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.

Great Epic Essay

Humbled by an EPIC – guest post by Jacques Mulder | Digital Cinema Demystified

"In Summary, I have had the privilege of working with all formats, a week before my Epic arrived I was still shooting film, I still have a couple of jobs in October that require that format, but in all honesty I am going to attach my EpicM to the side of the 435 and shoot with both cameras."

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Camera Skates Investment

Crowd Investment Fun: CineSkates Camera Sliders

I'm not expecting to see it at IBC, but if something like it is there we'll show it here.

3ality Technica Combo

A week after Disney Tech VP declares mechanical 3D rigs eminently obsolete, the two premier players in that field consolidate. 3ality Digital has acquired Element Technica. The later will be moving from their Culver City digs to an expanded 3ality facility in Burbank. This is a fully buzzword compliant merger.

Disney's Howard Lukk's article: Walt Disney exec predicts end of 3D rigs | TVBEurope Magazine Online


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Test Bloom - AF100/F3/FS100/5DMkII

Phillip Bloom has done a quick and dirty set of tests between the Panasonic Panasonic AG-AF100 Micro 4/3 Pro HD Camcorder, and the Sony F3 and FS100...along side a Canon 5D MkII. You can see them on his blog or watch them with these links.


AF100 vs F3 vs FS100 Part 1: The Real World from Philip Bloom on Vimeo.


AF100 vs F3 vs FS100 Part 2: In depth and conclusions. from Philip Bloom on Vimeo.


The Bloom Danube: Sony FS100 Smooth slow motion test from Philip Bloom on Vimeo.


The technology of acquisition explained; from cameras and lenses, to memory and local storage, from storyboarding and 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.