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. 

CinemaCon/NAB 2106 – Perfect Dates

For the first time in forever, NAB 2016 is immediately on the heels of CinemaCon 2016. That is, CinemaCon starts with International Day on the 11th of April and ends on Thursday the 14th, then after a day of rest NAB 2016 starts with DCinemaDays (or whatever it is called now) begins on Saturday the 16th and 17th, with the Convention floor opening on the 18th through 21st. Certainly makes for a long few weeks for exhibitors with booths but it avoids two trips to Vegas.

Most often NAB leads, and there is a week in between. This week is usually filled with the best hundred-twenty bucks in showbiz, as it buys you a bus seat on the EDCF tour of LA manufacturers and exhibitors and post houses. Who knows what will happen to this event this year since there is no such week in between. The week before? the week after? If only the ISCWest.com event were on the 8-10 of April, then true happiness would reign, but the merging of the two main events is good enough.

This article will be updated as news of the 3 events meanders in, but for now it is trending towards a Panglossian Best of All Possible Worlds Weeks. 

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