The DCP – or Digital Cinema Package is the format that cinemas play – it’s a lot better than DVD and even blu-ray! Count on a 2k (like HD) movie taking between 75-160 Gigabytes and a 4k (like ultra-HD) movie taking up to 600 GB.
Professional kit for making DCPs is expensive, but fortunately for festivals like mine there’s great open source software for making DCPs for your local cinema!
Building Open Source Hardware is a very very practical reference guide on the nuts and bolts of going from a maker project to a growing business. Alicia has brought together a great description of the state of the art.
She doesn’t have all the answers yet – no-one does. But this book is the start of an enormous change in the way we make things. Turning the open source hardware movement into a radical open source decentralised manufacturing system.
Pangloss Labs is a centre of expertise in open source hardware, software and most importantly ideas and techniques. Currently both a French association and a Swiss association, run by entrepreneurs, we hold experimental (hardware, software and social entrepreneurship) labs, and prototype innovation activities across various sectors.
My main project right now is the creation of an ecologicalFablab here in the Geneva region.
“Fab Labs give people the tools they need to create technology and make (almost) anything”
Professor Neil Gershenfeld – Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Eco-Innovation is at the cutting edge of the third industrial revolution. When you combine innovations in energy production with the open source hardware movement you create very low cost & high value technologies.
We are building a creative space to stimulate local innovation. We dare to dream big, start small and grow fast. This has become Pangloss Labs. If you’re interested in joining us, take a look at our web site