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:

ISDCF Main Wednesday December 1, 2021 10am
ISDCF Main Thursday January 20, 2022 (In person for some at ICTA)

Immersive Audio Plugfest – Nothing on the schedule

Become a member of Intersociety by going to the membership page.

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

Pacific Time Zone

Main Meeting Agenda

DRAFT Main Meeting Agenda – June 2, 2021

Part 1: Reporting

* Housekeeping: Sign-In

  • Thank you Universal for support of Chairman
  • Thank you for NATO for Zoom and admin support
  • 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 – Membership Fees waived for 2021! However, we still are doing work – in particular the Naming Convention Website – please let Erin ( know if you want an invoice for 2021! $500 per company per year / $100 individual membership.

* ISDCF/EDCF social hour

Part 2: Real Work


Big Picture – 

What happened this weekend? QuietPlace 2 and Cruella?



CinemaCon is happening! 

Should we schedule an ISDCF / (virtual) EDCF session? Suggestions for an InterSociety meeting?


Social Communications 

EDCF/ISDCF social hour next: Tuesday June 29, 2021 8am Pacific

Open Mike prior to meetings


Open Captions / Closed Captions

Some usage numbers: 1/200 screenings (or about 1 use every 4,000 patrons)


Updated Test Package



ISDCF Immersive Audio 

SMPTE-RDD-57 for Profile 1 – sponsored by ISDCF and EDCF

Has anyone implemented new features in IAB devices that others have implemented that need to be part of an IAB profile 2?

When is the naming convention IAB from Atmos going to be implemented? 

OMB testing for new protocols. 430-17 / 430-14  When is the right time? 


Website and IT updates

We are seeing an increasing number of new facilities and studios being registered.



ISDCF observing the adventure


Terminology Document?

Report from ICTA on their project.


HPA Tech Retreat 2021 Update

What happened?


EDCF Update 


DCI update 


Digital Cinema Picture Level


SMPTE update


Equipment vendor updates


Action Items from April 21, 2021

  1. Membership Fees waived for 2021 Join Inter-Society! $500 per company per year, $100 individual membership.
  2. Investigate if we can have a demonstration of closed caption devices – perhaps at CinemaCon or at a future ISDCF plugfest. 
  3. Get some stats on how patrons now feel about open captions.
  4. When ICTA gets a terminology/glossary entry in their website, point to it from ISDCF site.
  5. Form subcommittee to define the next ISDCF Test packages for SMPTE-DCP and audio.