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OpenDCP is a cross-platform application to create digital cinema packages. It offers an easy to use GUI or can be scripted via a command line interface.


JPEG2000 encoding TIFF/DPX/BMP RGB/YUV/YCbCr images
Supports all major frame rates (24,25,30,48,50,60)
Cinema 2K/4K Profiles
XYZ color space conversion
MXF file creation
SMPTE and MXF Interop
Full 3D support
DCP XML file creation
SMPTE subtitles
Multithreaded for encoding performance
XML Digital signatures
GUI and CLI Interfaces
Language support

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Language: C C++
Platform: Linux Windows OSX
License: GNU GPL v3


OpenSequencePlayer, aka Duke, is a basic opensource high resolution image sequence player dedicated to visual effects and post-production companies.

Duke relies on a plug-in system for input formats (some are provided by OpenImageIO, others are dedicated plug-ins like JPEG or DPX), so it covers most of the image sequences needed by everyday VFX checking on Linux®, Windows® and Mac OSX® platforms.
Other components are based on generic libraries and proven technologies like OpenGL, Cg and Protocol Buffer.

Duke’s built-in lookahead file cache ensures stable playback for either direct from disk or RAM sources.
Duke’s modular engine enables color corrections and playlist management facilities as well as a timeline, or forthcoming features like 3D stereo, split screen, …

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Language: c++
Platform: Linux Windows OSX
License: Modified BSD
Sponsor: Mikrosimage

Open Cinema Tools provides a set of tools (currently command line only) to create Digital Cinema Packages (DCP’s) for playback on digital cinema projectors.  The goals for Open Cinema Tools are:

  • creation of DCP from source files
  • support for multi-reel DCPs with several audio and subtitle tracks
  • development of an intuitive, multi-lingual user interface

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Language: C++
Platform: Windows, Linux
License: New BSD License

CinePaint is a deep paint image retouching tool that supports higher color fidelity than ordinary painting tools available for Linux, FreeBSD, Mac OS X and Windows.

  • Support for 8-bit, 16-bit and 32-bit color channels of deep paint.
  • High fidelity image file types such as DPX, OpenEXR and 16-bit TIFF.
  • High Dynamic Range.
  • Onion-skinning.
  • Flipbook. Movie playback of short sequences of images in RAM.
  • Color Management System. CinePaint uses LittleCMS.
  • Gallery-quality printing. B&W photographs have only one color channel and degrade quickly when manipulated as 8-bit images. CinePaint has higher fidelity and offers a 16-bit printing path to the print-head using GutenPrint.

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Language: C
Platform: Linux, Windows, OS X, BSD
License: GNU General Public License (GPL)

DJV Imaging provides professional movie playback software for film production, VFX, and computer animation.

  • Multi-Platform
  • Playback both image sequences and movie files
  • Support for industry standard file formats including Cineon, DPX, OpenEXR, and QuickTime
  • Includes command line utilities for batch image processing

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Language: C++
Platform: Linux, Windows, OS X, Solaris
License: BSD