In The Pipeline – Summer 2013

coming soonHere is an update on things that are recent to the site as well as upcoming stuff.  I just put up this multi-page analysis of the ISF exam.  I’ve gone through it and answered all 65 questions in a fairly thorough manner.  If you have ever been curious about what people have to know in such a program, then go take a long look at the article.  It’s long, but an excellent learning tool even if you are not planning on being a professional any time soon.  Pay particular attention to the idea of whether a question would truly make a person a better calibrator if he knew the answer to the question.

Currently in the works is an expansion of the professional video calibration training program we offer  We have gathered a small team of top notch THX level calibrators that actually know how to teach this stuff to people as well.  We’ve standardized the curriculum so that everyone gets the same foundation, but the instructors are always free to give their unique spins on the process.  This training is available in Canada and in the Los Angeles area at the moment.  On the home front, a professional classroom is being readied to accommodate up to six students at a time.  This two to three day class will be available twice a year.  Scaled down versions of this training program are also available as a one day program and a half day type.

This program is aimed at people who are serious about learning the intricacies of professional video calibration and want to do it right the first time.  It is not aimed at people that want ISF letters on their business card above all else.  If all you want are letters, then this is not the program for you.  Just go away. (The latest ISF class atrocity just pushed me over the edge.  25 students, 5 TVs, two days … one instructor, no additional calibrators as assistants.  Hours wasted in class trouble shooting people’s laptops.  And lots of hands on time?  You have to be kidding me.  I feel so badly for the students as so many were left clueless.  This passes itself off as real education these days.)

The instructors for our video calibration training program are real calibrators that actually do this in real life and that makes all the difference.  Ace fighter pilots will actually be teaching people how to be fighter pilots.  No salesmen or marketing people involved here.

We see this as a perfect fit for those in related industries that want to really learn about Video Calibration correctly.  No hidden agendas.  People currently in installation companies and integration companies that really care about what they do will appreciate this program as well.  Learn to do it right the first time.  The full two/three day program also includes permanent access to the critically acclaimed Video Calibration Training Video Series created by Michael Chen and Ray Coronado and a number of other tools to help out the professional calibrator.  No other program out there can come close to the comprehensive nature of our training program.


And finally on the upcoming docket, are more training videos.  I have a bit more time and I can get down to actually shooting some of those seven videos I have plotted out.  The next one is on spectrometers and colorimeters.  Due out shortly.  Continued gratitude to those that have graciously support us in this venture.

Any yes, Parts 31 and 32 are done.  Well shot anyway.  Now it is the editing part.


That’s it for the moment … time to troubleshoot my DVDO Duo and some HDCP issues with my projector.


Michael Chen

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. Let Michael teach you Video Calibration and add that additional income stream to your installation and integration business

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