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. 

Accessibility Technology Requirements for Cinema

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Download this file (NewAccessibilityRequirements_170119.pdf)NewAccessibilityRequirements_170119.pdfAccessibility Technology Requirements for Cinema – US 2017105 kB

A White Paper in which Harold Hallikainen of USL/QSC gives the critical information about the most recent United States Department of Justice rules for accessibility equipment in the cinema auditorium.

The deadlines (from last page of report) are:

  • Assistive Listening Systems are required to be operational now (rules requiring them are more than 20 years old). 
  • Staff Requirements are effective January 17, 2017, if a theater is providing closed captioning or audio description.
  • Advertising Requirements are effective January 17, 2017, if a theater is providing closed captioning or audio description.
  • Closed Captioning and Audio Description equipment is to be operational by June 2, 2018. However, if a theater converts from film to digital after December 2, 2016, closed captioning and audio description equipment must be installed within 6 months of the conversion or December 2, 2018, whichever is later.