BluFocus has announced that they have been certified by the Blu-ray Disc Association (BDA) as a Blu-ray Movie Play Verification Testing Center, the first company to receive such a certification in the United States. Additionally, they have been approved to test BD-ROM Audio Visual Content and are in the process of obtaining certification for BD-ROM PC Application Software testing.
Paulette E. Pantoja, CEO/Founder of BluFocus Inc., commented, "Our highly dedicated and experienced staff have worked extremely hard these last two years and are very proud and honored to be an approved Testing Center for the BDA. To be officially recognized and approved by the BDA is a compliment to our hard work and dedication to this format."
The company offers testing, compatibility, verification, THX Certification and Project Engineering services to ensure seamless Blu-ray execution by all customers. As an example, BluFocus used their expertise to ensure the smooth operation of the Warner Brothers Blu-ray release of 'The Dark Knight'.
"BluFocus used their expertise to ensure the smooth operation of the Warner Brothers Blu-ray release of 'The Dark Knight'.". Isn't The Dark Knight probably the only release that makes all motion interpolation options on TVs start flickering?
joeblow....bitter? seems like you are either from one of these companies with a chip on your shoulder or know someone that is. haha.
More certification from any company is good for BLU-RAY so this is a good thing for everyone. If the companies you mentioned are worthy of this then they should do what needs to get done and get certified to make obvious fans like you happy.
blu_buddy: "Especially since this is where all of the studios are located!"
Which studios do you think the film mentioned in the article (The Dark Knight) was filmed at? Pinewood and Leavesden in the UK. There are more studios in the world than just the ones in the US.
This article is misleading since it makes it appear that this will be the first time blu-ray titles are going to go through a QC/testing process. In fact, majority of blu-ray titles out there have been through either internal QC or third-party QC - because large studios (most of blu-ray titles) can easily afford to go through this process and has been a standard procedure with the DVD format. And yes, even those blu-ray titles that don't seem to work on your player - more than likely still went through a testing process. Just pop your disc in a PS3 and see if it works.
Not to mention, if it's true that BluFocus is the first company to obtain certification - this means, all of those internal QC departments or third-party QC companies that have been testing blu-ray for the past couple years, were able to do so successfully without the need the BDA's seal of approval.
So I'm not sure what this certification entails, or the expertise of BDA when it comes to the QC process, all I know is that my all of my blu-ray discs that work perfectly, did not have BDA's nod for its testing procedures. Definitely though, this certification seems to be a great marketing tool.