Pricing

Price Transparency

At PenguinDCP, we pride ourselves on being completely transparent with our prices. To price a DCP, we add the cost of encoding, media, and shipping. Encoding is priced according to resolution. For example, at 2K (which is the standard commonly used for films finished in 1080p), our prices start at $4.75 per minute. The DCP must also be placed on to a media drive. For quality control reasons we do not accept drives from filmmakers. The drives we use have been selected by our technical department for their durability and quality. See below for a detailed description of drive types. Finally, we calculate shipping for your drive. Shipping costs $10 to the continental USA for non-rush flash drives, and can cost extra for rush shipping or larger media.

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Encoding

2K Most Popular

$4.75

Per Minute, plus media
  • Select for 1080p Projects
  • Professionally Made
  • Guaranteed DCI Compliant
  • 10-day turnaround;
    faster turnaround available
  • Discount for extra copies

4K / UHD The Best Quality

$5.50

Per Minute, plus media
  • Expanded Resolution
    for Large Screens
  • Guaranteed DCI Compliant
  • 10-day turnaround;
    faster turnaround available
  • Discount for extra copies

Media

Hard Drive The Basic Choice

$70-215

  • USB 3.0
  • Portable: Bus-Powered
  • We always use the smallest drive possible, saving you money
  • More vulnerable to shipping damage

Flash Drive Most Popular

$25-80

  • Reliable; no moving parts
  • Easy and inexpensive shipping
  • We always use the smallest drive possible, saving you money
  • Can fit shorts and most feature films

CRU Drive Industry Standard

$250

  • Industry Standard for DCP delivery
  • Reliable, solid construction resistant to breakage
  • Fast transfer to DCP server
  • USB adapter available for extra fee (inquire)

SSD Best Investment

$125-415

  • Least susceptible to data damage from shipping
  • Best construction, most drop-resistant
  • Fastest Connection Speed
  • We always use the smallest drive possible, saving you money

The PenguinDCP Difference

  • We always use the smallest drive for your project

    You don’t need to pay for a massive hard drive for your short film, and we don’t want you to. Our state-of-the-art system calculates your drive size during checkout, saving you money.

  • Mistakes are easy to fix

    Noticed a typo? We’ll gladly remake your DCP at a 50% discount within the first 30 days of original purchase.

  • Extra Copies are always discounted

    With PenguinDCP, extra copies are always $100 for 2K and $150 for 4K plus media. So you know that when you need an extra DCP, we’ve got your back.

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The Fine Print:

24-hour orders must be in before 2:00pm. Same-day orders must be in by 9:30am. We have minimum prices based on turnaround and resolution—see below. Days are counted as business days (Monday through Friday). Rush orders may incur a rush fee in addition to rush shipping. Weekend deadlines may incur an extra fee. Orders from California are subject to taxation.

Encoding Prices

 10-Day5-day3-day24 Hour*Same Day*
2K DCP (per minute)$4.75$5.00$6.00$9.00$20.00
2K - Minimum Price$150$175$250$325$400
4K DCP (per minute)$6.00$6.50$8.00$13.00$35.00
4K - Minimum Price$200$250$300$400$500

Media Prices

 Flash DriveUSB 3.0 Hard DriveUSB 3.0 Solid State DriveCRU Hard DriveCRU + USB Dock
Cost$25.00 - $80.00$70.00 - $215.00$125.00 - $415.00$250.00$300.00