NeoDCP Player at many famous Film Festivals worldwide

Dear friends and colleagues,

We are proud to inform you that we received official letter of reference that confirmed NeoDCP Player as very useful tool at many big film festivals worldwide for over a year.


Official statement of our customer who have been using NeoDCP Player at many film festivals worldwide.

Official statement from one of our customers.


Some of the festivals where NeoDCP Player is being used:

  • Sundance Film Festival
  • Doha Qumra Film Festival
  • Bermuda International Film Festival
  • TriBeCa Film Festival
  • Sarasota Film Festival
  • Traverse City Film Festival
  • Hamptons International Film Festival
  • Savannah Film Festival
  • Doha Ajyal Youth Festival


Thank you for your letter, Bill


NeoDCP v2.62 – Several requests from our cinema customers implemented.

The summer cinema season is almost over here in Europe and there has been time to review an experience with NeoDCP Player by some of our cinema customers. We have collected some most useful change requests and the result is here. NeoDCP Player v2.62 was just released with following release notes:

  • Redesigned the KDM browser window
  • Redesigned the DCP inspect window
  • Minor correction to the KDM sorting algorithm
  • Increased highlighting for the currently playing title within a playlist
  • It should not be allowed to create DCP repositories in folders that are not empty

Here are some feedbacks we have received:

“Our summer season went well, there were no technical problems at all.”

or “… But – these are just suggestions. The software is outstanding already!”

or “We would certainly suggest Neo to anyone who asks us”

Thank you guys, your feedback really motivates us to keep the development effort on 100%+ .

What exactly has changed in NeoDCP Player v2.62?

Redesigned the KDM browser window


You were not able to see the validity periods on the first sight. You needed to click the buttons, analyse, …

It was not an issue if you have few KDMs in your database. However in cinemas you receive many KDMs and after some time you just would like to see it more clearly.


Now you can clearly see if your KDM is valid when the validity starts and after what date/time the KDM is not valid anymore. The icon displays as green if everything is ok, but gets orange or even red if there is some issue.

The most important, you don’t need to click to see each KDM parameters. Everything is visible on the first sight. Of course, those who still need more info can always click.


Browse KDM database - previous version

Browse KDM database – previous version

Browse KDM database - new version

Browse KDM database – new version

Redesigned DCP inspect window


The DCP inspect was just perfect.

However there were still several things that could be done better 😉 .


Now, in one window everything is even more visible, clearly aligned and comprehensive.

Inspect DCP - previous version

Inspect DCP – previous version

Inspect DCP - new version

Inspect DCP – new version

Increased highlighting for the currently playing title within a playlist

We were informed that inside the cinema booth it was not very apparent which playlist item was currently playing. Therefore we have changed colors to make it more clear.

NeoDCP Player playlist - previous version

NeoDCP Player playlist – previous version

NeoDCP Player playlist - new version

NeoDCP Player playlist – new version

It is always very useful for features development if you let us know about everything that can make your life easier. As our customers you have a direct contact to our team. Don’t hesitate, contact us. We are always glad to hear from you.


The NeoDCP Team



How to play supplemental DCPs

To be able to play a supplemental DCP in the NeoDCP Player, the original referenced DCP has to be ingested first.

To ingest DCPs, a DCP repository has to be created beforehands.

How to create a DCP library? (this has to be done only once)

  1. Go to menu “Ingest” and select the “Manage libraries…” item.
  2. Click the “Create DCP library” button.
  3. Enter the desired library name – it is only an alias and it will be possible to change it in the future.
  4. Press the “Select folder” button and choose an empty folder, preferably on a separate hard-drive.
  5. Click OK. The library will appear in the “DCP libraries” list and it will be automatically selected as an ingest target.

Note: You may create one or more libraries.

How to ingest DCPs?

  1. Go to menu “Ingest” and select the “Ingest DCPs…” item.
  2. Then choose the folder which contains the DCPs you want to have ingested by the player. A selection dialog will appear.
  3. Choose which DCPs to ingest and press the button “Ingest DCPs”.

How to play ingested DCPs?

  1. Go to menu “Ingest” and select the “Open ingested DCP…” item.
  2. Select the composition (CPL) you want to play and press “Open CPL”.

How to play supplemental DCPs?

A supplemental DCP refers to media assets that are present in another DCP. In order to be able to automatically locate these media assets, the referenced DCP has to be ingested by the player. The media assets from an ingested DCP are then automatically registered so that other DCPs could use them. So, if the original referenced DCP is already ingested, you can play the supplemental DCP by selecting “Open DCP…” item from the “File” menu. Of course, it is also possible to ingest the supplemental DCP too, and to open it via “Open ingested DCP…”

the NeoDCP Team


NeoDCP Player at movie festival Art Film Fest 2014

Dear friends and colleagues,

Two instances of NeoDCP Player have been successfully used to screen many DCPs for audience at the international movie festival Art Film Fest 2014. The first one was connected to a DCI-compliant Barco projector, whereas the second one was connected to an ordinary full-HD Sanyo projector to meet special requirements.

Features recognised as very useful


  • Especially for the International Competition of Short Films
  • Many 5-30 minutes long movies with various frame-rates and aspect ratios were played without interruption so the playback operation crew could have a coffee

Video settings

  • Simple pre-projection preparation phase assured successful playback

Playback of encrypted DCPs

  • Many encrypted DCPs have been successfully screened

Subtitles rendering

  • Fantastic subtitles rendering helped the audience to achieve better experience
  • Did you know that the NeoDCP Player is the only DCP player with DCI-grade subtitles rendering? Those of you who understand know that only this way you will see  what a movie authors originally intended the audience to perceive

Digital masking

  • Important feature that allowed the projection crew to relax when preparing for projection
  • Many cinemas have projection screens with different aspect ratios. Normally it is quite a challenge to correctly setup a projector for screening to match the screen area. Digital masking makes everything very simple

Secret button ‘B’

  • Did you know that when you are focused on the playback screen and press ‘B’ it will highlight the digital mask? If you are an cinema, try it yourself and let us know if you like it 😉

Support for so-called supplemental DCPs

  • Yet unreleased feature that will be published very soon for all of you

Finally, here are a few photos from the projection:

(more to come soon)

Important note for all

NeoDCP player has been recognised as much more effective solution to project DCPs for audience than rentals of expensive DCP servers. Here are the reasons:

  • Rentals of DCP servers are very expensive
  • Their usability is too old-style and difficult
  • For the price of DCP server rentals you can get at least 2 professional licenses of NeoDCP Player
  • You will never get such power over the playback quality with rented DCP server as you get with NeoDCP
  • You can always borrow the PC with NeoDCP Player to your colleagues
  • Last, but not least, usually with renting DCP server you must pay the DCP server projection crew. This may be very costly too. NeoDCP Player is so simple so your technician will learn using it within max. 30 minutes. Save some money with us!