Last updateThu, 21 Dec 2017 2pm


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. 

ASC Digital Assistant–The iPhone App

toland fov viewAn iteration of the American Cinematographer Manual has been introduced by the iPhone developers, Chemical Wedding. Bringing the venerated 70 year old set of tools into a modern structure, the American Society of Cinematographers partnered with Chemical Wedding to deliver the Toland ASC Digital Assistant for the iPhone or iPod Touch.

Toland (named after Gregg Toland, ASC, cinematographer of Citizen KaneThe Best Years of Our Life, Grapes of Wrath among other films, as well as being an innovator in the use of light) combines a calculator and logging interface that tracks photographic choices as they are made. Changing the camera speed will bring up feedback on how this affects running time and exposure; changing a lenses, will derive Depth of Field and Field of View updates in real time. If desired, Toland then allows a log to be created with all this information, building comprehensive camera reports throughout the process.

See more at the Toland site:

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FEATURES (from the site):

  • Comprehensive database of cameras and lenses
  • Exposure calculator covering camera speed, shutter angle & filter factor
  • Running time and footage calculator
  • "Flicker Free" warning indicator
  • Depth of Field calculator with clever focus marks
  • Angle of View indicator with pretty picture
  • Full camera data logging which can be exported for reporting
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