Maintenance of operating equipment for the period during which cinemas are closed

The FNCF and the CST – with the support of Éclair – have combined forces to offer the operators of French cinemas an encoded test DCP.
During the period of administrative closure of cinemas due to the Covid-19 epidemic, it is necessary to check the operating condition of projection equipment at least once a week, to ensure that no defects will hinder the resumption of operations.

DCP sample video

KDM ?

If you have not received your KDMs or if you have deleted them by mistake, send a new KDM request using the form below:

Download the DCP

Notice

This DCP lasts 19 seconds and includes:

  • A background image in Scope format (2,39:1) with animation (location of the sound source);
  • A 5.1 sound identification loop
  • A set of sub-titles, synchronized with the sound identification within a prepared frame

The playback of content must be fluid.

Images, sound and sub-titles must be synchronized.

This test film has been sent to theatres by Globecast and Éclair Track. It is freely available on Cinego and Globecast.

The KDMs for each theatre, generated by Éclair, were sent to cinemas by e-mail on May 7th 2020.

The use of this encoded DCP thus allows the whole projection chain to be tested.

We advise that projection equipment should be left on after playing this test DCP for a period to be defined with your installer.

If the content cannot be read, you must contact the installer, who will be able to sort out the problem.

With the support of the CNC and its partners, the CST offers all theatre operators the use of CST test charts, created on the basis of the AFNOR NF S 27100 standard. This offer is part of our commitment to uphold high projection quality which characterises French cinemas.
Our 2K, 4K, 3D, sound, sub-titles and SMPTE playback test digital test charts are digital cinema packages (DCP).
These test charts do not require any measuring apparatus and are placed at your disposal, non-encrypted, downloadable from this page.

The following companies use our test charts:

The SMPTE “B” V2.1 test DCP (SMPTE – CST/EDCF playback test DCP) is accessible on this webpage: www.en.cst.fr/smpte-dcp

To use our digital cinema tests:

– Download the tests by clicking on the links
– Unzip the files and then copy them onto a memory stick (make sure your memory stick is in ext3, FAT32 or NTFS format).
– Insert the memory stick into your server(s) or library(ies)
– When the ingest window appears on your server, select the available test charts and click on the “Ingest” option.

2K test charts

Framing test chart: CAD2K package

Mire de cadrage 2K cinéma numérique
CST 1.85 framing test chart
 

Accessing 2K framing test charts

Test charts describe the nominal image field that must be projected, depending on the film’s image ratio. They allow a digital projector’s crops to be adjusted.
The arrows indicate the boundaries of the nominal field.
The blue zone indicates the amputation tolerance zone around the image field.
The red zone identifies the outside of the nominal field. In no event must this zone be projected onto the screen.

Test charts exist for the following ratios:
• standard 1.33:1
• standard 1.37:1
• panoramic 1.66:1
• panoramic 1.85:1
• cinemascope 2.39:1
• 16/9
• 4/3

4K test charts

Framing test chart: CAD4K package

Accessing 4K framing test charts

Test charts describe the nominal image field that must be projected, depending on the film’s image ratio. They allow a digital projector’s crops to be adjusted.
The arrows indicate the boundaries of the nominal field.
The blue zone indicates the amputation tolerance zone around the image field.
The red zone identifies the outside of the nominal field. In no event must this zone be projected onto the screen.

Test charts exist for the following ratios:
• standard 1.33:1
• standard 1.37:1
• panoramic 1.66:1
• panoramic 1.85:1
• cinemascope 2.39:1
• 16/9
• 4/3

Definition test chart: DEF4K package

Accessing the 4K definition test chart

The 4K definition test permits the verification of sharpness and definition, as described in the AFNOR NF S 27100 standard.

SOUND test charts

Sound test chart: IDENT Package

 

Access only the 5.1 channel identification test chart

Access only the 7.1 channel identification test chart

These are used to verify the identification and proper functioning of the various sound channels.

Sound test chart: SYNC Package

Access only the sound synchronisation test chart

Sound synchronisation tests
The sound synchronisation test chart allows you to define the sound/image shift without measuring instruments.

3D test charts

3D test chart: CAD3D Package

Mire 3D de la CST
The CST 3D test chart
 

Access only the 3D framing test chart in 1.85 panoramic ratio

Access only the 3D framing test chart in 2.39 cinemascope ratio

3D framing test chart
Test charts describe the nominal image field that must be projected, depending on the 3D film image ratio. They allow a digital projector’s crops to be adjusted.
The arrows indicate the boundaries of the nominal field.
The blue zone indicates the amputation tolerance zone around the image field.
The red zone identifies the outside of the nominal field. In no event must this zone be projected onto the screen.

