Film-Tech Cinema Systems
Film-Tech Forum

Post New Topic  Post A Reply
my profile | my password | register | search | faq & rules | forum home
  next oldest topic   next newest topic
» Film-Tech Forum   » Operations   » Digital Cinema Forum   » Digital cinema & closed captioning

Author Topic: Digital cinema & closed captioning
Fred Tucker
Film Handler

Posts: 90
From: Sugar Land, TX
Registered: Sep 2007

 - posted 03-22-2008 01:13 AM      Profile for Fred Tucker   Email Fred Tucker   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
With the rapid growth of digital cinema on the rise, is there a techology out that allows for MoPix type closed cationing or discriptive audio? All of the DLP's that I have worked with were hooked up to Dolby 650 processors and nothing else.

 |  IP: Logged

David Zylstra
Master Film Handler

Posts: 432
From: Novi, MI, USA
Registered: Mar 2007

 - posted 03-22-2008 01:47 AM      Profile for David Zylstra   Email David Zylstra   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
As far as I know closed captions are still being worked on. Open captions however are supposed to be possible out of the box without extra hardware.

A theatre here in Mi recently ran a descriptive audio feature, but I'm not sure if they used the digital projector or a 35mm print.

 |  IP: Logged

Mike Renlund
Film Handler

Posts: 71
From: San Francisco
Registered: Feb 2008

 - posted 03-22-2008 12:46 PM      Profile for Mike Renlund   Email Mike Renlund   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I had a long meeting with the folks from WGBH in Boston, that manage the Mopix system. It appears that DOREMI has a solution at this moment. But the other equipment manufacturers are waiting for a completed standard (SMPTE or otherwise), before they put people on it. I am actively after Dolby and WGBH to get some further work done on this.

There are a couple of options in getting the system running on digital cinema.

1: A fully redesigned system that works on digital cinema.

2: Some kind of interface to get a timecode out of the digital cinema system that would drive the DTS CSS unit or XD10 with a CSS option.

Not quite sure which method will come first.

I will keep people posted here and at

 |  IP: Logged

All times are Central (GMT -6:00)  
Post New Topic  Post A Reply Close Topic    Move Topic    Delete Topic    next oldest topic   next newest topic
 - Printer-friendly view of this topic
Hop To:

Powered by Infopop Corporation

The Film-Tech Forums are designed for various members related to the cinema industry to express their opinions, viewpoints and testimonials on various products, services and events based upon speculation, personal knowledge and factual information through use, therefore all views represented here allow no liability upon the publishers of this web site and the owners of said views assume no liability for any ill will resulting from these postings. The posts made here are for educational as well as entertainment purposes and as such anyone viewing this portion of the website must accept these views as statements of the author of that opinion and agrees to release the authors from any and all liability.

© 1999-2018 Film-Tech Cinema Systems, LLC. All rights reserved.