Last updateSat, 25 May 2019 4pm


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. 

New .1 version of ffmeg released

Code-named Freedom, and only 6 weeks after Harmony (0.9) was release, this version of the Open Source video codec tools and libraries repair many "highly critical" security risks. Secunia Details

If you are using Perian, VLC or MPlayer, among other open source tools that allow you to run several different types of media codecs, expect updates.

The build is here: FFmpeg

An old sheet that helps compile on the Mac is here. (There are other sheets for other formats, but I haven't used them so can't speak to them...with a few changes, this worked for me.)

FFmpeg on Mac OS X How-to