Digital Cinema In the Modern Age...and Its Tangents

Presume Your Passwords Are Known – Update

Set aside a few hours this coming weekend to renew all your passwords...but star...

Update – Ludé on Light Field Displays

Pete Ludé posits from the view of having worked with worked with CableLabs, star...

Comments on the Celluloid Junkie Predictions 2019

For some nuance as to what is topical on the cinema exhibition side of the busin...

...and finally, Encrypt

Perhaps there was a time when things were so confusing at the final stage of mov...

HDR Explained – for the rest of us...

Explained for camera people, but well done for all of us...

Michael Cioni and Aar...

DCI – New HDR and Direct View Display Docs

DCI has released two new documents for industry review, one dealing with em...

NATO Declares 9 April '19 SMPTE DCP Compliance Day

There has been a running gag within ISDCF about SMPTE-DCP Compliance, that it wo...

Swatch Out; Secret Code for SMPTE Badge

No, there is no secret code on the SMPTE badge that I can tell you about...that ...

Two (Now Sony), Who'll Be The Next In Line? LED Wall Wars, 2018/2019

Within a day of the finish of the Display Summit 2018 seminar that described the...

UNIC Cinema Days...and the Newsletter

In Brussels on the 15th and 16th of October the UNIC Cinema Days will attract th...

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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] Deluxe/Technicolor Agree–Death Rattles of Film


Update; At least the PR from Deluxe pretended to be written to the industry. Tec...


LTO-5 Basics


LTO-5 became officially available this year, with products coming fast from the ...


Technicolor Starting On the Long Glossary Road


Back in the late 80's the digital transition grabbing the attention of engineers...


Autre Intérêts

Boxing NAB


Eiji Yoshikawa is someone you have seen pacing the NAB halls for decades as publ...


Scripts. Get. ...while you can


It isn't odd that Mr. Tarrentino would make Hateful Eight available. According t...


Digital Cinema Glossaries


Exhibition Glossaries

Disney  Digital Cinema Glossary - (Online PDF)

Rex Beckett's d...



Nominations Open for Celluloid Junkie’s Top Women in Global Cinema 2019


As Celluloid Junkie gets its nomination list on for this years Top Women in Globa...


Another Future of Film


It seemed impossible that another view of Entertainment Technology focusing on t...


Fitting TSN into IoT – Synopsis


Graeme Harrison of BiAmp Systems has delivered a synopsis that integrates the ba...



If U B M&E – Free 100TB | Caringo


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Radiohead "House of Cards" Data


Not camera, not CGI. 

Play the Google Code Instrument with the Radiohead data...


Update: Serif Affinity Designer and other Mac Vector Graphics Programs


While searching for a new workflow into the 4K 2020 world, the program Affinity ...


DCinema in the SMTPE Compliant Era~!

OpenSource – 20 Years Young!

Open Source means many things to many people. But for Digital Cinema it means the very core of nearly all the technologies...JPEG, WAV, and the very important tool from CineCert, asdcplib...all open source tools. 

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The Open Source Initiative (OSI) is celebrating its 20t h Anniversary in 2018. This is a huge milestone for everyone involved with technology. The OSI is organizing several activities along the year to commemorate this special occasion, including the launch of and worldwide celebrations in conjunction with major tech conferences.

 Key Activities: 

1. Celebrate the 20t h Anniversary of Open Source Software
[ Multiple locations globally, throughout 2018 ]
Commemorate the success of open source and the Open Source Initiative’s role in building awareness, adoption and communities over 20 years.
2. Share Your Open Source Success Story
[ Online via, throughout 2018]
Highlight the significant accomplishments and contributions that have made open source software a valued asset and community for your organization.
3. Join the OpenSource.Net Community
[ Online via, in 2018 & ongoing]
Connect with a global network of highly qualified peers to exchange ideas and create solutions. Your experience and leadership will help build the “next 20 years” of open source.
Open Source Software — yes, in fact we did coin the term, and started the movement — is now ubiquitous, recognized across industries as a fundamental component to infrastructure, as well as a critical factor for driving innovation. But it wasn’t always so...
The “open source” label was created at a strategy session held on February 3rd, 1998 in Palo Alto, California. That same month, the Open Source Initiative (OSI) was founded as a general educational and advocacy organization to raise awareness and adoption for the superiority of an open development process. One of the first tasks undertaken by OSI was to draft the Open Source Definition (OSD). Till this day, the OSD is considered a gold standard of open-source licensing.
Although adoption of the term “Open Source” had support from many, including the founders of Linux, Sendmail, Perl, Python, Apache, and representatives from the Internet Engineering Task Force, and Internet Software Consortium, interest in the late 90’s from industry was... well, less than enthusiastic.
The OSI’s focus for the past 20 years has been to address open source F.U.D., while promoting best practices in community, collaboration, and co-creation. Now that so many agree “Open Source has Won,” we think we’ve been successful.
More importantly to recognize at this point in our shared history is the remarkable success of the open source software movement, and the inspiring fellowship of developers, maintainers, businesses and communities engaged in innovative efforts across so many technology sectors, supporting just about every company and community.
Our 20th Anniversary is a celebration of the open source software movement itself. We hope you’ll join us in celebrating the code and communities.

Celebrate the 20t h Anniversary of Open Source Software
The 20th anniversary of open source is a huge milestone impacting the global tech community. Celebrations will be held worldwide in conjunction with the leading open source conferences.
January February
March April June
July August October
November December (Sydney, Australia)
Open Source Initiative’s Birthday (February 3rd)
FOSDEM (Brussels, Belgium) Campus Party (São Paulo, Brazil)
Open Source Leadership Summit (Sonoma Valley, CA) FOSSASIA Summit (Singapore)
SCALE 16x (Pasadena, CA)
ACT-W National Conference (Phoenix, AZ) Open Tech Summit China (Beijing, China) LinuxFest Northwest (Bellingham, Washington)
Open Apereo (Montreal, QC, Canada) OpenExpo Europe (Madrid, Spain) Texas LinuxFest (Austin, TX)
OSCON (Portland, OR)
Open Source Summit North America (Vancouver, Canada)
All Things Open (Raleigh, NC)
Open Source Summit Europe (Edinburgh, UK)
Open Camp (New York, NY)
China Open Source Conference (Shanghai, China)
Paris Open Source Summit (Paris, France)