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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 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. 

Digital Cinema Tools for Acquisition

There is a thrust for acquisition to take on some of the aspects of post. We are way to conservative for something fancy like that. But, we'll let you modern people talk about it.

Two Createasphere Conferences in Los Angeles

Digital Asset Management technology has to be the underlying hip technology of the universe right now. From oil and gas to our parents iPad, everyone has more data than we could have imagined only 5 years ago. Gone are the days when we had to program a calculator with 16k of memory. Now it needs a GUI that is 10 meg, and it will store and manipulate every possible permutation in case that answer might be associated with something the computer has to handle a month from now.

Createasphere has a conference for that on 22 and 23 February in Los Angeles, but it won't be about calculators. It will be buzzword compliant though. Check out the PR here, and if you go, please let me know how it was. I won't be in LA then.

Digital Asset Management Conferences

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Marvin Data System

MARVIN layoutA lot of nice touches from a film maker who has had find the solutions to his own problems. This system backs up data in the field, puts the data out to LTO and whatever other format, the cleverly interfaces with the post projects EDL/XML.

Version 2.0 gets introduced at NAB in the Cintel booth. We aren't told what the changes are from Version 1, but it all should be interesting. See: Meet MARVIN

Ten Ways The iPad Could Enhance The Film Scoring Process

While some pundits in the tech press have been delivering lukewarm reviews of the new Apple iPad, I believe for our industry it could be the beginning of a huge leap forward in how we work as composers and musicians.

Based on the iPad as it was announced this past week by Apple, here are ten ideas for usages of the iPad based on existing published specs for the device that I think could change the ways musicians and composers work in our industry.

SketchPad – With the addition of stylus input, ...

MIDIPad – The iPad with its advanced multitouch input system ...

VideoPad – Using the iPad as an advanced audio or video editing tool, ...

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Conference for Visual Media Production - London/12-13 Nov

CVMP – Conference for Visual Media Production - (12-13 November) aims to bring together the worlds of academic algorithmic research and post production to discuss new advancements and innovative applications.

It is also a unique opportunity to network and pick each other’s brains. Who knows what ideas may form?

[Editor's Note: So says the press release for this conference. Looks like there is some potential here, and the location is right (although some of the papers seem a little obscure.) Does anyone have experience with this conference? Is there a back-story to the assertion of their marketing - it almost seems like they are trying to resurrect a dying brand.

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