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Introducing – Tools for Cinema Quality Assurance

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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. 

Super 3D Watermarking Article

Technicolor's Security Newsletter Issue #20 has a superb article on watermarking stereoscopic 3D. It starts slow (first the dinosaurs died and they all turned into 3D pixels), but it ramps up fast and includes tiny Greek symbols for those who are inclined to such things.

But generally it fills in a lot of details that are not often discussed outside the hallowed halls:
 Watermarking 3D Movies, Security Newsletter 20, Security Newsletters - Technicolor

It doesn't mention it directly, but it is another wake-up call for getting a picture meta-data protocol and/or standard in the film-to-post realm.