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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. 

A source for information from the Societies and consultants...

How I Explained REST to My Wife

A number of moons ago this site ported a pdf of a tongue in cheek article that explained a web technique that was growing in popularity and significance named REST. Years later your editor tried to read the article and a hyperlink...which didn't work.

So we went to the source and found that the author had unpunished it because he had received complaints of sexism. Considering that this society has a problem attracting females into the sacrament of science and technology, it is a subject that shouldn't be taken lightly. Nonetheless, the article points out many of the importances of RESTful data and so this is reprinted with this intro so that the lessons don't get lost.

There is another excellent resource for your REST knowledge base at:
How-to: REST Web services demystified by Kirsten Jones

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CinemaCon 2013 Ongoing–Schedule Released

This will be a constantly updated piece on CinemaCon 2013 [April 15-18]:

2013 Schedule of Events - CinemaCon -- Celebrating the Moviegoing Experience

The most fun idea: CinemaCon Sweepstakes

CinemaCon Sweepstakes - Enter for your chance to win 1 five-night hotel room stay and 1 complimentary registration to CinemaCon.

Buzzword Compliance at SMPTE/NAB/CinemaCon

There are a couple of concepts in the security world that became took some apparent relavence this last few weeks as engineers from all over got together to share their recent discoveries and show their wares. The first is what is known as Schneier's Law: 

Anyone, from the most clueless amateur to the best cryptographer, can create an algorithm that he himself can't break. It's not even hard. What is hard is creating an algorithm that no one else can break, even after years of analysis. And the only way to prove that is to subject the algorithm to years of analysis by the best cryptographers around.

Schneier on Security: "Schneier's Law"

The other principle is discussed on Schneier's and other security sites and is called Security by Obscurity. In the security world these quickly turn the conversation to the topic of open and closed source software. And this is the subject of the Buzzword Compliance Award for 2013.

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EU Digital Penetration and Tickets–Jan 2013

MediaSalles of Italy reports: At the start of 2013 70% of European screens are digital

and later in the same article: Cinema admissions in Europe: -2% in 2012


What they said - These are some of the interesting postings seen on the web recently. (There may be more than one a week.)

The technology of advice explained; from the societies we cherish, to consulting we rely upon, from the courses we need or give and the blogs we get our doses of data or read it here.
Full Disclosure: We recommend many courses, including our own.

Resources would be another name. People with their feet getting dirty on the street...then talking about it.

Societies really imply a lot of special efforts by individual. Here's some news from some of the many in this field.