Introducing – Tools for Cinema Quality Assurance


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. 

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

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


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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BKSTS Now IMIS – Int'l Moving Image Society

The British Kinematograph Sound and Television Society announces that they will be operating as the International Moving Image Society.

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CinemaCon and NAB/SMPTE Events Posted

Here are the links for the daily events of CinemaCon 2016 and the Future of Cinema SMPTE/NAB. Note that they follow each other, separated only by one day. Enjoy that Friday off~!

CinemaCon 2016 ScheduleMake sure to note that there is an International Day schedule – which is on the 11th – as well as a schedule for the day of the 11th. Don't miss anything~!

SMPTE/NAB Future of CinemaThere is always something about the Future of Cinema Schedule – Note that if you decide that there is something that doesn't seem interesting in the description, and you use that time to go to meet or eat – it will be THE seminar that everyone talks about for the next six months. "Hey~! Did you see the Correlative Timeshifting 4DmegaFrames per PixelSecond presentation?

Good luck with that. 

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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