DCI Spec Celebrates its 10th Anniversary

It was July 20, 2005 when DCI released version 1.0 of its Digital Cinema System Specification. The release was not a surprise: it was the culmination of many earlier versions, circulated for comment over a 2 1/2 year period. The spec is an impressive work considering that it required the agreement of six major corporations that openly compete. It was also the signal that studios were ready for the transition to digital projection, as the specification is what they would require to be met as a condition to subsidize the replacement of film projectors with digital.

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