Announcing: ICA Video Calibration Classes, with PVA Certification. VIRTUAL / ONLINE OFFERINGS!

Virtual training, has all the same class material and offers the same certification process. To ensure you are eligible to enroll in this specialized option please email to discuss.

Announcing: ICA Video Calibration Classes, Certified by the Professional Video Alliance: 4 Days of hands-on training on sale at $ 2499 (normally $3200), with 4th Day of HDR $2499 ($799 as a stand alone class).

Now 2 levels of training over 4 days. Level I – Core Training (2 days) and Level II – Advanced Training (2 Days). Level I attendees will obtain a ICA and PVA Certificate of Attendance, Level II attendees, who complete class requirements, will achieve the status of PVA Certified Video Professional and be able to offer PVA Certified Video Calibrations.

(Old versions of the PVA Training include: Level I, II, and III, which in total of the equivalent of the new Level I Core and Level II Advanced Classes).

Classes may be offered in various formats: Level I Core (2 Days)  and Level II Advanced (2 Days) (4 days in total). In addition there are various other options that may be offered for private individuals, groups, and corporations based on your particular needs.  

Endorsed and Certified by the ICA = International Colorist Academy –

Created and Certified by the PVA = Professional Video Alliance 

LEVEL 1 – Core (Day 1 and 2) only $ 1600, LEVEL 2 – Advanced (Day 3 and 4) only $1600. Take both for $2499. Call 207 624 2685 to enroll. Please note that pricing is quoted for USA based classes. Out of the USA classes may have different pricing and may include local taxes. Please see the Partner Company’s Website or email for more details. Please note that there is no refund policy on all classes unless the class is cancelled by PVA. If the class participant provides documentation of not being able to attend at least 2 weeks prior to the training the participant may send another person in their place, or attend a future training at a discounted price.


** Advanced PVA Video Calibration Training is also available as a stand alone option. This unique class can be custom tailored to your educational needs and be at your location to eliminate your travel expenses. Please email to discuss. CEDIA CEUs 8 for the Advanced PVA Video Calibration Training. The 2 day Advanced PVA Video Calibration Training is $1600 USD for USA based classes. Other locations may vary pricing. 

Level II, Advanced, 2 Day, Video Calibration and Setup Training: Current Best Practice, 4K / UHD, and HDR Considerations. 
As technology evolves, one’s approach to setup and calibration must also evolve to achieve maximum performance from these new high tech systems. Attendees, will be presented with current best practice and then given the opportunity to apply this knowledge in a hands on environment that fosters a better understanding of cutting edge technology.
Course Description:
Overview of current best practice, and application to best practice relating to flat panels and projection systems
Labs: Optimizing the luminance signal: Maximizing the dynamic range, Setting EOTF, Setting White Balance, Setting the color space and correcting for display errors. Creating 3D LUTs, inserting 3d LUTs into the video workflow
4K – UHD: Implications
HDR: Overview of HDR and discussion of the various formats.
Labs: HDR-10 calibration of a flat panel, DV calibration of a flat panel. HDR calibration of a projector
New Technology overview and their challenges.
Wrap up and exam.


Upcoming class listing:

See PVA Calendar Web Site. If you do not see your location listed please email to have your location considered for a future training. 


Register by email to:

email: to enroll or to receive more information.  for Singapore class information, hosted by Media Asylum. for Taipei class information, hosted by Stone Soup Productions.

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Who this class is for:

Colorists and Editors
Digital Imaging Specialists & Supervisors (DITs)
Production / Post Production personnel including Broadcast engineers
Manufacturers and manufacturer representatives
Independent Calibrators and enthusiasts
AV Installers and Integrators (Residential – Commercial – House of Worship)
Contractors and Technology Consultants
Buyers for installation and integration companies

From ICA, the brand your customers recognize and respect, comes a new professional-level certification workshop.

