Join DTDCH for the latest in high-end digital imaging. Our DTDCH team will be at SAA, Booth #411! Besides promoting FADGI 4 Star image quality, we’ll have the following products on display:
Join DTDCH for the latest in high-end digital imaging.
Our DTDCH team will be at SAA, Booth #411! Besides promoting FADGI 4 Star image quality, we’ll have the following products on display:
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!
Make Sure To Register
Mini-Theater: Film Scanning using a Camera; Challenges and Solutions (Presented by Digital Transitions)
Join Us Thursday, August 16 – 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.
august 16 (Thursday) - 17 (Friday)
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
1541 9th St NW
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.)
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
- Lens choice
- 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)
- Copy/apply settings
- Metadata presets
- Organized processing
- Color Editor
- Local Adjustments
Auto Crop Tool
- Batch cropping
- ROI Pre-Crop
- Contrast Pre-Pass
- Bound Material
LCC (Lens Cast Calibration)
- Proper steps to create an LCC
- Uniform lighting tool
- Textural Enhancement via LCC
Transmissive Material Handling
- Handling considerations
- 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.
11 (Tuesday) 8:30 am - 12 (Wednesday) 5:30 pm est
Digital Transitions Los Angeles
5904 Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232