Understanding Digital Cinema by Charles Swartz

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  • Author: Charles S. Swartz
  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Focal Press: 2004
  • ISBN: 9780240806174

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    Understanding Digital Cinema
    A Professional Handbook
    Features & Benefits | Description | Contents

    Charles S. Swartz (Editor)
    University of Southern California Entertainment Technology Center, Hollywood, California
    Features & Benefits

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    Learn how to manage the change and control costs, from a "who's who" list of the leaders in this ground-breaking field

    Walk away from reading this book with an essential understanding of digital cinema today

    Understand the benefits of the transition to digital cinema

    Description back to top

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    UNDERSTANDING DIGITAL CINEMA: A PROFESSIONAL HANDBOOK is a comprehensive resource on all aspects of finishing, distributing and displaying film digitally. For technical professionals as well as non-technical decision-makers, the book is a detailed exploration of every component of the process, from mastering to theater management.

    An overview of digital cinema system requirements

    Post production work flow

    Color in digital cinema

    The digital cinema mastering process

    Fundamentals of compression

    Security

    Basics of audio

    Digital distribution

    Digital projection technology

    Theater systems

    The international perspective: Views from Europe, Asia and Latin America

    A realistic assessment of the future of digital cinema

    With contributions by:

    Richard Crudo, President, American Society of Cinematographers
    Leon Silverman, Executive Vice President, Laser Pacific Media Corporation
    Charles Poynton, Color Scientist
    Chris Carey, Senior Vice President, Studio New Technology, The Walt Disney Studios
    Bob Lambert, Corporate Senior Vice President New Technology & New Media,
    The Walt Disney Company
    Bill Kinder, Pixar Animation Studios
    Glenn Kennel, Texas Instruments
    Peter Symes, Manager, Advanced Technology, Thomson Broadcast & Media Solutions
    Robert Schumann, President, Cinea, Inc., A Subsidiary of Dolby Labs
    David Gray, Vice President, Production Services, Dolby Laboratories, Inc.
    Darcy Antonellis, Executive Vice President, Distribution and Technology Operations
    Warner Bros. Technical Operations Inc. and Senior Vice President, Worldwide Anti-Piracy Operations Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
    Matt Cowan, Principal and Founder, Entertainment Technology Consultants
    Loren Nielsen, Principal and Founder, Entertainment Technology Consultants
    Michael Karagosian, Partner, Karagosian MacCalla Partners (KMP)
    Peter Wilson, Vice President, Display Technologies, Snell and Wilcox Ltd.
    Patrick Von Sychowski, Senior Analyst, Screen Digest

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    Foreword, How New Technology Has Shaped Motion Pictures: A Short History; Introduction; The New Workflow For Post Production; Color in Cinema; The Mastering Process; Compression; Security; Audio; Distribution; Projection; Theatre Systems; The International Perspective: The View from Europe by Peter Wilson; The International Perspective: The View from Asia & Latin America; The Future of Digital Cinema


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    Readership: Professionals worldwide in motion picture production, post-production and technology engineering; technology decision-makers within the entertainment industry and in technology companies. Also, Professionals in the exhibition field (cinema owners, projectionists, film labs, Boeing, others interested in getting into the digital-cinema field).

    ISBN: 0-240-80617-4 Book/Hardback

    Measurements: 7 1/2 X 9 1/4 in
    Pages: 336
    Imprint: Focal Press

    Publication Date: 22 October 2004

    List Price: $65.95

Understanding Digital Cinema
A Professional Handbook
Features & Benefits | Description | Contents

Charles S. Swartz (Editor)
University of Southern California Entertainment Technology Center, Hollywood, California
Features & Benefits

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Learn how to manage the change and control costs, from a "who's who" list of the leaders in this ground-breaking field

Walk away from reading this book with an essential understanding of digital cinema today

Understand the benefits of the transition to digital cinema

Description back to top

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

UNDERSTANDING DIGITAL CINEMA: A PROFESSIONAL HANDBOOK is a comprehensive resource on all aspects of finishing, distributing and displaying film digitally. For technical professionals as well as non-technical decision-makers, the book is a detailed exploration of every component of the process, from mastering to theater management.

An overview of digital cinema system requirements

Post production work flow

Color in digital cinema

The digital cinema mastering process

Fundamentals of compression

Security

Basics of audio

Digital distribution

Digital projection technology

Theater systems

The international perspective: Views from Europe, Asia and Latin America

A realistic assessment of the future of digital cinema

With contributions by:

Richard Crudo, President, American Society of Cinematographers
Leon Silverman, Executive Vice President, Laser Pacific Media Corporation
Charles Poynton, Color Scientist
Chris Carey, Senior Vice President, Studio New Technology, The Walt Disney Studios
Bob Lambert, Corporate Senior Vice President New Technology & New Media,
The Walt Disney Company
Bill Kinder, Pixar Animation Studios
Glenn Kennel, Texas Instruments
Peter Symes, Manager, Advanced Technology, Thomson Broadcast & Media Solutions
Robert Schumann, President, Cinea, Inc., A Subsidiary of Dolby Labs
David Gray, Vice President, Production Services, Dolby Laboratories, Inc.
Darcy Antonellis, Executive Vice President, Distribution and Technology Operations
Warner Bros. Technical Operations Inc. and Senior Vice President, Worldwide Anti-Piracy Operations Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
Matt Cowan, Principal and Founder, Entertainment Technology Consultants
Loren Nielsen, Principal and Founder, Entertainment Technology Consultants
Michael Karagosian, Partner, Karagosian MacCalla Partners (KMP)
Peter Wilson, Vice President, Display Technologies, Snell and Wilcox Ltd.
Patrick Von Sychowski, Senior Analyst, Screen Digest

Contents back to top

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Foreword, How New Technology Has Shaped Motion Pictures: A Short History; Introduction; The New Workflow For Post Production; Color in Cinema; The Mastering Process; Compression; Security; Audio; Distribution; Projection; Theatre Systems; The International Perspective: The View from Europe by Peter Wilson; The International Perspective: The View from Asia & Latin America; The Future of Digital Cinema


Click here for a larger image

Readership: Professionals worldwide in motion picture production, post-production and technology engineering; technology decision-makers within the entertainment industry and in technology companies. Also, Professionals in the exhibition field (cinema owners, projectionists, film labs, Boeing, others interested in getting into the digital-cinema field).

ISBN: 0-240-80617-4 Book/Hardback

Measurements: 7 1/2 X 9 1/4 in
Pages: 336
Imprint: Focal Press

Publication Date: 22 October 2004

List Price: $65.95