Tag Archives: Digital Cinema

A QA Checklist and Information Repository for the Rest of Us – Part 1

A Quality Assurance Checklist / Information Repository for the Rest of Us

  • A detailed, cinema-centric inventory for all aspects of the facility.
  • A repository for both audio and picture calibration setup notes.
  • A set of checklists for checking different sectors on a Daily/Weekly/Monthly/Quarterly and Yearly basis.
  • Built from open source and free tools; MySQL, Joomla, and Fabrik. (more below the fold)[……]

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A QA Checklist and Information Repository for the Rest of Us – Part 1

A Quality Assurance Checklist / Information Repository for the Rest of Us

  • A detailed, cinema-centric inventory for all aspects of the facility.
  • A repository for both audio and picture calibration setup notes.
  • A set of checklists for checking different sectors on a Daily/Weekly/Monthly/Quarterly and Yearly basis.
  • Built from open source and free tools; MySQL, Joomla, and Fabrik. (more below the fold)[……]

    Read more

A QA Checklist and Information Repository for the Rest of Us – Part 1

A Quality Assurance Checklist / Information Repository for the Rest of Us

  • A detailed, cinema-centric inventory for all aspects of the facility.
  • A repository for both audio and picture calibration setup notes.
  • A set of checklists for checking different sectors on a Daily/Weekly/Monthly/Quarterly and Yearly basis.
  • Built from open source and free tools; MySQL, Joomla, and Fabrik. (more below the fold)[……]

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Ongoing Sec – More Exploited Vulnerabilities Patched

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12 November – Every freakin’ month (2nd Tuesday) there is a new set of Microsoft vulnerabilities, so much so that we have ignored reporting them.

But this month there is yet another set of Critical vulnerabilities that is being exploited in the field – read about it here at Krebs:

Zero-Days Rule November’s Patch Tuesday — Krebs on Security. This explains new Flash updates. [Your editor has eliminated Flash from his system…not worth the bother.]

But note: This does not cure the zero-day exploit that is capable of ruining your whole week~!~!~!


11 June – Another round for Adobe and Microsoft, explained by Krebs:

Adobe, Microsoft Patch Flash, Windows


14 May – Microsoft and Adobe today each released updates to fix critical security holes in their software. Microsoft’s patch batch tackles at least 33 vulnerabilities in Windows and other products, including a fix for a zero-day vulnerability in Internet Explorer 8 that attackers have been exploiting. Separately, Adobe pushed security updates for Flash Player, Adobe Reader, Acrobat and Adobe AIR.

So says Krebs On Security today. Get all the info: Microsoft, Adobe Push Critical Security Updates


6 May – Zero Day Exploit is not only in the open for IE8, but it is published for all hackers to study from.

 

If you must use a Windows computer, please change over to Firefox immediately (if you haven’t already.) Then read this:

Krebs On Security – Zero-Day Exploit Published for IE8


12 Feb – The normal tuesday repairs to the normallly insecure programs –

Fat Patch Tuesday — Krebs on Security


7 February – Critical Flash Player Update Fixes 2 Zero-Days — Krebs on Security |

These stories never end…not even interesting reading anymore. Just do the upgrades.

Updates are available for Windows, Mac, Linux and Android users. The latest Windows and Mac version is v. 11.5.502.149, and is available from this link. Those who prefer a direct link to the OS-specific downloads can grab them here. To find out if you have Flash installed and what version your browser may be running, check out this page.


16 Jan – Days after the critical Java fix, Kreb’s On Security announces that a new exploit not patch in the version 11 release is being sold on the black-hat black market. First, learn how-to and do turn-off Java until this is patch AND even then, only if you need it.
How to Unplug Java from the Browser — Krebs on Security

Second, read more about the sordid details here: New Java Exploit Fetches $5,000 Per Buyer — Krebs on Security

Security experts on Java: Fixing zero-day exploit could take ‘two years’ | ZDNet

Third: Point others to this site to learn “What Is Java” and how to use it if you absolutely must: What You Need to Know About the Java Exploit — Krebs on Security

 


 

 

13 Jan – Now it is Java wih the critical warnings…Read Kreb’s for the data, but one thing I noticed is that his link for the mac update was wrong and the auto-update that the Mac Java program points to gives an error. So here is the correct link for all OSs: Download Free Java Software, which should point to the right place. Here is where I got a successful Java for Mac download:
Oracle Ships Critical Security Update for Java — Krebs on Security Download Java for Mac OS X
Oracle Ships Critical Security Update for Java — Krebs on Security


 

8 January – Like the Australians needing new colors on their temperature maps as Ultra Hot turns to Double Extra Super Hot, Microsoft and Adobe are going to need new degrees above Critical and above Vulnerable. In this case, Microsoft should say, “Ultra Vulnerable Even After the Update”, As Krebs on Security explains: “… these vulnerabilities could be exploited to fully compromise vulnerable Windows systems without any help from users. …”

Read the entire piece since it has all the links for the Adobe Reader Flash Player plugin…and AIR and Acrobat…for both Windows and Mac OS.

