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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.

Ashes of Dalsa Alight

cineFLOW gets a major order and major funding. Their website just says that they will be making the big announcements at NAB. Advanced digital solutions for your moving image.  cineFLOW website

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Stone Review: Eizo CG245W Self-Calibrating Computer Monitor

Using a good computer monitor is, without a doubt, essential to any editor. Not all monitors are made the same, have the same colorations, and are capable of presenting an image the way it should be. The larger screen size of any monitor can provide more workspace than its smaller counterparts, true, but it is the monitor's reaction time, resolution and pixel pitch that differentiates the needs of the text based user from the more demanding needs of the photographer and videographers.

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CML Artists on Music Libraries

An editor posted a question on the Cinematography Mailing List (CML), first bashing music library companies, and their needs and methods - closing with "...are music library licenses a scam?"

It was great to get some very reasoned views on the issue. For those who aren't on the CML list (Subscribe here), here are some excepts. [Editor: If we can get permission from the CML and the authors, we'll attribute the quotes and expand the excerpts.]

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Ken Stone on Pixelmator

Having worked in Photoshop for over 17 years I must admit that I have been a bit oblivious to any of the other photo editing applications that have come along over the years. Recently I have been asked about lower cost photo editing apps, so I have been looking at some of the options that are now available.

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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.