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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".

How is NVBF composed?


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DIN 15767 2024-04-03 Entertainment technology - Power supply for productions and events More  Comment 
ISO/CD 32095-1 2024-03-27 Cinematography - Calibration reference wideband digital pink noise signal - Part 1: Title missing More  Comment 
ISO/CD PAS 18940-1 2024-02-08 Imaging materials - Image permanence specification of reflection photographic prints for indoor applications - Part 1: Test methods More  Comment 

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DIN 56950-5 2024-04 Standard Entertainment technology - Machinery installations - Part 5: Safety requirements for electric chainhoist systems More  Order from Beuth Verlag
DIN 56920-3 2024-04 Standard Terms of Entertainment technology - Part 3: Stage equipment More  Order from Beuth Verlag
DIN EN 17795-5 2024-02 Standard Entertainment technology - Codes of Practice - Part 5: Lifting and motion operations in the event industry; German version EN 17795-5:2023 More  Order from Beuth Verlag

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CEN/TC 457 'Digital preservation of cinematographic works' has finalized the work on the “Cinema preservation package” (CPP) which will help to facilitate the digital preservation of ...