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Last updateMon, 29 Jan 2018 2pm

 

Introducing – Tools for Cinema Quality Assurance

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Cinema Test Tools for the non-Technical Manager – Post Installation Quality Assurance Has Begun

Cinema Test Tools is a free resource for the cinema industry, tuned most particularly for the non-technical manager. The tools include several DCPs, all with interesting means of testing the sound and picture quality for the interested by lightly trained staff. The lessons on sound and light are written to provide a foundation to communicate with the technician who must respond quickly and well to the information that they discover.

The key is a free Managers Online Walk Through Checklist that correlates with the many DCPs. It helps bring an understanding of the many nuances of the auditorium's situation in a straightforward way. 

Time Sensitive Networking...in the Cinema?

Can't imagine how it will be important in the future, no doubt for conferencing or other upcoming alternative or event cinema, but Graeme Harrison tries to explain it to us again: 

The Death And Rebirth Of AVB

Here is the opening snippet:

In 2004, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) started an Ethernet study group for AV streaming. This became the Audio Video Bridging (AVB) Task Group that now serves four industries – professional AV, consumer electronics, automotive, and most recently the industrial control industry. At the end of 2012 this task group was renamed Time Sensitive Networking (TSN) to reflect a more accurate focus for the expanded scope of their work.

To understand why TSN is important to pro AV, we have to take a step back and look at key companies – like Intel, Cisco, General Electric (GE), and National Instruments (NI) – whose job it is to support the development of products belonging to IoT (Internet of Things), and understand that TSN is viewed as enabling the technology that will be part of the ‘next big thing’ or the technological evolution for IoT.