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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 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 videoMax´mo 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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Blu-Ray BDCMF authoring for Royal International Air Tattoo 2018

Published Wednesday 24 October 2018 by Stu Gaunt in DCP & Disc Production

We have been working with Iain from PlanesTV.com, providing BDCMF conversion services for their latest Blu-Ray release. Eavery year, PlanesTV produce a DVD and Blu-ray release of the Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT). This will be available to buy online through the Air Tattoo websi...

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4K and 2K DCP for Animated Feature STRIKE for AFM

Published Friday 19 October 2018 by Mark Brindle in DCP & Disc Production

We've built a quick turnaround 4K DCP encode with 5.1 surround sound for Homesick Angel's new Animated family feature film STRIKE from producer Jeremy Davis, Edward Catchpole and Director Trevor Hardy. A great movie for the whole family with some laugh out loud parts and great movi...

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I Love Dressmaking DVD Authoring with May Martin

Published Thursday 16 August 2018 by Mark Brindle in DCP & Disc Production

We have been busy building and authoring a new Dressmaking DVD featuring May Martin -I Love Dressmaking is for Ralph Lutterloh and was produced by Simon Cotter (RUWAC) in Devon. We helped Simon with the artwork design for the disc and the DVD wrap and created alternative designs for cardbo...

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DVD Duplication for 'The Invisible Recorder' - Dennis Creffield Film

Published Thursday 17 May 2018 by Stu Gaunt in DCP & Disc Production

We have just shipped out a DVD print run of 'The Invisible Recorder - Dennis Creffield's East Anglian Cathedrals' for Malachite Films. We were contacted by Charles from Malachite who already had a completed DVD master and artwork and just needed someone to produce the duplic...

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DVD duplication: 'Sympathy for the Devil' Documentary

Published Wednesday 9 May 2018 by Stu Gaunt in DCP & Disc Production

Earlier this month we worked on a DVD project titled 'Sympathy for the Devil? The True Story of The Process', which was sent off to the factory to have 1000 copies replicated for sale. The production of the DVD was slightly delayed by a few days because of some issues with the s...

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CD duplication for Anchors Aweigh Shanty Group

Published Tuesday 1 May 2018 by Stu Gaunt in DCP & Disc Production

We have just completed a CD duplication order for a local Sea Shanty group called 'Anchors Aweigh' - www.anchorsaweighdevon.com. The group have been performing together since 2010 and regularly perform at various events across the South West and as of the start of 2018 they have...

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DVD production: 'Sympathy for the Devil' Documentary

Published Monday 23 April 2018 by Stu Gaunt in DCP & Disc Production

What is The Process? This is the opening question of a documentary by Neil Edwards. The documentary is called 'Sympathy for the Devil? The true story of The Process' and it has featured in a number of festivals as well as winning one. We were engaged by TwoFour to produce a DVD r...

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CD Duplication & design for Josh Beer

Published Thursday 15 March 2018 by Stu Gaunt in DCP & Disc Production

We have been working with local country musician Josh Beer to create 200 copies of his new 4 track EP. Working with a local print shop, we designed the artwork for the cardboard CD wallet (which will be produced at the printers) and also the artwork for the CD face, which we printed in ...

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