Join ICA and the PVA for a four day Professional Video Systems Calibration workshop and gain the hands-on experience and skills you need to properly calibrate modern high definition video systems – practical knowledge that can start generating revenue for your business immediately.

Benefits of becoming a PVA Certified Professional Video Systems Calibrator:
* Obtain the Video Calibration Certification
* Four instruction days, including at least two days of coached hands-on calibrating exercises
* Exposure and practice using a variety of the world’s best display devices and measurement equipment
* Access to the exclusive PVA Video Calibrators’ forum, that provides service menu data and calibration advice directly from PVA Video Professionals
* Have access to use the coveted PVA Certified Professional Video Calibration logo
* Offer your clients Professional PVA Certified Video Calibration services
* CEDIA CEU Credit – 8.00 units for Level 1 – Core (CEUP502) and 8.00 units for Level 2 – Advanced (CEUP347) 

Professional Certification Requirements:
* Attend the entire Video Calibration workshop
* Complete and pass Video Calibration online exam within 3 weeks of your course date
* Submit ten sample video calibrations for approval via the Web within 6 months. 4-6 calibrations are typically performed during the training

General Course Information 
PVA Video Calibration Workshops may include lunch on each day of the training (depending on location). Attendees must cover their travel costs including airfare, hotels, parking and transportation, as well as breakfast and dinner. PVA Video Calibration Training will provide all necessary classroom and workshop material, and a certificate of completion.

Hours of each day: 9 am to 6 pm for workshop activities, including structured lab work. Plan travel generously to allow for possible traffic or other delays. At some venues, additional non structured practice hours may be available. Please contact instructor for details. 

About the Course: 
The PVA Certified Professional Video Calibration Workshop is a professional program designed to take those working with video to the next level. Comprised of workbook focused exercises on the first day, followed by two full days of supervised, hands-on practice, this PVA workshop provides you with the necessary tools to start offering calibration services immediately. 4 total days of hands on training.
During the interactive session you will be working with professional calibration equipment from manufacturers such as Minolta, Photo Research, Lumagen, X-Rite, Quantum Data, JETI, Accupel, and Murideo. In addition, you will receive hands-on training on many display technologies including: LCD, LED, and OLED panels, DLP, LCOS and LCD projectors (with and without an anamorphic lens), various high end video processors, and multiple high end Blu-Ray and UHD players – all loaded with the latest UHD, HD, and SD test discs. The ICA emphasizes color management systems and how to best adjust them to achieve true reference colors including the use of 3D LUTs (look up tables).

As soon as you complete this course you will be registered to access the PVA Video Calibrators’ forum, This unique community gives you key industry information, such as the service level calibration codes needed for top quality calibration, as well as a direct Q&A forum to support you when working in the field.

In addition to being able to offer a premium calibration service, you will be able to offer Professional Video Alliance Calibration plaques including a “PVA Calibrated” certificate, and a thank you letter from the PVA. This marketing tool can be used to generate additional sales, helping to offset the cost of the workshop itself.

You are welcome to bring your own calibration tools to class. However, if you are interested in purchasing equipment, this class will help you identify the right tools to fit your needs.

For a limited time only, the course rate of $2,499 (normally $3000), includes:
* All instruction
* Practical interactive exercises using state-of-the-art equipment
* Comprehensive course book
* Morning snacks and a full lunch each day (depending on location)

*** Please register as soon as possible as space is limited. *** 

Detailed Agenda:
Level 1 – Core, 2 Days – CEDIA 8.00 CEUs

* History of Television (brief) and Why We Calibrate
* Calibration Basics: Color Science

* What Makes a “Good” Image, Just Noticeable Differences (JND), and Video Performance

* Introduction to the Calibration Process
* Brightness and Contrast – Dynamic Range (Lab #1)
* Signal Path and Optimization Strategies
* Contrast Ratios and Screen Uniformity (Lab #2 optional)
* Color, Tint and Color Decoding (Lab #3)
* Sharpness, One to One Pixel Mode,and Enhancement Controls, Geometry and Convergence (Lab #4)

