray ripping tool also allows backup Blu-ray/DVD movies in two options: copy entire Blu-ray/DVD discs in original structure, directly copy Blu-ray/DVD main title movies.
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Step-by-step to Convert Blu-ray to MKV for Creating DCP Files
Windows Version Brorsoft Blu-ray ripper taken as example, Mac Version share the same steps. Just keep in mind you have download the right version, Windows platform .exe files cannot be installed on macOS – and vice versa.
Step 1. Add Blu-ray Movies
Install and launch the best Blu-ray to DCP Video Converter. Click “Load Disc” button to load your Blu-ray movies to this program.
Step 2. Select Output Format
Tap the Format icon and select the Common Video>MKV(Matroska)Video(*.mkv) as output formats. You can also choose the MKV HD Video(*.mkv) from the HD Video sublist. Now, you can set the output folder.
Tip: Click the Settings icon, and you can adjust codec, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channel. If you want to maximize compatibility, adjust MKV frame rate to 24p to make a 24fps (frames per second) DCP.
Step 3. Start Ripping Blu-ray
With above settings, tap the Convert button to rip and convert Blu-ray movies to DCP compatible formats, Blu-ray copy protection will be removed automatically. When the conversion is finished, you can click the Open button to quickly locate the ripped files.
Step 4. Create DCP with DCP-o-matic
Final step, install and run DCP-o-matic software, and load the ripped Blu-ray movies to it, you can freely edit and create DCP files according to your needs now.