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Software for Viewing and Converting Digital Cinema Materials



Charles D. Fenimore, A I. Nikolaev


Digital cinema (d-cinema) is the highest quality electronic motion imagery for entertainment. The cinema is presented in a theatrical environment, with high brightness projectors, high rate data transfer, and high resolution color imagery. The entertainment industry uses formats that are specific to film-based electronic imagery and there is a need for software tools to generate and manipulate test patterns for d-cinema systems. This report describes the principal software interfaces used to generate and view test imagery in connection with recent d-cinema system tests. The tools, which support the d-cinema quality measurement needs of the movie industry, are available on line.
- 6814
Report Number


digital cinema evaluation, DPX, format conversion, image format, test patterns, viewer


Fenimore, C. and Nikolaev, A. (2001), Software for Viewing and Converting Digital Cinema Materials, - 6814, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD (Accessed April 16, 2024)
Created December 1, 2001, Updated October 16, 2008