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.

Bigger Chips and Smaller Systems

Graph-Camera Sensor d/r

Discontinuity. Game-Changing. Every 12 months is a new story for sensors and cameras, and this year it seems to be "How can we shape the larger end of the professional pyramid?"

Sony, then Panasonic, then Red. Capturing the flag of feature coolness is the marketing dream, with hopes of turning that into a quarter's worth of profits. If one group gets to hold the flag longer, as Panasonic did with their ______________, they might make a profit. One just hopes that the engineering team doesn't get complacent when they should be making the next version of cool.

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The Hugh Heinsohn Report

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Hugh Heinsohn writes: 

Here are a few companies I recommend you check out at NAB. Call or SMS me on my mobile phone if you want to meet up: +1 503 360 4844


Digital Vision: South Hall, Lower Level, Stand SL8514. DV is well known for their expertise with image processing. They will have the latest version of their Film Master DI system as well as the new Phoenix system — the only complete digital remastering solution for film and video archive sources for all formats (including 4k Digital Cinema and Blu-ray). They’ve also added a lot of great new functions for the DVO image processing toolkit, including an excellent new Upscale filter, an Inverse Telecine algorithm and a Re-Timing function.

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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.