Converting M4V file to 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 Animoto.com for things like "Show Starts in 4 Minutes" into DCP.
Save Animoto File
- Save the Animoto file as an M4V file (select Actions | Download and select the highest resolution you have access to).
- Load the M4V file into Quicktime and select File | Export and then Audio Only to save the file as an M4A file.
- Load the M4A file into SoundStudio.
- Select Audio | Mixdown to Mono
- Select Audio | Sample Size | 24 bit to convert to 24 bit.
- Select File | Save As and save as a 24 bit WAV file.
- Load the M4V file into 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).
- The result is a folder filed with TIFF images.
- Download and install OpenDCP.
- Follow the instructions here.