Tag Archives: SMPTE

CinemaCon/NAB 2106 – Perfect Dates

For the first time in forever, NAB 2016 is immediately on the heels of CinemaCon 2016. That is, CinemaCon starts with International Day on the 11th of April and ends on Thursday the 14th, then after a day of rest NAB 2016 starts with DCinemaDays (or whatever it is called now) begins on Saturday the 16th and 17th, with the Convention floor opening on the 18th through 21st. Certainly makes for a long few weeks for exhibitors with booths but it avoids two trips to Vegas.

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CinemaCon/NAB 2106 – Perfect Dates

For the first time in forever, NAB 2016 is immediately on the heels of CinemaCon 2016. That is, CinemaCon starts with International Day on the 11th of April and ends on Thursday the 14th, then after a day of rest NAB 2016 starts with DCinemaDays (or whatever it is called now) begins on Saturday the 16th and 17th, with the Convention floor opening on the 18th through 21st. Certainly makes for a long few weeks for exhibitors with booths but it avoids two trips to Vegas.

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CinemaCon/NAB 2106 – Perfect Dates

For the first time in forever, NAB 2016 is immediately on the heels of CinemaCon 2016. That is, CinemaCon starts with International Day on the 11th of April and ends on Thursday the 14th, then after a day of rest NAB 2016 starts with DCinemaDays (or whatever it is called now) begins on Saturday the 16th and 17th, with the Convention floor opening on the 18th through 21st. Certainly makes for a long few weeks for exhibitors with booths but it avoids two trips to Vegas.

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JOIN SMPTE NOW~!

Yes, they are bribing me. If I get the million dollar wedge and bet properly in the form a quesion and run the ninja gauntlet in the shortest time, I can get a free membership for myself if I get enough people to sign. Unfortunately, my wife just paid for the next year, so all of this is forfeit.

But there is a competition, so when you join – Click Here Now. Use the Code: MGAM – these are the Jedi mind tricks that you are looking for – please tell them that C J Flynn sent you. Then get someone else to join and tell them to say that CJ sent them as well. 

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JOIN SMPTE NOW~!

Yes, they are bribing me. If I get the million dollar wedge and bet properly in the form a quesion and run the ninja gauntlet in the shortest time, I can get a free membership for myself if I get enough people to sign. Unfortunately, my wife just paid for the next year, so all of this is forfeit.

But there is a competition, so when you join – Click Here Now. Use the Code: MGAM – these are the Jedi mind tricks that you are looking for – please tell them that C J Flynn sent you. Then get someone else to join and tell them to say that CJ sent them as well. 

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Gone and Back Again–Return of The Hobbitses

48fps HFR. OK, that happened. Maybe it will happen again, but if Peter Jackson has any choice he whould probably do what instincts (should have) said to do originally: Go for 60. He should certainly insist that any exhibitor showing the movie in 3D upgrade and show the movie in HFR. 

I saw The Hobbit the first time in 3D 24fps and craved 48 during every scene with anything but slow movement…and should have known it would shine in slow movement times as well. It is as if the editor isn’t paying attention, making cuts at the wrong places and smearing everywhere. Film is dead. We don’t need the magic of judder and weave and unsaturated colors. We are not all Hollywood insiders who get the watch actual first-run prints in ultra-tweaked theaters. And we don’t need an imposed anachonism frame rate, especially for the tricks that 3D plays on the vision system.

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Gone and Back Again–Return of The Hobbitses

48fps HFR. OK, that happened. Maybe it will happen again, but if Peter Jackson has any choice he whould probably do what instincts (should have) said to do originally: Go for 60. He should certainly insist that any exhibitor showing the movie in 3D upgrade and show the movie in HFR. 

I saw The Hobbit the first time in 3D 24fps and craved 48 during every scene with anything but slow movement…and should have known it would shine in slow movement times as well. It is as if the editor isn’t paying attention, making cuts at the wrong places and smearing everywhere. Film is dead. We don’t need the magic of judder and weave and unsaturated colors. We are not all Hollywood insiders who get the watch actual first-run prints in ultra-tweaked theaters. And we don’t need an imposed anachonism frame rate, especially for the tricks that 3D plays on the vision system.

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DCI 1.2 with Errata~! and High Frame Rate RP

New documents are posted to the DCIMovies website. Don’t look for 1.3. Look instead for

Digital Cinema System Specification, Version 1.2 with Errata as of 30 August 2012 Incorporated

and

High Frame Rates Digital Cinema Recommended Practice

In case the individual links move, I won’t link to them here. Just click on the DCIMOVIES.COM link

DON’T THROW AWAY YOUR OLD VERSIONS ! ! !
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DCI 1.2 with Errata~! and High Frame Rate RP

New documents are posted to the DCIMovies website. Don’t look for 1.3. Look instead for

Digital Cinema System Specification, Version 1.2 with Errata as of 30 August 2012 Incorporated

and

High Frame Rates Digital Cinema Recommended Practice

In case the individual links move, I won’t link to them here. Just click on the DCIMOVIES.COM link

DON’T THROW AWAY YOUR OLD VERSIONS ! ! !
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Tripping Over the Laser Light – Fantastic~!

There needs to be some stage setting before getting to the post-play-out conversation of Christie’s monumental effort of presenting Hugo at the IBC’s Monday Big Movie Night. So, before elaboration on the details: Hats off to Christie and hats off to lasers – Great Science, Great Movie, Great Effort, Great Presentation.

There are two important “everybody knows” issues that need eliminating before discussing the Christie effort. The first is to counter the wishful thinking that has morphed into a meme-life of its own. It gets stated by people who should know better and was even in an earlier slide presentation in the same auditorium on the same afternoon of the Hugo presentation.

The meme says: There is a SMPTE/ISO/DCI luminance standard for 2D presentations (48 candelas per square meter, or 14 foot-Lamberts), but the DCI 3D document only speaks to starting the sequence with the left eye, 4:2:2 data streams and one other issue and therefore, since it doesn’t speak to luminance, it therefore allows a de facto standard of 4.5 ft/Lamberts.

That is as insane as saying that since the 3D standard doesn’t speak to issues of following the fire code, EXIT signs don’t need to be illuminated during 3D presentations. [DCI_Stereoscopic_DC_Addendum.pdf]

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Tripping Over the Laser Light – Fantastic~!

There needs to be some stage setting before getting to the post-play-out conversation of Christie’s monumental effort of presenting Hugo at the IBC’s Monday Big Movie Night. So, before elaboration on the details: Hats off to Christie and hats off to lasers – Great Science, Great Movie, Great Effort, Great Presentation.

There are two important “everybody knows” issues that need eliminating before discussing the Christie effort. The first is to counter the wishful thinking that has morphed into a meme-life of its own. It gets stated by people who should know better and was even in an earlier slide presentation in the same auditorium on the same afternoon of the Hugo presentation.

The meme says: There is a SMPTE/ISO/DCI luminance standard for 2D presentations (48 candelas per square meter, or 14 foot-Lamberts), but the DCI 3D document only speaks to starting the sequence with the left eye, 4:2:2 data streams and one other issue and therefore, since it doesn’t speak to luminance, it therefore allows a de facto standard of 4.5 ft/Lamberts.

That is as insane as saying that since the 3D standard doesn’t speak to issues of following the fire code, EXIT signs don’t need to be illuminated during 3D presentations. [DCI_Stereoscopic_DC_Addendum.pdf]

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