Introducing – Tools for Cinema Quality Assurance


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. 

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Training and Compliance

Repository for EDCF Presentation of DCinema Training and Compliance presentation at IBC DCinema Days 2008.

3D Event Consultants Dream...and Nightmare

One wonders? How many demonstrations are put together by unpaid consultants, in it for the science (and the challenge?) Here is the story of one, which came together in 8 weeks with hundreds of unpaid consultants hours.

Two years ago the first DCI Specifications on 3D in Cinema were issued at the SMPTE/NAB DCinema event. The details and guidance were sparse indeed. Probably for the better, since the common wisdom was that there wasn't enough data to have common wisdom.  

Recently, the ISDCF (Inter Society Digital Cinema Forum) wanted to stare at one of the many potential issues of 3D's evolution in cinema, to see what, if any, implications might pose a challenge to current and future users. 

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Film Making Fun

Hmmm. Cameras everywhere. But where to get some of that talent stuff?

Driven Creativity–G-Academy

Obviously, ongoing...

Blending the Basics of Audio and Light (Pictures): Part One

The day of the shoebox-shaped cinema auditorium is long passed. Even small rooms are built with stadium seating these days, which is a great benefit to audience' sight lines. But it is no favor to the audio equivalent, the audience' sound field.

There are a couple of reasons for this. One is due to the volume increase – the cubic meters of air to get vibrating increases with higher ceilings. Another is that the main speakers, which were somewhat pointed at the audience from behind the screen, are now pointed at only the front rows – the directionality of the voices and other objects that the sound mixer puts into space is somewhat (or a lot) messed up.

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Network Training – BE

BE has listened to the masses and finds, Alors! it is a networked world?!?! It looks as if they have put together a great training program on networks for broadcasters. But Quel Coincidence. It looks like just the thing for a DCinema world as well.

An online course like this, taught by someone who has been involved in the entire evolution of the art and science, is certainly worth considering for the price they are charging. At least one person at your facility should know this stuff backwards and forwards.

File-based technology and workflow The essentials of professional networked media

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