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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 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...

DCI 1.2 with Errata~! and High Frame Rate RP

New documents are posted to the DCIMovies website. Don't look for 1.3. Look instead for

Digital Cinema System Specification, Version 1.2 with Errata as of 30 August 2012 Incorporated

and

High Frame Rates Digital Cinema Recommended Practice

In case the individual links move, I won't link to them here. Just click on the DCIMOVIES.COM link

DON'T THROW AWAY YOUR OLD VERSIONS ! ! !

Read more ...

DoJ Links...and others

Maybe you're researching:

2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design [Large PDF; Search on "219.3 Receivers."]

Digital accessibility: Exhibition industry aims to deliver entertainment for all

Feds consider movie-captioning rule : Hearing Loss Law

Live Webcast - ANPRM Hearing in Washington, DC - open captions

Digital Cinema Specification Documents FAQ from a software writer and all around nice guy, Wolfgang Woehl

‎isdcf.com/papers/20091111-TimelineForAccessibility.pdf 

Troubles getting CSP/RPL protocol through SMPTE

Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability: Movie Captioning and Video Description [DoJ Proposed Rule]

Movies | Hearing Loss Association of America [Great List of Advances]

Captionfish - a Captioned Movies Search Engine: The latest captioning technology - a 2011 CinemaCon report

showusthecaptions [licensed for non-commercial use only] / Show Us the Captions! Online Press Room

Enabling the Disabled in Digital Cinema [Kaagsian Article]

Update on Digital Cinema Support for Those with Disabilities: December 2010 [Karagosian Site]

Subtitled cinema - why it matters - Action On Hearing Loss: RNID

Fire Alarm to Protest Against a Captioned Movie? | Audio Accessibility

Captioning, Subtitles, Accessibility, Technology, CART, STTR, Language, Literacy, Translation, Interpretation

showusthecaptions [licensed for non-commercial use only] / Show Us the Captions! Online Press Room

‎www.titrafilm.com/uploads/Sourds_malentendant_audiodescription_TITRA_FILM.fr.pdf

‎www.uslinc.com:8880/ftp/CCE-100/Cce100manual.pdf

Your Local Cinema .com - Subtitled and Audio Described cinema

Community and Culture - Frequently Asked Questions | National Association of the Deaf

Agreement on Terminology – International Federation of Hard of Hearing People

‎Washington State Communication Access Project Final Order (pdf)

 Accessibility at AMC Theaters - In Theaters and Online

Association of Science–Technology Center; What Captioning Is and Who Uses It

NATO Comments. April 2000; Washington DC Movie Captioning Lawsuit

Report to Film Council - UK Film Council - British Film Institute

Inclusion Daily Express -- One In Seven UK Cinemas Offers Captioning And Audio-Description | Cinema Technology Article - September 2008

Digital Screen Network Content Specification V1.1; 20 December 2005 [pdf]

Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability by Public Accommodations and in Commercial Facilities

Digital Cinema Specification Documents List

Screen Australia: Research - Cinema - Screens and theatres - Totals | - By exhibitor

showusthecaptions [licensed for non-commercial use only] / Show Us the Captions! Online Press Room

Subtitled cinema - why it matters - Action On Hearing Loss: RNID

Open captions for movies – the real story | Media Access Australia

Fire Alarm to Protest Against a Captioned Movie? | Audio Accessibility

Deafness Council Western Australia Inc

Captioned movies

Deaf Chat | People Deaf Culture - AllDeaf.com

Captioning, Subtitles, Accessibility, Technology, CART, STTR, Language, Literacy, Translation, Interpretation

Vegas 2013 SMPTE/NAB CinemaCon

Calendar dates of SMPTE during NAB and CinemaCon

It happens again this year before switching back next year...CinemaCon immediately follows NAB in Vegas. This means that those who want to attend the SMTPE weekend, filled with more data than one can predict, but not NAB, and also attend CinemaCon, that there is a week in the middle.

Last year this was filled with a near-perfect EDCF bus tour arranged by Thomas MacCalla. From sound systems to important post houses (and who'll forget being the first riders on the Universal Studios Transformers ride, or equally exciting, spending time talking with Laser Light Engines' Bill Beck after the successful SMPTE showing of a laser driven Sony projector, and exchanging ideas with all the other european experts), the yearly bustour was yet again perhaps the highlight of the two weeks.

So what will it be in 2013? Can SMPTE out-do themselves...Can Nick Mitchell of Technicolor take the Marvin Hall Award for Telling Us What We Don't Want to Hear again? Will there be another mis-named presentation that everyone complains for missing (what is white, really?) Will RealD demonstrat what they merely talk about at this coming SMPTE Hollywood Expo?

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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 from...place 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.