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Life today is very different than any of us likely ever expected. As we are working through what that means to our businesses and our families, we want you to know that we are here for you.

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Free Educational Resources

We will offer free professional development while your work schedule is disrupted with a robust schedule of webinars, online training, and virtual courses. An initial schedule and links will be sent by the end of the week. Everything will be updated on cedia.net.

COVID-19 Resource Center

CEDIA is collating a Resource Center including valuable legal, regulatory, and commercial information from our legal firm, as well as industry and governmental resources. 

Double the Podcasts

We are also going to be dropping two podcasts each week starting now. If you missed it, this podcast focused on coping with COVID-19 in day-to-day operations, supply chain issues, and remote working. Look for them on Tuesdays and Fridays. 

CEDIA Awards

To give you more time to prepare your entries, we are extending the project submission deadline to April 30 for all regions -- EMEA, Americas, and AsiaPac. 

Your Community

The CEDIA online community is a great place to share experiences with your peers and offer and receive advice during these challenging times. 

Reach out to us. Let us know what you need and how we can help. Reach out to your favorite CEDIA staffer or member@cedia.org. We will be back soon with more details on education resources. 


Each Monday, we'll be releasing a topical digest with a slate of free education including webinars, online courses, white papers, and informative podcasts. Find those below.

We will be hosting webinars every Tuesday and Thursday and you can check out the full schedule here.

This Week in CEDIA Education

by Brian Weiss | Mar 23, 2020
These are unprecedented times, and CEDIA is here to help with professional development resources if you find yourself with downtime. Each Monday, we'll be releasing a topical digest with a slate of free education including webinars, online courses, white papers, and informative podcasts.

We will be hosting webinars every Tuesday and Thursday and you can check out the full schedule here.

Webinar


A Deep Dive into Video Compression | Thursday, March 26, 4 p.m. EDT

In a landscape of increasing video resolutions and bits per pixel, the need for compression is ever present. From mezzanine compression for content capture and post-production, to deep compression for content distribution, to the choice of compressed vs uncompressed for the final hop to the display, this session led by David Meyer takes a look at the types of compression, when it’s good and when it’s not.

 



Online Courses

Recurring Revenue | 1 CEU each

In this six-part series, get the inside scoop about different ways real home technology professionals are earning RMR and, most importantly, how they got started. Hear about their successes and failures to ease your mind and guide your next steps.


Participants in this course will receive instruction on troubleshooting procedures including analysis, diagnostics, documentation, and application of solutions. This course also discusses the advantages of routine system maintenance and remote diagnostics through the use of service contracts and recurring revenue models.

White Papers

Integrators Guide to Colorimetry 

This paper provides background on cinematic color and explores topics including: color perception, color gamut, color space, chroma subsampling, color bit depth, high dynamic range, and calibration.

Integrators Guide to Resolution

This paper focuses on the fundamentals of video resolution, as well as which formats and devices to use for a given application.

Integrators Guide to HDR

This paper explores the fundamentals of HDR video and how it relates to human vision, and underlines HDR standards, formats and connectivity to ensure compatible system design and integration.

Podcasts

New episodes dropping twice a week. Need to catch up? Find the latest episodes here.

Client Care Programs | Tuesday, March 24, 8 a.m. EDT

CEDIA's Director of Technical Training Steve Rissi shares his expertise – which includes years as the head of an integration firm's service department – in this podcast with hosts Ed Wenck and Walt Zerbe. Find out what we mean by “substantial completion” and how to organize a labor force if service is handled in house, and how to find a third-party service if that’s the ticket.

Coping with Obsolescence | Friday, March 27, 8 a.m. EDT

A lot of what an integrator installs can become obsolete – to the point of failure – at some point in the future. So how do you prepare a client for this obsolescence, and how do you design systems that can adapt? Peter Aylett (HTE), Rich Green (Rich Green Design), and Hamish Neale (Hero Labs) join Ed and Walt to discuss the inevitable.

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