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Introducing – Tools for Cinema Quality Assurance


Cinema Test Tools for the Non-Technical Manager 

Cinema Test Tools is a free resource for the cinema industry, tuned most particularly for the non-technical manager. The tools include several DCPs, all with interesting means of testing the sound and picture quality for the interested by lightly trained staff. The lessons on sound and light are written to provide a foundation to communicate with the technician who must respond quickly and well to the information that they discover.

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. 

Societies really imply a lot of special efforts by individual. Here's some news from some of the many in this field.

[Update]Pierce, Jerry, Award, CinemaCon

Jerry very graciously accepted the Ken Mason Award this morning, citing a love for the art form over the technology, citing an appreciation for the technologies ability to give us the equivalent of an answer print 4 weeks into a movies run and citing the pleasure of receiving an award for something that "I love doing".

If he had thoughts of laying into the audience of exhibitors during this CinemaCon's opening day breakfast, they may have had the edges taken off by a previous award given by the Variety Children's Charity. Little Vegas-native Kevin Marinez was placed on a new $4,000 orthopedic "Specialized" Adaptive bicycle which will grow as he result of the exhibitor's "Gold Heart Campaign".

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CinemaCon 2012 Schedule Online [Updated]

International Day and Kickoff Party on 23 April mark their usual spots, but there are some interesting panels on Monday, with some good speakers;


Digital Cinema 2.0: The New Frontier and What Lies Ahead

This 9:30 AM Opening morning presentation has been updated. The line up is terrific:


“Digital Cinema 2.0: The New Frontier and What Lies Ahead”

Moderator: Mark Christiansen, Executive Vice President, Worldwide Operations, Paramount



Steve Weinstein, CEO, Motion Picture Laboratories, Inc.

Joe Hart, Sr. Vice President, Deluxe Digital Cinema

Christiane Ducasse, President, Smartjog USA

Curt Behlmer, Senior Vice President, Digital Cinema, Technicolor

Paul Holliman, Vice President – Distribution Administration and Operations, Walt Disney

Studios Motion Pictures

Drew Kaza, Executive Vice President Digital Development, Odeon UCI Cinemas


Gone Digital: Now What For Programming?

Moderator: David Hancock, Senior Analyst, Head of Film and Cinema, IHS Screen Digest

Topics and Presentations (to date):

“The Value Proposition for Alternative Content to the Exhibitor”-Rob Arthur, Managing Director, Apollo Cinemas

“Content is Key: Challenges of Securing Regular Content Stream”

“Wimbledon 3D and Driving Live Sports in Cinema”-Dave Cowlishaw, Head of Business Development, Digital Cinema, Sony Europe Ltd.

Now that the digital revolution has passed the mid-point numerically, it is time to speak of these issues. What expenses are ahead that will cost real money when VPF payments from the studios end? Why hasn't Alternative Content gone any further than it has toward filling the gap in the costs of film projection v digital?

We're not sure what to make of Wednesday's Prioritizing Concessions in the New Digital Environment: A Panel Discussion on the creative adaptation of new space and communication that delivers profit to the bottom line. Somehow we can't get the byte to bite calculator working, but maybe we will by the next report.


The rest of the schedule hasn't been filled in yet. We'll make this an Ongoing Article, adding to it as Mr. Neuhauser fills us in.

2012 Schedule of Events - CinemaCon -- Celebrating the Moviegoing Experience


3D@Home Content Creation Pushing Quality

Excellent 3D work is now hitting the big screen regularly, the latest being the exceptional Hugo. One imagines that eventually the circle of cognoscenti will Venn out of "Friends of Cameron", perhaps even developing from the semi-pro end of the market. If it does, it will be because of efforts of people like the 3D@Home Consortium who put out great information, white papers and tutorials, trying to protect the eye-balls of us all.

The latest is a white paper from Robert Boudreau which documents his adventure of buying a JVC 1080 3D camera for his daughter's wedding. High Quality Home 3D Movies Using the JVC Full HD 3D Camcorder with the Toshiba Autostereo Laptop or the Sony Shutter Glasses Laptop...

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HD & SD Standards for UK Broadcast Deliverables

If only there were a working group for the film festival and alternative contents world of DCinema, as there is now for HD and SD Standards for file delivery for UK Broadcasters.

Digital Production Partnership

DPP File Delivery Options

Cloud Industry Forum Deals in Self-Certification

Self-Certification is a great concept, especially when it is modeled upon the premises described in ISO 9001.

They have an interesting model at: Cloud Industry Forum - Self Certification - Self-Certification Process