Don’t delay…here is the link again: Adobe, Microsoft Ship Critical Security Updates — Krebs on Security

Australia adds new colour to temperature maps as heat soars | Environment | The Guardian


 

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Black Screen Alert~! InterOp Losing Life Support

Remember “Paradigm Shift”? Of course not. Writers have been banned from using that overworked phrase for another 20 years. The same will soon happen with the misused terms “Perfect Storm” and “begs the question”. Notwithstanding, we need a way to describe the potential for Reality-laced Hyperbolic Activity that is coming to Digital Cinema screens everywhere.

Potential Points of Failure Quotient = 10.95. Hyperbole Quotient…OK, InterOp will be around a long time for legacy, but don’t expect it to continue for everything else.

Does that describe it? OK, let’s see how it can happen (and we’ll keep math and the SMPTE Police out of this.)

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Black Screen Alert~! InterOp Losing Life Support

Remember “Paradigm Shift”? Of course not. Writers have been banned from using that overworked phrase for another 20 years. The same will soon happen with the misused terms “Perfect Storm” and “begs the question”. Notwithstanding, we need a way to describe the potential for Reality-laced Hyperbolic Activity that is coming to Digital Cinema screens everywhere.

Potential Points of Failure Quotient = 10.95. Hyperbole Quotient…OK, InterOp will be around a long time for legacy, but don’t expect it to continue for everything else.

Does that describe it? OK, let’s see how it can happen (and we’ll keep math and the SMPTE Police out of this.)

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Appeals Judgement in DCN VPF…

digitAll, the Australian supplier and integraor received a nice holiday present in the form of a judgement from the Australian Federal Appeals Court, with significant implications for the independent cinema industry. The case regards the negotiation of Virtual Print Fee (VPF) contracts with six Hollywood studios and digitAll’s partnership DCN…and others.

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Appeals Judgement in DCN VPF…

digitAll, the Australian supplier and integraor received a nice holiday present in the form of a judgement from the Australian Federal Appeals Court, with significant implications for the independent cinema industry. The case regards the negotiation of Virtual Print Fee (VPF) contracts with six Hollywood studios and digitAll’s partnership DCN…and others.

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AES Attacks DCinema Sound

Now that digital projectors installations have reached the 50% mark (see DLP News release (The Future of Cinema Has Arrived: More Than 50,000 Theatre… — DALLAS and HONG KONG, Dec. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/) and some crazy speculation at LA Times (Digital projectors poised to take over world’s theaters by late 2015 – latimes.com), the industry has matured to accomodate the need for quality control and mastery over the potential of the audio systems (instead of barely keeping up with the abilities of the past.)

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AES Attacks DCinema Sound

Now that digital projectors installations have reached the 50% mark (see DLP News release (The Future of Cinema Has Arrived: More Than 50,000 Theatre… — DALLAS and HONG KONG, Dec. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/) and some crazy speculation at LA Times (Digital projectors poised to take over world’s theaters by late 2015 – latimes.com), the industry has matured to accomodate the need for quality control and mastery over the potential of the audio systems (instead of barely keeping up with the abilities of the past.)

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AES Attacks DCinema Sound

Now that digital projectors installations have reached the 50% mark (see DLP News release (The Future of Cinema Has Arrived: More Than 50,000 Theatre… — DALLAS and HONG KONG, Dec. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/) and some crazy speculation at LA Times (Digital projectors poised to take over world’s theaters by late 2015 – latimes.com), the industry has matured to accomodate the need for quality control and mastery over the potential of the audio systems (instead of barely keeping up with the abilities of the past.)

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SSL Breaches & Duqu; What is DCinema Interesting

More and more news articles are pointing out more and more compromised systems. The systems are not the computers of us simple folk, but rather computers just like ours that sit behind sophisticated firewalls and have sophisticated staff working to prevent problems.

They use the same words that the DCinema world uses when discussing security: Trusted Devices, digital certificates, revocation of keys, and the like. 

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[Update] IPv6, Security, Future Near

IPv6 Day has cometh. Learn more at:World IPv6 Day Kicks Off – www.enterprisenetworkingplanet.com

“Over 300 websites around the world have indicated they will be participating in World IPv6 Day,” Greg Wood, Director of Communications at the Internet Society told InternetNews.com. “In addition to websites with global reach, such as Google, Yahoo!, and Facebook, many participants are among the leading sites in their region.”

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