Digital Cinema Initiatives

ABOUT DCI

Digital Cinema Initiatives, LLC (DCI) was created in March 2002, and is a joint venture of Disney, 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.


 

DCI Publishes CTP Version 1.3.2.

Dated October 13, 2022

Digital Cinema Initiatives, LLC, Member Representative Committee


 

DCI has published a revision of its Compliance Test Plan (CTP) from version 1.3.1 to version 1.3.2.

CTP version 1.3.2 refines policies applying to Part III Consolidated Test Procedures. These revisions provide additional guidance, definitions and examples for how a device already listed on the DCI Compliant Equipment web page can avoid retesting when participating in a Test Session with a new Test Subject. Also, some OBAE test materials are updated in Appendix A.

Pursuant to DCI's Compliance Test Plan Change Policy Statement, the revision of CTP 1.3.1 to CTP 1.3.2 is a Stage 1 change. However, rather than taking effect immediately, the CTP 1.3.2 will take effect on October 29, 2022, the effective date of CTP 1.3. (To avoid any uncertainty, CTP 1.3 and CTP 1.3.1 are deprecated in favor of CTP 1.3.2 on said effective date.)

In addition, DCI has published the CTP Addendum on Testing, dated October 13, 2022, a revision that excuses legacy compliant equipment from certain CTP tests for the purposes of a Confidence Retest.

See the Compliance Test Plan (CTP) page for CTP version 1.3.2 and the revised CTP Addendum on Testing.

The CTP Version 1.3.2 is available both as an online HTML edition and as a PDF file. The PDF version contains pagination and includes page numbers whereas the HTML version does not. The PDF version is considered the definitive instance of the Compliance Test Plan, Version 1.3.2.

There is a redline version that compares CTP 1.3.2 to CTP 1.3.1, showing additions and deletions. The redline is available in an online HTML edition. A redline is also available showing the changes between the previous and new CTP Addendum on Testing. Future CTP revisions will modify the CTP version 1.3.2.


 

 

DCI Releases High Dynamic Range D-Cinema Addendum, Version 1.0, and
Direct View Display D-Cinema Addendum, Version 1.0
Approved for Distribution 30 March 2022
Digital Cinema Initiatives, LLC, Member Representative Committee

 

Advances in High Dynamic Range (HDR) technology in both reflective projectors and direct view displays offer new opportunities to enhance the theatrical motion picture experience. The proper presentation of a High Dynamic Range Digital Cinema Distribution Master (HDR-DCDM) requires the definition of an HDR Reference Display and controlled environment. The High Dynamic Range D-Cinema Addendum, Version 1.0 defines the HDR Reference Display and specifies the tolerances around the critical image parameters for Review Rooms and Exhibition Theaters so that consistent and repeatable image quality can be achieved.

D-Cinema Direct View Displays have now entered the marketplace, representing a new technology that was not available when DCI's Digital Cinema System Specification (DCSS) was initially created. New requirements are needed to ensure that the security and quality of these devices meet DCI specifications. The Direct View Display D-Cinema Addendum, Version 1.0 defines performance requirements for D-Cinema Direct View Displays, which are intended to ensure interoperability and consistent image quality on these types of displays.

See the current DCI Specification page of the DCI web site for further information.


Jim Whittlesey

DIGITAL CINEMA INITIATIVES, LLC, ANNOUNCES PURDUE SCHOLARSHIP IN HONOR OF JIM WHITTLESEY

Hollywood, California - February 18, 2017 - Digital Cinema Initiatives, LLC, (DCI) announced today that it has created a scholarship fund at Purdue University in memory of Jim Whittlesey (1953-2017). Jim received his BSEE from Purdue University in 1981.

Jim was known and beloved throughout the entertainment industry as a d-cinema pioneer and ambassador. DCI is forever grateful to Jim for his invaluable contributions to its organization and to the digital cinema community.

Jim worked for DCI from 2003 to 2005 during the initial development of the DCI System Specification, becoming its Director of Technology. He returned to consult for DCI in late 2014 until his untimely passing in January 2017.

The DCI scholarship donation of $12,000 will aid students in electrical engineering and computer science. DCI invites you to honor Jim's legacy by making contributions to the Jim Whittlesey Scholarship Fund at: connect.purdue.edu/InMemoryofJimWhittlesey.

About Digital Cinema Initiatives, LLC

Digital Cinema Initiatives, LLC, (DCI) was created in March 2002, and is a joint venture of Disney, Fox, Paramount, Sony Pictures, Universal and Warner Bros. The primary purpose of DCI is to establish and document specifications for an open architecture for digital cinema that ensures a uniform and high level of technical performance, reliability and quality. See www.dcimovies.com for more information.

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