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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 Online 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. 

Hardware and Software, Miscellaneous. Typically, connecting equipment that doesn't fit into the other categories.

Thunderbolt FAQ - CNET

Intel's Thunderbolt: What you need to know (FAQ)

Intel's long-awaited Light Peak technology, now known formally as Thunderbolt, is finally available on its first consumer device, and the company today unveiled more details about when we'll be seeing it in consumer PCs and gadgets.

First unveiled at the Intel Developer Forum back in 2009, the data transfer tech promises to replace a handful of ports with one that can do more things, and do them faster.

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10 Rules When Buying a DCinema Projector

Exhibition LogoIt is great to have a checklist when working on a project, especially one that is made by an expert. It would be great to have a checklist for each decision point on the checklist as well. Who has time to keep up with all the nuance of every new feature, to keep track of why one needs CAT-5 or CAT-6 cable for which circumstance, or different routers and firewalls and VPN software. Sure, there are consultants for this, but ultimately – especially if one has signed a VPF agreement – one is ultimately responsible for every detail. 

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KODAK Advances Lasers' March on DCinema

One of the hassles in the background of converting digital cinema projectors from Xenon heat and light gobbling devices into elegant and refined reflectors of light amplified by stimulated emission of radiation (laser) is the fact that laser light has more safety restrictions. 

An industry group was formed late last year to work on redefining a laser used in cinema use away from the over-arching category defined by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health, which is in charge of ensuring laser equipment safety. In the entertainment world, laser light shows were their previous concern, and each one had to get a special variance from the FDA. [Un-researched: how is this handled in the EU and other market areas?]

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Optical Efficiency in Digital Cinema Projectors

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There is a thread in digital cinema marketing that claims it to be a green technology. This concept is largely based on the environmental savings of transporting a digitized movie via hard disk from the distributor to exhibitor, compared to what it takes to move several film reels the same distance. It is an even more striking comparison when one uses satellite and/or a fibre network, which companies like Aquiva and Smartjog can do for their customers.

The transport of the entertainment material is not the only environmental cost of the movie business nor is it the only positive result. Eliminating film, which utilizes many noxious chemicals and elements, is also a considerable benefit.

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