Working with Digital Cinema Packages often requires complex software, such as a digital cinema server, which is not always available or it can be out of your price range. However, this is not the only option for you, should you find yourself in the need to render DCP files or JPEG2000 image sequences.
CinePlayer is a straightforward video player capable of rendering Digital Cinema Packages right on your computer, saving you the trouble of having to resort to heavy or overly advanced software.
In regards to its appearance, the application displays a fairly neat and accessible user interface, with nothing left to the imagination, so even less experienced individuals should be able to handle it without much trouble.
The main window does not stray too far from the established GUI of media players in general, with rendering controls being positioned on the lower edge, while functions and options being grouped into menus, on the upper side.
To open a video file, you need to either access the ‘File’ menu from the main window or the context menu. A dedicated window enables you to choose the type of media you intend to work with, specifically ‘DCP’, ‘Multimedia File’ or ‘Separated Audio / Video Files’, browsing through your system and loading it manually.
The video file will then be rendered in the main window of CinePlayer, and you can pause or stop, fast forward or backward, move to the next or the previous frame, go to the beginning or the end of the file. Similarly, the video can be looped or displayed in full screen. Scaling, color conversion or audio mapping are other handy functions can you can use.
Moreover, when working with Digital Cinema Packages, this utility allows you to run an analysis using the ‘CineInspect’ component, which will look at certain ‘Validation Options’ that you check, and output a report on its status; the log can even be exported, for future reference.
In conclusion, CinePlayer is a useful and reliable piece of software created to provide cinematography enthusiasts with the means of working with DCP files, as well as other media formats, saving you from having to use a digital cinema server.