6 new sets of test files have been loaded onto the Download site. They all deal with the extreme low light levels of cinema extended dynamic range (Cinema HD) and are hopefully usable with Cinema Standard Def as well.
Note: These are available and usable now…but after some testing they are being modified to be a little more user cuddly…labels being expanded, and the like. Fill out the form below if you want to know when the updates are available. Expect that to be on 13 July, after testing them again.
They all include scales of some sort (see the PNGs below). All include a range of sets, some that can only be seen on extremely low light HDR / EDR projector systems and some probably only appropriate for P3 systems. The DCP will also include one or two sets that are in between those extremes…6% of each color going to 0% might be one extreme…while the other extreme is 1.5 – 0% of each color.
Please experiment and give feedback.
In addition to seeing what can be seen, the purpose is to do the impossible: Provide a maintenance tool that, with regular use, can objectively show color and contrast stability or degradation in the projection system – without the use of expensive devices and usable by non-technical (though trained) personnel between calibrations.
All are further described on their download pages, and on the TIFF files pages that the DCPs were derived from. They are constrained to 52.37 cd/m2.
The pass code for all downloads is QA_b4_QC
The pointers to the following TIFFs are included until their DCP is created. Like the above they are 4096 x 2160. But the blocks are 1000 x 1000 pixels…therefore the “pictures” are 4000 x 2000 surrounded by black.
The DCPs were all created with 20 bit, 2020 Color Space TIFF files, which can also be downloaded and used in your own tests – the TIFF site is referenced in the DCP description or on this page: DCP TIFFs
We are looking for and appreciative of any comments – obviously corrections needed, but also ideas to tweak the project forward. Training Lessons and Checklists will come after figuring out which slides are valuable for which systems.
Thank you. C J Flynn.