Aren’t software DCP players unsafe? I have heard that one can export DCPs to open formats using software players, is that true?

It is true that NeoDCP Player is not DCI compliant. So if you are nervous about content safely, it is perfectly normal.

However please take note that it is not possible to export open or encrypted DCPs to any other video format. The software simply does not allow it.

Unlike many other theatres, our operator rooms are not placed at a separate location from the auditorium where may run the risk of your content being illegally copied to other storage devices. The operator room is within the auditorium and its access can be monitored by you at all times.

It is perfectly safe to playback and authorise playback from both open and encrypted DCPs at our venues. Many film makers have had a great experience doing so in the past.