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. 

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

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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Time Sensitive Networking...in the Cinema?

Can't imagine how it will be important in the future, no doubt for conferencing or other upcoming alternative or event cinema, but Graeme Harrison tries to explain it to us again: 

The Death And Rebirth Of AVB

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How Loud Is Loudness

The Quality Active Cinema site has an article on Loudness that points out the absolute – Sound is relative. dBs are relative in a hundred different ways. Different frequencies react in different ways in an auditorium and experts can argue details for hours.

Beginner's prep on a complicated subjet, Part 1: IT’S LIKE, TOO LOUD~!

Sound's Like A Big Thing – CineTechGeek

For a quick review of Audio Basics, the ICTA presentation slides of Barry Ferrel's Audio Basics for Cinema Sound Engineers can't be beat (named Amplifier Power, at Film-Tech. Barry is very generous with time and knowledge, giving this type of presentation at several technical seminars of the ICTA (where he was President), and ShowWest/CinemaCon. Scour the interwebz for other examples, including his notes on Alternative Content.

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