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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.

New Pro Polaroid 3D Glasses [Updated]

We have asked Polaroid for answers to the following questions about their newly announced "Pro" line of 3D glasses. We'll fill in the blanks when the answers arrive. We meet with them on Tuesday, 13 September at IBC. The Press Release closes this article.

What is the light transmission spec for these specs? 

What is the polarization efficiency?

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DCP Creation, August 2011

This are improving in the DCP Creation field. Frauhoffer has revised their entry, easyDCP, while the open source and free OpenDCP has added subtitle and caption support. Media player manufacturers Qube and Doremi have both improved speed results of their top of the line versions, and their FCP plug-ins (for Compressor really) have also gotten revisions.

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Variety/Cohen Get 3D Story Correct

The meme of Real 3D and Transformed 3D being two anti-thetical processes, one being used by the true lords and masters, and the other a monetary rip-off perpetrated by evil beings, has been given a quality treatment in a Variety article Biz crosses blurry line on 'true 3D' - Entertainment News, Film News, Media.

Using "Transformers: Dark of the Moon" as a launching point, David Cohen sets the record straight as far as possible without going into excruciating detail, mentioning above all that Avatar was laced with after the shoot corrections and standard CGI work – which should be obvious to anyone who noticed that actual shooting ended for Avatar months before Cameron went back to the studios and insisted on more time. 

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Manhattan Edit Fest Wrap

My Fellow Film Buffs,

Well, the dust has finally settled after what was a "blockbuster" EditFest NY 2011. From >>Andrew Weisblum (Black Swan), to >>Ken Schretzmann (Toy Story 3), >>Norman Hollyn (Head of Editing Track, USC), and more, some of the top names in editing and filmmaking came out to share anecodotes, stories, tips, and behind-the-scenes gossip of our favorite and most loved films.

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