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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. The scope includes, among other things:

  • Properties and storage of film and paper for still and motion picture;
  • Camera technology in electronic/digital photography;
  • Production, playback and preservation of motion picture and sound;
  • Lighting systems and related requirements for mobile electrical installations, special power grids and entertainment technology services;
  • Requirements for the safety of machinery, work equipment and installations;
  • fire safety issues in regard to temporary equipment, properties, and decorations used on stages as well as fire safety issues for stage scenery;
  • Media and sound technology.

The NVBF mirrors the:

  • international standardization work of ISO/TC 36 "Cinematography" and ISO/TC 42 "Photography";
  • work of CEN/TC 457 “Digital preservation of cinematographic works” and holds its Secretariat; work of CEN/TC 433 "Entertainment Technology - Machinery, equipment and installations" and holds its Secretariat as well as of CEN/TC 433/WG 2 "Work equipment and installations".


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ISO/AWI TS 20490 2022-05-23 Measuring auto-focus repeatability of sharpness and latency More  Comment 
ISO/AWI 18916 2022-05-23 Imaging materials - Processed imaging materials - Photographic activity test for enclosure materials More  Comment 
ISO 21727 AMD 1 2022-04-29 Cinematography - Method of measurement of perceived loudness of short duration motion-picture audio material - Amendment 1 More  Comment 

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Document number Edition Procedure Title
DIN 15905-5 2022-07 Standard Entertainment Technology - Sound Engineering - Part 5: Measures to prevent the risk of hearing loss of the audience by high sound exposure of electroacoustic sound systems More  Order from Beuth Verlag
DIN 15584-2 2022-07 Standard Digital cinema - Image Projection - Part 2: Ambient light during projection and their measurement More  Order from Beuth Verlag
ISO 18909 2022-02 Standard Photography - Processed photographic colour films and paper prints - Methods for measuring image stability More  Order from Beuth Verlag

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