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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. 

Building auditoriums for the Arts is a tradition from the Greeks. Projection has since been added.

Appeals Judgement in DCN VPF...

digitAll, the Australian supplier and integraor received a nice holiday present in the form of a judgement from the Australian Federal Appeals Court, with significant implications for the independent cinema industry. The case regards the negotiation of Virtual Print Fee (VPF) contracts with six Hollywood studios and digitAll's partnership DCN...and others.

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Why film will end by late 2013

Cine Tech Geek has a new series, the AIMC2011 Panel Discussion...Obviously, this one catches the eye, by they are all interesting.

Why film will end by late 2013 CineTechGeek » AIMC2011 – PANEL – 6 of 7


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First Run Movies|Premium Prices|Home–Celluloid Junkie

Prima Cinema LogoThe debate over motion picture release windows heated up again last week as two studios spoke openly about their plans for allowing limited home viewing of movies shortly after their theatrical opening. In addition, news came of a pricey new service looking to make films available in living rooms day-and-date with their theatrical launch.

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SMPTE DCP's are coming...

Jamie at CineTechGeek points out several of the changes coming with (and things to watch out for with) the imminent transition from the InterOp DCPs (Digital Cinema Package) to the fully compliant SMPTE DCP.

It is important to note that although he says that he has made sure that his clients are ready for the change in April 2011, not everyone needs to, or should, make the transition right away, when the transition begins. The full transition is expected to take a year and there are many reasons that changing is not optimum right away.

That doesn't take away from the many good points that are made in this video: 
CineTechGeek » SMPTE DCP’s are coming

Update–UK Film Council's Elimination Controversy

"I am sure there are things that can be done to improve its efficiency, but to just lop somebody's arm off is not necessarily the best way of improving their tennis."

So begins the controversy as Jeremy Hunt, British culture secretary, tried to defend his decision to abolish the UK Film Council.

The Guardian has a detailed article at Film Council: Jeremy Hunt hits out at critics of his decision to axe it 

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