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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. 

CGI, X'Y'Z' to P3, there are so many things going on. Here's the news.

Beginning To Color

Someday there will be a person needing to make a commercial for their local cinema, who used a nice camera and while editing everything realizes that the lights in the mall required some color tools...and knowledge. 

Here's a nice place to start:

Magic Bullet Colorista II Tutorials by Stu Maschwitz on Vimeo

with some free tools:

Prolost - Blog - Two Free Color Correction Plug-ins from Red Giant Software

File Festival Deliverables

The days of delivering expensive film prints to film festivals is nearly over. While the percentage of digital projectors in the field is still less than 70%, it is possible the percentage is much higher at the leading exhibition facilities which are used for the festivals. And don't forget that the number of skilled projectionists is going down, as well as the maintenance of that equipment.

The International File Festival in Melzo, Italy (just outside of Milan at the Arcadia Cinemas) is leading (as Arcadia always does) in this field. File Festival–Melzo, International

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Interesting MIST – DCI Mastering at NAB

It is an age-old tradition for products announced at NAB to be a deliverable by IBC, and here is someone playing by the rules...telling enough about an intriguing idea to get their PR printed...nice going.

(Geneva, Switzerland--March 21, 2012) Marquise Technologies announced today the new powerful DCI mastering features available for the DI deck M I S T.

The DCI mastering in M I S T is an option providing a tool-set of functionalities for mastering and encoding a DCP in real-time. The assembling of the elements needed for the package and their control are done naturally in the Time Line of M I S T, giving the ability to control the process at any time. Whatever the digital source master is made of, no need to pre-transcode, as M I S T works natively with all major formats, including DPX, TIFF, Apple ProRes, QuickTime, Sony XDCAM or H264 from DSLRs like Canon 5D, independently of resolution or frame rate.

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Final Cut Pro X Gets Multi-Camera and Monitor

Studio Daily (amongst others) reports: Apple Reinvents Multicam Editing in Final Cut Pro X v10.0.3 Update


FCPX's Multicam Features Auto Sync and Support for Mixed Formats, Frame Rates, and Up to 64 Camera Angles

Beth Marchant January 31, 2012    Source: Studio Daily

Apple Reinvents Multicam Editing in Final Cut Pro X v10.0.3 Update | Studio Daily

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Nice Stories About Hugo

It is nice to see people saying nice things about well done 3D. Obviously the corner has been turned on the production and post-production side. Whether the exhibition side will continue with low light levels and splotchy screens...well, that's a commersial issue – nothing to do with standards. 


Scorsese's spectacular 3-D "Hugo" - Movies - Salon.com

Hugo :: rogerebert.com :: Reviews

Will Scorsese's "Hugo" redeem the 3-D fiasco? - Movies - Salon.com

Watch: James Cameron Discusses 3D in 'Hugo' with Martin Scorsese | FirstShowing.net

Review: 'Hugo' is an Impassioned Work of Art By a Master Filmmaker | FirstShowing.net

Review: 'Hugo' is an Impassioned Work of Art By a Master Filmmaker | FirstShowing.net