DCP Submissions for Qualifying Films and Requests


All requests should be sent to postproduction@emerson.edu

Please note that DCP creation is only guaranteed for VMA Thesis screenings. All other requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Acceptable Submission Formats


In order to achieve the highest quality DCP, we will need a copy of your film using an uncompressed codec. Please export using one of the following formats:


Quicktime - Apple ProRes 422 or Apple ProRes 4444 (.mov) - Mac

DNxHR HQX or DNxHR 444 (.mxf) - PC


Standard Resolutions for DCPs 


1998 x 1080 (1.85:1 - 2K Flat)

2048 x 858 (2.39:1 - 2K Scope)

3996 x 2160 (1.85:1 - 4K Flat)

4096 x 1716 (2.39:1 - 4K Scope)


*16:9 (1920x1080) projects will be pillarboxed to fit inside a 2K Flat DCP


Audio Mixing


Unless otherwise requested, your DCP will be encoded with stereo audio. 

If you have mixed in 5.1 surround, please let us know and deliver six corresponding mono audio tracks labeled C, L, Ls, R, Rs, and LFE. Contact the post team if you have questions about this.



We are currently accepting files over Google Drive. Your Emerson account will provide you with unlimited storage for your upload (Note: unlimited storage is still temporarily available until Summer 2022). Please share the uploaded file with postproduction@emerson.edu



The encoded DCP will be shared with you via Google Drive. If you are in need of a Linux-format file, please contact the post team for more information.



For more information, please contact the Post team:

postproduction@emerson.edu will contact our entire team, or reach out individually: