Digital Cinema Initiatives (DCI), the seven-studio coalition created to establish digital cinema guidelines, has selected JPG 2000 as the image coding system to be used in the delivery of digital motion pictures, according to
The Hollywood Reporter
. In a letter to the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers’ (SMPTE) DC-28 committee, DCI’s chief technology officer, Walt Ordway, requests that the technical group consider ratifying the studios’ decision.
DCI’s request to implement JPG 2000 will be closely considered at a SMPTE DC-28 committee meeting, presided over by Wendy Aylsworth, DC-28 president and Warner Bros. Technical Operations exec, at Cinema Expo in Amsterdam this week. The image coding scheme reportedly allows the extraction of smaller files from larger master files and is currently royalty-free.