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DCP, Blu-ray & DVD Production

Maximo Park DVD authoring Blu-ray authoring for Monster Hunter feature release 5.1 surround sound mix for Bridgwater Carnival Blu-ray and DVD production

Maniac Films offer Blu-ray, DVD, DCP and VOD delivery production services here in Devon for both local, nationwide and even worldwide customers.
Thes include from format conversions, disc authoring, static & motion menu design, scripting, subtitle work, disk & insert artwork design.

We also can prepare digital files for VOD delivery, encode feature films for digital cinema projection (DCP) and arrange for disc replication (including BCDMF encoding for Blu-ray replication). We have good relationships with a number of factories & can arrange great replication prices when you need more copies or special packaging like Digi-packs.

We have fibre broadband and can quickly download your source files or upload finished masters as DDP or BDCMF for replication or for on-line distribution.

DCP encoding services

DCP creation for cinema screenings is the final step in film production for the delivery of a digital, high-resolution master for screening on digital cinema screens - for film festivals or for online distribution in preference to Apple Prores HQ. Maniac Films offer DCP encoding, QC playback checks and DCP encryption as part of our post production services. DCP is the industry standard for delivery of films - it is not a single file but a folder containing the video, audio, subtitle assets and some additional housekeeping files. We can take your finished film and convert it to work with a digital cinema projector.

For more information about our DCP Encoding services click here: Maniac Films DCP Encoding

I just wanted to say a heartfelt thanks to you both for your professionalism, talent and cooperation during the re-building of this DVD. I feel we have raised the bar and the DVD is a much more professional and enticing package thanks to your work. I particularly like the fact that Stu listened to me all the way and interpreted what I wanted without question.
- David, New Justice Films

BDCMF encoding for Blu-ray replication

Blu-ray Replication is the best way to produce copies of your Blu-ray release, and the only cost effective way if you want more than 500. Replication doesn't simply burn data onto a writeable disk as is done with duplication. The factory creates a glass master, which is then used to physically stamp the data onto the disk face. This ensures that your discs will last longer and ultimately look more professional with a screen printed face.

Pretty much all Blu-ray replication factories in the world only accept Blu-ray masters for replication in the form of BDCMF. Maniac Films can take your BDMV output folder/disc and convert it to BDCMF for you.

For more information about our Blu-ray BDCMF Encoding services click here: Maniac Films BDCMF preparation

3 Epic films DVD authoring from multiple source files at different frame rates One of many British Heart Foundation DVDs authored for Two Four / One Two Four Isle of Man TT DVD and Blu-ray German Audio edition

DVD and Blu-ray Authoring

We love complex disc authoring projects with lots of subtitles, languages and menus as well as building motion menus from video assets or building 3D animated menus from scratch, but we can also help if you just need a basic 'play' button and a few chapter points adding with a simple disc image print.

Our DVD & Blu-ray authoring services cover every aspect from encoding, to menu design, subtitling and the final build. If you already have artwork and encoded file - that's great, we can take your finished assets and simply author them into the finished product.

For more information about our Blu-ray BDCMF Encoding services click here: Maniac Films BDCMF preparation

Every comment or feedback we have had on the DVD is that it is the best DVD we have ever had so well done! Sales are looking good up about 12% on last year already.
- Dave, Bridgwater Carnival.

DVD and Blu-ray Replication

For DVD and CD runs of over 1000 copies, it is advisable and much more affordable to use replication instead of duplication. Replication is not carried out in house, but at a dedicated replication factory. The process involves making a glass master disk, from which multiple copies are then made.

We have a good working relationship with one of the largest replication houses in the UK and we can often negotiate a good price. Replication can also include very high quality Lithographic film or screen printing process for disk printing.

Amazon Fulfilment: We have worked with our replication partners and clients to deliver to Amazon fulfilment, ideal for selling your new release on the platform. Get in touch for more details and about how we can work with you.

