Understanding CRU & Digital Cinema Packages (DCP)

DCP, or Digital Cinema Packages are fast becoming the standard in cinema and broader media production. Whether it is submitting your work for review, classification or submission, CRU Dataport has become one of the steadfast names in DCP. Originally used by the military for the transit of data between machines sometimes countries apart, CRU Dataport cases, and more precisely the DX115 range has now become the product of choice for big festivals and ceremonies alike. Have a look below and see what you need to make your production matter, to those that matter.

The Tools of DCP







The DX115 Carrier

With it's rugged steel and aluminum construction, the DX115 DC is a reliable and easy way to transport digital content. The DX115 DC boasts a unique “Auto Start” feature which allows the DX115 DC drive carriers to be automatically powered up seconds after the carrier has been installed, without having to push the on/off button.
 


The MoveDock

Primarily for the portable, the CRU® DX115 MoveDock is designed for quickly docking and accessing DX115 DC hard drive carriers. The MoveDock boasts a 25,000 insertion rating, which means it can withstand over 25,000 insertion and ejection cycles–once every hour for over five years–without failure or signal degradation. Designed specifically for the installation of one DX115 Carrier, the DX115 MoveDock is an important component in the distribution of digital cinema files.






The DX115 Frame

For those needing PC/Server access, the DX115 DC installs into any free 5.25 inch spare bay and designed specifically for digital cinema media on 2.5″ or 3.5″ SAS or SATA drives. Offering 6 Gbps performance when used with a 6 Gbps drive and host configuration, but it is also compatible with 3 Gbps drives and hosts. The DX115 DC also offers a new Host Activity LED feature which allows the choice of having the disk drive or the PCI host adapter control the Host Activity LED on the DX115 DC Frame. 





HHD or Hard Drive

Of course, you are going to need something to put your work on. You'll need a 3.5inch or 2.5 inch sATA hard drive (or SSD) of any size, we recommend a 500GB drive like this one here. just install it in your DX115 carrier in minutes and you are done.







Peli Case

Protection is next and for those who's livelyhood depends on successfully submitted work or is subject to long periods of transit, you will need to check out the PELI protection range. These high quality, protective cases offer safe transportation for fragile or expensive equipment and are the choice of professionals. We highly recommend the Peli 1300 range, available in many colours. 





DCMini Carrier

If portability if key to your business, then you should opt for the DCMini range. Able to accomodate any sATA 2.5inch drive or SSD, these much smaller carriers are easier to transport, are upto a 25% cheaper operationally and can even be access just via a handy USB 3.0 slot - without need of an additional power source!







The DCMini to DX115 Adapter

The DCMini range can even fully intergrate with your existing DX115 setup (so no need for a complete transition of your current hardware whilst upgrading). To fit a DCMini carrier into the DX115 range, you just need the DCMini-to-DX115 Adapter - works with both the Movedock and Frame mentioned earlier and with no speed reduction in read or write.


 

The DCMini range even includes it's very own dedicated carry case

For Submissions on a smaller scale, we
recommend LaCie Rugged Drive Carriers

All arrive with Hard Drives Included

      LaCie Rugged Mini LAC9000298 USB3+USB2 2TB       LaCie Rugged Triple LAC9000448 USB3+USB2+Firewire 2TB      
      £88.00       £101.00      
         
  1TB of Storage
Included
  2TB of Storage
Included
 
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For a more Professional DCP Solution, take a look below at some of the DC PACKAGES available now from CRU & SPAN.COM

The DCP KIT 1 from 

      CRU-DataPort DCP Kit 1 31330-7100-0000 DX115 DC Carrier, in Shipping Case with Custom Foam       CRU-DataPort DCP Kit 1 with 500GB 31330-7100-0001 DX115 DC Carrier with EXT3-formatted HDD, in Shipping Case with Custom Foam 500GB      
      £106.40       £166.10      
         
 

Includes
CRU DX115 DC Carrier

&
Shipping Case with Custom foam
No Hard Drive
Included

 

Includes
CRU DX115 DC Carrier

&
Shipping Case with Custom foam
500GB EXT3 Formatted
 Hard Drive
Included

 

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The DCP KIT 2 from
 

      CRU-DataPort DCP Kit 2 31332-4073-0000 DX115 DC Carrier + USB 3.0 MoveDock Adapter + USB 3.0 Cable, EU PSU, in Shipping Case with Custom Foam.       CRU-DataPort DCP Kit 2 with 500GB 31332-4073-0001 DX115 DC Carrier with EXT3-formatted HDD + USB 3.0 MoveDock Adapter + USB 3.0 Cable, EU PSU, in Shipping Case with Custom Foam. 500GB      
      £159.30       £232.10      
         
 

Includes
CRU DX115 DC Carrier

USB 3.0 Move Dock Adapter, Cable and Power Cable
Shipping Case with Custom foam
No Hard Drive
Included

 
Includes
CRU DX115 DC Carrier
Installed with an EXT3 Formatted 500GB HDD
USB 3.0 Move Dock Adapter, Cable and Power Cable

Shipping Case with Custom foam
500GB of EXT3
Digital Storage Included
 

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We at SPAN.COM also provide a number of bespoke and unique Digital Cinema Solutions catering to your own purpose.

