Digital Cinema Initiatives

DCI SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS AND SPECIFICATIONS FOR DIGITAL CINEMA

DCI Specification, DCSS Version 1.4.2

 

Digital Cinema Initiatives, LLC (DCI) has published a new Version 1.4.2 of its Digital Cinema System Specification (DCSS), dated June 15, 2022.

DCSS VERSION 1.4.2

DCSS Version 1.4.2 includes revisions and refinements respecting Object-Based Audio Essence (OBAE), also known as Immersive Audio Bitstream (IAB). Version 1.4.2 also implements post-show log record collection utilizing [SMPTE 430-17 SMS-OMB Communications Protocol Specification]. Figures in the DCSS have also been refreshed.

Furthermore, DCSS Version 1.4.2 incorporates two prior addenda into the DCSS: [Digital Cinema Object-Based Audio Addendum, dated October 1, 2018] and [DCI Stereoscopic Digital Cinema Addendum, Version 1.0, dated July 11, 2007]. Users will no longer need to refer to these separate addenda.

The DCSS 1.4.2 is available as an online HTML edition and as a PDF file. The PDF version contains pagination and includes page numbers whereas the HTML version does not. The PDF version is considered the definitive instance of the Digital Cinema System Specification, Version 1.4.2.

There is also a redline version that compares DCSS 1.4.2 to DCSS 1.4.1, showing additions and deletions. The redline is available in an online HTML or PDF edition. Future DCSS revisions will modify the DCSS Version 1.4.2.

DOCUMENT LINKS

A permanent link to the HTML edition of the DCSS, Version 1.4.2, is:
https://dcss.dcimovies.com/0c0cff34d231b516cb89ae3fad352d5cf37a9515/dcss.html

A direct link to the PDF file of the DCSS, Version 1.4.2, is:
https://dcss.dcimovies.com/0c0cff34d231b516cb89ae3fad352d5cf37a9515/dcss.pdf

A permanent link to the HTML redline of DCSS 1.4.2 and DCSS 1.4.1 is:
https://dcss.dcimovies.com/0c0cff34d231b516cb89ae3fad352d5cf37a9515/dcss-diff.html

A direct link to the PDF file of the redline of DCSS 1.4.2 and DCSS 1.4.1 is:
https://www.dcimovies.com/specification/DCI_DCSS_v141-to-v142redline.pdf

ADDENDA

These two addenda are supplements and integral to the DCSS:

Click here for:
DCI High Dynamic Range D-Cinema Addendum, Version 1.0, dated 30 March 2022 (PDF)

Click here for:
DCI Direct View Display D-Cinema Addendum, Version 1.0, dated 30 March 2022 (PDF)


 

Errata for the Digital Cinema System Specification (DCSS), Version 1.4.2

Errata items continue to be evaluated and will be posted after agreement by the DCI membership that the specific erratum needs to modify the DCI Digital Cinema System Specification, Version 1.4.2.

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