Kinda crazy and tired right now, but if you want, post back and I'll give you the workflow for outputting for DCP. I've done a few of them. However, since your material is 1080 to begin with, if your venue will accept it, you might do just as well with HDCam or blu-ray and save yourself quite a bit of money with out much if any visible quality loss.
Thanks for your original response on a busy day. You've helped me several times before on this forum regarding this project and I really
I've checked backed with the festival and they're sticking with the DCP as the sole exhibition format.
I edited primarily DVCProHD 1080i60 footage on a FCP6 timeline with that same codec. I do have some H.264 clips from a DSLR, some SD DVCPro archival footage, and some Motion JPEG A archival footage all on the same timeline, all at 29.97fps.
When I export a Quicktime Movie from the timeline it all plays without any issues.
The LA post houses I've gotten bids from for creating the DCP all include a charge for transcoding to 24fps. Nobody mentions interlaced vs.
progressive which confuses me. Does interlaced vs. progressive just not matter in creating a DCP? Will the transcode to 24fps resolve interlaced vs progressive?
If it's not a big hassle, it would be great to have a copy your workflow for outputting to DCP.
Thanks again for your help now and in the past!
A couple of questions. Did you edit your h264 footage directly into the timeline? H264 is not fcp friendly and can cause all sorts of problems.
I strongly advise that you scale all footage whose pixel dimensions do not match your timeline settings before you edit them into the timeline. Compressor does a much better job of scaling than fcp if you set the resize filter to best in the frame controls tab.