Last updateThu, 30 Sep 2021 9am


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. 

Digital Cinema Glossaries

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Exhibition Glossaries

Disney Digital Cinema Glossary - (Online PDF)

Rex Beckett's dicineco DCinema Glossary (Online)

Council of Europe's Glossary Digitisation (DOC)

XDC's DC Glossary (PDF)

Michael Karagosian's MKPE Digital Cinema Technology FAQ

Michael Karagosian's MKPE Digital Cinema Business FAQs

Dolby's Digital Cinema Glossary (pdf)

Dolby's Digital Cinema Glossary - (Link Broken)

Mad Cornish Projectionist Wiki Glossary - (Online)

Europa Distribution DC Glossary (PDF)

DCI DCinema Specs 1.1 Glossary (PDF)

Christie's Pro A/V Glossary (Online)

3DGuy's 3D Stereoscopic Glossary (Online)

The Movie Theater Dictionary (Online)

Post Production/Mastering Glossaries

EDCF's Mastering Guide Glossary - (PDF)

Phil Green' s Digital Intermediate Guide (Online)

Gael Chandler's The Joy of Film Editing Glossary (Online)

Surreal Road's Digital Intermediate Primer (Online)

Surreal Road's Digital Intermediate FAQ (Online)

Surreal Road's Digital Intermediate Glossary (Online)

Digital Rebellions' Post Production Glossary (Online)'s Film and Video Glossary for Colorists (Online)

3D Glossary

ev3's 3D Glossary

[email protected] Consortium Glossary (Online)

[email protected] Consortium and MPEG Industry Forum

Glossary for Video & Perceptual Quality of Stereoscopic Video (Download)


Production Glossaries

ASC's HD Glossary (Online)

Lowel's Glossary of Lighting Terms (Online)

Filmland's Dictionary of Film, Audio and Video (Online)

Moving Picture Company's Jargon Explained (Online)

Fletcher's Film Budget Glossary (Online)

Joel Schlemowitz's Glossary of Film Terms

Octamas Film Production DC Glossary (Online)

Pocket Lint's Glossary of 3D Terms (Online)

IMDb Film Glossary

Kodak's Cinema and Television Glossary (Online)

Sony's ABCs of Digital Cinema (PDF)

Associated Glossaries

ColorWiki Glossary (Online)

Dilettante's Dictionary – Audio Terminology in these Digital Days

Visiton Loudspeaker Audio Dictionary (Online) [High level and excellent]

Audio Terms: German / French / English / Italiano Dictionary (Online)

Christie's Technology Explained (OnLine)

Joe Kane's Video Essentials Glossary (Online)

Video Help's Blu-ray/DVD/VCD Glossary (Online)

Sony's Audio Glossary (Online PDF) Dang~! Gone

QSC's Glossary of Audio Terms (Online) Dang~! Gone

Rane's Pro Audio Reference (Online)

Tech-Notes Glossary of Broadcast Terms (Online)

Cinema and Filmmaking English to German Dictionary (Online)