Last updateFri, 11 Oct 2019 10am


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. 

Lens Tangents | DCinema Acquisition

Capture – with lens or microphone, perhaps moving electrons around with a stylus, or perhaps conversion from an analogue form. Regardless, the beginning is acquisition.

BBC confirms live 3D Olympics

Oh Boy! 3D. Olympics. BBC confirms live 3D Olympics: Broadband TV News.

BigExpansive vistas, huge stadiums with fireworks in the distance. Oh, parallax isn't important to 3D after 20 or 30 feet? Well, don't let facts get in the way of a mountain of hype.

"Native" 3D v 2D to 3D Conversions: Pros and Cons

The aim of this blog is to provide an overview and compare 2D to 3D conversions with shooting in stereo or “native” 3D.

[Originally posted at The 3D Company: "Native” 3D versus 2D to 3D conversion: Pros and Cons | THE 3D COMPANY]

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Must Read Hugo/Legato/Creative Cow

Hugo and The Joy of Filmmaking - Creative COW

"Hugo had perhaps a greater mission to fulfill than many VFX-themed movies because it was celebrating the life and work of the very first visual effects artist, Georges Méliès.

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The technology of acquisition explained; from cameras and lenses, to memory and local storage, from storyboarding and CGI...place or read it here.

Storage. It wasn't that long ago that trying to get a 9 Gig RAID working on a sophisticated LAN was monumental, if not impossible. 9 years perhaps?

Now, terabyte drives are here. Enough to go with holographic storage soon?

There is a thrust for acquisition to take on some of the aspects of post. We are way to conservative for something fancy like that. But, we'll let you modern people talk about it.

Camera, but virtual. 

Film has higher resolution, no matter what that means. It is important.

We are hoping that we won't be talking much about how many electrons in the full well capacity, but we might...never know. There is just so much new coming out, that cameras and their accessories need a whole category by themselves...and here it is.