Before you start. If you want to send the DCP to a festival or a theater for projection, you only need to send the .torrent file to the final destination! This step is not necessary.
If you are in charge of the projection or if you want to keep a copie of your DCP, here is this simple guide to do so with the help of your .torrent file.
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Some important considerations:
- A DCP takes a lot of disk space, depending on the leght be ready for up to 1 GB per minute.
- It's slow, patience. Torrent protocol allows to temporarily pause the transfer without any risk, change networks, limit the speed at certain moments, etc.
- Certain connections impose a transfert limit, specially in America. Ask your provider if you have any doubt.
- -Advanced- If the download can be done directly on a computer already on the projection network where servers can ingest from, you may save quite some copying time.
The .torrent file is standard, no matter wich torrent client can use it (Transmission, µTorrent, Vuze, Limewire, others ...).
If the .torrent file appears with an icon in your system, it may indicates that you already have a client installed. Use it.
If you don't have a torrent client installed, we recommend Transmission due to the simplicity of its interface. It's available for OSX and already included in the mostusual linux distributions. A windows version is also available.
Once installed, you will only need to double click the .torrent file and follow the instructions, mainly indicate where do you want to download your DCP.
- The torrent is not a video file but a folder with a few files with weird names.
- Congratulations! That complete folder is your DCP.
- Insufficient space on the disk.
- You can transfer the partial download to another disk with enough space and launch the torrent again showing the client the new location of your partial data.