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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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Silver Screens – French Quality Officially Declines?

French cinema and television standards are like California pollution standards; more strict than the norm, with active regulation and monitoring to keep standards high for this important section of their industrial and consumer base.

The SMPTE and ISO rules for screen brightness are clear. Luminance Uniformity at the corners and sides of the screen is specified at 85% of the luminance at the center of the screen. There is an allowed tolerance in theaters – 70% to 90% of the center level. (The center level is 48 candelas per square meter, with a tolerance of 10.2 cd.m2.)

The French standard is tighter, specifying no greater than 75% at the corners and edges. The CNC is about to release a technology statement that will abdicate their role as the arbiters of quality in this regard.

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