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Introducing – Tools for Cinema Quality Assurance

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Cinema Test Tools for the Non-Technical Manager 

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 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. 

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.

Great Take on Editing; New Blog

Selected Takes: 3 Editing Lessons From Anne V. Coates

MusicBed Blog presents a new Blog "Inspired by "Selected Takes: Film Editors on Editing", we're sharing takeaways from film's most iconic editors."

Design a Cinema Auditorium, How To – Rolv Gjestland

There should be laws against putting this much data, with this much nuance, with this much extraordinary organization and pictures and explanation. …or, awards perhaps. Yes, awards.

There is a new document online from the European cinema organization named UNIC. Subtitled as the Practical Guidelines for Architects, Cinema Owners and Others Involved in Planning and Building Cinemas, the How to Design A Cinema Auditorium book is 65 pages of very strait forward and coherent information. It can be downloaded from <https://unic-cinemas.org/fileadmin/CinemaAuditoriumDesign_v1.0.pdf>  

Rolv Gjestland has been working for the Norwegian Cinema nonprofit trade organisation Film&Kino since 1984. He is their consultant in cinema technology and cinema design. 

Confusing Definitions – Home and Away | Dolby Vision 4 and More

Hollywood SMPTE event on Wednesday, 25 September featured the Transition to Wide Color Gamut and The LA Colorist Meetup had an event on Thursday 26 September that covered the same topic with two panelists describing tools and theories of how to get there...and all the mysteries were uncovered. They weren't solved, of course, but uncovered nonetheless. 

 And if the cinema exhibition side of the business thinks there is technology confusion in their field, they haven't looked into the consumer side well enough. The technology and rollout is rife with confusing nomenclature and mismatches, just as it was 4 years ago when their version of 'better bits' started getting shown. And, the panelist pointed out, there is more to come in Post, Exhibition and the various delivery vehicles of Consumer.

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DCI – New HDR and Direct View Display Docs

DCI has released two new documents for industry review, one dealing with emissive technology (describing them as 'often LED pixels', but leaving the door open for anything) and the other which deals with HDR – High Dynamic Range – displays in post-production and exhibition theaters "so that consistent and repeatable color quality can be achieved."

Both documents include a paragraph that begins: "This document is not a DCI Specification" plus a statement that invites review and comment and an email to send comments to, which other recent versions of these documents have done as well.

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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.