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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.

UltraScope; waveform functionality on PCI Express card

Plugging the Ultrascope PCI Express card into any compatible Windows PC in combination with a 24 inch monitor gives access to six live HD or SD scope views.

Blackmagic Design’s new UltraScope waveform monitoring brings together the features needed for editing or color correcting combined with an elegant user interface.

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Avid Delivers Native RED Support

Red for Avid

Avid Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVID) today announced that Avid® DS now offers native support for the RED R3D file format, delivering customers increased efficiencies in the editorial and finishing process of RED-originated projects.

With native support for RED, Avid customers will benefit from:

• A speedier ingest of RED footage;

• The ability to apply RLX color intent data to the footage in the Avid system; and

• Capabilities to preset project and sequence settings for RED projects at 2k, 3k, and 4k resolutions.

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3D Workflow for Final Cut Pro - CineForm

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CineForm's Neo3D™, a significant development in 3D post production workflows, enables Final Cut Pro users to edit 3D projects in real time with full frame rate playback to an external 3D monitor. Traditionally, 3D projects are edited in 2D as independent Left and Right eyes, with a final 3D conform after the entire editorial process is complete.  CineForm Neo3D simplifies this costly, time-intensive process by enabling the editorial team to experience the 3D story-telling process by viewing in full 3D while editing.  This technique allows many projects to eliminate 3D conform entirely and print directly from the Final Cut Pro timeline to electronic 3D distribution or projection files.

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