Inter-Society Digital Cinema Forum (ISDCF)

Next Meeting:  Tuesday December 11, 2018 10:30 am - Universal

Future meetings:

January 29?? (perhaps a call only? 10:30-2:30pm)

Possible Audio Immersive Plugfest March 12/13, 2019

ISDCF Meeting March 14, 2019

ISDCF - Intersociety Digital Cinema Forum meets about once a month to discuss technical and deployment issues for Theatrical Digital Cinema deployment. We discuss DCP (Digital Cinema Package), KDM (Key Distribution Message), FLM (Facility List Message), TDL (Trusted Device List), Formatting of distribution hard disc drives, FIPS-140, DCI (Digital Cinema Initiatives), Upgrade scheduling, 3D luminance, subtitles, captions, closed captions, SMPTE specifications for digital cinema / audio and a large number of other TLA and FLA’s (three letter acronyms and four letter acronyms). [The prior list was for Google search engine benefit.] About 50 people participate monthly, either in person or via conference call. Any questions please email Jerry Pierce, Chairman at To obtain password to private sections of this website please email (an auto responder will provide the password).

We encourage you to join Inter-Society to help support ISDCF. It is $500/year for a company and $100/year for an individual. Inter-Society provides lunches for the ISDCF meetings and helps support the management of ISDCF. It's the right thing to do!


Agenda, Locations, Schedule

On-Line Forum

Discussions in a forum style

All documents and information presented here are to be used at your own risk, strictly voluntary, should not be used for implementing products, no warranty expressed or implied. Provided for convenience only. Not my fault, user beware, the dog ate my homework.

Naming Convention

Plugfest Information

SMPTE-DCP Test Material

General Test Material

Technical Documents

Introduction to ISDCF

Mission, Background, Anti-trust,

Joining the reflector

SMPTE Standards

What standards do you need to

implement digital cinema

Meeting Notes

Registry Listings

Inter-Society/ISDCF Membership

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