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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.

Get Your HI Tracks On

The transition from 8 channels to 16 channels of audio in the digital cinema domain has brought a surprising amount of angst recently. Actually, it was only a proxy for the entire transition from the nothing-but-potential era of 10 years ago, through what was called the InterOp Standard and into a set of standards created by the SMPTE.

This transition has been mirrored in the world of the deaf and hard of hearing as it relates to the digital cinema world.

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File Festival Deliverables

The days of delivering expensive film prints to film festivals is nearly over. While the percentage of digital projectors in the field is still less than 70%, it is possible the percentage is much higher at the leading exhibition facilities which are used for the festivals. And don't forget that the number of skilled projectionists is going down, as well as the maintenance of that equipment.

The International File Festival in Melzo, Italy (just outside of Milan at the Arcadia Cinemas) is leading (as Arcadia always does) in this field. File Festival–Melzo, International

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Tandberg HH FC LTO-5 Drive Connects to Mac Through Thunderbolt

Tandberg Data announced a solution that allows its LTO-5 HH FC  tape drive to connect to a Mac by using its Thunderbolt port along with PROMISE SANLink to provide users with high-performance LTO tape storage.

The solution is compatible with Thunderbolt technology that ships on the new MacBook Pro, Mac mini, iMac and MacBook Air. Mac users can store HD video and workflow applications directly to LTO tape using Thunderbolt technology. With this solution, Mac users can store up to 3TB (Compression ratio of 2:1) of data in less than three hours on a single $69 LTO-5 cartridge.


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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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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.