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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. 

The feet hitting the street. This is where it all plays out.

Concepts in Exhibition...Making money with Digital

We all know that digital is not magic, but we do constantly forget. In the case of D-Cinema, the digital part is just a platform and we are just now seeing what that platform is good for.

If it was just movies, then the platform of a digital server and projector, and perhaps a management system, would be enough. But cinema theaters cannot survive on movies alone, regardless of what inflation makes the numbers look like.
Thus, Alternative Content becomes a platform of its own. It offers something different to draw crowds, and it has a different monetary structure...the cinema gets to keep more of the income flow. 

Live opera, F1 and wrestling get the fanfare, but commercials lead the way.

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Force of Law; France Issues DCinema Document

The document Digital Projection in Cinema has been released by the CNC (National Centre of Cinematography), dated June 2007.

Among the general details about implementation of equipment, on Page 3 they make the statement:

Later on, the standard published by the SMPTE will probably be brought into line with the international ISO norm. However, while this ISO standardisation would give the SMPTE standard an undeniable legal foundation, it is clear, as is the case, for example, in the field of HD television, that the SMPTE standard would have force of law on an international level.

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