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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. 

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

Interesting MIST – DCI Mastering at NAB

It is an age-old tradition for products announced at NAB to be a deliverable by IBC, and here is someone playing by the rules...telling enough about an intriguing idea to get their PR printed...nice going.

(Geneva, Switzerland--March 21, 2012) Marquise Technologies announced today the new powerful DCI mastering features available for the DI deck M I S T.

The DCI mastering in M I S T is an option providing a tool-set of functionalities for mastering and encoding a DCP in real-time. The assembling of the elements needed for the package and their control are done naturally in the Time Line of M I S T, giving the ability to control the process at any time. Whatever the digital source master is made of, no need to pre-transcode, as M I S T works natively with all major formats, including DPX, TIFF, Apple ProRes, QuickTime, Sony XDCAM or H264 from DSLRs like Canon 5D, independently of resolution or frame rate.

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Final Cut Pro X Gets Multi-Camera and Monitor

Studio Daily (amongst others) reports: Apple Reinvents Multicam Editing in Final Cut Pro X v10.0.3 Update

FCPX's Multicam Features Auto Sync and Support for Mixed Formats, Frame Rates, and Up to 64 Camera Angles

Beth Marchant January 31, 2012    Source: Studio Daily

Apple Reinvents Multicam Editing in Final Cut Pro X v10.0.3 Update | Studio Daily

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Nice Stories About Hugo

It is nice to see people saying nice things about well done 3D. Obviously the corner has been turned on the production and post-production side. Whether the exhibition side will continue with low light levels and splotchy screens...well, that's a commersial issue – nothing to do with standards. 

Scorsese's spectacular 3-D "Hugo" - Movies -

Hugo :: :: Reviews

Will Scorsese's "Hugo" redeem the 3-D fiasco? - Movies -

Watch: James Cameron Discusses 3D in 'Hugo' with Martin Scorsese |

Review: 'Hugo' is an Impassioned Work of Art By a Master Filmmaker |

Review: 'Hugo' is an Impassioned Work of Art By a Master Filmmaker |


Final Cut Pro X-Apple Training Series

"Diana Weynand's chapter on retiming is worth the cost of this book alone. Excellent and clear instruction in the book provides the knowledge you need, as well as instruction dedicated to increasing the efficiency of your editing workflow."

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Apres IBC 2011

IBC was conferences for your editor, with only a few minutes on the floor. We were really only there for digital cinema oriented things, and since we were at the RAI just a few months previously at CineEurope, the conferences and the data available was all pushed together. 

There were two excellent presentations on the science of the eye to kick off the DCinema conferences, again excellently organized by David Monk and John Graham for the EDCF.

See Yasmin Hashmi's page for some interesting 3D info. 

See the Creative Cow wrap up, which has its usual good coverage.

See the following attachment, which was my presentation on the doings of the ISDCF in 2011 - actually a follow-up since the last report in 2010.