Last updateMon, 03 Aug 2020 9am


Introducing – Tools for Cinema Quality Assurance


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. 

Wireshark 101 Webinar Offline–A First

Explaining nuance to those who are merely tangential to the field of that nuance always gets close to explaining magic. At CinemaCon, the marketing gurus (or teams) who win the excellence awards fortunately won't explain what it is they did to achieve the year's or lifetime prize. (Spoiler: Teamwork and happy clients.) Likewise, the technology award show that the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences held the week before the more famous event doesn't become a course in the latest de-Beyerization technology. (Teamwork and excited photons. See: Albert Einstein: Why Light is Quantum)

For those who with a 'tween events craving for awards, the DCinemaTools Security Section would like to give the "Explaining  to non-technical people what the interwebz looks like while it is working" Award to the Wireshark University founder and chief explainer Laura Chappell. [This may take a re-working of what non-technical really means.] And in a great quirk of fate, since we encouraged everyone to sign up for the 101 Course webinar last month (but many people did it?) ...the usually online only course is suddenly available for offline viewing...even downloading!

Here is what the email says:

Yes – I have good and bad news about the Wireshark 101 webinar you were scheduled for tomorrow. I have a conflict on my schedule and will need to cancel the webinar. (That’s the bad news.)

The good news is that at 3:00am this morning I uploaded the newly-recorded webinar (as so many people have requested). The Wireshark 101 class is now available for online or offline viewing! (Seriously – download the FLV files if you want!)

View/Download Location: (click Free Wireshark Class on left) – or click the direct link here.

There are four sections in the class:

Part 1 [14:17]: Wireshark Internals and Placement (drivers, capture on switched networks, capture at the client first)

Part 2 [10:54]: Creating Profiles and Using Capture Filters (customization, capture filtering, capture to file sets, ring buffer)

Part 3 [14:17]: Display Filters and Coloring Rules (fast display filter techniques, color-coding lousy traffic patterns)

Part 4 [15:00]: Expert, Charts and Graphs (launching the Expert, interpreting IO/RTT/Time-Sequence graphs)

I know folks have asked for this for a loooooong time. The conflict on the schedule pushed me to get this done!

If you have questions after watching the course, email those questions to Joy DeManty (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) – I’ll be adding a “Most Commonly Asked Questions” video to the set!

I'm not sure why you are reading further. Get those instructional videos for yourself and your friends. Don't waste time around here. And bookmark the ChappellU site so that you can grab those Most Commonly Asked Questions when they are released.