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The Brackley Drive-in has a digital projection system that requires media files in the DCP format to project. This page outlines how I helped them convert animations from [http://animoto.com/ Animoto.com] for things like "Show Starts in 4 Minutes" into DCP.
 
The Brackley Drive-in has a digital projection system that requires media files in the DCP format to project. This page outlines how I helped them convert animations from [http://animoto.com/ Animoto.com] for things like "Show Starts in 4 Minutes" into DCP.
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== Save Animoto File ==
  
 
# Save the Animoto file as an M4V file (select ''Actions | Download'' and select the highest resolution you have access to).
 
# Save the Animoto file as an M4V file (select ''Actions | Download'' and select the highest resolution you have access to).
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== Convert Audio ==
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# Load the M4V file into Quicktime and select ''File | Export'' and then ''Audio Only'' to save the file as an M4A file.
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# Load the M4A file into SoundStudio
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== Convert Video ==
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# Load the M4V file into [http://www.lemkesoft.com/content/188/graphicconverter.html GraphicConverter], a Mac OS X graphics application.
 
# Load the M4V file into [http://www.lemkesoft.com/content/188/graphicconverter.html GraphicConverter], a Mac OS X graphics application.
 
# Save the M4V file as a series of TIFF images from inside GraphicConverter (''File | Save As'' and then select ''TIFF'' and ''Export All Available Frames'').
 
# Save the M4V file as a series of TIFF images from inside GraphicConverter (''File | Save As'' and then select ''TIFF'' and ''Export All Available Frames'').

Revision as of 15:38, 8 May 2012

The Brackley Drive-in has a digital projection system that requires media files in the DCP format to project. This page outlines how I helped them convert animations from Animoto.com for things like "Show Starts in 4 Minutes" into DCP.

Save Animoto File

  1. Save the Animoto file as an M4V file (select Actions | Download and select the highest resolution you have access to).

Convert Audio

  1. Load the M4V file into Quicktime and select File | Export and then Audio Only to save the file as an M4A file.
  2. Load the M4A file into SoundStudio

Convert Video

  1. Load the M4V file into GraphicConverter, a Mac OS X graphics application.
  2. Save the M4V file as a series of TIFF images from inside GraphicConverter (File | Save As and then select TIFF and Export All Available Frames).
  3. The result is a folder filed with TIFF images.
  4. Download and install OpenDCP.
  5. Follow the instructions here.