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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. 

[Update] QC the Screen – Harkness Webinar

The Harkness Webinar showed the functions of their updated Apps, which are extensive and well-done. The details are now there which can take care of many potential points of failure that keep screen luminance from being consistent monitored.

The most valuable might be the Digital Screen Archiver. It isn't a secret that people don't test often enough, and when they do test the record keeping isn't as usable as it should be. A year later and this App is quite complete, with a number of subtle features and great interface to the other two systems. Using it with the Screen Checker can have a profound impact on quality control…which is best done before the customer sees the problem.

Digital Screen Checker - The low-cost digital luminance meter for 2D and 3D Cinema

Digital Screen Modeller - 3D Real-time rendering tool for digital cinema design and equipment

Digital Screen Archiver - Secure data capture and storage tool for iOS and web which allows cinema operators to manage light on screen

Make certain to see the webinar the next time that it is available.

See also:

CinemaCon 2013: Maturity Brings Discussions of Quality in Digital Cinema

Post-Installation Cinema Test Tools; USL LSS-100 and DTT Digital eXperience Guardian

More Quality Assurance From USL

Harkness calls it "Screen Lifecycle Management" and they feel that they have the apps to help with that.

"Anything to help Quality Control" is what we call it: Free Webinar 26th February 2014


The only thing better is if you and they were to join the SMPTE Study Groups that are working on Light and Audio Quality. Join Now.