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DIN Standards Committee Entertainment Technology, Photography and Cinematography

About NVBF

The DIN Standards Committee Entertainment Technology, Photography and Cinematography (NVBF) develops and maintains standards and specifications in all areas of Entertainment technology, photography and cinematography. It develops requirements for and testing of: 

Entertainment venues and entertainment production facilities for shows and events, its work equipment as well as related services.  This includes

  • Entertainment and media technology for stages, theatres, multi-purpose venues, fairs, exhibitions and production facilities for film, radio, television and construction works and areas for comparable purposes;
  • Lighting technology and its equipment for entertainment technology, film, television, stages and photography as well as special power grids, and distribution boards;
  • Entertainment technology services;
  • Requirements for the safety of machinery, equipment and installations for entertainment technology and production facilities for shows and events.

Photography (still picture imaging and motion picture imaging technique), cinematography (sound and picture reproduction). This includes

  • Sensitive materials, including their physical properties, storage, and sensitometry;
  • Camera technology in electronic/digital still picture imaging, as well as camera and flashlight technology in film-based still photography and camera lenses;
  • Analogue and digital still and motion picture imaging and sound technology, including recording, processing, playback and equipment;
  • Analogue and electronic/digital cinema technology and still picture projection;
  • Requirements on analogue/digital archiving of still photographs and film.

The NVBF mirrors the international standardization work of ISO/TC 36 "Cinematography" and ISO/TC 42 "Photography". 

At European level, it mirrors the work and holds the secretariat of CEN/TC 433 "Entertainment Technology - Machinery, equipment and installations", and also holds the secretariat of CEN/TC 433/WG 2 "Work equipment and installations".



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Kim Ihlow

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13627 Berlin

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New projects
Document number Begin Title
ISO/CD TR 17321-5 2020-06-23 Graphic technology and photography - Colour characterization of digital still cameras (DSCs) - Part 5: Colour targets including saturated colours for colour characteristic evaluation test for colorimetric image capture More  Comment 
DIN 15584-2 2020-02-25 Digital cinema - Image Projection - Part 2: Ambient light during projection and their measurement More  Comment 
ISO 21727 AMD 1 2019-11-28   More  Comment 

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Current Draft Standards
Document number Edition Title
DIN ISO 18948 2020-08 Imaging materials - Photo books - Test methods for permanence and durability (ISO 18948:2018); Text in German and English More  Read draft and comment

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Document number Edition Procedure Title
DIN SPEC 15587 2019-04 Technical Report Recommendations for digitization of cinematographic film More  Order from Beuth Verlag
DIN SPEC 56951 2019-03 VN Entertainment Technology - Drives and control systems for safety-related equipment More  Order from Beuth Verlag


New standards
Document number Edition Title
ISO 12232 AMD 1 2020-06 Determination of encoding-relative sensitivity (ERS) More  Order from Beuth Verlag
ISO 19093 AMD 1 2020-06 Chroma decrease calculation More  Order from Beuth Verlag
ISO 18937 2020-01 Imaging materials - Photographic reflection prints - Methods for measuring indoor light stability More  Order from Beuth Verlag

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Documents withdrawn without replacement
Document number Deadline for comments Title
DIN 15910-1 2020-07-31 Magnetic heads; reference distances on magnetic sound heads for magnetic film and for motion-picture films with magnetic sound stripes More  Comment 
DIN 15586-3 2020-07-31 Testing of mechanical properties of radiation sensitive film materials; determination of the dimensional change of photographic films and papers More  Comment 
DIN 15530-2 2020-07-31 Film 35 mm; sprockets, specifications for the root diameter for all films with standardized film width More  Comment 

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This year the 6th plenary meeting of CEN/TC 433 “Entertainment Technology – Machinery, equipment and installations” whose Secretariat is hold by DIN, took place in Madrid under a the kind ...