DCP: A Digital Cinema Package or "DCP",
is a digital master made for distribution to Digital Cinema Theaters.
A DCP is the digital equivalent of a film print.
Digital Cinema projection systems are rapidly becoming the choice of playback in movie theaters and film festivals around
DPX: DPX files are not be designed to play
in the customary sense. Most applications in which DPX files may be played will be professional; this is not a format intended
for desktop PC applications
File format for the exchange of resolution-independent, pixel-based (bitmapped) images, intended for very high quality
moving image content for theatrical distribution;
DPX masters provide the input for film recording (digital images back
to film for projection) or D-Cinema digital projection systems
DPX files contain three sections in addition to picture data: (1) generic file information including data format,
(2) motion picture and television industry specific information such as film perforation edge number or video timecode information,
and (3) user-defined information which may include ASCII data. Since each DPX frame is "one of tens of thousands"
in a motion picture, users will track intellectual/bibliographic metadata separately from the set of DPX files.