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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 Loud Is Loudness

The Quality Active Cinema site has an article on Loudness that points out the absolute – Sound is relative. dBs are relative in a hundred different ways. Different frequencies react in different ways in an auditorium and experts can argue details for hours.

Beginner's prep on a complicated subjet, Part 1: IT’S LIKE, TOO LOUD~!

CinemaCon/NAB 2106 – Perfect Dates

For the first time in forever, NAB 2016 is immediately on the heels of CinemaCon 2016. That is, CinemaCon starts with International Day on the 11th of April and ends on Thursday the 14th, then after a day of rest NAB 2016 starts with DCinemaDays (or whatever it is called now) begins on Saturday the 16th and 17th, with the Convention floor opening on the 18th through 21st. Certainly makes for a long few weeks for exhibitors with booths but it avoids two trips to Vegas.

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CinemaCon and NAB/SMPTE Events Posted

Here are the links for the daily events of CinemaCon 2016 and the Future of Cinema SMPTE/NAB. Note that they follow each other, separated only by one day. Enjoy that Friday off~!

CinemaCon 2016 ScheduleMake sure to note that there is an International Day schedule – which is on the 11th – as well as a schedule for the day of the 11th. Don't miss anything~!

SMPTE/NAB Future of CinemaThere is always something about the Future of Cinema Schedule – Note that if you decide that there is something that doesn't seem interesting in the description, and you use that time to go to meet or eat – it will be THE seminar that everyone talks about for the next six months. "Hey~! Did you see the Correlative Timeshifting 4DmegaFrames per PixelSecond presentation?

Good luck with that. 

MenuMeters for El Capitan is back

Just a quick note for those who need but can't find the open source OSX system monitoring tool MenuMeters, which got lost in the OSX 10.11 upgrade.

Go to: MenuMeters for OS X El Capitan 10.11

It works. It is a simple port and the changes are well explained by the author. There is an install quirk that the first time you double-click on the program that it won't install. Close the Preferences Application. Double-click on the menumeters preference pane again and it will install.


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.