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Captioning CinemaCon 2013–CineTech Geek

James at Cine Tech Geek has a major project on captioning and accessibility in the works. It is quite ambitious as should be an incredible summary of all that the dcinema industry and the various clients have been through and need to know for the future.

Part of that effort is this series of YouTube videos from CinemaCon 2013.

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Captioning CinemaCon 2013–CineTech Geek

James at Cine Tech Geek has a major project on captioning and accessibility in the works. It is quite ambitious as should be an incredible summary of all that the dcinema industry and the various clients have been through and need to know for the future.

Part of that effort is this series of YouTube videos from CinemaCon 2013.

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Get Your HI Tracks On

The transition from 8 channels to 16 channels of audio in the digital cinema domain has brought a surprising amount of angst recently. Actually, it was only a proxy for the entire transition from the nothing-but-potential era of 10 years ago, through what was called the InterOp Standard and into a set of standards created by the SMPTE.

This transition has been mirrored in the world of the deaf and hard of hearing as it relates to the digital cinema world.

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Get Your HI Tracks On

The transition from 8 channels to 16 channels of audio in the digital cinema domain has brought a surprising amount of angst recently. Actually, it was only a proxy for the entire transition from the nothing-but-potential era of 10 years ago, through what was called the InterOp Standard and into a set of standards created by the SMPTE.

This transition has been mirrored in the world of the deaf and hard of hearing as it relates to the digital cinema world.

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HFR-S3D Post SMPTE/CinemaCon Hobbit

Showbiz Sandbox put some thoughts about the coming high frame rate 3D technology into their show of 7 May 2012. This article responds to some of the thoughts expressed by Michael and Sperling.

I’m going to try the impossible task of verbally describing High Frame Rate projection and clarify a few points.

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HFR-S3D Post SMPTE/CinemaCon Hobbit

Showbiz Sandbox put some thoughts about the coming high frame rate 3D technology into their show of 7 May 2012. This article responds to some of the thoughts expressed by Michael and Sperling.

I’m going to try the impossible task of verbally describing High Frame Rate projection and clarify a few points.

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Post CinemaCon HI/VI Review–Sony CC Glasses

A few years ago the multi-category manufacturer USL showed a wonderful set of glasses built for the cinema audience. They handled three major problems that viewers of closed caption devices have: a) The need to focus/refocus repetitively on the words in the “Rear Window” reflective mirror, then focus up on the screen, then looking down again and up againanddown againandupagain over and over, all movie long and b) the distraction that those systems cause surrounding audience members and c) the effect of being different.

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Post CinemaCon HI/VI Review–Sony CC Glasses

A few years ago the multi-category manufacturer USL showed a wonderful set of glasses built for the cinema audience. They handled three major problems that viewers of closed caption devices have: a) The need to focus/refocus repetitively on the words in the “Rear Window” reflective mirror, then focus up on the screen, then looking down again and up againanddown againandupagain over and over, all movie long and b) the distraction that those systems cause surrounding audience members and c) the effect of being different.

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[Update] LLE, Sony, NAB and CinemaCon

[Update] Nice demo. Bill Beck from Laser Light Engines gave a lot of background technical data which would be great to expand on later, since he was rushed to get the data in as well as play the demo reels.

The Sony demo reels were more than interesting. The LLE laser fibre was put into the Sony projector at the same place that the light from the Xenon bulb outputs. At the end people were overheard saying that they had never seen reds or purples so deep before, which makes sense since Beck had shown that the blue and red primaries chosen were significantly lower than usual. (The green primary was only slightly changed, a little higher on the CIE horseshoe.)

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[Update] LLE, Sony, NAB and CinemaCon

[Update] Nice demo. Bill Beck from Laser Light Engines gave a lot of background technical data which would be great to expand on later, since he was rushed to get the data in as well as play the demo reels.

The Sony demo reels were more than interesting. The LLE laser fibre was put into the Sony projector at the same place that the light from the Xenon bulb outputs. At the end people were overheard saying that they had never seen reds or purples so deep before, which makes sense since Beck had shown that the blue and red primaries chosen were significantly lower than usual. (The green primary was only slightly changed, a little higher on the CIE horseshoe.)

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[Reply: NATO] Sony and the Un-free glasses

[Updated] Sony Pictures has announced that beginning in summer 2012 they will not be paying for the RealD glasses anymore. It was a legacy issue that had promised to leave for a long time anyway, and with Spiderman and Men In Black III coming out, it isn’t like the exhibitors are going to say ‘screw it, no movies from you.’ 

Interesting side note is that the Sony projector system can only use the RealD system…well, it only uses the RealD system – they could as easily have chosen a better system that doesn’t use a light pulverising silver screen, but they didn’t go that way.

[Sperling has an excellent article at: Celluloid Junkie » A Deeper Look At Sony’s Battle With Exhibitors Over 3D Glasses

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[Update] Scathing 2D/3D Light Boston.com Article…True?

Update – A response has hit the interwebs, sometimes alleged to be a Sony press release. It doesn’t seem likely, but it is a defense nonetheless and explains many of the points (not all) made in the Boston Globe article. It is posted in its entirety at the bottom of this article. [End Update]

Sony projectors with RealD systems take a perceived hit in a Boston Globe article available at: A movie lover’s plea: Let there be light – Boston.com. Claims are made that, by virtue of using a Sony/RealD 3D lens pair – instead of a 2D lens – during 2D presentations with a Sony Projector, that only 85% of the intended light is getting to the patron in the seats. It seems like dodgy science, extrapolating some data and using some flawed common wisdom – some measurements would be grand.

Between all the ads, one might miss the link for what also seems to be a very fact-challenged graphic: Graphic – How a 3-D lens affects a 2-D movie -Boston.com

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