SUB-TITLING test charts

SMPTE sub-titles test chart: STTSMPTE Package

InterOp Sub-titles test chart: STTIOP Package

Mire de Sous-titres de la CST
The CST sub-titles test chart

 

2K 24 fps SUB-TITLES display and positioning test charts

Access only the 2K subtitles test chart in 1.85 ratio

Access only the 2K subtitles test chart in 2.39 ratio

4K 24 fps SUB-TITLES display and positioning test charts

Access only the 4K subtitles test chart in 1.85 ratio

Access only the 4K subtitles test chart in 2.39 ratio

This page only contains test charts without measuring instruments for theatre operators.

We can supply the following on request for integrators and experts:

SMPTE DCP test

The SMPTE  test DCP « B » V2.1   CST – DELUXE
24 and 25 fps – 2K Ratio : 2.39:1
DCP SMPTE test DCP « A » CST
25 fps – 2K Ratio : 2.39:1

2D test charts

SMPTE sub-titles test chart:

SMPTE Sub-titles 2K 25 fps Ratio : 1.85:1
SMPTE Sub-titles 2K 25 fps Ratio : 2.39:1
SMPTE Sub-titles 4K 25 fps Ratio : 1.85:1 – expert version
SMPTE Sub-titles 4K 25 fps Ratio : 2.39:1 – expert version

InterOp sub-titles test chart:

 InterOp Sub-titles 2K Ratio : 1.85:1
InterOp Sub-titles 2K Ratio : 2.39:1
InterOp Sub-titles 4K Ratio : 1.85:1
InterOp Sub-titles 4K Ratio : 2.39:1

SOUND without measuring instruments:

5.1 Channels identification
7.1 Channels identification
Synchronisation test chart

SOUND with measuring instruments:

5.1 (Pink noise SMPTE ST2095-1)
7.1 (Pink noise SMPTE ST2095-1)

2K test charts without measuring instruments :

2K test charts AFNOR NF S 27100 :
• standard 1.33:1
• standard 1.37:1
• panoramic 1.66:1
• panoramic 1.85:1
• cinemascope 2.39:1
• 16/9
• 4/3
• 2.35:1
• 2.2:1

2K test charts with measuring instruments:

Luminance – uniformity test pattern AFNOR NF S 27100 : 1.85:1
Luminance – uniformity test pattern AFNOR NF S 27100 : 2.39:1
Contrast test pattern AFNOR NF S 27100 : 1.85:1
Contrast test pattern AFNOR NF S 27100 : 2.39:1
HFR test charts:
– 30 fps
– 48 fps
– 60 fps
– 96 fps
– 120 fps
P3 Colorimetric test pattern:
– Red 01
– Red 02
– Green 01
– Green 02
– Blue 01
– Blue 02
– Cyan 01
– Cyan 02
– Yellow 01
– Yellow 02
– Magenta 01
– Magenta 02
– Black 01
– White 10 DCI
Rec709 Colorimetric test pattern:
– Red
– Green
– Blue
– White D65

4K test charts without measuring instruments :

High broadband:
– 500 Mb/s
4K framing test charts:
• standard 1.33:1
• standard 1.37:1
• panoramic 1.66:1
• panoramic 1.85:1
• cinemascope 2.39:1
• 16/9
• 4/3
• 2.35:1
• 2.2:1
• 2.0:1

4K test charts with measuring instruments:

Luminance – uniformity test pattern AFNOR NF S 27100 : 1.85:1
Luminance – uniformity test pattern AFNOR NF S 27100 : 2.39:1
Contrast test pattern AFNOR NF S 27100 : 1.85:1
Contrast test pattern AFNOR NF S 27100 : 2.39:1
Colorimetric test pattern: 
– Red 01
– Red 02
– Green 01
– Green 02
– Blue 01
– Blue 02
– Cyan 01
– Cyan 02
– Yellow 01
– Yellow 02
– Magenta 01
– Magenta 02
– Black 01
– White 10 DCI

3D test charts

3D test charts without measuring instruments :

3D framing test pattern (with left eye – right eye spotting) 2K Ratio : 1.85:1
3D framing test pattern (with left eye – right eye spotting) 2K Ratio : 2.39:1
Crosstalk test pattern

HDR DCI test pattern

2K test charts with measuring instruments:

P3 Colorimetric test pattern:
– Red 01
– Green 01
– Blue 01
– White D65 – 500 cd/m2 (nits)
Grey-scale:
– Black > Dark grey
– Black > White

If you wish to access our catalogue of eXpert test charts or if you require a personalized test chart (e.g. for a specific image ratio), please contact us

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