Testing

SCOPE

The primary objective of the test is to ensure cinema auditoria can ingest and play back encrypted SMPTE DCPs successfully prior to receiving SMPTE DCPs in future. This is a European-wide rolling programme which has already been successfully completed in a majority of territories.

THE PROCESS

Fig.1 Territory Test Process

THE PROCESS

The EDCF SMPTE Project group determines who is best placed in a particular territory to handle the following:

    • Local communication
    • Localised Test Content (If required)
    • KDM handling
    • In territory representative.
    • Results collection and review

Testing PREREQUISITES

AUDITORIA CHECKS

Software Updates

01. Update before the test

Before ingesting and playing the test content, please ensure all your equipment is upgraded to the latest available software and firmware versions. Please contact your integrator or technical support contact for assistance with this.

Common issues:

    • DCP does not ingest/Not Seen
    • Unknown UL values
    • Unrecognized files



Audio Routing

02. Verify audio channel routing

Before receiving the test content, please play back an approved Channel ID package to ensure audio routing is correct and adhering to the wild track format channel layout.

Common issues:

    • HI VI: One or the other or both not heard.
    • Sub base not heard.
    • Missing channels.
    • No Motion Code (It is inaudible but it will not cause any sync with any Motion Code device).





Subtitle Rendering

03. Confirm your Timed Text Rendering capability.

Depending on the generation of equipment you have installed, you may encounter issues with Timed Text rendering. As such the below chart will aid you in identifying the equipment type you have installed and the workaround remediation action you can take to ensure successful rendering. Your integrator should also be able to assist you in confirming this.

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LOGISTIC CHECKS

Before proceeding with the on-boarding form, please ensure you have the company and contact details ready for the relevant roles.

    1. Test Management & Enquiries
    2. Test Content Delivery
    3. KDMs
    4. Test Results

NOTE: This sign up form is for an individual or company representative to act as a proponent on behalf of an entire territory or region.

If all requirements outlined in LOGISTIC CHECKS above are satisfied, please proceed by clicking "Sign Up".