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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. 

Post Production is post and prior—a lot of work taking other people’s material from dozens of sources and fitting it all into some other group's needs. Very technical.

[Update] Deluxe/Technicolor Agree–Death Rattles of Film

Update; At least the PR from Deluxe pretended to be written to the industry. Technicolor's PR (below) is clearly written to stockholders, with specific numbers of laid off workers and capex figures predominating, and an insistence that they will be competing where they compete. We've quoted from Digital Cinema Buyers Guide - Latest News for the Technicolor data at the end of this piece. End Update.

Deluxe has announced an agreement today (18 July 2011) that it and Technicolor have essentially entangled each other into one another's film-centric strong suit: In the US, Deluxe will print the films, Technicolor will distribute them. In the UK, negative processing will go to Technicolor while release prints will come from Deluxe.

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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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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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The technology of post production explained; from ingest, networks and storage, compression and conversion, audio and video processing, edge storage and transfer...place or read it here.

If a few bits disappear, the oil company has to take tons of equipment back to the source and measure the sub-terrain again. The same production and post...except you ain't gonna get Clark Gable back to the shoot again.

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

You know, I kept seeing that 3D stuff, and seeing that 3D stuff, and never getting it. Then I saw the same clips with a great audio system, and what do you know...the pictures looked better. 

There is a right way to do this and a wrong. There is faster and there is more faster. There are security issues and return on investment issues. 

Ingest...it just isn't the same anymore.