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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. 

Hardware and Software, Miscellaneous. Typically, connecting equipment that doesn't fit into the other categories.

Affleck Avid Congo Crisis - "Gimme Shelter"

Affleck Touts Avid Software

April 2, 2009 - Cambridge actor Ben Affleck credits Avid Technology for easing his directing turn in "Gimme Shelter," a documentary on the humanitarian crisis in the Congo.

Affleck touts the Avid Media Composer software in a new podcast on the Tewksbury company's Web site. It's the latest installment of Avid's "The Rough Cut" series of interviews with industry pros sharing their stories about working with its products.

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SGI Sells Itself to Rackable

Top Feeding

Time was, there was a Silicon Graphics (SGIC) workstation on every desk in computationally-intense industries like chemistry and film production. No longer. Cheap Linux boxes have rendered them obsolete and SGI, the company, along with them. This morning, SGI, which recently endured a brace of layoffsfiled for bankruptcy protection for a second time and sold itself to Rackable Systems, which makes server and storage products for midsize and large data centers, for $25 million in cash.

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Testing!!! Audio Quality Control Possible (Meyer Sound)

Every convention brings a new tool for bring better audio or picture to the screen. If there is anyone left with the talent to use them regularly is a different essay. Perhaps someone has some data about how many cinemas don't have any projectionists, or just one or two 'booth attendants' to ingest hard disks and...and whatever else is required in a digital cinema.

CineEurope will see a new device from Meyer Sound,

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iApp 2012

Since a discussion with friend Seth Krugliac of the post house and audio specialist 5 Guys Named Moe...geez, that's a long sentence already. Anyway, he was developing an, I mean, actually developing one, not like me and 50,000 other people who are just waiting for some version of hardware and software that will eventually do what we need to make the app-of-a-lifetime actually work. Yet again...not to the point...Anyway, Seth has finished that app before I got the iApp article written that I was hoping for.

Certainly, no one can write a iApp article without giving homage to Taz Goldstein's Hand Held Hollywood website. It has a great collection of reviews, plus a directory that seems to include everything.

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Many of us are the technology equivilents of trans-spotters. Here's cool stuff from other expertises.

HDMI 2 is going to be released soon...and we mean to tell you about it and a whole lot more.

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