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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. 

CGI, X'Y'Z' to P3, there are so many things going on. Here's the news.

Final Cut Pro X Gets Multi-Camera and Monitor

Studio Daily (amongst others) reports: Apple Reinvents Multicam Editing in Final Cut Pro X v10.0.3 Update

FCPX's Multicam Features Auto Sync and Support for Mixed Formats, Frame Rates, and Up to 64 Camera Angles

Beth Marchant January 31, 2012    Source: Studio Daily

Apple Reinvents Multicam Editing in Final Cut Pro X v10.0.3 Update | Studio Daily

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Nice Stories About Hugo

It is nice to see people saying nice things about well done 3D. Obviously the corner has been turned on the production and post-production side. Whether the exhibition side will continue with low light levels and splotchy screens...well, that's a commersial issue – nothing to do with standards. 

Scorsese's spectacular 3-D "Hugo" - Movies -

Hugo :: :: Reviews

Will Scorsese's "Hugo" redeem the 3-D fiasco? - Movies -

Watch: James Cameron Discusses 3D in 'Hugo' with Martin Scorsese |

Review: 'Hugo' is an Impassioned Work of Art By a Master Filmmaker |

Review: 'Hugo' is an Impassioned Work of Art By a Master Filmmaker |


Final Cut Pro X-Apple Training Series

"Diana Weynand's chapter on retiming is worth the cost of this book alone. Excellent and clear instruction in the book provides the knowledge you need, as well as instruction dedicated to increasing the efficiency of your editing workflow."

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Apres IBC 2011

IBC was conferences for your editor, with only a few minutes on the floor. We were really only there for digital cinema oriented things, and since we were at the RAI just a few months previously at CineEurope, the conferences and the data available was all pushed together. 

There were two excellent presentations on the science of the eye to kick off the DCinema conferences, again excellently organized by David Monk and John Graham for the EDCF.

See Yasmin Hashmi's page for some interesting 3D info. 

See the Creative Cow wrap up, which has its usual good coverage.

See the following attachment, which was my presentation on the doings of the ISDCF in 2011 - actually a follow-up since the last report in 2010. 

FCPX for FCP7 Editors. Love, Apple

Part II of the FCP X story is finally being writen. All the, "Just iMovie in a box", "Apple is just playing in the Pro business" may be put on the shelf for the next "Better then Thou" moment.

Final Cut Pro X for Final Cut Pro 7 Editors White Paper September 2011

Apple starts to fine-cut Final Cut Pro X | Video | Macworld