For more information and pricing for disc replication services click here: Maniac Films DVD & Blu-ray replication

VOD Delivery

VOD, or Video on Demand, is big business these days and one of the most popular ways to get your film in front of the masses.
Online streaming platforms such as Amazon and Netflix have completed changed the way that we watch films.

Online streaming platforms often have strict rules about which video formats they will accept, including (but not limited to) frame size, frame rate, delivery codec, audio channel assignment and data rate.

We can help you to ensure that your film is delivered in the correct format to ensure acceptance first time.


Read about some of our recent disc production projects below:

click to play the videoDVD & Blu-ray authoring for Voice of the Eagle Robbie Basho

Published Friday 25 October 2019 by Mark Brindle in DCP & Disc Production

We have been working recently with filmmaker Liam Barker on his feature documentary Voice of the Eagle: The Enigma that was Robbie Basho - the American guitarist and mystic. We have been preparing the film for DVD and Blu-ray replication along with extra interviews (a lot of extras! In fac...

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click to play the videoDCP for Stephen Wiltshire feature Billions of Windows

Published Saturday 12 October 2019 by Mark Brindle in DCP & Disc Production

We have created a DCP (Digital Cinema Package) encode of the new feature Documentary 'Billions of Windows' for film-maker Sergey Stefanovich for its first cinema screening. Billions of Windows started life on Kickstarter and is now complete - a feature-length documentary that takes...

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BDCMF for Blu-ray release of 1962 film Tonny starring Per Christensen

Published Wednesday 9 October 2019 by Mark Brindle in DCP & Disc Production

Nils R. Müller's bitter and socially critical 1962 film starring Per Christensen "Tonny", based on Jens Bjørnebo's novel "The Evil Shepherd" has now been released on Blu-Ray from Retro Film in Norway. We have been involved in converting the Blu-ray i...

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click to play the videoBDCMF conversion for Tennessee Gothic feature from Jeff Wedding

Published Monday 23 September 2019 by Mark Brindle in DCP & Disc Production

Jeff Wedding has been making motion pictures for over fifteen years, with TENNESSEE GOTHIC being his third feature at the directing helm. Jeff got in touch to ask us to convert his Blu-ray into BCMDF format ready for disc replication. Tennessee Gothic is said to be an Audacious Come...

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Blu-Ray BDCMF encoding for Blue Öyster Cult 40th Anniversary Agents of Fortune

Published Thursday 19 September 2019 by Mark Brindle in DCP & Disc Production

We've been converting a newly created Blu-ray for Blue Öyster Cult's 40th Anniversary of Agents of Fortune Live tour. Named after the fourth studio album from the BOC and played live in 2017 as the 40th anniversary basically playing the album back to back. A full HD multi-came...

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click to play the videoBDCMF conversion for Truth and Justice feature from allfilm Estonia

Published Thursday 12 September 2019 by Mark Brindle in DCP & Disc Production

We have been converting this beautiful Blu-ray of the Estonian feature film Truth and Justice from Allfilm (allfilm.ee), to allow replication for distribution - Blu-ray to BDCMF format conversion - in this case a dual layer Blu-ray with tons of extra content and VFX breakdowns and multiple...

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STRIKE DVD Authoring Subtitles and Quality Control

Published Friday 26 July 2019 by Mark Brindle in DCP & Disc Production

Mark has been busy re-timing and converting the English dialogue list for animated feature film STRIKE into English subtitles and authoring a new DVD for release in 2019 - get your copy in Asda and other outlets soon. The DVD is authored as a 24p DVD9 dual layer disc and features behind th...

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Blu-Ray BDCMF encoding for Blue Öyster Cult Live

Published Thursday 25 July 2019 by Mark Brindle in DCP & Disc Production

We've been converting a newly created Blu-ray for Blue Öyster Cult's performance at Hard Rock Live, Northridge Ohio back in 2014 ready for Bluray replication. We have been engaged by sound engineer and band member Richie Castellano (Band Geek Studios) who has created the Blura...

