Update on full Video Systems 3 Certification?
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May 11, 2008 at 4:54 pm #176AnonymousInactive
At the time of the first class, there was a requirement that to get listed as being Video Systems 3 Certified and listed on the THX.com website, Video Systems 3 attendees would also need to attend the THX Home Theater Tech I seminar ($500). Is this still a requirement for “full video tech certification”?
If so, is the tuition ($500) waived for Video Systems 3 attendees or are we still responsible for that?
May 11, 2008 at 8:52 pm #966AnonymousInactive
I would hope not, especially since the cost for Tech3 was just reduced. I feel like I have been slammed twice…paying for a TechI requirement that has been removed, and paying more for the Tech3 than the next classes. Too late for me, but I would hate to see you early adopters/beta testers get penalized as well.May 12, 2008 at 2:01 pm #967
I will let John respond to your concerns for the “official word”.May 13, 2008 at 12:17 am #968AnonymousGuest
Anyone who do not intend to do THX system design or audio work can take an online test instead of full Level I to qualify as a THX Certified Video Calibrator. There is no charge. It is important to us that anyone who uses the logo be able to speak with reasonable knowledge about THX and it’s other programs.
For someone who would like to go on to Level II System Design or to “Level IV” Audio Calibrator Certification then doing a full Level I is required.
JohnMay 13, 2008 at 12:28 am #969AnonymousGuest
As for the price cut…I truly hated to do it. However, given the number of people who couldn’t see past ISF’s pricing or who quite credibly observed that the economy is slowing down, it was decided that we didn’t have much choice. If the economy picks up in ’09 and when it sinks into the public mind that we are offering a great deal more value than ISF, the price goes back to $2,700.
Meanwhile we’re looking for ways to insure that you pioneers are acknowledged for sticking with us and that those arrows in your back aren’t too too painful.May 13, 2008 at 12:05 pm #970AnonymousInactive
Perfectly reasonable thoughts, John.
Happily, the value of the Video Systems 3 class was above most any classroom training I have received, so in retrospect, what I paid for the ISF class years ago is a far greater tragedy compared to THX reducing the cost.
I do intend on pursuing the L4 Audio Cal when it becomes available as well, having attended the LI, so the above mentioned arrows left only a small bruise.
Thanks for the replies John.May 13, 2008 at 5:04 pm #971AnonymousInactive
I would like to have a go at the L1 online test, how do I get setup for that?May 13, 2008 at 5:58 pm #972
I dont think it is ready yet. I will definitely post here when it is (and will also do a group email).May 14, 2008 at 4:42 pm #973AnonymousInactive
Well, I have gotten the test and the “study materials” downloaded. I read the study materials and answered the test questions, but haven’t filled out the online test yet. I tried to do that last night and the site seemed to be down. I was going to fill in the test answers shortly. Should I wait? The test I downloaded has 27 questions – all focused on the THX certification process, THX modes & processing, and other stuff that seemed like what would have been in the Level 1 course. 1 or 2 of the test questions appeared to not be covered in the reading material (presentation slides) but they were easy enough to find answers to using Google.
Should I hold off on the test answers or go ahead with them today?
I just checked to see if I could access the test and it appears the site is still down as of 10:45am Mountain time today (Tuesday).May 15, 2008 at 2:15 am #974
if the site will let you…go for it.
also, we are about ready to have the automatic form submission working for getting your calibrations certified.May 15, 2008 at 5:46 pm #975AnonymousInactive
OK, the site came back up yesterday and the test worked. I passed, but would like to know what questions were answered incorrectly and what the correct answers were. You only get your % score and that’s it.
Re. automatic submission of calibrations for certification… is this for the first 10 calibrations you need for getting certified, or is this for getting the THX Calibration Certification for a customer’s video display?
If I submitted 10 calibrations to you and passed the online Tech 1 test, is that it for Video Systems 3 Certification? Anything else that needs to be done?
And a note on something I noticed… there are references in the training materials (Power Point slide set) to Video Systems 3 being the class/certification. But on the THX.COM website there are references to Video Systems 4 being the video calibration certification. What’s up with that? I can’t post a specific URL with the Video Systems 4 reference because THX.COM seems to be down again this morning. But I believe I saw that reference in more than 1 spot when I was looking for THX Calibrators with the search feature. And looking at info on the certification programs.
UPDATE: Here is the Reference to Video Systems 4: You go to http://www.THX.com/techs then login and after logging in you select Certifications and you get this listing of the certifications you have achieved. I didn’t copy over the URL since I assume it would be different for each person.
THX Certifications Achieved:
Official TitleTraining Level – Date Completed Video 4 2/17/2008
THX Certified Video Display Calibration Video 4May 21, 2008 at 3:28 am #976AnonymousInactive
Any answers to the above questions?May 27, 2008 at 3:10 pm #985AnonymousInactive
Also, if I’ve completed the certification requirements, how do I get a listing on THX.com?June 3, 2008 at 9:11 pm #989AnonymousInactive
Any answers to the questions above?
I believe I have completed all the certification requirements, but I have seen nothing about getting listed as a THX certified video calibrator on the THX.com site.June 4, 2008 at 12:45 am #990AnonymousInactive
Hey Doug, the wheels of justice turn slowly. The kit thing is only now being finalized …
I’ll remind Gregg to take another read here.
regardsJune 6, 2008 at 3:34 pm #992
in the Detroit airport now.
I got an email from Stacey (the webgoddess) last night saying the submission form for calibration approval is now live. On my log in I can see that I have the “betas” for approval but can not personally see where I need to click to to make a submission. Anyhow….
The THX staffers have been working at this real hard and all should be finalized very soon.
Questions to be finalized:
1. where do we submit our calibration reports for certification
2. where / how do we get our calibration kits to give to our clients.
3. how / when do we get our names on the THX site as being Level 3V certified (attended training and passed exam vs both and submitting the 10 reports).
4. clarification on the name of the training level (as I am aware, it is Level 3V).
Doug, does that summarize your questions ?
Let me know if not.
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