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Michael Chen

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Name: Michael Chen
Date registered: November 28, 2011
URL: http://www.tlvexp.ca


Michael Chen is the only THX Video Systems Instructor in Canada, and beyond these borders, is one of just two THX Video Instructors in the entire world.  He has actively consulted with Spectracal and ChromaPure and has created numerous education videos on the calibration process with still more to come.  His Video Calibration Training Series has quickly become the most comprehensive and simple to understand learning tool on the market today.  He has also taught classes for both the ISF and Spectracal as well and is now spearheading his all new TLVEXP calibration training program.

Latest posts

  1. Video Forge Pro vs Classic — September 18, 2017
  2. Lens Memory – Improved 2:35 Movie Experience — September 18, 2017
  3. Epson LS10000 – HDR (like) Performance (Tweaking time) — March 21, 2017
  4. Epson 5040/6040 Thoughts and Musings — November 25, 2016
  5. Walk Thru – Calman Home Basic Workflow — September 28, 2016

Most commented posts

  1. Do Calibration Tables Really Work for Tri-Stim Devices? (Updated) — 25 comments
  2. Color Management System Pie … Eat Half or All? — 15 comments
  3. Calibration Nazis Versus The People — 7 comments
  4. From The Archives: Presenting Grayscale — 4 comments
  5. Calibration Knowledge Challenge — 4 comments

Author's posts listings

Sep 18

Video Forge Pro vs Classic

Here is a video I shot showing the speed of the new Video Forge Pro 4k UHD signal generator versus the classic VF 1080p generator.   Video 52 – Video Forge Pro versus Classic – This shows you the speed difference between these two signal generators. Video 53 – Video Forge Pro User Patterns – …

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Sep 18

Lens Memory – Improved 2:35 Movie Experience

This tweak is aimed at those using projectors on the normal 16:9 screens.  If your projector has a lens memory feature, this tweak is for you.  I have been introducing it to all my clients when the situation is applicable for them.  The tweak costs no money and greatly improves the viewing experience when implemented. …

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Mar 21

Epson LS10000 – HDR (like) Performance (Tweaking time)

Updated May 18, 2017.  This tweak does not require any physical modifications to the Epson LS10000 projector.  It is derived based solely on observation of how current 2016/2017 projectors are delivering UHD HDR enabled images.   The Epson LS10000 laser based projector uses LCOS like technology similar to the JVC DILA and Sony’s SXRD versions …

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Nov 25

Epson 5040/6040 Thoughts and Musings

Hey all, I thought I would port over some of my observations and rants on the new Epson 5040 that I have been posting over on my facebook page. You can get a daily dose of calibration stuff over there as I rant and remark about the little things in my corner of the calibration …

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Sep 28

Walk Thru – Calman Home Basic Workflow

Welcome to the tutorial / walk thru for the Calman Home Basic workflow.  This is the workflow that is typically available to those that have purchased the Calman Control or higher package.  This video is done using the AVSHD test disc rather than the mobile forge app.  Some pages need the app, but a work …

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Sep 28

Walk thru – Calman Home Express Workflow

Welcome to the tutorial / walk thru for the Calman Home Express workflow.  This is the workflow that is typically available to those that have purchased the home express package.  This video is done using the AVSHD test disc rather than the mobile forge app.  Some pages need the app, but a work around is …

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Sep 25

In the Pipeline – September 2016

Hi all, I am in the process of shooting some more training videos that will take it up to the magic number of 50. Wow 50 … who would have thought that.  These will all be based around Calman workflows. Calman Home Basic: I`m almost finished the one on the Calman Home Basic workflow and …

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Sep 04

Picking Your Poison … Uhhh … Next TV (2016 Update)

[important]New Feature “Get a recommendation” … Answer a few questions and I can steer you closer to what may be best for you. [/important] I’ve updated the article with additional information on local dimming, curved screens and more OLED information.  (New stuff on Ultra High Definition TVs or 4K displays) General issues with display technologies.  That’s the …

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Aug 10

ISF Exam Answered … In detail

The ISF exam answered … in detail.  Ever wondered what this exam looks like?  This is a detailed look at the ISF examination and the answers to each question in short answer form.  This version of the exam is newly updated from August 2016.  Expect the questions to change over time, but this is the …

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Jun 16

Matte Makers – Mattes For Your Home Theater

This is a short video discussing the benefits of using mattes in your home theater projector set up.  It is Part 47 in my calibration training series.  This one looks at the effect of using mattes on your fixed screen projector set ups.  Yes it is decidedly low tech but it works and has the …

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Jun 11

Highlights from the Video Calibration Training series

Updated June 2016 This article is a summary of what each and every one of the 47 (and counting) video calibration training shorts actually cover.  Up until now, readers could only see the main subject matter which might be self explanatory or might not be.  I’ll go into a bit more detail about what you …

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May 04

In the Pipeline – April 2016

Just a quick update on what is on the docket hopefully in the next few weeks to a month.  Working on an article on High Dynamic Range101 or think of it as HDR for Dummies.  I’ve seen how some other articles describe it so look for my take … coming soon. Also on deck will …

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Oct 12

Warped Space – Curved TVs

Curved screens … on flat panels. First up some nice words about the curved displays.  I’ve visited a few clients homes where the back wall was actually curved and this made the installation of a large curved panel fit well into the room. In my own home, my family room system places the TV into …

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Sep 23

In the Pipeline Fall 2015 Edition

Life gets in the way for all the fun stuff that I’d like to talk about.  Sigh. I’ve played with a number of those new Epson LS10000 Laser projectors as well as a bunch of other ones too.  My old LG 55″ Local dimming LED set has been retired to my parents place after a …

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Mar 24

All things Calibration Podcast

An “All Things Calibration Podcast.”  I had the pleasure to sit down with Tom Parish for a chat about all things calibration, from why we do it to ways to evaluate calibrators, to the business of calibration and much more.  Tom is from the post production side of the equation and is definitely very social …

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