Maniac Films Covid-19 Virus Update
During the 2nd UK Lockdown, Maniac Films are still operating as normal for both production & camera hire services and will continue to do so until advised otherwise by the Government.
As a precaution we have increased our hygeine practises including the careful cleaning of any equipment returned to us
Our next day courier APC are still delivering, although drivers are taking precautions such as minimal contact with recipients
Please note: Due to courier restictions we are unable to ship out any orders on the same day as your order is placed. All orders will need to be completed by 4:30pm on the day before shipping. Thank you for your understanding.
DCP, Blu-ray & 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
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, 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:
Blu-ray Authoring for Black Sun Silent EnemyPublished Monday 7 September 2020 by Stu Gaunt in DCP & Disc Production
Back in July we completed the authoring for a new Blu-ray for Ecuador’s most prominent metal band Black Sun. On September 4th, Black sun released their new EP, Silent Enemy. The EP was shipped with a musical short film also named Silent Enemy on Blu-ray developed by director and ...
BDCMF encode for The Wedding Present Something Left Behind Blu-rayPublished Thursday 14 November 2019 by Mark Brindle in DCP & Disc Production
We received a Blu-ray of the music documentary film of The Wedding Present George Best 30th Anniversary Tour - Something Left Behind, from director Andrew Jezard. Andrew had been touring with cinema screenings and now needed to get the Blu-ray ready for replication. We were sent the B...
Down on the Farm DVD production for NDMIPublished Tuesday 12 November 2019 by Mark Brindle in DCP & Disc Production
We have been making a DVD for North Devon Moving Image CIC for their Down on the Farm project which we have been one of the project sponsors. The six short films that make up Down on the Farm (DOTF) will be shown at a special screening at the newly re-opened Museum of Barnstaple on Friday ...
BDCMF for Samoan Action Comedy Feature Take Home PayPublished Friday 8 November 2019 by Mark Brindle in DCP & Disc Production
From Cinema to Blu-ray - check out the new trailer for M2S1 Films': Take Home Pay. We have been involved in converting the Blu-ray image to a BDCMF format required for the Blu-ray replication and delivering it back quickly to New Zealand. We were contacted by the movies Director Stallo...
Bridgwater Carnival 2019 Filming Crew Live Stream and DVD productionPublished Thursday 7 November 2019 by Mark Brindle in DCP & Disc Production
We have been back to Bridgwater again on 2nd November 2019 for our 8th successful year filming the fabulous Bridgwater Carnival with a live mix for the big screen and Live Streaming again this year to YouTube. The Carnival was a fantastic spectacle and a great success for the organisers. W...
DVD & Blu-ray authoring for Voice of the Eagle Robbie BashoPublished 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...
DCP for Stephen Wiltshire feature Billions of WindowsPublished 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...
BDCMF for Blu-ray release of 1962 film Tonny starring Per ChristensenPublished 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...
Blu-Ray BDCMF authoring for Royal International Air Tattoo 2019Published Tuesday 8 October 2019 by Stu Gaunt in DCP & Disc Production
It's that time of year again when we work with Iain from PlanesTV.com to provide BDCMF conversion services for the Blu-Ray release of this years Royal International Air Tattoo. Every year, PlanesTV produce a DVD and Blu-ray release of the Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT) event ...
BDCMF conversion for Tennessee Gothic feature from Jeff WeddingPublished 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...
BDCMF conversion for Truth and Justice feature from allfilm EstoniaPublished 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...
STRIKE DVD Authoring Subtitles and Quality ControlPublished 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...
BDCMF for Newly Restored Max Ophuls La RondePublished 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...
STRIKE DCPs head across the WorldPublished 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...
BDCMF conversion for Gunta Abele Solo Cello Magnificello BlurayPublished 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 ...
STRIKE 4K Trailer receives BBFC and IFCO CertificationPublished 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...
DCP for Experimental Documentary And then we heard shouts and criesPublished 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...
Blu-Ray BDCMF encoding for Something Feature FilmPublished 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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