The Cinema Designer (TCD) is a double CEDIA Award-winning cloud-based, standards-driven online tool that calculates in minutes what would typically take an experienced cinema designer weeks to design, producing a complete 30+ page cinema design proposal including audio and video calibration reports, aesthetic renders accurately reflecting the finished room, and 3D CAD drawings of the room. Built by home theatre designers, for home theatre designers, TCD allows home cinema professionals to create new projects using products from the best manufacturers the residential theatre industry has to offer.
TCD brings the entire cinema design process into one place: the user enters in the dimensions of the room and then works methodically through the entire cinema design. TCD specifies the precise location of the loudspeakers, screen, seating, projector, provides amplification and processor requirements, calculates the RT60 value, and much more. The software is available to users all over the world, producing documentation that meets the minimum standard required to enter the CEDIA Awards in its cinema and media room design categories.
"For a brand that is synonymous with music production, post production and HiFi markets, PMC is an obvious fit with TCD’s Award-winning home theatre design software. From now on, integrators using TCD can design everything from small media rooms, right up to high render channel count immersive audio home theaters using PMC’s extensive range of loudspeakers," the company states.
PMC’s speakers are chosen by many recording studios, movie production companies, composers, musicians and engineers, and they are also suited to residential media and cinema rooms. TCD’s broad manufacturer database now incorporates every product in PMC’s extensive portfolio. These include HiFi products such as the Gold, Twenty5 and slim-line Wafer series; full range floor-standing loudspeakers and subwoofers such as Fact and SE; in-wall and on-wall CI loudspeakers and professional large-scale reference studio monitors such as the MB3, BB6 and QB1-XBD-A systems.
“By including all our products in TCD we are ensuring that designers can choose and source the correct loudspeaker for every application – from smaller media-type cinema rooms right through to large-scale, bespoke high-end, highest fidelity monitoring systems for cinema,” says Ian Sutton, UK Divisional Director.
Using TCD will allow integrators to confidently design technically perfect immersive audio PMC home theaters in a matter of minutes, eliminating the guesswork when it comes to placing all the required loudspeakers accurately in a room in a way that is relative to the listening area.
“PMC has an amazing pedigree in creating the leading studio monitors; the scale of their portfolio is one of the most impressive of any brand,” says TCD Inventor, Guy Singleton. “PMC’s loudspeakers are remarkably capable and sonically-driven products, which lend themselves particularly well to TCD’s Media Room and Media Room Pro subscription options. We are really proud to include these products in our database, and to make it possible for our thousands of users all over the world to have the ability to design media rooms and cinemas using PMC.”