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. 

The technology of post production explained; from ingest, networks and storage, compression and conversion, audio and video processing, edge storage and transfer...place or read it here.

Technicolor Starting On the Long Glossary Road

Back in the late 80's the digital transition grabbing the attention of engineers was in the broadcast business...no, in the post-production equipment business...no, it was in the potential of both...actually, memory was still expensive and processing power was still locked by unreleased new versions of the Motorola 68000 and other chips which drove everyone's imagination with expectations of clever glued matrixes of parallel'd A/V ideas...most all failed as the latest versions didn't arrive until too late – well, not too late for those companies who bought the dreamer companies for pennies on the dollar.

Notwithstanding that tangent, it was interesting times with new names and acronyms and uses for ideas – and the clever folks at Quantel issued their first industry glossary. It got better and better with each edition. The latest is the 20th Edition, released in 2015...and available at this link: Quantel Digital Factbook

There are plenty of other Glossaries at the DCinemaTools Glossary page.

Technicolor has started on the road to a new glossary named the Next Gen Premium Entertainment Experiences, which sounds like something that should be given out by the Event Cinema Association. Instead, it is pages of explanations of better bits. Click on the title.

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