Last updateMon, 31 Aug 2020 1pm


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.

BT.1886 Q&A - SpectraCal

When extended band-width in video is discussed, BT.1886 gets mentioned. What is it?

SpectraCal has a nice whitepaper on the subject.

Lest there be any confusion, SMPTE specifies a gamut, so this is not going to be in the DCI projector for movies for a while. But some clever cable box or satellite group might use it to make the darks better in an alternative content feed, for example.

10 Questions, 10 Answers – BT.1886

Should Know About Color Correction

You don't do it maybe, but you should know about it and Steve Hullfish tells it well.

Steve Hullfish Color Correction Tips on Vimeo

Ouch~! If I can't bankrupt a Post House...DD, 3D, In3, Disney

Can't say for certain if a particular post site owner / producer actually said that he wasn't trying hard enough if he couldn't bankrupt a post house during one of his movie's post. But like shuffling lounge chairs on the Titanic, Digital Domain and In-Three and Disney are all involved in the dustup coming from that mentality. 

Disney Seeks to Protect Right to Create 3D Movies in Digital Domain Bankruptcy - Hollywood Reporter

Beginning To Color

Someday there will be a person needing to make a commercial for their local cinema, who used a nice camera and while editing everything realizes that the lights in the mall required some color tools...and knowledge. 

Here's a nice place to start:

Magic Bullet Colorista II Tutorials by Stu Maschwitz on Vimeo

with some free tools:

Prolost - Blog - Two Free Color Correction Plug-ins from Red Giant Software


From Category Set-up [SobiPro]
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.