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Anyone taken the Spectracal Calman training class with Jeff Murray? Did you like it? Good points? Bad point? Would you recommend it?
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After a few more questions, it looks like this is not a Calman course after all
ISF Crash Course (Pro Monitor Calibration)
https://jamavmarketing.com/ISF_Crash_Course.html

Anyone take this?
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Anyone taken the Spectracal Calman training class with Jeff Murray? Did you like it? Good points? Bad point? Would you recommend it?
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After a few more questions, it looks like this is not a Calman course after all
ISF Crash Course (Pro Monitor Calibration)
https://jamavmarketing.com/ISF_Crash_Course.html

Anyone take this?

I attended one in Eagan, MN a year and a half ago. They give an overview of calibration and for that it wasn't bad. There wasn't too much hands on time but then again it's not designed to be a certification course. We used CalMAN and this was my first exposure to it and I really enjoyed learning about auto calibration with a DVDO iScan Duo VP. I see the price has gone up a hundred bucks but what hasn't? If you are already a calibration enthusiast who has done the homework and owns some equipment you might not get much out of it and it would probably be better to take a three day certification course

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Anyone taken the Spectracal Calman training class with Jeff Murray? Did you like it? Good points? Bad point? Would you recommend it?
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After a few more questions, it looks like this is not a Calman course after all
ISF Crash Course (Pro Monitor Calibration)
https://jamavmarketing.com/ISF_Crash_Course.html

Anyone take this?

Did you attend the King of Prussia class? I was considering going but I couldnt get the day off.
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Did you attend the King of Prussia class? I was considering going but I couldnt get the day off.

I will pm you ...
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I would not recommend this class to anyone who has a good handle on setting the user menu items, setting a 2 point gray scale and adjusting the gamma. CMS was touch on, but you can get just as much out of reading the instructions with Calman and doing it on a set that has it... If on the other hand you are just getting your feet wet, it is probably worth while.
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I took a two day ISF course and it was with Joel. I think what I would do if I was in Spectracal shoes would be to offer a enthusiasts course. Spend a lot of time with the C6 and the the Display 3 and do more practical work. I would offer the course and give the students all the reading material and course work online or mail them what they need to read. Then I would set up systems where its almost all hands on for a day and a half. Set up situations where they will get confused and learn hands on. Use different screens and show how making mistakes on the set up will affect results.

Just a thought but the 2 day course I took was kind of worthless. Too beginner and I could see that the testing was deficient and the designation didnt mean much.
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Greetings,

Spectracal is no longer spearheading the one day classes. it has been handed off to a third party to teach and promote. only software and lunch is provided by spectracal. they are focusing on their webinars now... Which don't lose money.

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The Video Calibration Education Hub - www.TLVEXP.com

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