.DPX File Extension

.DPX File Extension

File Type 1

Digital Picture Exchange File

Developer SMPTE
Popularity
3.0  |  17 Votes
Category Raster Image Files
Format Binary

What is a DPX file?

A DPX file is a raster image saved in the Digital Picture Exchange (DPX) format, which is primarily used for transferring film images to a digital medium without loss of quality. It may contain a single frame but is typically exported as a frame sequence that contains a series of still images.

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Screenshot of a .dpx file in XnViewMP 0.98
DPX file open in XnViewMP 0.98

The DPX format, which may also be referred to as the "Digital Moving Picture Exchange Bitmap," was originally developed by Kodak. However, it was enhanced and published by the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE), a member of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), who now maintains the file format.

SMPTE released version 1 of the DPX format in 1994, and version 2 in 2003. In 2004, the Motion Picture, Broadcasting, and Recorded Sound Division began using the DPX format for scanning motion pictures for theatrical distribution.

DPX is based on the Kodak Cineon (.CIN) file format, which is the original Kodak format. The difference between DPX and CIN files is that DPX files contain additional information in the file header.

The DPX format consists of four sections with one optional section (user defined data):

  • Generic image data - Includes information about the file, image, and image orientation
  • Industry specific information - Includes motion picture film and television information that describes the source the image data comes from (film and camera)
  • User defined data (optional) - Includes customized information typically populated by third-party applications to define technical specifications that deviate from the standard
  • Image data - Includes bitmap pixel data stored as an array of 32-bit elements

How do I open a DPX file?

You can open DPX images with various applications, such as ImageMagick (multiplatform), XnViewMP (multiplatform), and Apple Final Cut Pro (macOS). You can also open DPX images with Adobe SpeedGrade in Windows and macOS, but it has been discontinued.

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Programs that open DPX files

File Type 2

VASCO DIGIPASS File

Developer Vasco Data Security International
Popularity
2.3  |  4 Votes
Category Data Files
Format Binary

What is a DPX file?

File used by VASCO software to securely authenticate programs and users over a network; contains a collection of tokens as well as password parameters such as response length, challenge length, and unlock information.

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DPX files are installed on a server where Vasco software resides. After installation, users use a security token in addition to their login information to authenticate access to their remote applications.

DPX files are typically used inside business applications to securely authenticate users and mobile devices from remote locations. They are commonly used in online banking, e-commerce, and online government applications.

Programs that open DPX files

Windows
VASCO DIGIPASS
VASCO VACMAN
VASCO aXsGUARD
VASCO IDENTIKEY
VASCO DIGIPASS Pack
File Type 3

DrawPlus Template

Developer Serif
Popularity
2.3  |  4 Votes
Category Vector Image Files
Format Binary

What is a DPX file?

Vector image template created by DrawPlus, a graphics editing program; contains the same information as a .DPP drawing file, but is used as a template for creating multiple drawings from the same starting point.

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Serif discontinued DrawPlus in 2015. The last version of the software was X8.

Programs that open DPX files

Windows
Serif DrawPlus

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