NTSC was implemented nearly fifty years ago, adding color to our existing black and white television system. Despite solid grounding in the science of color and light perception, NTSC has a history of inconsistent picture reproduction.
What went wrong? Among other things, the general public was never given a basic understanding of the system and its limitations, which affected the manufacturing and program production industries.
Today we are witnessing the birth of digital television, an era which has promised to eradicate the ills of conventional TV. Once again however, it is not common knowledge that DTV, and all modern electronic imaging systems are indeed based upon the same fundamental principles of our original NTSC system. Without an understanding of and careful attention to the established standards, DTV will fall victim to difficulties similar to those which have plagued NTSC.
The ISF seminar addresses these issues. Beginning with basic front panel control adjustments, then moving to video signal engineering, attendees should come away with a full comprehension of the "systems approach" to electronic imaging, and the importance of this understanding to providing good pictures for clients.
The ISF seminar attracts attendees of differing backgrounds. From home theater enthusiasts to broadcast executives, A/V dealers and distributors to video systems engineers, each person will come away with a new perspective on electronic imaging.
Those who are interested can play a more active role as a service provider. Our network of well equipped specialists is implementing the standard for enthusiastic end users across the country, at the same time elevating general public understanding of the system intentions.
Highly specialized equipment is required to achieve the system standard. Therein lies a unique opportunity for the trained service provider who invests in instrumentation. The equipment required will depend on the calibration service to be rendered to the customer.
An optical comparator is available from the ISF for under $500 US. Further instrumentation is also discussed and demonstrated at the seminars. This additional equipment can be obtained through means outside our organization, and starts from approximately $3000 up to $15,000.
The ISF seminar demonstrates the value of understanding why and how electronic image reproduction works, plus the added value of having the right tools to implement the system specifications.
ISF seminars are scheduled throughout the course of the year. For more information please visit www.imagingscience.com.