Transferring DCP Content

As mentioned earlier, your hardware interface is the first thing you see when you open Festivals. Any content you transfer to your CineSend Hardware's internal storage will be found here. If you don't see your hardware initially, you can open it by selecting it near the top of the page. If you still don't see it, check to see the if the hardware is on and has an active network connection.

With a CS6, once the DCP content is stored internally, you can then transfer that content to any attached CRU or USB3 drives connected to the hardware. When you connect a drive, your Hardware storage web interface will split into two screens; the left side will be the hardware, and the right side will be the connected drive. 

The system will read EXT2/3 formatted drives, which is what typical physical DCP drives are formatted as to meet DCI standards. It will also read FAT32 formatted drives. If your drive is formatted in a way that can’t be read by the hardware, you can click the format button, and it will format the drive as EXT2 to meet DCI standards.

With a CRU or USB3 drive connected and properly formatted, select the DCPs you wish to transfer, then click the Copy DCP button that appears above, and select the connected drive of choice. The DCP will then transfer to the drive. Once the transfer is complete, you can safely remove the CRU or USB3 drive from the hardware.

Alternatively, if your hardware is connected to a digital cinema server, you can easily ingest your DCP content directly to your cinema servers or TMS.

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