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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.

Beyond DCI – The Need for New D-Cinema Standards

The DCI spec was published seven years ago, designed to lead to the same kind of uniformity in equipment standards as that of 35 mm film. Although it has been a great boon for D-cinema, technological advances are moving so quickly that it is time to revisit these standards.

Filmmakers, exhibitors and viewers are demanding more lifelike 3D movies with fewer artifacts, less motion blur and more comfortable viewing. Inevitably, this means films need to be produced, packaged and exhibited at higher frame rates than they are now. Currently, digitally projected films run at 24 fps, but this is set to change with upcoming releases, most notably The Hobbit, scheduled for release in December, which is being shot in 3D at 48 fps, and the Avatar sequels, which we’ve heard that James Cameron plans to shoot at 60 fps.

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