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. 

IVC/Point.360 Archive Development

IVC/Point.360 has begun to show industry forums a new technique for creating a film based backup. Instead of the usual YCM three strip, it uses a single strip of film, typically B&W, and a system of reference blocks that insure exact registration and color "as long as the film can get through a scanner." 

FilmLight announced at IBC 2010 that they will serve as the distributor of the process (given their relationship with Aaton) outside the US.

The next public presentation will be at the ACVL (Association of Cinema & Video Laboratories) of the Library of Congress on 8 October 2010, and at the SMPTE Annual Technical Conference and Expro on 26 October 2010.

 

See the White Paper (attached) and a few of the sample .jpeg and .dpx files. More are available by writing the author.

Two .dpx files can be downloaded at:

4K_Visionary_ColorCorrected.dpx

4K_Visionary_noColorCorrection.dpx

You will also notice a zip file of JPEG shots can be downloaded in addition to the White Paper.