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DMC Institute / Keio University to Provide DCI Specification

Keio University / DMC InstituteResearch Institute for Digital Media and Content, Keio University (hereafter, DMC Institute), Japan, announced today that it has signed licensing agreements for compliance testing with Digital Cinema Initiatives, LLC (DCI) in the United States. DMC Institute will undertake testing to determine whether manufactured digital cinema equipment and products are in compliant with DCI's Digital Cinema System Specification.

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Research Institute for Digital Media and Content, Keio University (hereafter, DMC Institute) (*1), Japan, announced today that it has signed licensing agreements for compliance testing with Digital Cinema Initiatives, LLC (DCI) (*2) in the United States. DMC Institute will undertake testing to determine whether manufactured digital cinema equipment and products are in compliant with DCI's Digital Cinema System Specification (the DCI Specification). 

In October 2007, DCI published its Compliance Test Plan (CTP), which includes validated test procedures for the DCI Specification, including all referenced standards of the Society for Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE). DCI finally announced that it has signed licensing agreements with CineCert, LLC(*3) in the United States and Media Innovation Center in Italy (*4) in addition to DMC Institute. This means that DMC Institute is one of three official compliance testing organizations of the DCI Specification in the world. In a joint statement, the member studios of DCI said, "These licensing agreements represent an important step in the maturation of the digital cinema marketplace. Through compliance testing, distributors, exhibitors, manufacturers and technology providers will have the assurance that equipment and products have been rigorously reviewed and will be interoperable with other DCI compliant technologies."

(*1) DMC Institute / Keio University
DMC Institute, Keio University is the Research Institute for Digital Media and Content at Keio University and its mission is to promote creation of digital content, to develop research, and to encourage international distribution. Keio University has a proud history as Japan's first private institution of higher learning founded in 1858. The mission of Keio University is to foster highly skilled individuals, promote scholarship and create new values. (DMC Institute is supported by the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology) Keio follows three key concepts for education in the 21st century: inspirational education, creation of intellectual value and discovery of a world of entrepreneurial possibilities.
http://www.dmc.keio.ac.jp/en/
Contact: Naohisa Ohta, naohisa[at]dmc.keio.ac.jp

DMC Institute / Keio University

(*2) 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.
http://www.dcimovies.com/

(*3) CineCert, LLC
CineCert, LLC is a technology development and consulting organization specializing in digital cinema and other computing applications for the entertainment industry. CineCert provides services to industry-leading content and service providers that are adopting digital cinema technology into their production workflows and distribution networks.
Contact: John Hurst, info[at]cinecert.com.

(*4) About Media Innovation Center
Media Innovation Center is involved in research, innovation, application and training methodologies for advanced media. It plans to pursue the concept of an International Center of Excellence with a desire to connect its work with that of other similar centers worldwide. MIC is supported by "La Biennale di Venezia - Venice Film Festival" and CDG at Cinecittà. See www. labiennale. org for more information.
Contact: Angelo D'Alessio, adalessio[at]alice.it.

Inquiries: Mr Kodama Office of Communications and Public Relations, Keio University
TEL: +81-3-5427-1541 FAX: +81-3-5441-7640
E-mail: m-koho[at]adst.keio.ac.jp
http://www.keio.ac.jp/index-en.html

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PDF: http://www.keio.ac.jp/english/press_release/081022e.pdf