Digital Cinema Initiatives, LLC (DCI) was created in March, 2002, and is a joint venture of Disney, Fox, Paramount, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Universal and Warner Bros. Studios. DCI's primary purpose is to establish and document voluntary specifications for an open architecture for digital cinema that ensures a uniform and high level of technical performance, reliability and quality control.
Digital Cinema Initiatives (DCI) has approved two new documents for distribution.
The first document, Digital Cinema System Specification, Version 1.2 with Errata as of 30 August 2012 Incorporated, integrates the 96 errata previously issued to Version 1.2 into a new document. The document does not contain new content; the 96 errata are simply incorporated for ease of use.
The second document, Digital Cinema System Specification Compliance Test Plan, Version 1.2, updates compliance testing to include the 96 errata, though errata 72, 95 and 96 are exempted from testing for the time being.
Parties are reminded that DCI has a phase-in policy with respect to a newly published Compliance Test Plan. That policy can be found at Compliance Test Plan.
Please go to the following URLs to view and download the new documents:
Digital Cinema System Specification, Version 1.2 with Errata as of 30 August 2012 Incorporated
For the pdf:
Digital Cinema System Specification Compliance Test Plan, Version 1.2
Compliance Test Plan
For the pdf:
High Frame Rates Digital Cinema Recommended Practice
September 28, 2012
This document is a recommended practice for the near-term mastering, distribution and theatrical playback of motion picture D-Cinema content that exceeds the frame rates defined in the DCI Digital Cinema System Specification (DCSS). This recommended practice, which is not a specification, attempts to aid in the interoperability of this nascent High Frame Rate (HFR) content and address insufficient stereoscopic (3D) specifications, while recognizing that the D-Cinema industry is necessarily constrained by an existing installed base of equipment.
DCI continues to study the long-term needs of HFR content and may expand upon the parame-ters contained herein.
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