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BDCMF for Newly Restored Max Ophuls La Ronde

Published Monday 13 May 2019 by Mark Brindle in DCP & Disc Production

Just in time for its Blu-ray release on May 27th we have been slightly involved in this digital remaster of the classic La Ronde. We have converted the Blu-ray master into the required BDCMF format for Blu-ray replication.  "A massive thanks for doing this so quickly - you've...

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STRIKE DCPs head across the World

Published Monday 6 May 2019 by Mark Brindle in DCP & Disc Production

We have been busy sending out DCPs for the Animated feature film STRIKE to lots of countries around the globe - from the original set that went out to the VUE cinema chain (with special DCPs) and then off to the Viborg film festival in Denmark (with a special Prores verison to be played do...

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BDCMF conversion for Gunta Abele Solo Cello Magnificello Bluray

Published Tuesday 30 April 2019 by Mark Brindle in DCP & Disc Production

We have been converting this beautiful Blu-ray of the Latvian cellist Gunta Abele, to allow replication - Blu-ray to BDCMF format. See more details of our Blu-ray conversion service. See more of Gunta Abele on her YouTube channel. The Latvian cellist Gunta Abele was born in Riga, in to ...

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click to play the videoSTRIKE 4K Trailer receives BBFC and IFCO Certification

Published Tuesday 2 April 2019 by Mark Brindle in DCP & Disc Production

Animated feature film STRIKE (MANGO in France) from Homesick Angel Productions and Gigglefish Animation Studios has just received a PG rating at the BBFC and is due for release at Vue cinemas in the UK on 10th May. We have been rebuilding the new STRIKE trailer as a 4K version with 5.1 sur...

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click to play the videoDCP for Experimental Documentary And then we heard shouts and cries

Published Wednesday 20 February 2019 by Mark Brindle in DCP & Disc Production

We have just delivered a 2K DCP (Digital Cinema Package) for artist-filmmaker Ricky Chambers for his recent experimental documentary 'And then we heard shouts and cries' for an upcoming screening of the film. The film is an experimental documentary made in response to the 1968 part...

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click to play the videoBlu-Ray BDCMF encoding for Something Feature Film

Published Tuesday 29 January 2019 by Mark Brindle in DCP & Disc Production

Paul from Subspin Productions in Los Angeles asked us for assistance in preparing Blu-ray masters for Replication for his latest feature film Something starring Jane Rowen, Michael Gazin, Joel Clark Ackerman and Eric Roberts. The film is due for theatrical release in March 2019 and the DVD...

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Blu-Ray for Deckchair Cinema Screening of My Big White Thighs

Published Monday 21 January 2019 by Mark Brindle in DCP & Disc Production

Back by popular demand is the documentary 'My Big White Thighs' by Hannah Maia to play out at the Croyde Deckchair Cinema. We first saw this movie when we made a DCP of it for the Ilfracombe Film Festival a few years ago and wanted this to be the winning film - its that good. It...

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click to play the videoMaxïmo Park 'As Long We Keep Moving' DVD Authoring

Published Thursday 10 January 2019 by Stu Gaunt in DCP & Disc Production

We have been working with the management team for Maxïmo Park to author the bands new DVD release. The Mercury Prize nominated British alternative rock band have been back in the studio to record a live album and accompanying DVD, titled 'As Long As We Keep Moving'. Recorde...

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DCP decodes for Into Film Festival at Deckchair Cinema

Published Tuesday 13 November 2018 by Mark Brindle in DCP & Disc Production

We've been helping Chris Burrows from the Deckchair Cinema in Croyde who is screening films as part of the Into Film Festival 7-23rd November 2018. Chris needed an Into Film festival movie trailer converting from a standard Digital Cinema Package set of files (DCP) back to a normal DVD...

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BDCMF encode for Royal Military Tattoo Blu-ray

Published Monday 5 November 2018 by Mark Brindle in DCP & Disc Production

We have build a replication ready verison of a new Blu-ray disc of the Royal Military Tattoo in Edinburgh for AJ Media Associates in Hertfordshire. Adam sent us the Blu-ray electronically via our wetransfer account and we did a BDCMF conversion and sent back the files same day for a quick ...

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