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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. 

Post Production is post and prior—a lot of work taking other people’s material from dozens of sources and fitting it all into some other group's needs. Very technical. Launched

It is all in the library, so many groups found out – and when the choices are made, what do you shoot in, what do you post in, what do you archive in, it is clear that the higher resolution the better.

Articles are abounding about the valuable reasons for shooting in 12K now that cameras are being released with that capability [(WE'LL ALL BE WATCHING 12K VERY SOON!*) and (WE'LL ALL BE WATCHING 12K VERY SOON!*)]. 

And now, the 8K Association has a website:

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D-Cinema Packaging — SMPTE DCP Bv2.1 Application Profile

A great effort accomplished between friendly competitors to align the stars of DCP creation has been completed and is online as: D-Cinema Packaging —SMPTE DCP Bv2.1 Application Profile

You will notice that the link above allows everyone, SMPTE member with Standards access or not, to download this document. It is called an RDD which stands for Registered Disclosure Document. This is typically used by companies who wish to let the industry know the details of a process that they are using to create a product. In this case, the post houses that make a great many of the released DCPs are saying that these are the parameters in creating a DCP that will make it work in the real world. 

So, well done. The end of the InterOp age is truly here. And even thought there are SMPTE standards or recommended practices that go beyond what is said in the RDD, the RDD allows that the real world may have not caught up with those options. And, the document is designed so that as more features are added to the typical release, then the RDD and the version number can change. 

Great Take on Editing; New Blog

Selected Takes: 3 Editing Lessons From Anne V. Coates

MusicBed Blog presents a new Blog "Inspired by "Selected Takes: Film Editors on Editing", we're sharing takeaways from film's most iconic editors."

Design a Cinema Auditorium, How To – Rolv Gjestland

There should be laws against putting this much data, with this much nuance, with this much extraordinary organization and pictures and explanation. …or, awards perhaps. Yes, awards.

There is a new document online from the European cinema organization named UNIC. Subtitled as the Practical Guidelines for Architects, Cinema Owners and Others Involved in Planning and Building Cinemas, the How to Design A Cinema Auditorium book is 65 pages of very strait forward and coherent information. It can be downloaded from <>  

Rolv Gjestland has been working for the Norwegian Cinema nonprofit trade organisation Film&Kino since 1984. He is their consultant in cinema technology and cinema design. 


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The technology of post production explained; from ingest, networks and storage, compression and conversion, audio and video processing, edge storage and or read it here.

If a few bits disappear, the oil company has to take tons of equipment back to the source and measure the sub-terrain again. The same production and post...except you ain't gonna get Clark Gable back to the shoot again.

CGI, X'Y'Z' to P3, there are so many things going on. Here's the news.

You know, I kept seeing that 3D stuff, and seeing that 3D stuff, and never getting it. Then I saw the same clips with a great audio system, and what do you know...the pictures looked better. 

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. just isn't the same anymore.