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MEL: Online KDM Management

Management, Encryption and Logistics for Digital Cinema

MEL is SDC's web application for managing KDMs and distribution online. MEL allows users to quickly and easily create KDMs for any encrypted DCP and send them via email to any cinema in the UK. There is no need to call the cinema and ask for server details. MEL contains a huge database of every UK site and all their latest server details. The database is maintained daily by SDC staff.

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Creating KDMs on MEL is extremely easy. Just specify which site, which film and the start and end time and date and submit. You can even have MEL automatically send KDMs to an entire chain of cinemas in just a few clicks. 


If SDC are handling your distribution, MEL makes it easy to order drives and dispatch them to sites. You can then use MEL to track the order progress, find the location of your drives and, if necessary, request SDC recover the drive for you. 


MEL is free to use if SDC have performed work on your project (including our DCP Validation service). Otherwise it can be used on a monthly subscription basis. Email or call us today to find out more.

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