The primary objective of the test is to ensure cinema auditoria can ingest and play back encrypted SMPTE DCPs successfully prior to receiving SMPTE DCPs in future. This is a European-wide rolling programme which has already been successfully completed in a majority of territories.
Fig.1 Territory Test Process
The EDCF SMPTE Project group determines who is best placed in a particular territory to handle the following:
- Local communication
- Localised Test Content (If required)
- KDM handling
- In territory representative.
- Results collection and review
01. Update before the test
Before ingesting and playing the test content, please ensure all your equipment is upgraded to the latest available software and firmware versions. Please contact your integrator or technical support contact for assistance with this.
- DCP does not ingest/Not Seen
- Unknown UL values
- Unrecognized files
02. Verify audio channel routing
Before receiving the test content, please play back an approved Channel ID package to ensure audio routing is correct and adhering to the wild track format channel layout.
- HI VI: One or the other or both not heard.
- Sub base not heard.
- Missing channels.
- No Motion Code (It is inaudible but it will not cause any sync with any Motion Code device).
03. Confirm your Timed Text Rendering capability.
Depending on the generation of equipment you have installed, you may encounter issues with Timed Text rendering. As such the below chart will aid you in identifying the equipment type you have installed and the workaround remediation action you can take to ensure successful rendering. Your integrator should also be able to assist you in confirming this.
Before proceeding with the on-boarding form, please ensure you have the company and contact details ready for the relevant roles.
- Test Management & Enquiries
- Test Content Delivery
- Test Results
NOTE: This sign up form is for an individual or company representative to act as a proponent on behalf of an entire territory or region.
If all requirements outlined in LOGISTIC CHECKS above are satisfied, please proceed by clicking "Sign Up".