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. 

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Ashes of Dalsa Alight

cineFLOW gets a major order and major funding. Their website just says that they will be making the big announcements at NAB. Advanced digital solutions for your moving image.  cineFLOW website

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Fluff but fun article on Drive-A-Tron/Sway/2012

2012 Cites Mayan Calendar Cataclysm - SWAY Studio Creates Upheaval With Drive-A-Tron™ Software

If the Mayan calendar is to be believed, the end of days is just around the corner, on December 21, 2012. Of course, the end of the world is just the beginning of “2012,” the new apocalyptic sci-fi thriller from Roland Emmerich (Independence Day, The Day After Tomorrow). The film follows an academic researcher (John Cusack) who tries to prevent these catastrophic prophecies from becoming a reality. Among the many startling visual effects in Emmerich's film is an epic sequence in which a limousine races to stay one crack ahead of a crumbling Los Angeles.

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DVExpo - Pasadena Education Details

DVExpo 2009 logoEducational Conference Program for Digital Video Expo Released - Pasadena, CA Event, Sept. 22 - 24

Conference schedule details have been announced for the upcoming Digital Video Expo (www.dvexpo.com), held at the Pasadena Convention Center from September 22-24, 2009. Featuring a multi-track educational program covering a broad range of topics, Digital Video Expo will gather thousands of professionals for three full days of intensive education, training, exhibitions, and networking events.

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Digital Domain Florida eyes games

Digital Domain's new Florida digital production studio is planning to carve out niches in videogames, animation and even military simulation graphics.

The Port St. Lucie studio will bear the Digital Domain name and, for now, movie f/x will be done primarily at the Los Angeles and Vancouver outposts.

In addition to $50 million in new investment from DD parent company Wyndcrest Holdings, the studio is getting a $10 million cash grant from local developers, administered by the city of Port St. Lucie; a 15-acre land grant from a local developer, valued at $10 million; and a $20 million grant from the state of Florida's Office of Tourism, Trade and Economic Development.

Move follows DD's recent announcement that it will expand to Vancouver (Daily Variety, Oct. 6).

Moreover, Florida State U.'s film school has signed a letter of intent to partner with Wyndcrest on the new facility.

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