“We close the gap between scanning and photo studio applications”Joerg Vogler Advertised as the all-in-one system for library digitization workflows, Zeutschel presented its innovative ScanStudio at this year’s CeBIT and German Library Congress in... read more
The Digital Transitions: Division of Cultural Heritage (DTDCH) is excited to announce that we have signed a partnership agreement with B3K Digital, Canada’s leading provider of high-end digital capture systems, to distribute our advanced digitization solutions... read more
The goal of digitization is to create Preservation Digital Objects (a TIFF or JPG2000) to serve as a surrogate to the original object, replacing physical access to that original object, aiding its preservation and broadening access to its content. The FADGI,... read more
We are happy to announce that in a new partnership, Digital Transitions’ Division of Cultural Heritage is the exclusive North American distributor of the newly released Zeutschel ScanStudio. The ScanStudio is the latest All-In-One Cultural Heritage digitizer... read more
Digital Transitions: Division of Cultural Heritage is a proud sponsor of this year’s Smithsonian Digitization Fair in Washington D.C. We are excited to support the Smithsonian and their programs that asks the harder questions, this year we are focused on the... read more
Starting even with their first digital camera in 1992, the color specialists in Leaf’s R+D team honed and maintained a unique set of color profiles. Adopted by many photographers in the fashion and portrait world, this look began to be referred to colloquially as the... read more
The Getty Research Institute (the GRI) is internationally known as a leader of cultural heritage imaging. Among the many interesting collections they hold is a series of reel films that form a sort of film-era Google Street View of the streets of Los Angeles. This... read more
Editor’s Note: Jeff Evans is the Photographer and Manager of Visual Resources at Princeton University Art Museum. While attending our Cultural Heritage Round Table in NYC in fall of 2016 he mentioned a use case for focus stacking that we hadn’t previously... read more
Congratulations to Carla Hayden, the 14th Librarian of Congress. We’re excited to see how she shapes the ongoing efforts of the LOC to digitize their massive and invaluable collections. Check out the PBS interview with her below, and keep an eye out at 2:40... read more
The annual meeting of the Society of American Archivists, held in late summer in different cities throughout the country. It includes a wide array of informative education sessions, pre-conference workshops, networking opportunities, special events, exhibits, and tours of local repositories.
Why We Attend
Cultural Heritage Shows are our favorite aspect of being part of this vibrant and passionate community. They’re a great opportunity to meet with our clients and share meaningful dialogue with future clients. The needs of the Cultural Heritage community are constantly evolving and many of our new products, and improvements to existing products, come from feedback we receive at such shows. So we hope that, if you’re attending SAA, you will stop by our booth, not just to see our solutions, but to share with us your perspective on where preservation digitization should be headed. We are there just as much to learn from you as to have you learn about us.
Why You Should Attend
Bring back fresh ideas and new knowledge to benefit all of your colleagues;
Learn about cutting-edge techniques, tools and resources for digital imaging at the DTDCH booth in the Exhibit Hall;
Enhance your professional development by attending a pre-conference course;
Become a better advocate for archives;
Network with fellow archivists, who may share new ideas you can implement at your institution or in your classroom; and
Promote your institution’s profile in the archives community!
Mini-Theater: Film Scanning using a Camera; Challenges and Solutions (Presented by Digital Transitions)
Join Us Thursday, July 27 – 6:00pm – 6:30pm
Much of our shared cultural heritage is held in film collections, a material type that poses obvious challenges to balancing access and preservation. For years the only option for digitizing film was legacy film scanners. These are painfully slow, often require conservation-unfriendly handling. They are also falling into technological obscurity which creates issues with OS/driver support and repairs. Scanning film with a camera promises better image quality, much faster throughput and non-contact handling, but it also poses many challenges. During this presentation, we will review the various challenges to scanning film with a camera such as alignment, vibration, focus drift, lens quality, illumination spectrum, negative inversion, and batch handling along with solutions to these challenges.
This webinar is co-presented together by Lyrasis and DTDCH.Efficiency is about getting more for less. And while there is single method to digitize efficiently, this session, led by new
This webinar is co-presented together by Lyrasis and DTDCH.
Efficiency is about getting more for less. And while there is single method to digitize efficiently, this session, led by new LYRASIS partner, Digital Transitions Division of Cultural Heritage, will provide an overview on six different methods to increase your efficiencies. The session will cover Measurement, Standards, Investment and Collaboration. Examples of how other Digital Transition library clients are handling issues and how results were realized will be discussed. If you are considering digitization and/or necessary hardware investment, consider joining this session. Our new partnership with Digital Transitions provides discounts to LYRASIS members.
Your hosts: Doug Peterson is a Product Manager and Technical Specialist at Digital Transitions Division of Cultural Heritage. He teaches a variety of courses on Capture One, and is instrumental in the rigorous testing process on all new medium format digital hardware and software coming to market. Doug graduated from Ohio University with a BS in Commercial Photography in 2007, and has a continuing passion for photography as well as the gear that enables others to realize their vision.
This session will be co-presented by Katy Klettlinger, Mid-Atlantic and Great Lakes Outreach Librarian for Lyrasis.
The iXG is the result of years of R+D, experience with the DT RCam and feedback from the cultural heritage community. We believe it is
The iXG is the result of years of R+D, experience with the DT RCam and feedback from the cultural heritage community. We believe it is the highest quality, most durable, fastest to use camera for Cultural Heritage digitization of both reflective and transmissive materials.
In this webinar we will cover the philosophy of its design, detail its technical capabilities, demonstrate its use in a workflow alongside Capture One CH our new DT AutoColumn. Features to be demonstrated include AutoPPI, hyper accurate Autofocus, film scanning, book scanning, and multi-object automatic multi-crop.
The iXG was also built to be a highly extensible system that can have significant features added via firmware update. During the webinar we will be asking for your input on which features you would most like to see added in the coming months.
Join Us – Register for Free
Join us during either session on August 10th at 10:30am or 3:00pm. RSVP below and let us know which time you are attending.
Join us on September 20th and 21st at the Smithsonian for exclusive training and overview of high resolution digitization for Cultural Heritage applications.This event is for Smithsonian staff and personnel
Join us on September 20th and 21st at the Smithsonian for exclusive training and overview of high resolution digitization for Cultural Heritage applications.
This event is for Smithsonian staff and personnel only.
Training will include a mixture of lecture and hands-on practice. Everyone who satisfactorily completes the training will receive a certificate upon completion.
Please join us both days to get up to speed on cutting edge methods and gear and learn about the following topics:
Maximizing Image Quality
Capture One CH
LCC (Lens Cast Calibration)
Transmissive Material Handling
You will also have the opportunity to learn, train, and use the following products:
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 9 that we will build on during the training. There are 5 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.
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List of Courses
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
New Schneider Electronic Lens 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
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
Setting PPI by Chain
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.
29 (Wednesday) 10:00 am - 30 (Thursday) 5:00 pm EST