* Introduction to the Calibration Process and Integration of Signal Generators
* Grayscale, Gamma, and measurement of Color Error
* Hands-On Grayscale Calibration with discussion of Different Technologies (Lab #5, Calibration Check List)
* Software and Hardware Choices

* Overview of Front Projector Setup & Screen Technologies

* Anamorphic technologies, Scaling Technologies

* Resolution Overview
* Color Science and Color Standards Including Color Gamut (CCA and CMS) Management
* Overview of color management systems (CMS)
* Approach to Calibrating CCA and CMS … Examples of Different Systems (Labs #6, #7)
* 2D and 3D LUT – Overview

* Overview of 3D Calibration,Day & Night Modes

* Putting it all together, Differences between PVA Level I and PVA Level II

Level II, Advanced Training, 2 Days – 4K – HDR – CEDIA 8 CEUs

Level II Advanced Training: Day One – 4K – HDR – Advanced Class (CEDIA: 8 CEUs)

* Overview of Calibration and current best practice

* Hands on calibration lab

* Overview of 2D and 3D LUTs (Look Up Tables)
* Application of 3D Look Up Tables (LUT) and how they apply to performance home theater and post production
* Hands on calibration lab, special consideration to projectors and 3D LUTs.
* Environmental Issues

* Essentials of bias lighting

Level II, Advanced Training: Day Two – 4K – HDR – Advanced Class  CEDIA: 8 CEUs (Day 3 and 4)

* 4K (UHD) implications
* HDR implications
* Hands on training on the latest flat panels and projectors focusing on UHD, DCI and Rec 2020 Color Spaces, EOTF gamma manipulation, application of HDR best practice to projector technologies.
* New technology and future challenges
* The Future of display technology including discussion of Ultra HD (UHD / 4K), OLED, etc
* Online Exam & In-Field Calibrations
* Summary & Putting it All Together

PVA Does Video
PVA is your premier choice for training in video system design, setup and calibration.  PVA Video Training Workshops are based on years of expertise in the physics of video and psycho-visual perception. Proven facts, solid concepts and decades of expertise come together in this unique, top rate, one of a kind workshop. Once certified, PVA Trained Professional Video Calibrators will be able to offer PVA Calibrated Display services to their customers as a premium offering.

As the market for complex high definition, video systems continues to grow in the coming years, professionals and consumers will look to professional calibrators in greater numbers than ever before. The key to success in this highly lucrative field is to identify yourself as an elite, educated member of the expanding pool of PVA Certified Professional Video Systems Calibrators.

Completing the PVA Certified Professional Video Systems Calibration Workshop, and obtaining the PVA Video Calibration Certification will provide you with more unique benefits, unlike those found in any other program. Your PVA certification will serve to differentiate you and your business in a way that will enhance your bottom-line and reputation for years to come.

The PVA Certified Professional Video Calibrator Advantage:
* Use of the prestigious PVA mark for advertising your business, in print ads, on your business cards, and your Web site. No other brand can signal quality, act to differentiate, or bring the high level of assurance to your clients in the way that PVA can.
* The ability to conduct a PVA Certified Video Calibration, allowing you to provide your customers with a plaque that shows their display has been calibrated by a PVA Video Professional, to exacting standards.
* Access to a unique Video Display Systems database, with countless listings of consumer service menu codes. You will be equipped to access and calibrate all of the latest models in your client’s location.
* Entry to a Professional Video Calibrator forum, a great place to share and obtain information with fellow PVA professionals around the globe. 

*** Sign up today at our new low price! *** 

What does a typical classroom look like?

6 front projectors, including 2 anamorphic lense systems.
12 direct view plasma, LCD, LED, and OLED panels, including 3D. 
We ensure that there is equipment available so every student has a great hands on learning experience. 
Always one kicking room!!