Category Archives: Connectivity

HDMI 2 is going to be released soon…and we mean to tell you about it and a whole lot more.

Testing!!! Audio Quality Control Possible (Meyer Sound)

Every convention brings a new tool for bring better audio or picture to the screen. If there is anyone left with the talent to use them regularly is a different essay. Perhaps someone has some data about how many cinemas don’t have any projectionists, or just one or two ‘booth attendants’ to ingest hard disks and…and whatever else is required in a digital cinema.

CineEurope will see a new device from Meyer Sound,

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Testing!!! Audio Quality Control Possible (Meyer Sound)

Every convention brings a new tool for bring better audio or picture to the screen. If there is anyone left with the talent to use them regularly is a different essay. Perhaps someone has some data about how many cinemas don’t have any projectionists, or just one or two ‘booth attendants’ to ingest hard disks and…and whatever else is required in a digital cinema.

CineEurope will see a new device from Meyer Sound,

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Read more

Testing!!! Audio Quality Control Possible (Meyer Sound)

Every convention brings a new tool for bring better audio or picture to the screen. If there is anyone left with the talent to use them regularly is a different essay. Perhaps someone has some data about how many cinemas don’t have any projectionists, or just one or two ‘booth attendants’ to ingest hard disks and…and whatever else is required in a digital cinema.

CineEurope will see a new device from Meyer Sound,

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iApp 2012

Since a discussion with friend Seth Krugliac of the post house and audio specialist 5 Guys Named Moe…geez, that’s a long sentence already. Anyway, he was developing an iApp…no, I mean, actually developing one, not like me and 50,000 other people who are just waiting for some version of hardware and software that will eventually do what we need to make the app-of-a-lifetime actually work. Yet again…not to the point…Anyway, Seth has finished that app before I got the iApp article written that I was hoping for.

Certainly, no one can write a iApp article without giving homage to Taz Goldstein’s Hand Held Hollywood website. It has a great collection of reviews, plus a directory that seems to include everything.

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iApp 2012

Since a discussion with friend Seth Krugliac of the post house and audio specialist 5 Guys Named Moe…geez, that’s a long sentence already. Anyway, he was developing an iApp…no, I mean, actually developing one, not like me and 50,000 other people who are just waiting for some version of hardware and software that will eventually do what we need to make the app-of-a-lifetime actually work. Yet again…not to the point…Anyway, Seth has finished that app before I got the iApp article written that I was hoping for.

Certainly, no one can write a iApp article without giving homage to Taz Goldstein’s Hand Held Hollywood website. It has a great collection of reviews, plus a directory that seems to include everything.

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3Questions: OpenDCP – Now with GUI

3 Questions with OpenDCP creatorThe dream of creating DCPs for local commercials and film festivals by artists using simple yet affordable tools just took a monumental step forward with the latest advance of OpenDCP.

Created by a theater owner and long-time computer engineer, this tool uses a combination of Open Source tools to take a finished ‘movie’ and turn it into a package that can be played by a digital projection media player and projector. And, it is free.1

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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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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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Open Source Tools – Ongoing Series

To the uninitiated: Open Source can be defined very specifically, but there is a lot of nuance that comes with the evolution of the theory, and with variables in the way that an author allows the use of code or words to paper. Generally, the formats developed in the last 2 years are better described and more easily understood. The definition given in the first paragraphs at Open Source Initiative is quite condensed, each word meaning a specific purposed concept. Let’s simplify a little and just say that Open Source software is software that has been developed by people who don’t want the copyright process to allow the code to become proprietary. The software is therefore open to any developer who would like to examine it, and typically, to any developer who wants to contribute to it.

A by-product of this is that the virtues, benefits, and flaws are in the open. Unlike with proprietary software, an enduser is able to see into the code, for example, to see if it leaves the users computer vulnerable, or if it really meets the specification as described, and without phoning home with vital information from the user’s network. 

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