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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. 

Since we became our own secretaries, it seems that we have to know nearly everything these days.

BSPR - Ultimate Acronym or Cloud Guarantee?

We don't do press releases here at DCinemaTools. There are other places who do it so much better then we ever could. But BSPR, that seems like something we could get behind. Alas, it means something else, and the EU are all over it. 

Binding Safe Processor Rules (BSPR) – Well explained at: New EU directive to feature cloud 'bridge' | IT PRO. I might otherwise be called, leveling the playing field toward quality.

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Women in STEM: A Gender Gap to Innovation

A report from the US Dept of Commerce: Economics and Statistics Administration reports:

Our science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) workforce is crucial to America’s innovative capacity and global competitiveness. Yet women are vastly underrepresented in STEM jobs and among STEM degree holders despite making up nearly half of the U.S. workforce and half of the college-educated workforce. That leaves an untapped opportunity to expand STEM employment in the United States, even as there is wide agreement that the nation must do more to improve its competitiveness.

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Video to iPad/iPhone/Android Direct

Monsoon Multimedia, a leading provider of video convergence products, today announced the addition of Direct to Mobile Recording for its Vulkano line of products. Included with Direct Recording is full DVR, Pause, Rewind and Fast Forward features. The Vulkano line of devices now offers these features via Wi-Fi for iPhones, iPads and Android devices. Content is encrypted to avoid any possibility of infringement.

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Photopic Sky Survey

Photopic Sky Survey Milky Way ShotWe deal in light, they deal in light. We've waited 15 years for d-cinema to mature. They've waited billions of years for dust to become sand and sand to become computers and computers to become cameras. 

The site says: "The Photopic Sky Survey is a 5,000 megapixel photograph of the entire night sky stitched together from 37,440 exposures. Large in size and scope, it portrays a world far beyond the one beneath our feet and reveals our familiar Milky Way with unfamiliar clarity." Take a break. Check it out: Photopic Sky Survey