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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...

3D Event Consultants Dream...and Nightmare

One wonders? How many demonstrations are put together by unpaid consultants, in it for the science (and the challenge?) Here is the story of one, which came together in 8 weeks with hundreds of unpaid consultants hours.

Two years ago the first DCI Specifications on 3D in Cinema were issued at the SMPTE/NAB DCinema event. The details and guidance were sparse indeed. Probably for the better, since the common wisdom was that there wasn't enough data to have common wisdom.  

Recently, the ISDCF (Inter Society Digital Cinema Forum) wanted to stare at one of the many potential issues of 3D's evolution in cinema, to see what, if any, implications might pose a challenge to current and future users. 

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EDCF-3D Guide/Call for Materials

EDCF Call for Materials

The European Digital Cinema Forum has announced that this year's EDCF publication will be titled "A Guide to 3D". The announcement comes with a Call for Materials.

John Graham, secretary for the group, points out that the last two journals were incredibly well received, not only for their timely subject matter, but because the submissions were so relevant and detailed. “Each one is a master class on its subject, written by experts who deal with in-field issues everyday. There is no other collection of up-to-date information like last year's Alternative Content in Digital Cinema or the previous Guide to Digital Cinema Mastering.”

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3D? Opera? Celluloid Junkie calls the Tune

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If it were just two great articles in a row, or three, one could say they were lucky. But a hit every shot out is a great record for a blog.

Celluloid Junkie is handled nicely by 2 industry veterans, Patrick von Sychowski of Adlabs and Sperling Reich of DTS. Their range and depth make their commentary critical for an understanding of the implications in the industry.

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ASC–Cinematographer Style...Plus

Glancing through the latest issue of the ASC's American Cinematographer Magazine (March), I ran across this ad. A spendid book of interviews coquettishly titled Cinematographer Style, The Complete Interviews, Volume One.

Available from the store at the ASC site for $45 as a CD with a book of transcripts and tips, it seems a special way to start the spring reading list. To point out any of the people interviewed would be to denigrate the rest on the incredible list. See for yourself.

I don't know if the magazine is supposed to be available as a download for everyone on the site, but it is now. Perhaps this is a promotion to suck you in, as the magazine is impossible to put down once any article is opened. If it is a computer mistake, then I apologize for the error.    

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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 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.