The DT Digitization Certification (DTDC) Series focuses on the theory and practice of modern camera-based cultural-heritage digitization. These courses are largely equipment-agnostic, suitable both for those using DT systems or other copy stands. The full DTDC Series is currently comprised of 2 classes:
Digitization 101 – Intro to Digitization
Digitization has undergone a rapid and profound transformation in the past two decades. Legacy systems built on scanning have been replaced with modern instant capture systems. Direct-to-TIFF workflows are being replaced by Raw Workflow. Institutions are adopting FADGI and other guidelines that ensure Digitization is done at a preservation-grade of quality, but require a more nuanced understanding of image quality than relying on manufacturer’s stated PPI. To fully reap the rewards of this transformation requires new hardware, software, and workflows, as well as a new approach to digitization’s position in an institutional context. In this class we’ll take the 10,000 foot view of these transformations to form a foundation of the modern approach to digitization.
This course is a prerequisite to our 201 class.
Digitization 201 – Operator Training
This course covers routine workflows for camera-based digitization systems, from capture to post processing. It covers topics like setting exposure, establishing focus, creating an LCC (even field), as well as topics like file organization, batch editing, and batch processing. Also included are basic standards-compliance theory and image-quality evaluation, including Golden Thread and OpenDice. Students emerge ready to be operators of modern digitization systems for most non-challenging object types.
Students should bring a laptop with the current version of Capture One installed. The curriculum covers workflows for both Capture One Pro (for clients using commercial-oriented cameras like Canon, Nikon, Sony, or Fuji) and Capture One CH (for clients using cultural-heritage-oriented cameras such as DT and Phase One systems). Therefore we suggest that you come with both Capture One Pro and Capture One CH installed. If you do not own both Capture One Pro and Capture One CH, a free trial of either can be used, but only for 30 days, so do not activate the trial more than 30 days before the class. Both Capture One Pro and Capture One CH can be installed at the same time, click here for a step by step installation break down. If you need help with installing Capture One or activating the Pro or CH trial prior to the course, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Successful completion of our 101 class is required.
AT THE TIME OF THIS LISTING THE ONLINE PREREQUISITE IS IN BETA TESTING. 201 REGISTRANTS WILL RECEIVE A LINK TO PURCHASE AND COMPLETE THE ONLINE COURSE IN JUNE TO COMPLETE BEFORE THE 201 CLASS.
The class will be held in our LA Showroom at the address below.
Digital Transitions California – LA Showroom
11564 W. Pico Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90064
Please reach out to our events manager, Kate Stone, with any questions at email@example.com
Frequently Asked Questions:
1. How do I know if I’m ready for Digitization 201?
Successful completion of 101 is required to take our 201 class.
2. Does the training come with a license for Capture One Pro or Capture One CH?
No, the fee does not include Capture One software. You can download Capture One Pro here and Capture One CH here. For instructions on how to install the two programs simultaneously check out our blog post!
3. What Software should I have for the class?
We suggest that you come with both Capture One Pro and Capture One CH installed.
4. What Should I Bring?
Lunch will be provided by DT both days with vegetarian options available. If you have other dietary restrictions please contact us so we can make accommodations. You should bring a laptop with the latest version of Capture One CH and Capture One Pro installed and a charger.
Due to the limited seating, Digital Transitions DOES NOT offer refunds for this program.
14 (Wednesday) 10:00 am - 15 (Thursday) 4:30 pm PT
Digital Transitions | LA Showroom
11564 W. Pico Blvd
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