ISF is a living, breathing, ever evolving thing, made up of professionals around the globe. We are all striving for video perfection from the movie set all the way to the new HDR display in a home theater, and the technology changes that are rapidly coming to fruition must be fully understood and addressed in all aspects of picture quality. This is why ISF Level III has become so critical.
The true cost of these visually powerful advances is not simply the cost of new displays, it is updating infrastructure and mastering the new skills required to design, integrate, and test the HDMI signal paths that are required to bring these new features to our TV screens.
Since the release of HDMI 2.0 and the onset of 4K/HDR products and content, calibration has become secondary to successfully distributing the correct signal. Our mission at ISF is to deliver the best picture available to the end user and to match the director’s intent. It is paramount to the mission to get the complete and correct signal from the source through any repeaters in the HDMI network all the way to the display.
Very few integrators have successfully taken the dive into distributing 4K with HDR because the signal exceeds the limitations of most of the current infrastructure in homes and businesses. CEDIA integrators have either put in systems with 4K and no HDR, limit the system to 1080P SDR, or they put the sources in the room with the HDR display. None of these compromises are necessary. We cover this at length to help you confidently sell and install these high bandwidth products and systems without the need for any shortcuts or compromises.
We are now seeing the second Golden Age of television. With more studios producing high-quality content, we are seeing inconsistencies between professional studio and broadcast monitors. The only way to ensure that the look of a TV show or film matches what the creators intended is to verify that all the monitors used for the project are using the same white point, and if not, calibrating all of them to the standard so they match. Current generation displays have shown us of the most dynamic, colorful, sharpest images we’ve ever seen. The best flat panels are capable of a near reference quality picture, and today’s projectors are dynamic and powerful. We are happily surprised to see TV’s and projectors at even entry and mid-level prices calibrating well and giving customers a good bang for the buck.
What is covered?
ISF Level 1 Online
This online certification overs the fundamentals of Color Science, Display Standards, and detailed tutorials on the ISF CalMAN Workflow Calibration software. Through 11 self-taught modules, learners will leave prepared to become an ISF calibrator. This online course serves as the CEDIA/ISF prerequisite to attend the hands-on ISF Level 2 and Level 3 certification training.
ISF Levels II & III In-Person
This in-person training will cover the principles of HDMI signal pathways and distribution including troubleshooting solutions. Each attendee will participate in labs to connect video sources to displays, (flat panels and projectors) through audio video receivers and matrix switches and to make correct adjustments using appropriate video patterns and reading from color analyzers for control, contrast, brightness, color, tint, sharpness, gamma, color gamut and white balance. Attendees will critically compare the display performance of properly calibrated displays and uncalibrated or incorrectly calibrated displays. Projection technologies, installation considerations and set up including calibration will be heavily emphasized.
You will need a laptop computer for this course.
Who should attend?
Technicians who are wanting to learn how to calibrate or brush up on old calibration knowledge. Please note: you must have completed the Online ISF Level 1 pre-requisite course included in this package before attending the in-person ISF Levels II & III portion of the training.
- Member rate: $1,500 USD
- Non-member rate: $1,800 USD
REQUIREMENTS DUE TO COVID-19
Students will be required to:
- Complete a survey prior to coming to the facility
about possibly COVID exposure and if they have had symptoms. If the survey is
failed, they will not be permitted to enter CEDIA HQ.
- Complete daily temperature checks
- Wear a face mask at all times when in the building
Due to social distancing recommendations from the CDC and local agencies this class will be limited to 8 students. Reserve your place in the class today!
Note: No refunds of expenses incurred due to COVID-19 related cancellations, either on the part of the student or CEDIA, will be issued. If student cannot attend training, registration can be moved to a future offering or a refund issued.
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