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Introducing – Tools for Cinema Quality Assurance


Cinema Test Tools for the Non-Technical Manager 

  • A free resource for the cinema industry
  • Tuned most particularly for the non-technical manager.
  • Tools include:
    • Several DCPs for testing the sound and picture quality
    • Lessons on sound and light
    • Written to help communicate with the technicians

The key is a free Online 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. 

Societies really imply a lot of special efforts by individual. Here's some news from some of the many in this field.

Security Updates; Warning Warning Warning Office and XP Users

8 April 2014 – Not only are the words Critical, Vulnerabilities, Actively Exploited, and other horrors used in today's Adobe and Microsoft Fix Day, but they also announced that THIS IS IT FOR XP and Office 2003 SECURITY UPDATES!!! Yelling much? Yes; the number of people using XP is amazing.

No more opinionating…read it best at Kreb's: Adobe, Microsoft Push Critical Fixes — Krebs on Security

Somehow, with CinemaCon 2014's Facebook page advertising the Biggest/Badest Con of All, I am reminded of the 13 Best Firefox Add-ons of 2013 and a look at the Krebs On Security page.

Sure enough, Security Updates for Windows, Java, Flash & Reader is the message of the day. Alas, one would have thought no one would use any of those tools anymore and the world could be at peace. Where's the UN Sanctions Committee when you need it.


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CinemaCon 2013 Ongoing–Schedule Released

This will be a constantly updated piece on CinemaCon 2013 [April 15-18]:

2013 Schedule of Events - CinemaCon -- Celebrating the Moviegoing Experience

The most fun idea: CinemaCon Sweepstakes

CinemaCon Sweepstakes - Enter for your chance to win 1 five-night hotel room stay and 1 complimentary registration to CinemaCon.

EU Digital Penetration and Tickets–Jan 2013

MediaSalles of Italy reports: At the start of 2013 70% of European screens are digital

and later in the same article: Cinema admissions in Europe: -2% in 2012

DCI 1.2 with Errata~! and High Frame Rate RP

New documents are posted to the DCIMovies website. Don't look for 1.3. Look instead for

Digital Cinema System Specification, Version 1.2 with Errata as of 30 August 2012 Incorporated


High Frame Rates Digital Cinema Recommended Practice

In case the individual links move, I won't link to them here. Just click on the DCIMOVIES.COM link


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