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. 

More Light on HRF

Regal Cinema has put up a page giving a few answers about HFR – High Frame Rate, in this case, high frame rate 3D. "This innovative format presents the picture in 48 frames per second (fps), which is closer to what the human eye actually sees."

...in 3D only. ...another option for each consumer's taste...

It doesn't offer a compelling reason, as if they are holding back their cards. "It brings more structured and saturated light to the eye" is probably too much. Explaining that Cameron and others are choosing 60 frames is bad form, since the Hobbit group chose 48 for a valid reason.

I think I'll ask for some of the Sony closed caption glasses to compare.

The Hobbit 48 | Regal Theatres

High Frame Rate Hobbit Explanation from Regal site