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Introducing – Tools for Cinema Quality Assurance

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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 Released - Some Articles

Steve Martin of Ripple Training has written a 'Final Cut Pro X - A first Look' article for the Ken Stone web site.
http://www.kenstone.net/fcp_homepage/fcp_x_first_look_martin.html

Gary Adcock on Creative Cow: FCP X: Ready or Not, Here it Comes... : Apple Final Cut Pro X

Larry Jordan: Ain’t Nothing Like It In the World – Larry’s Blog

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Great FCP X/OSX Lion Transition Training

David Roth Weiss goes the extra mile to explain how to glide into two big transitions at the same time. Detailing a "cool multi-boot" setup, it shows how in graphics, text and a video.

See: GET READY TO RUMBLE: Perfect setup for a seamless transition to FCP X and OS X Lion : Apple Final Cut Pro X Tutorial

Nodes: Cool

Yano releases a splendid 1.2 version of Nodes. Check it out at: FxFactory 2.5.7

More on DCP Creation – Qube

Qube has a new DCP creator that works as a plug-in for Final Cut Compressor. There are 4 versions that range from generic to 3D/4K packages and from $800 (570€) to nearly $2,800 (2,000€).The title is QubeMaster Xport.

Qube Online Store Product Catalog

Qube is also announcing that in June they will have a KDM key generation service for QubeMaster Xport users to add security to the DCPs.

QubeMaster Xport enables Final Cut Pro users to save pre-defined settings as Compressor Droplets and simply drag-and-drop files to create DCI-compliant masters. All of the file formats supported in Final Cut Studio can be output to 2K and 4K, and the software can handle XYZ color space conversions, or apply custom 3D LUTs to source files while encoding.

“With major film festivals like Cannes and Venice now endorsing DCPs as their preferred delivery format, we’re seeing a surge of interest from independent filmmakers looking for better ways to master and deliver their films,” explained Eric Bergez, director of sales and marketing at Qube Cinema. “This new website gives them access to all the tools they need for generating DCP masters without the expense and complication of going to a major facility.”

Bergez pointed out that QubeMaster Xport also opens the door to the growing digital cinema market for boutique post houses and pre-show content creators. "It's about putting distribution capabilities into the hands of those who create the content," he added.

[Update] Final Cut Pro X Stories

AppleInsider has new shots, including Motion: AppleInsider | Images claim to show Apple's Motion 5, Final Cut Pro X

Richard Taylor has an excellent new rundown on Ken Stone's site: Final Cut Pro X Rundown


FCP X, the next version of Final Cut Pro will be released in June. It was shown at the SuperMeet during NAB. But the version was the same that was shown 6 weeks previous to a limited set of experts.

The following links speak to a number of issues that are interesting and provocative to other experts: What is coming and will it really be the next great thing...or will it be iMovie Plus. (Apple asserts that it will be the next great thing for post-produciton. The big news is that it is 64 bit, 4k media, background rendering, will use all the cores you can throw at it, gets rid of QuickTime as the base code - substituting AVFoundation - and $299.)

Digital Content Producer: FCPX: What It Might Mean

The Sound of 1,700 Jaws Dropping: Larry's Blog

Terence & Philip Show: Episode 25: NAB and Final Cut Pro X

Phillip Hodgetts: What are my thoughts on Final Cut Pro X? - FilmmakingWebinars.com

Larry Jordan & Michael Kammes on FCPX | 2011 NAB SHOW BUZZ

NAB11 FCP X Sneak Peek at FreshDV

AppleInsider | Apple previews new $299 64-bit Final Cut Pro X to arrive in June

PhotographBay: Final Cut Pro User Group Supermeet – LiveBlog (Updated: Final Cut Pro X Officially Unveiled)

Apple announces Final Cut Pro X | Apple Talk - CNET News

For those of you that missed the FCP X Intro at the SuperMeet | LinkedIn

Bonus: Digital Content Producer: Encoding for the Apple iPad, Part 1