What’s the Problem Playing 4K DCPs on 2K Projectors?

What’s the problem with playing 4K DCPs on 2K projectors? Here at theDCPmaster.com we work with a lot of indie films and independent filmmakers. We’re seeing a big increase lately in 4K masters, even on low-budget films. That means we’re having a lot of discussions about the differences between 4K and 2K DCPs. We’ve written
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Is the file size of my DCP too large or too small?

Is the file size of my DCP too large or too small? What size should a Digital Cinema Package be? While is my file so big? Is my output so tiny I should worry about the quality? The most common questions we get at Ask the DCP Master are about file size. But fear not
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Should I Master My DCP in 2K or 4K?

What Resolution Should I Master My DCP In? The DCP specification has two official resolutions: “2K” and “4K”. Most projectors in theatres wordlwide currently are 2K projectors. In most cases you should create your DCP to match the resolution of the master version of your film. 2K will be your likely best bet if the
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