Last updateMon, 31 Aug 2020 1pm


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. 

D-Cinema Packaging — SMPTE DCP Bv2.1 Application Profile

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A great effort accomplished between friendly competitors to align the stars of DCP creation has been completed and is online as: D-Cinema Packaging —SMPTE DCP Bv2.1 Application Profile

You will notice that the link above allows everyone, SMPTE member with Standards access or not, to download this document. It is called an RDD which stands for Registered Disclosure Document. This is typically used by companies who wish to let the industry know the details of a process that they are using to create a product. In this case, the post houses that make a great many of the released DCPs are saying that these are the parameters in creating a DCP that will make it work in the real world. 

So, well done. The end of the InterOp age is truly here. And even thought there are SMPTE standards or recommended practices that go beyond what is said in the RDD, the RDD allows that the real world may have not caught up with those options. And, the document is designed so that as more features are added to the typical release, then the RDD and the version number can change.