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PVA Video Calibration Virtual Training (ICA Core - CT112 & ICA Advanced  - CT313)
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PVA Video Calibration Virtual Training (ICA Core - CT112 & ICA Advanced - CT313)

The ICA Professional Video Systems Calibration Workshop with PVA Certification is a professional program designed to take video calibrators to the next level.


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.

This Workshop is part of Gregg Loewen's PVA Certified Video Calibration Workshop series, which includes Level I (Core) AND Level II (Advanced) for only $2500 $1999!

Please note: Both level I and level II of these workshops are being offered together as a bundle, consecutively.



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 hands-on practice, this PVA workshop provides you with the necessary tools to start offering calibration services immediately. 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, www.professionalvideoalliance.com. 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.

Note for Local 700 Motion Picture Editors Guild members: this course is qualified as vendor-approved training, therefore members are eligible for partial reimbursement through CSATTF after proof of successful completion. For more information and to apply visit CSATF.org or email [email protected].


General Course Information:

Due to the new Virtual format, students will need to ensure they have the following on hand in order to be able to participate fully in the instruction:

  • At least 2 video displays to calibrate (1 client monitor strongly preferred)
  • At least 1 projector to calibrate (not required but strongly suggested)
  • Laptop with a camera that is pointable (to show other students the TV menus etc).
  • Calman software (A 2-week free trial can be provided for you if needed).
  • Measurement tools (d3 or c6 meter and preferable an xrite i1pro2 meter also AT A MINIMUM).
  • Signal generator. (not virtual), need HDR capable.

The more monitors you have to work on the better, it is okay to take the training at more than 1 location or move locations during the training to allow yourself access to more equipment.


Course Timing:

The course will run Monday – Thursday, for 6hrs each day with a lunch break in the middle.


Detailed Agenda of Level I Core Training (Days 1 and 2)

  • 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


Detailed Agenda of Level II Advanced Training (Days 3 and 4)

  • 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
  • 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


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



Benefits of becoming a PVA Certified Professional Video Systems Calibrator:

  • Listing on the PVA site, that verifies your PVA Certified Professional Status
  • Cross listing on the Icolorist site, and other websites.
  • Continued use of the PVA Certified Video Professional logo
  • Discounts on software and hardware including annual CalMan Renewal
  • Direct discounts from manufacturers include: Lumagen, FIBBR, DVS HDR Test Disc, Blue Jeans Cable.
  • Free consultations with the PVA relating to issues with calibration and workflows.
  • Certification of calibrations when submitted to the PVA for review.
  • Access to the private PVA forum for support.
  • Continued training at a 50% discount.
  • USE of the PVA CalMan Workflow (go to the PVA forum)
  • Free access PVA Calibration patterns for the Murideo 6G signal generator (go to the PVA forum).
  • Free PVA calibration test disc (10-bit Blu-Ray) – shipping beginning of November.
  • Free access to PVA online training videos. Sony A8 OLED, Sony 695 Projector, ASUS Production Monitor, JVC RS2000, LG CX OLED, Epson 6050 Projector, Dell UP3221Q 4K HDR Reference Monitor, and more coming soon.
  • Free invoice for PVA Membership renewal to allow for employer reimbursement. 

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 on your Web site. No other brand can signal quality, act to differentiate, or bring a 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.




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