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. 

Looking Through "Dynamic Release Windows"

J. Sperling Reich shows why he is partnered with Patrick von Sychowski at Celluloid Junkie, with an in depth look at Paramount's Dynamic Release Window:

Crunching The Numbers On Paramount's Dynamic Release Windows

There are too many variables to know before it is possible to understand how this will play out. It is an interesting experiment but it is playing with fire for everyone involved. I'll be glad to be the 3rd party that gets to look at the studios books and tell the exhibitors whether they were getting the proper cut.