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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. 

Building auditoriums for the Arts is a tradition from the Greeks. Projection has since been added.

Mobile 3-D, Part II: Music to One’s Eyes? - mobilizedtv

Schubin on 3DIn 1908, Camille Saint-Saëns composed what was probably the first film score. What does that have to do with mobile 3-D? It could be a solution (of sorts) to the infinity-interpupillary problem.

Any form of stereoscopic 3-D entertainment must deal with three categories of issues. Technical issues include the delivery of two motion-picture streams instead of one, alignment of dual imagery in both time and space, and mechanisms for getting the correct view–and only the correct view–to each eye.

Then there are program-production issues, including where to make different objects appear (in front of, at, or behind the screen) and how else to make use of the depth axis. When Alfred Hitchcock shot Dial M for Murder in 3-D, he was shocked to discover how barren the sets looked when he viewed the first rushes stereoscopically. Many more props had to be added before the experienced director was satisfied that the depth was properly filled.

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World’s first non-commercial national digital cinema roll-out

Film and KinoFilm & Kino, the Norwegian interest organization for cinemas, announces the world’s first non-commercial complete national digital roll out with agreements with Twentieth Century Fox, United International Pictures (the local distributor for Paramount Pictures and Universal Pictures in Norway), Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International, and Warner Bros. Pictures International.

Film & Kino has served the Norwegian cinema industry for over 90 years, and is proud to announce multiple studio agreements in Norway. This complete digital roll-out will transform all of Norway’s cinemas, big and small, to modern DCI-compliant digital cinema houses. The roll-out will start in late 2009 after the completion of public tenders for the procurement of equipment and services required for the digitization process.

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174 Digital Screens in Poland, by XDC

Multikino and XDC Sign a Letter of Intent To Deploy 174 Digital Screens in Poland</span><br>XDC, the leading Pan-European digital cinema service company, and Multikino, the leading multiplex cinema chain in Poland, have signed a Letter of Intent for the deployment of digital cinema systems in 174 of Multikino's cinema screens in Poland.</strong></em><p >

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Wow~! Agok Again

Money, Diverging Standards, 3D and Other Problems. Those are the topics of this report.

Money Problems...What a surprise. Diverging Standards...I surprise myself for thinking it would be otherwise. And 3D...still being promoted as the great hope, the technology that will save an industry. There are numbers to look at in every regard. Let’s gets started.

The good news is a press announcement from Arts Alliance pushing several good points. In fact, too many for one press release. It should have had pictures and graphs. One suspects hidden meanings. First on their list is the triumph of finding two sets of financiers; one just in time,

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All Silent, except the 100s

As Jack Benny used to say: Whell~!

One would have thought that there would be announcements and angst. Announcements for 1,000s of systems per month, and angst for supply problems...can't get that many lenses that quickly, can't get that many engineers and technicians that quickly.

What we get is an announcement for a 137 here, and a 180 there. Congratulations are actually in order, that anyone has gotten even that far in this environment. It is not surprising that it is the old hands, XDC and the newly named Cinedigm (formally AccessIT), who were trusted enough to get the cash, which in turn, allowed the orders. Fortis Bank has gone through a lot of troubles in the last few months, but XDC and Fortis were able to put a deal together that puts 100 million euros into the hands of XDC. And Cinedigm got 8.9 million dollars from un-named sources.

Reading through press releases is an imprecise art, but I stare at the Cinedigm numbers and am agok.

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