DCP, Blu-ray & DVD Production
Maniac Films offer Blu-ray, DVD, DCP and VOD delivery production services here in Somerset for both local, nationwide and even worldwide customers.
This include 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 fast fibre broadband here on the office we can quickly download your source files and upload finished masters as DCP, BDCMF for replication or for on-line distribution. We regularly work with clients across the world using this method, when sending physical drives would be expensive and time consuming
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:
DCP Encoding for Animated Short BFI-Funded Darwin StoryPublished Monday 3 July 2023 by Mark Brindle in DCP & Disc Production
We have just created a number of DCPs (Digital Cinema packages - encoding for cinema screenings for festivals) for writer/director Natasha Tonkin's entertaining short animated film entitled 'Darwin Story' set in Darwin Australia. We were contacted by the producer Yeshen Venema ...
SEGA The Complete History BDCMF Encode for Slopes Game RoomPublished Friday 30 June 2023 by Mark Brindle in DCP & Disc Production
Mark has been helping Daniel Ibbertson aka DJ Slope from Slope's Game Room YouTube channel with the finalisation of his Bluray release SEGA: The Complete History Vol 1 which compiles together ten of his best documentaries based on SEGA's most iconic arcade games to date into a dual...
Blu-Ray BDCMF encoding for Blue Oyster Cult 50th Anniversary Live - First NightPublished Thursday 29 June 2023 by Mark Brindle in DCP & Disc Production
We've been converting a newly created Blu-ray for Blue Öyster Cult's 50th Anniversary Live First Night tour from Sony Hall in New York City. This was a special set of 3 sold out shows in a row performed in September 2022 with nearly 3 hours of content featuring a line up with ...
DVD authoring for Shannon Trust Learning to Read Manual 3 and 4Published Wednesday 10 May 2023 by Mark Brindle in DCP & Disc Production
We have been working again with Shannon Trust, a national charity supporting thousands of prisoners a year, helping them to transform their lives by unlocking the power of reading. We have created two new 3-DVD disc box sets of learning to read material (Manual 3 and Manual 4) to supplimen...
Here Comes A New Challenger BDCMF EncodePublished Wednesday 12 April 2023 by Stu Gaunt in DCP & Disc Production
We have been helping a repeat customer, YouTube star Stuart Ashen to get a new film 'Here Comes a New Challenger' ready for a new Blu-ray release. Stuart is a producer and also cast member of this documentary, directed by Oliver Harper. 'Here Comes a New Challenger details ...
Lastman Heroes BDCMF for Les ArcsPublished Wednesday 5 April 2023 by Stu Gaunt in DCP & Disc Production
We have established a good working relationship with Leo from Les Arcs Film Festival and have once again partnered to encode an animated series for Blu-ray replication. This time we have converted the 2022 French animation 'Lastman Heroes season 2' into the BDCMF for...
Le Lyceen BDCMF Conversion for Les ArcsPublished Friday 24 March 2023 by Stu Gaunt in DCP & Disc Production
We have been working again with Leo from Les Arcs Film Festival to encode a film for Blu-ray replication. This time we have converted the 2022 French Drama feature film 'Le lycéen' (Winter Boy) into the BDCMF format. The film was written & directed by Christophe Honor&...
Nostalgia BDCMF conversion for Les ArcsPublished Friday 24 March 2023 by Stu Gaunt in DCP & Disc Production
As part of a long standing partnership, we have been working to encode a number of films for Les Arcs to get them ready for Blu-ray replication. This time we have converted the 2022 Italian-French drama film 'Nostalgia' into the BDCMF format. BDCMF is an industry format used fo...
House Party DCP Encode for Film LondonPublished Thursday 16 March 2023 by Stu Gaunt in DCP & Disc Production
We have been once again helping Film London to bring a new short film to the Digital Cinema Screen with our DCP encoding service. Film London supports many new and upcoming filmmakers, with education, assistance and funding. On this occation we were asked to encode the new short film ...
Just Passing DCP Encode for Film LondonPublished Wednesday 15 March 2023 by Stu Gaunt in DCP & Disc Production
We have been working with Film London again to bring a new short film to the Digital Cinema Screen with our DCP encoding service. Film London supports many new and upcoming filmmakers, with education, assistance and funding. On this occation we were asked to encode the new short film ...
BDCMF conversion for Sniper the White Raven for Les ArcsPublished Tuesday 14 March 2023 by Stu Gaunt in DCP & Disc Production
We have been working again with the Les Arcs Film Festival to encode a film for Blu-ray replication, this time we have converted the Ukranian war film 'Sniper. The White Raven' from 2022 into the BDCMF format. BCDMF is an industry format used for the mass replication of Blu-ray ...
Snow Falls in Summer DCP Encoding for Film LondonPublished Tuesday 21 February 2023 by Stu Gaunt in DCP & Disc Production
We have been continuing our ongoing relationship with Film London, this time helping to bring a new short film to the Digital Cinema Screen with our DCP encoding service. We were asked to create a 4K DCP for the film to teh BFI DCP delivery spec and deliver it digitally back to Film London...
Blu-ray Authoring for My Bloody Banjo featurePublished Monday 16 January 2023 by Stu Gaunt in DCP & Disc Production
We have been working for sometime to assist with post production and editing for the new feature film directed by Liam Regan, My Bloody Banjo, but more recently we have been working on the DVD & Blu-ray releases for this film. Stu has been working on the menu designs while ...
BDCMF conversion for EO film for Les ArcsPublished Wednesday 21 December 2022 by Stu Gaunt in DCP & Disc Production
We have been working to encode a number of films for the Les Arcs to get them ready for Blu-ray replication. This time we have converted the award winning Polish drama road film 'EO' from 2022 into the BDCMF format. BCDMF is an industry format used for the mass replication of B...
BDCMF for Hazel is Back: Restoring an IconPublished Tuesday 20 December 2022 by Stu Gaunt in DCP & Disc Production
We have been working with the Diocese of Orange County, USA, to help to bring a documentary to Blu-Ray. Titled 'Hazel is Back: Restoring an Icon', the documentary follows the 8 year, $3million journey to restore Hazel, one of the worlds most famous pipe organs which dates back t...
BDCMF conversion for Viimne reliikvia (The Last Relic) feature from allfilm EstoniaPublished Monday 28 November 2022 by Mark Brindle in DCP & Disc Production
We have been working again with Allfilm (allfilm.ee) to convert Grigori Kromanov's 1969 cult film "The Last Relic to allow replication for distribution on Blu-Ray. We hvae worked withh Allfilm before to provice our Blu-ray to BDCMF format conversion, which is a format requi...
Les Volets Verts BDCMF conversionPublished Monday 21 November 2022 by Stu Gaunt in DCP & Disc Production
We have been working with Léo Mauran, film editor the the Les Arcs Film Festival to prepare films for Blu-ray replication. This time we have converted the 2022 French film 'Les Volets Verts' (The Green Shutters) starring Gerard Depardieu into the BDCMF format. BCDMF is a...
Ein Jahr zweite Liga BDCMF Conversion for ATMS in GermanyPublished Wednesday 9 November 2022 by Stu Gaunt in DCP & Disc Production
We have been working with Martin Steinmetzof ATMS Film in Germany to help with a Dual-Layer BDCMF conversion. This time we have converted the 2022 6 part TV Miniseries 'Ein Jahr zweite Liga' (A Year in the Second Division) into the BDCMF format. Ein Jahr zweite Liga follows the...
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