This article is apart of a continuing year long series that highlights the people and experience of those that have worked closely with the Imaging Science Foundation for years. If you missed the last opening article from last month start here.
We have accomplished much over the years, and I have personally been recognized, awarded and written about for years - that is certainly not the whole story. The untold story is the years of hard work of many other ISF instructors who have made this possible. I have not done this alone, and it is time many of them have been given a voice. This is the first of a year long series where you will here from some of the top calibrators working alongside ISF, we hope you enjoy. -ISF Founder, Joel Silver
This month we will hear from Hartmut Berberich...
With the introduction of the first practical projectors and the laser disc, my career with AV installation started.
I learned the hard job of installing a CRT projector. Not only the convergence, but also the colors and more give me a headache sometimes. At InfoComm 2001, I learned Mark Hunter's colorfacts system and I was thrilled. This was the first tool in my eyes for better color, not only the test pattern.
In 2006 I got my first contact to ISF by a Belgian instructor. In a closer cooperation with a former German instructor, I learned more and more about calibration and used this for my own dealer training also. In Amsterdam in 2008 I met Joel Silver. He was running an ISF class. What a big difference. I got flashed.
Here, I learned so much about calibration, which I could use successfully in my dealer training. Since this time Joel and I always meet in Amsterdam or other places in Europe. Either helping him to run the ISF class in Amsterdam or running over the show. Also working together with AVPro team members Jeff, Matt and Loel. In this time, a family of AV enthusiasts was built up and is still working today.
In those days, I was working for a well known European projector supplier and doing training in Europe, Russia, China, and South Asia. Over this whole time I had been in contact with Joel discussing some bigger projects like laser projectors and more.
When I left the projector supplier in October 2012 Joel appointed me as an ISF instructor. Wow, I was so so proud about this honor.
Now, beneath my normal work, I'm doing ISF training with focus in the German speaking area. Here I'm working together also with Roland Seibt (test chief of the biggest German magazine in the area, Video), a well known specialist on HDR. Working together with bigger suppliers like LG, Samsung or Optoma and broadcasters is a smart advantage and allows us to stay updated on new technology. And last but not least always being in contact with Joel and the team of AVPro, discussing the latest development and trends.
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