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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CEDIA: THX VIDEO CALIBRATION –THURSDAY 6 TO SATURDAY 8 FEBRUARY


CEDIA is partnering with THX to provide ‘THX Video Calibration Training Levels I and II’ on 6, 7 and 8 February 2014 in Amsterdam as part of ISE 2014. Taking place at the Holiday Inn


Amsterdam and led by THX expert Greg Loewen, the training programme will begin on the final day of the show and continue on the Friday and Saturday afterwards. This will give maximum value for delegates who wish to both see the show and attain a valuable, industry- recognised qualification, THX Certified Video Professional. Participants in the programme will learn how to calibrate and set up all types of video displays, including plasma displays, LCD flat panels, UHD (4K) LED, curved OLED, and front projectors including anamorphic lens systems. The first day of the programme (6


February) comprises Level 1 Training. Level 1 is a stand-alone class where students start by learning the basics of setup and calibration. Candidates who successfully complete the coursework and score at least 85% on the THX exam will achieve the title of THX Certified Professional. They will also be listed on the THX directory of Certified Professionals, among other marketing support materials.


Level 2 training takes place on 7 and 8


February. Level 2 represents an advanced class which builds upon the introductory contents of the Level 1 THX Video Training. Only students with a prior record of attending Level 1 training may attend the Level 2 part of the programme. In Level 2, the teaching is 60% hands-


on training with various display technologies. It deals with the advanced concepts of gamma, colour management, 3D, UltraHD, creating look-up tables, integration of video processors, and various other advanced topics. Successful completion of the Level 2 portion of the programme will earn the attendee the


Holiday Inn, Amsterdam


coveted status of THX Certified Video Professional and the ability to offer their clients THX Certified Video Calibrations. THX Video Calibration training is open to all industry professionals and enthusiasts who want to learn the art of video calibration and become THX- certified calibration experts. “We are delighted to be working with THX to deliver this high quality training programme at ISE 2014. As the biggest event in Europe for custom installation professionals, ISE is the ideal venue for THX training. This training will give delegates, visiting Amsterdam from far and wide the opportunity to extend their stay and combine a visit to ISE with the chance to improve and significantly extend their skill sets,” says Matt Nimmons, CEDIA’s operations director in Region 1.


Places on the THX Hands On Video Training Session at ISE 2014 are limited to 20 delegates. Pricing is as follows: • Level 1 only: €525 (CEDIA members)/ €595 (non-members) • Level 2 only (must have prior attendance of Level 1): €1,300 / €1425 • Level 1 and 2 combined: €1,749 /€1,875


Questions about enrolling, including waiving of the Level 1 requirement, may be sent to gloewen@thx.com For more details about the class and to book a place, please visit: www.cediaeducation.com/thx-video


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