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Introducing – Tools for Cinema Quality Assurance


Cinema Test Tools for the Non-Technical Manager 

  • A free resource for the cinema industry
  • Tuned most particularly for the non-technical manager.
  • Tools include:
    • Several DCPs for testing the sound and picture quality
    • Lessons on sound and light
    • Written to help communicate with the technicians

The key is a free Online Managers Online 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. 

Artist's Intent Exposed~! See it here first. Where? In the cinema, the temporary home provided by exhibitors.

DCP Training Tutorials

It's said that even at the end of the "Enlightenment" Era of western civilization – 1750, or so – that one could have all the great works in a library at home and have read them all during the course of active life. Now, not so much.

There's always something new, and that newness comes in constant waves for each field of cinematography and post and to some extent, exhibition. Yet, where is the flow chart that describes what a doc or short or movie maker should know about the process of getting the digits at one end the the lens to the digits that flow out the other end?

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CinemaCon/NAB Split

For a number of years one could land in Vegas and within a two week period see CinemaCon and NAB ...sometimes one was immediately after, sometimes the other.

The best years where when there was enough time that the European Digital Cinema Forum – the EDF – could put together a bus tour with members and friends to various manufacturers, studios, post and cinema facilities and...studios. Great people talking on a bus. Alas, the schedule in 2016 was too close. One fears that the schedule in 2017 might be too far apart. More as it happens.

This year it is: 

CinemaCon – 27-30 March

NAB/SMPTE Weekend of Cinema – 22-23 April

NAB – 24-27 April

The Palette at the Exhibition End of the Artist’s Intent

Barco Innovation At Regal LA Live
At the turn of the century the potential of digital cinema was still being discovered. But the history of digital conversions had progressed through different sectors of entertainment technologies starting 25 years before, beginning with professional audio recording, then other post production tools and broadcast. Finally, several promising d-cinema demonstrations had been held in the late 90’s, and by Spring of 2002 a balance of requirements began their harmonization in ernest – the DCI era.

<>Originally posted at Celluloid Junkie

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Loudness in Cinema – IBC 2016 Presentation

Loudness in Cinema IBC2016 Presentation

The following are the speaker's notes and slides from an IBC2016 Presentation. The topic is Loudness In Cinema. The audience were all professionals in the cinema field, so many of the slides that could have taken 30 minutes themselves were slid over in a few seconds.

Thank you; As a short introduction, I am the guy who is working on an open source Quality Assurance System for Cinema Projection Rooms, which I outlined here several years ago. Here is a 20 second update on that.

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Event Cinema Association – March Newsletter

As the digital cinema equipment transition erupts anew, with the exhibitor instead of Virtual Print Fee -borne expenses of lasers and retrofits and the replacement of 10 year old equipment, it is nice to see that the Event Cinema Association is getting bigger and improving. Here's the link for the latest email:

03/01/2016 - ECA Newsletter March 2016

Wrapping Up Our Thoughts On CinemaCon 2016

After this year’s CinemaCon and NAB came to a close, and as everyone returned to address the mountains of email and work that piled up in their “normal” work lives, a handful of CJ editors, contributors and industry professionals that had attended began an email discussing their own thoughts about the shows. By the end of the week we realized this impromptu virtual conversation may be interesting to others in the market and thus, sought there permission of participants to post it here on Celluloid Junkie.

Originally published at Celluloid Junkie

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Dolby Vision and The Force of Darkness

When it comes to quality cinema theaters, we in Los Angeles have the luxury of choice. One example: even though laser projectors are a rarity world-wide, on the opening day of StarWars two different laser systems went online at two different style of high-end facilities. With that, we are finally able to more easily compare different technologies, and we can judge how those technologies reproduce quality when the movies weren't 'optimized' with and for that technology.   

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The technology of exhibition explained; from media players and projectors, to memory and local storage, from satellites and devices for the hearing and visual or read it here.

Uncountable little pieces of experience add to a wealth of knowledge that should be shared for the betterment of the community. Please contribute.

The feet hitting the street. This is where it all plays out.

Digital, though costing more, allows for more variety, sometimes at a lower cost and a better return. That variety is called "alternative content."

Building auditoriums for the Arts is a tradition from the Greeks. Projection has since been added.