Tag Archives: USL

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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Post-Installation Cinema Test Tools; USL LSS-100 and DTT Digital eXperience Guardian

Post-Installation Quality Control for the Cinema Auditorium is finally getting some tools fit for the modern digital age. Two companies are putting network products into the sector which, up until now, was only filled with multi-thousand dollar test rigs or hand held units. (No smear intended on the new Meyer Sound X12 and Harkness Screen test devices released in the last 6 months – both are nice hand held units and fit for their purpose.)

First, the USL LSS-100 Light & Sound Sensor measures sound pressure level, luminance and chromaticity from its mounted position on the back wall of the theater auditorium. The 2 degree spot measurement is transmitted to the user as XYZ and x, y points and CCT, with great precision. The audio section measures C weighted pink noise, giving the level in the room in tenths of a dB.

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Post-Installation Cinema Test Tools; USL LSS-100 and DTT Digital eXperience Guardian

Post-Installation Quality Control for the Cinema Auditorium is finally getting some tools fit for the modern digital age. Two companies are putting network products into the sector which, up until now, was only filled with multi-thousand dollar test rigs or hand held units. (No smear intended on the new Meyer Sound X12 and Harkness Screen test devices released in the last 6 months – both are nice hand held units and fit for their purpose.)

First, the USL LSS-100 Light & Sound Sensor measures sound pressure level, luminance and chromaticity from its mounted position on the back wall of the theater auditorium. The 2 degree spot measurement is transmitted to the user as XYZ and x, y points and CCT, with great precision. The audio section measures C weighted pink noise, giving the level in the room in tenths of a dB.

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More Quality Assurance From USL

As mentioned in the ShowEast wrap-up from last year, USL is introducing the LSS-100 at CineEurope next week.

Instead of a hand-held unit like the Harkness Digital Screen Checker, and the Meyer/NTi Cinema Audio Analyzer [also being introduced this week at CineEurope (Testing!!! Audio Quality Control Possible (Meyer Sound)], the LSS-100 allows theater owners to continuously monitor on-screen technical performance.

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More Quality Assurance From USL

As mentioned in the ShowEast wrap-up from last year, USL is introducing the LSS-100 at CineEurope next week.

Instead of a hand-held unit like the Harkness Digital Screen Checker, and the Meyer/NTi Cinema Audio Analyzer [also being introduced this week at CineEurope (Testing!!! Audio Quality Control Possible (Meyer Sound)], the LSS-100 allows theater owners to continuously monitor on-screen technical performance.

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More Quality Assurance From USL

As mentioned in the ShowEast wrap-up from last year, USL is introducing the LSS-100 at CineEurope next week.

Instead of a hand-held unit like the Harkness Digital Screen Checker, and the Meyer/NTi Cinema Audio Analyzer [also being introduced this week at CineEurope (Testing!!! Audio Quality Control Possible (Meyer Sound)], the LSS-100 allows theater owners to continuously monitor on-screen technical performance.

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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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ShowEast [Update]: HFR, 3D Sound, HI/VI Glasses, Test Tools and Duqu

Perhaps the industry is maturing finally. Looking at the  ShowEast Press Releases, many are expressing nuanced and sophisticated changes instead of heavy iron/brute force advances. We read about compliance with unknown standards in High Frame Rate projectors (Christie) and interesting installations of 3D Sound systems by Barco, wonderful Closed Caption glasses from Sony, and quality control test tools from Harkness and USL…oh, and a new variant on the Stuxnet virus coming to computer systems everywhere…but that’s a different story.

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