Disney Digital Cinema Projection Training Video: Perfect projection using a Disney framing chart

Disney Digital Cinema Projection Training Video: Perfect projection using a Disney framing chart


The following is a guide
to perfect projection using a Disney framing chart. You should always,
first and foremost, follow your theatre
owner’s instructions. A quick recap — to achieve perfect
projection you must delete unnecessary
assets in your server, ingest content, ingest KDM’s, verify your feature
has been unlocked, create a playlist, select the proper
projection channel, use the framing chart, and conduct a QC run before
your first presentation. if you have questions
regarding any of these steps, please review our previous
videos on digital cinema. One of the main tools
Disney has provided you with is our film-specific
framing charts. Let’s go over to the theater
and take a look at how to use one. Wow, that does
not look good. It looks like we have
four minutes to teach you how to use
the framing chart, with a little bit
of Disney magic, let’s go back
to square one. Settle down,
and pay attention. To begin with,
the title. Make sure the title of the
framing chart you are using matches the feature you
will be projecting. Do not reuse framing charts
with different titles. Below the title you will notice
specific support lines to call if you run across any problems
you cannot solve yourself. Always follow your theatre
owner’s instructions. Also notice the version of the
framing chart you are using. Version 6.0 is for the 5.1
digital surround sound, where 7.1-DS is used for 7.1
digital surround sound. Now we need to look
at the picture. Notice the green lines
on the right and left, as well as the yellow lines
on the top and bottom. When adjusting your masking,
make sure not to cover these lines. If you see any red on
the edges of the screen, there is a problem
with either the size or the aspect ratio
of your projected image. If you don’t know
how to fix this problem, contact your supervisor. Now observe the white circle
in the center of the framing chart. If that shape is anything
other than a circle, you have a projector problem. Contact your supervisor immediately. Are you following
everything so far? Once your projector is
perfectly aligned, it is time to check color. First, look at the background
of your framing chart. If it’s tinted any other color
than black, there’s a problem. Now, observe the white circle
in the middle of the framing chart as well as the color bar to
the right of the white circle. If the circle is anything but white, or the colors within the
color bar appear incorrect, you are in the wrong color space. Do not delete and
reingest your content. The gray scale at the bottom
of the framing chart should be made up of
10 different squares ranging from the darkest black
to the whitest white. if you cannot perceive
10 different squares in the gray scale,
there may be an issue with your projector’s
brightness setting. Focus!
[laughing] Okay, seriously,
let’s talk about focus. in all corners of the framing chart,
you will notice a black and white box called the focus square. Focus the lens until the lines
within the box are clearly defined. if you’re projecting in 3-D,
there are two additional functions included in the framing chart. With your glasses on, look at
the bottom left focus square. When covering your right eye,
the square should read “Left Eye Only.” And when covering your left eye,
the square should look like a normal focus square. if this is not the case,
you have a technical issue. Contact your supervisor immediately. And lastly, in the top right
corner of the framing chart, you’ll notice a revolving cube. With your glasses on,
this cube should appear floating off the screen,
giving a strong sense of depth. Last thing,
let’s check the sound. As you can see, there’s a countdown
in the center of the framing chart. When the framing chart
reaches “2” it will simultaneously
emit a sync pop that indicates whether your sound
is synced with your picture. Also, be aware that
after the sync pop, that the luminance
within the circle should read 14 foot-lamberts
for 2-D, and 3.5 to 5.5 foot-lamberts
for 3-D. Next is the sound check. While sitting in the theater– Yes, well, OK. While sitting
in the theater, listen while the surround sound
is tested around you. Version 6.0 will look
like this as it tests your 5.1 surround sound system. Version 7.1-DS will test your
7.1 surround sound system, and it looks like this. And that is how you achieve
perfect projection using the content-appropriate
framing chart. Use your framing chart every day
prior to your first show. This will enable you to deliver
the best viewing experience possible to the audiences. And look at that,
it took only four minutes. Good luck! And if you need additional help,
look at the color of your box. If you have an orange box,
contact Technicolor at 1-800-99-FILMS, option 2. If you have a gray box,
contact Deluxe Digital at 1-877-272-3870. And if you have a yellow box,
contact Cinedigm at 1-888-367-2360.

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