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. 

There is a right way to do this and a wrong. There is faster and there is more faster. There are security issues and return on investment issues. 

Tandberg HH FC LTO-5 Drive Connects to Mac Through Thunderbolt

Tandberg Data announced a solution that allows its LTO-5 HH FC  tape drive to connect to a Mac by using its Thunderbolt port along with PROMISE SANLink to provide users with high-performance LTO tape storage.

The solution is compatible with Thunderbolt technology that ships on the new MacBook Pro, Mac mini, iMac and MacBook Air. Mac users can store HD video and workflow applications directly to LTO tape using Thunderbolt technology. With this solution, Mac users can store up to 3TB (Compression ratio of 2:1) of data in less than three hours on a single $69 LTO-5 cartridge.

 

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Film Fading To Black: Creative Cow

A don't miss article in Creative Cow: Film Fading to Black, by Debra Kaufman

Film Fading to Black - Creative COW

Mac OSX Deployment Package from Google

Administration of software packages on the Mac platform can often be daunting. Google’s Mac Operations and Security teams evaluated several solutions for OS X package deployment, but unfortunately none of them met all of our required features. We decided to build our own solution to do the following:

  • Deploy new or updated software by targeting a single Mac or tens of thousands.

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Disaster Recovery Plans: Top 10 Forgotten Items

VMWare has detailed the Top Ten Most Forgotten Things When Building a Disaster Recovery Plan. Here are the topics, but download the White Paper for the details.

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Deluxe On Ascent [Updated]

Digital Cinema hasn't been kind to the plans of many of the industries larger companies, while smaller and more adroit companies like SmartJog continue to make good progress. Against that theme is Deluxe, which has much to lose as film use gets smaller, continues to find ways to make their future more stable. 

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