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. 

Since we became our own secretaries, it seems that we have to know nearly everything these days.

World's "Greenest Green" Could Make Ultra High-Def Displays Even Sharper

Just when you thought that the consumer world was fought back to its trenches of down-facing speakers and 10 bit color (excepting of course the 12-bit DolbyVision), along comes a new fancy color into their corner...Green.

It is surprising how much green is missing from the standard UHD consumer devices. They are currently claiming that they are hitting 97% (or some number) of P3 (some 100%) without saying what is missing. But 2020 – the latest and greatest from the laser projectors in cinemas – well, consumer devices are hitting around 75%. Which, since the triangle leg that goes from green to somewhere near the blue corner, means a lot of green and a lot of blue is missing as well. Remember, the eye takes a lot of cues (and hues) from green, such as luminance and sharpness. So, new this will be interesting to see in the future.

Anyway, here is part of the article from Digital Trends:

Not all greens are created equal. There’s lime green, mint green, British racing green. And now there’s practically pure green, thanks to chemical engineers at ETH Zurich, who have created the world’s greenest green. They say it will improve color quality in the ultra high-definition displays of the future.

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Most Pleasant Story

Stories don't get better than this:

The Longest Shortest Double Bassist from NewYorker on Vimeo.

Technicolor at 100

Richard Edlund is struck by – and talks about – the masochism of the art...and science of movies. 

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Free iOS Apps Celebration – Get NOW

Celebrating a gajillion app sales, and for an unknown length of time, there are dozens of free iPad and iPhone apps available.

The original 10 are at: AppShopper » Apple Celebrates App Store’s Fifth Year with 10 Free Apps

Subsequently, many more have been released, and are mixed into AppShopper's usual fare:

iPad Apps, iPhone Apps, Deals and Discovery at App Shopper - Popular Recent Changes for iOS