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Joel Silver of ISF Talks Shop

Joel Silver of ISF Talks Shop


  • Product Name: Video Interview
  • Manufacturer: Imaging Science Foundation (ISF)
  • Review Date: October 14, 2008 01:00
  • First Impression: Pretty Cool
  • Speaker: Joel Silver
  • Produced by Clint DeBoer, Editor-in-Chief of Audioholics
  • Videography by Eric Shelton

Joel Silver of the Imaging Science Foundation (ISF) spoke at the 2007 Audioholics State of the C.E. Union event and goes over the basics of television and HDTV, resolution vs perceived video quality, properly calibrating televisions and the effects of proper calibration as it relates to the business models of professional installers. This course is an excellent introduction to ISF training and represented pretty much what you'd find in the opening session of the Level 1 ISF class.

Joel Silver, who is a dynamic and entertaining presenter, covered the following topics during his discussion:

  • DRM (Digital Rights Management)
  • History of television and HDTV
  • Physiology of the human eye
  • Resolution vs. perceived video quality
  • Overview of display calibration
  • Setting Black and White levels
  • Gamma overview
  • Theoretical goals for imaging
  • Primary and secondary colors

Joel spoke on a lot of other topics, but we think we captured some of the key moments of his presentation here. If you've never seen him speak or want to know more about ISF classes and what they teach, then this introduction is a great place to start.

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Clint Deboer was terminated from Audioholics for misconduct on April 4th, 2014. He no longer represents Audioholics in any fashion.

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