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Last updateThu, 21 Dec 2017 2pm

 

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 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. 

Micro Four Thirds and 3D

3D lens in micro four thirds formatTo disparage Micro Four Thirds as being a consumer standard does a dis-service to the era that we are all involved in. Not only do they have the coolest logo, but the number of manufacturers onboard is only eclipsed by the number of lenses and camera bodies they have released since the standard came together.

Now Panasonic has announced a 3D lens in the format. Danger Will Robinson.

This changes...well, maybe not everything, but a lot. Problems with capturing motion, problems with two lenses that don't move simultaneously...Gone. Sure, others will tell of the limitations and the number of lines per, but we'll have to wait until December to see what actually is coming out of the factory, or if there are any upsides or downsides to the variant of the micro four thirds standard that is called the LUMIX G Micro System...e.g., does it naturally match up to all other micro four thirds cameras?

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Meanwhile, check out the Millimeter article: 3D on the Cheap, Part 1