SpectraCal, the inventors of CalMAN Video Calibration Software, will begin a national video calibration training tour in Seattle on May 26 and end in Minneapolis on September 2. The tour tracks to Major League Baseball cities, but also includes a few other stops along the way.
For a map of the tour click here: Map and Schedule
Two specific tracks will be taught in each city: Pro Calibration, an eight-hour boot camp (8am to 5pm with lunch provided) for professional calibrators covers everything from video basics to advanced calibration of display technologies including LCD, plasma, DLP projector, video processors by Lumagen (Radiance series) and Anchor Bay DVDO (Duo), and video equalizers from AV Foundry (VEQ-Pro) using CalMAN Pro 4.0 software, video generators from Quantum Data and AV Foundry, and Color Analyzers from X-Rite and Klein. The course includes five workstations for use in seven hands-on labs. All attendees receive workbooks, lab guides and handouts. For a full course description click here: Pro Course Description
Graduates of the professional course receive a certificate from the Imaging Science Foundation for a free ISF Refresher course seat ($599 value). Graduates also receive discount certificates for THX Video 3 course and ISF-Commercial Course.
The other track is called, “Enthusiast Calibration.” It is a three-hour (6pm to 9pm) seminar for enthusiasts, videophiles, and anyone interested in a crash course in video calibration. It starts with “Directors Intent” and ends with display calibration using the CalMAN – Enthusiast Edition. The course includes lecture and five demos of everything from front-panel control adjustments to calibration with a video processor in the system. For a full course description click here: Enthusiast Course Description
Graduates of the enthusiast course receive video calibration DVDs and discount certificates for CalMAN Home and Enthusiast calibrator packages.
Instructors are all ISF and/or THX certified and Spectracal hopes to have several drop in visitors along the route that will contribute to the program of instruction and assist with labs and demos. The primary instructor for the tour is Jeff Murray from SpectraCal, who has more than 13 years of experience in the video calibration and custom installation business.
Pro courses are limited to 12 students in each location and Enthusiast courses are limited to 24 students in each location.
Pro Course is $299 and includes workbook, lunch, and discount certificates.
Enthusiast Course is $99 and includes a workbook, handouts, and a calibration DVD.
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