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Hollywood Studios Say 'Action!' To Digital Movie Standards

The standards are designed to help theater projector and equipment manufacturers create compatible digital cinema devices in the United States.

Hollywood's major film studios--Disney, Fox, MGM, Paramount, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Universal, and Warner Bros. Studios--have agreed on new technical standards to make it easier for theaters to show digitally produced movies.

Digital Cinema Initiatives LLC, a venture formed in 2002 to establish standards, today released the final system requirements and specifications to help theater projector and equipment manufacturers create compatible digital cinema devices in the United States.

"It's great for students to have one standard to shoot on if they choose to go into digital moviemaking," says Joseph Byron, director of education for the Los Angeles Film School.

Students can save thousands of dollars by shooting and preparing a movie in the digital format, Byron says. Also, tomorrow's moviemakers and moviegoers won't need to concern themselves with scratches or dust on film. "It's somewhat sad, but traditional film as we know it will someday become obsolete," he says.

There are no plans to change the curriculum or the program at the school. Los Angeles Film School already offers students classes in digital movie production from picture and sound editing to formatting during the last quarter of classes.

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