This will be the Beginners Guide to all the Articles on the site. It will sort out all the articles based on their level of complexity as well as a walk through of which articles a person new to this world should be reading first.
Level 1 Reading – Easy Stuff for the Beginners – Just Good Information
3. Why TVs Are Not Calibrated …
5. How To Pick Your Next TV Intelligently
6. Picking the Right Calibrator
7. Picking the Right Calibrator – Stuff to Look For
8. What You Are Likely Getting With Best Buy Calibrations
9. How Much Energy Do You Save on TVs?
10. The Real Steps in the Calibration Process
11. Top Things that Crooked Installers Do to Clients
12. Calibration – Wants Versus Needs
13. When Lips Move Faster Than the Brain
Level 2 Reading – Stuff you can do without test gear, but with a test disc or nothing at all
14. What Some Professionals Would Like You to Believe
15. How Much Detail Can We Really See?
16. Are You Really Getting 1080P?
17. Setting Brightness on Cable and Satellite
18. Setting Contrast
20. What Really Happens When You Copy Settings?
Level 3 Reading – More advanced methods and ideas for the DIY’er and the Professional Calibrator
21. How To Education Videos Finally Ready
22. How Calibration Charts Can Lie
23. 3D Calibration
24. Comparing Professional Calibration Software
25. How Calibration Tables Actually Work and How They Can Fail
26. Zoom Memory Versus Anamorphic Lens Systems
27. Setting Black Levels For Post Production
28. How Does The CCA System in DLP Projectors Work?
Level 4 Reading – For those with professional aspirations or just curious about the inner workings of professional classes
31. The Life of a Professional Calibrator
32. Professional Calibration Programs Part 1
33. Professional Calibration Programs Part 2
34. Professional Calibration Programs Part 3
35. Professional Calibration Programs Part 4
36. Can Professional Services be done on the cheap?
37. Is Automation Your Friend or Enemy?
38. Review of the ISF Class from 2000 …
39. ISF Exam – Answered in Detail
Greg Lucas(March 30, 2014 - 2:39 pm)
I am looking at doing your video training and had a few ?. Do you go thru all phases of the calman software? I have 5.3 . Also I won a C6 meter , should I keep my i1 pro REV D [ used 4 times ] for profiling ? Spectracal said the C6 is so good it is not necessary . Thanks for any Info and input .
Michael Chen(March 31, 2014 - 12:28 am)
The training videos teach people the fundamentals of the calibration process. As calibration has been going on for more than 20 years, it more than pre-dates the Calman software. The training video is not a “how to use calman” video. As you are taught the concepts in calibration, when completed, one should be able to apply what they learned to any software be it HCFR, Chromapure and yes, Calman too. It is like teaching people about the fundamentals of a car oil change. There is a filter … there is oil … there is a drain plug under the car … etc. If you understand this, you should be able to apply it to any car you may encounter. One does not need a specific lesson on a Ford Mustang alone. Calman as software comes with many workflows / templates to do calibration. They can be geared to the novice or the seasoned professional. There can be more than 20 permutations of this making specific training videos based on each one problematic. Take the 36 videos and redo each one 20 to 30 times to accommodate each permutation of Calman … not happening.
The videos teach you how to fish … not how to catch only one specific kind of fish.
The Calman template used in some of the videos is a custom one designed for the THX class. This does not come with the software. The calibration process is much more than just software and hardware. In fact, the software and hardware only get used in 20-30% of the process. Given that reality, if you mess up the 70% portion, it no longer matters how good the software and hardware is. The software will never know if you did that 70% correctly.