Below is our most popular packages (not ext3 formatted):

The Submission
Package
£61.70
SBRke115DC-C CRU-DataPort
StorCase DataExpress DX115 DC Digital Cinema
+


The MoveDock
Package
£232.10
SBRke115DC-C CRU-DataPort
StorCase DataExpress DX115 DC Digital Cinema


 +        


+ SBRke115DC-C6B3 CRU-DataPort
DX115 MoveDock


The Desktop
Package
£145.30
  SBRke115DC-C CRU-DataPort
StorCase DataExpress DX115 DC Digital Cinema


+
+ SBRke115DC-F6 CRU-DataPort
StorCase DataExpress DX115 DC Digital Cinema
The Protection
Package
£163.40
  SBRke115DC-C CRU-DataPort
StorCase DataExpress DX115 DC Digital Cinema


+  
+ SBRke115DC-C6B3 CRU-DataPort
DX115 MoveDock
+   BPc1300 Peli
1300 Protector Case
The Mini Submission
Package
£54.80
    
+ SBRkeDCM-DC CRU-DataPort
DCmini Digital Cinema
The Mini MoveDock
Package
£139.50
  SBRke115DC-C6B3 CRU-DataPort
DX115 MoveDock
+ SBRkeDCM-A CRU-DataPort
DCmini Digital Cinema
+  
+   SBRkeDCM-DC CRU-DataPort
DCmini Digital Cinema
The Mini Desktop
Package
£172.50
SBRke115DC-F6 CRU-DataPort
StorCase DataExpress DX115 DC Digital Cinema
+   SBRkeDCM-A CRU-DataPort
DCmini Digital Cinema
+
+ SBRkeDCM-DC CRU-DataPort
DCmini Digital Cinema
 

SPAN DUPE
Digital Cinema Duplicator

1-to-1
£302.00 

  IDDS-1DC Span
Hard Drive Duplicator
Features
Standalone SATA-to-SATA DX115 1-to-1 Disk copy controller 
Build-in ACARD SOC Engine 
Self diagnostics when power on 
User friendly interface with LCD 
Easy operation

SPAN DUPE
Digital Cinema Duplicator

1-to-5
£973.00 

  IDDS-5DC Span
Hard Drive Duplicator
Features
Standalone SATA-to-SATA DX115 1-to-5 Disk copy controller 
Build-in ACARD SOC Engine 
Self diagnostics when power on 
User friendly interface with LCD 
Easy operation

 

Still confused? Head over to SPAN.COM and use our EasyFind feature or you can even use our Live-Chat feature here :

 

Whether it's for a festival, submitting your post-production work to review or getting it onto the big screen, you will have a hard time without the CRU-Dataport Digital Cinema range! Maybe it's just a hard drive carrier you need to submit your project, or an entire studio set-up, these guys have got it covered. It’s all about DCP...Digital Cinema Package.

For a more detailed understanding of DCP, have a look at our step by step guide below:




Currently considered one of the standards for Duplication and Ingestion of DCP via HDD at the following events:



Cannes Film Festival

V Festival (Music Festival)

Rotterdam Film Festival

AFI DOCS

Bergen International Film Festival

Edinburgh Film Festival

International Film Festival of Rio de Janeiro

Palm Springs Film Festival

Russian Film Festival

Tromso International Film Festival

Toronto International Film Festival

Tribeca Film Festival

VIENNALE


And many more...



And for those in need of advice on upgrading to the DCMini range, see here:
   
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A little about CRU-DataPort  

Founded in 1986, CRU® is a pioneer in devices for data mobility, data security, encryption, and digital investigation. The company’s flagship DataPort®, along with the Data Express®, DataHarbor®, CRU RTX®, RAX®, ToughTech® and WiebeTech® product lines of removable and external hard drive enclosures are the de facto global standard for physical data security and safe data transporting in government, education, audio/video production, digital cinema, and business markets. Backed by the industry’s leading warranties and connector ratings, CRU products are available through major distributors, PC manufacturers, specialty system builders, and resellers throughout the world.

CRU operates with an unwavering commitment to superior quality, on-time delivery, and comprehensive customer service. Our engineering design team and support staff are dedicated to working with customers to develop solutions that meet their particular needs. CRU will continue to develop innovative high quality computer data storage and mobility solutions to keep pace with rapid industry changes.


4 COMMENTS

SUSHIL 2016-10-07 07:52:38


person iconHi, Can we get spare parts for cru dx115 move dock

SPAN.COM 2016-11-25 15:42:10


person iconWe generally only supply the complete units. I would recommend contacting CRU directly

SPAN.COM 2015-08-20 11:51:08


person iconYes we can

Edward 2015-08-20 11:50:42


person iconCan you format hard drive form me in EXT2 format?
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