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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. 

Hardware and Software, Miscellaneous. Typically, connecting equipment that doesn't fit into the other categories.

Nivart forms Image Matters Team

image matters logoAlways nice to see a new company interested in quality. When the new company is created by people who have successfully led the charge for quality in the past, it is all the more interesting. In this case it is Jean-François Nivart and Sabine Wax and other experts who have started Image Matters

An expert in broadcasting, cinema and JPEG 2000 equipment and technologies, Jean-François Nivart  and his team are proud to announce the creation of Image Matters. They are fully buzz-word compliant since they help define the buzzwords:

  • JPEG 2000
  • High Frame Rate
  • HD 2K 4K 8K
  • 3D-Stereoscopic
  • Multi view Omniview

Image Matters creates, designs and markets innovative hardware and software components to help OEMs, integrators and end users develop advanced imaging systems and applications easily and quickly.

Their new website announces two new items, one a product and one a vital test in bringing high-frame-rate video to the market. The product is named: I'm-XS

"Together, the Image Matters team has more than 50 years of experience in audiovisual technologies," said Jean-Francois Nivart, CEO of the new venture.

As an expert in software engineering, Sabine Wax develops practical solutions for media distribution industry needs.

For his part, Jean-Marc Coulon shares his multidisciplinary knowledge, enabling cost-effective product design and manufacturing.

Last but not least, highly experienced in innovative technology sales and marketing, Stephane Deckers is the link between customers and the development team.

Our combined expertise will keep our clients up to date with rapidly evolving technologies

During the NAB show in Las Vegas, Image Matters will introduce its new video boards, based on high-end JPEG 2000 image compression engines from intoPIX.

The team will be there to meet you in the Central Hall at Booth C5046.

For more information, go to

iApp 2012

Since a discussion with friend Seth Krugliac of the post house and audio specialist 5 Guys Named Moe...geez, that's a long sentence already. Anyway, he was developing an, I mean, actually developing one, not like me and 50,000 other people who are just waiting for some version of hardware and software that will eventually do what we need to make the app-of-a-lifetime actually work. Yet again...not to the point...Anyway, Seth has finished that app before I got the iApp article written that I was hoping for.

Certainly, no one can write a iApp article without giving homage to Taz Goldstein's Hand Held Hollywood website. It has a great collection of reviews, plus a directory that seems to include everything.

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[Update] LLE, Sony, NAB and CinemaCon

[Update] Nice demo. Bill Beck from Laser Light Engines gave a lot of background technical data which would be great to expand on later, since he was rushed to get the data in as well as play the demo reels.

The Sony demo reels were more than interesting. The LLE laser fibre was put into the Sony projector at the same place that the light from the Xenon bulb outputs. At the end people were overheard saying that they had never seen reds or purples so deep before, which makes sense since Beck had shown that the blue and red primaries chosen were significantly lower than usual. (The green primary was only slightly changed, a little higher on the CIE horseshoe.)

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Superb Future Technology Article

Createasphere has an excellent article on the technologies that we have to watch out for...and explains why.

Post-IBC: Six Things to Watch

IMF - The Interoperable Master Format - See also the White Paper PDF that can be seen at the following YouTube video:
IMF-VideoPresentPOSTED.m4v - YouTube

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Many of us are the technology equivilents of trans-spotters. Here's cool stuff from other expertises.

HDMI 2 is going to be released soon...and we mean to tell you about it and a whole lot more.

Help with connecting the dots...