Raw Processing; Default Doesn’t Mean Sacred Raw processing is the combination of [Raw Data] + [Math] + [Settings], so every raw processing software must use some default values for the [Settings] otherwise no image could be displayed. One of the unfortunate...
Digital Transitions is already known for providing the absolute best digitization systems for museums, libraries, and archives in the industry. This year, our never-ending quest for better quality, faster workflow, and improved ease-of-use has lead us to develop our...
With more and more institutions investing in our systems that feature a DT AutoColumn or DT AutoColumn XL we’ve formalized and refined documentation of the calibration process used for these columns. You can download the PDF of this process here: DT AutoColumn...
We are pleased to announce that the Zeutschel ScanStudio A1 and A2 will be sold exclusively by Digital Transitions in North America. Zeutschel, Phase One, and Digital Transitions have joined their unique products and services to bring the most efficient ScanStudio to...
The Problem In the fall of 2017 we reported that Adobe Photoshop was mishandling certain kinds of modern EXIF fields in TIFFs created by LightRoom or Capture One (9.3 and higher), resulting in TIFFs that failed JHOVE validation. After Photoshop was used to alter and...
We’ve recently launched an improved suite of cropping scripts compatible with Capture One 11 CH. Previously we distributed a set of fixed scripts called DT Batch Manipulator. The new scripts, called DT CropControl CH are a large improvement to the previous...
With its versatile nature, Head of Digital Collections Cory Lampert says the Digital Transitions System has been key in helping the group move towards a large-scale approach to digitization that is more professional and sophisticated. Click here to read more! Featured...
We are pleased to share this terrific article from Atlas Obscura which showcases some of the wonderful works our clients were able to preserve using imaging solutions by DT’s Division of Cultural Heritage. Featuring DCH...
Capture One 11 CH was released announced, making it a good time to review the progress we’ve made with Capture One 10 CH and to hint at what’s coming next. You can read about the new features in Capture One 11 on our commercial photography site. Capture...
Goodbye Scanner, Hello Occasional Stitching The Cultural Heritage community has migrated from legacy scanning systems to instant capture using camera-based scanners. However, for some objects camera-based scanners require stitching two or more captures together. Such...
This two-day course is an intensive training program tailored to cultural heritage workflows. It focuses on both Capture One software and professional imaging hardware. We will cover proper
This two-day course is an intensive training program tailored to cultural heritage workflows. It focuses on both Capture One software and professional imaging hardware. We will cover proper configuration, setup, workflow and troubleshooting techniques for Phase One backs, computers and DTDCH Capture Solutions. Capture One teaching focuses on workflow efficiency and advanced tools. At the completion of this course, attendees will be given a test to achieve certification status. The Digital Transitions Division of Cultural Heritage (DTDCH) and Phase One have created an intensive training program specialized for cultural heritage institutions: Phase One Cultural Heritage Specialist.
Duration: Two days of hardware and software training including hands-on practice
Price: $499.00 (includes 90-day free trial of Capture One CH, sent upon completion of the in-person training.)
Course Prerequisite Attendees are required to complete the Phase One Pre-Course prior to the in-person training. The Pre-Course covers many of the basics on Capture One 11 that we will build on during the training. There are 3 courses in total and each course is a mixture of articles and video, and includes 1-2 short quizzes on the material. Our best estimate is that completing the required material should take about 5 hours perhaps much less if you already have a good understanding of the material. We suggest breaking it up over a few days.
The Certification test will cover the topics covered during the class. If any attendee does not pass the test, a re-test is allowed. Certification requires two portions:
Completion of the online POCP Pre Course including passing the tests.
Attend the live training course and pass the written exam at the end of the second day of training.
Training will include a mixture of lecture and hands-on practice. You will have the opportunity to use the IQ and P+ camera systems featuring several camera body systems. The following topics are an outline for what will be covered in great depth during training:
How the back captures (two shot system, black calibration, CCD calibration)
Proper settings for capture and power
Capture workflow (how to set up the system and take shots)
Care and handling
Use of the DT RCam, iXG, and XF
New Rodenstock eShutter Integration Options
Client-specific camera tips/settings
Custom function settings, batteries, etc.
Maximizing Image Quality – Hardware
Camera settings – mirror-up, delay
Aperture choice vis a vis diffraction
Avoiding Moire, minimizing artifacts in halftone
Capture One CH Workflow
Session structure and usage techniques
Using the DT AutoColumn to set PPI
Capture Naming Customization
EIP (Enhanced Image Packaging)
Auto Crop Tool
LCC (Lens Cast Calibration)
Proper steps to create an LCC
Uniform lighting tool
Textural Enhancement via LCC
Transmissive Material Handling
Reproduction for a subjectively produced medium
New CH Negative Film Curves
Numeric Image Quality Evaluation
Evaluating Tone Patches with LAB Readouts
PPI Ruler in C1
FADGI Evaluation via Golden Thread
Angle of Illumination
Building and Evaluating Color Profiles
Required Settings to Disable Color Management in C1
Process Recipe for sending files to BasICColor
basICColor: actual creation of the profile
Using Overlay for visual evaluation
Using Golden Thread to evaluate the image
Comparison to Phase One’s CH Profiles
If you have any questions about this course, please email email@example.com for assistance.
All logistics will be provided in an email prior to the event. Please, do not make any travel plans until class has been confirmed.
The two most important dates on the DT CulturalHeritage calendar every year are our East Coast and West Coast Round Tables. While we stay in touch with our
The two most important dates on the DT CulturalHeritage calendar every year are our East Coast and West Coast Round Tables. While we stay in touch with our clients year round, these two round tables provide us the chance to spend an entire day listening to the work they are doing and the challenges they face.
This year the East Coast Round Table is October 25th at The Morgan Library and Museum as well as at the new-and-improved DT CulturalHeritage offices.
In the morning, at the Morgan, we’ll have breakfast followed by several speakers presenting on a variety of topics.
In the afternoon, at DT’s new office, Doug Peterson, our Head of R+D, will be presenting on the DT Digitization Guide for Transmissive Materials, a 70 page document that covers both the theory and practice of the digitization of film and other transmissive materials. He’ll be very eager for feedback on this document, as well as for sample materials to include in the digital companion. If you have color negative film (any size or emulsion) that DT can scan for inclusion in the guide, please contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange to ship it or bring it to the Round Table.
He will also be present the results of our initial CH testing of the Phase One IQ4 150mp digital back, the new DT Book Cradle, and a new cable management system for the DT Atom, DT Element, and DT Versa.
While the presentations will be informative, we equally look forward to the opportunity this round table affords us and our clients to connect and network with each other. It is the open sharing of knowledge and collegiate environment that makes the CH community so special.
Every year MCN explores topics of relevance to museum practitioners working with, or affected by, digital media and technology. This year, our focus is simplicity and automation, with new hardware,
Every year MCN explores topics of relevance to museum practitioners working with, or affected by, digital media and technology. This year, our focus is simplicity and automation, with new hardware, software, and workflows that make FADGI-4 compliant digitization faster and easier than ever. Stop by our booth for live demos and see how the latest in digitization technology can increase the speed and efficiency of your workflow.