Meetings

Meetings are held about every 6 weeks. They are scheduled at the beginning of each meeting. Each Zoom meeting is a unique meeting ID/Password.

Current schedule:

November 4, 2020 Zoom ID TBD
January 13, 2021 – Maybe Zoom + In-person at ICTA

Immersive Audio Plugfest – Nothing on the schedule

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Meetings run:  Main ISDCF 10:00am -1:30-ish PM
Zoom

Pacific Time Zone

DRAFT Main Meeting Agenda

November 4, 2020
Master Agenda – 
 
Topic: ISDCF Zoom Meeting
 
Meeting starts at 10:00am 
 
ISDCF meeting Schedule:
 
Main meetings
 
ISDCF July 22 Wednesday 10:00am
ISDCF September 23 10am Wednesday 
Immersive plugfest October maybe? Probably January or beyond… 
 
 
DRAFT Main Meeting Agenda – July 22, 2020
 
Part 1: Reporting
 
TURN ON RECORDING!
 
* Housekeeping: Sign-In
Thank you Universal for support of Chairman
Thank you for NATO for travel expense support and Zoom
Legal reminder / press reminder / social media is a no-no
Chatham House Rule:
When a meeting, or part thereof, is held under the Chatham House Rule, participants are free to use the information received, but neither the identity nor the affiliation of the speaker(s), nor that of any other participant, may be revealed.
* Meeting notes (approval)
Organizational issues
Making Zoom work! (mute/raise hand/front light)
InterSociety request to be a member! See front page of ISDCF website. Please Join Inter-Society! $500 per company per year / $100 individual membership.
Select Dates for next meetings
 
*ISDCF/EDCF social hour – should recordings be available for those that can not attend in person? (No one has asked, but maybe?)
* Should we create a listing of upcoming open Webinars and recordings of events in our community?
 
Part 2: Real Work
TURN ON RECORDING!
 
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Website updates
 
Subscribe to calendar
WordPress for all site (DCNC and Registries have moved)
 
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July restart? 
New recommendations for restart? 
 
https://www.isdcf.com/site/covid-19-recommendations/ 
 
Content Test material: ISDCF test content (encrypted)
Which Webinars are helping (and are not a product promotion)?
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Better repository for Tech Documents for Digital cinema
 
 
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ISDCF Immersive Audio 
 
SMPTE-RDD starting for Profile 1
 
Has anyone implemented new features in IAB devices that others have implemented that need to be part of an IAB profile 2?
 
OMB testing for new protocols. When is the right time? 
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Naming Convention
Request for additional information for registered studios/facilities (Date of registry, contact info, etc.)
 
https://github.com/ISDCF/registries 
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Brazil Sign Language Work Flow
 
 
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EDCF Update 
 
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Dead Batteries – what’s a exhibitor to do?
 
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Webinars … need for Wade’s list for webinars? Or links to recordings?
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SMPTE-DCP
 
Update to SMPTE standards – B2.1 documentation – RDD 52 close to publish
What to do about ISDCF audio document / others? 
Revise Posted documents to point to RDD?
SMS-OMB plugfest? 
 
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DCI update
 
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Digital Cinema Picture Level
Guidance for re-start
 
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SMPTE update
 
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Equipment vendor updates
 
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Action Items from June 10, 2020
Please Join Inter-Society! https://isdcf.com $500 per company per year, $100 individual membership.
ISDCF draft / send a message to SMPTE to ask that RDD-52 be made freely available.
Create a summary presentation of DCPL results/finding to help guide the next phase of the project. JerryP
 
From Last Meetings (These items are on long-term hold until the next plugfest and/or standards have been finished.)
Make a test package with slightly different content in the CPL Content Title Text, PKL text, etc for testing at the next plugfest or to conduct a field test of systems to see where the user displayed content is from for different TMS/Servers.
Post new versions of the framing charts. 
Get a new version of SMPTE-DCP B2.1 with fixed CPL.
 
 
 
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Plugfest Breadcrumbs:
Testing sync / data transfer testing.
 
Test material breadcrumbs:
Mods that would make it even better
 
1) The audio for the LFE channel could have some low frequency rumble – the brickwall filter works well and we don’t hear anything in the room.
2) Lc and Rc (Left Center and Right Center) were both heard in the theater during 7.1 playback. We felt that it was OK that we heard those channels, but the text says “should not be heard.” We think the language could be “Left Center – Might not be heard” and “Right Center – Might not be heard” So that would be in the text and voice speaking.
3) Not an issue with the DCP part, but we didn’t have all the text on the screen – meaning it wasn’t framed right. We COULD (maybe not) add a scope frame around the border to let folks know they are seeing all the pixels. This is turning into a really nice piece of test content, why not make it better.
4) There is a need for test content with a sign language video track as per ISDCF documents.
5) There is a need for a SMPTE object based audio track.
 
We should test language codes for subtitles at next plugfest. One CPL with only one closed caption (CC)  track. One with two CC tracks (EN and EN-UK). A playlist with first CPL with CC EN, second CPL with CC FR. A playlist with first CPL with CC EN, Second CPL with two CC tracks EN-GP and FR. 
 
 
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Part 3: “Parking Lot” (things that are in remission)
 
New ISDCF Document: “Delivery of non standard extension content for Digital Cinema” (Dean/Jerry)
Need for an ISDCF recommended practice for what to expect in the CPL metadata. It will point to the appropriate SMPTE documents for the true authority, but it is targeted at general users (exhibitors) for layman language on what is in the metadata. (Steve/Jerry will revisit)
Subgroup to edit / recommend changes for Document 12 – RP for Ingest Behavior – Steve L to lead, Dean B, John H, Mike R, Jim W, Chris W, Bill E “volunteered” to participate.
 
Event Cinema Automation – 
Europe Subtitles burned in … Problem with trailers – Readdress after move to SMPTE has been completed.
Subtitle update – still issue with 4K png to deliver to 2K projector rendered subtitles. DCI errata has been issued clarifying the matter. SMPTE discussion for additional descriptors to add to define PNG sizes. Some edge cases may not be rendered without additional descriptors.
 
Subtitle RPL – Multiple RPL topic in SMPTE
 
Measurement of 3D Brightness – update? No solution seen? Is there anything that we can do in this area? Let Peter Wilson keep moving forward.
*Standards for SMPTE for in-theater issues