Introducing – Tools for Cinema Quality Assurance

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Cinema Test Tools for the non-Technical Manager – Post Installation Quality Assurance Has Begun

Cinema Test Tools is a free resource for the cinema industry, tuned most particularly for the non-technical manager. The tools include several DCPs, all with interesting means of testing the sound and picture quality for the interested by lightly trained staff. The lessons on sound and light are written to provide a foundation to communicate with the technician who must respond quickly and well to the information that they discover.

The key is a free Managers Walk Through Checklist that correlates with the many DCPs. It helps bring an understanding of the many nuances of the auditorium's situation in a straightforward way. 

A source for information from the Societies and consultants...

App: SMPTE 2017 Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition

23-26 October 2017 - Loews Hollywood Hotel ...and now there is an app. If you registered, you will get a link.

Volunteers: SMPTE 2017 Volunteers: SMPTE 2017 Volunteer Positions

 

Tech Potential and Promise of CinemaCon 2017 – Part 1.5

CinemaCon is a NATO construct built on the pillars of The Exhibitor’s movie palaces, The Studio’s mix of movies, and The Techniques and Technology that brings them to life. The pillars sit on a wild and nuanced history which reflects forward to a constantly changing future…

…and then it’s nuance, all the way down.

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Conversation: The Tech Potential and Promise of CinemaCon 2017

This is an online conversation about what a group of us saw and thought about CinemaCon 2017 and also a visit to leading facilities, studios and cinemas in Los Angeles the week before. Joining the virtual chat are myself (Patrick von Sychowski), J. Sperling Reich, the Executive Editor of Celluloid Junkie, one of our regular contributors CJ Flynn, IHSMarkit Research Director for Cinema/EDCF President David Hancock and Julian Pinn of Julian Pinn Ltd, who also happens to be the Tech Adviser to UNIC and head of IBC’s Big Screen Committee. (All the opinions expressed are the authors’ own.) 

Patrick: Several of us appear to agree that this CinemaCon was the most significant one in many years, though not for one specific reason.

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Tech Potential and Promise of CinemaCon 2017

HDR (high dynamic range) seemed very vivid and a lot more certain when it was theoretical.

What the term HDR implied for cinemas – Higher and lower luminance, giving both more light and more dark slices of the CIE horseshoe (more volume) and Wider Gamut (or color space if you prefer …either way, ITU 2020, (or 1919 as the case may be to avoid speckle)), and the implications of that for Contrast Ratio, plus High Frame Rates, and perhaps Moore bits to the signal path…pun intended.

It was 3 years ago at CinemaCon 2014 that the term ‘Better Pixels’ blossomed from nowhere to be that season’s clever phrase. That was also just before the not-so-obvious vagaries appeared as the cognoscenti dove into the task of defining what these obvious picture benefits actually meant, and what attaining them would cost.

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What they said - These are some of the interesting postings seen on the web recently. (There may be more than one a week.)

The technology of advice explained; from the societies we cherish, to consulting we rely upon, from the courses we need or give and the blogs we get our doses of data from...place or read it here.
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Resources would be another name. People with their feet getting dirty on the street...then talking about it.

Societies really imply a lot of special efforts by individual. Here's some news from some of the many in this field.