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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. 

Alternative Content For The Cinema

Live SMPTE webcast tonight Pacific Time

Today and Tomorrow 18-19 June 2013  SMPTE is holding it's first ever conference at the 1878 home of motion picture technology, Stanford University.  (see

"Entertainment Technology in the Internet Age" addresses technical and business issues which arise from the increased capability of the Internet to deliver very high quality video content.  300+ attendees and presenters from major studios and internet companies (Apple being the one exception) attest to the importance of this subject matter to both content creators and internet service providers.

Information about the conference can be found at   For those of you who are unable to attend in person, go to that link to watch live tonight's session "Legal and Illegal Distribution Over the Internet: Can We Find Common Solution(s)?" 18:30-20:15 PDT.