Registrants will be contacted by Carson Boykin ([email protected]) with a link to access the webinar after purchasing their ticket. Please feel free to contact Carson with any questions or
Registrants will be contacted by Carson Boykin ([email protected]) with a link to access the webinar after purchasing their ticket. Please feel free to contact Carson with any questions or concerns prior to purchase.
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.
Take the online course at your own pace; you are free to go through the videos and tests as quickly or slowly as you’d like and can revisit the videos as many times as you’d like for as long as you’d like. Typically the course takes about 2 hours if taken straight through.
This course is a prerequisite to our 201 class. It must be completed online on the registrant’s own time prior to taking the 201 course.
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.
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). We strongly suggest you install and activate a trial of Capture One Pro a week or two prior to the class; the trial is good for 30 days so will still be valid after the class for you to practice various techniques you learn during the class. You’re welcome to have Capture One installed on your laptop but it is NOT a requirement. If you need help with installing Capture One or activating the Pro trial prior to the course, please contact [email protected]
Please plan to stay through the entire scheduled course.
Successful completion of our 101 class is required.
What is the schedule like for the online training?
The 201 course is broken up into 4 half-day sessions. Each session will run from 2:00 PM to 5:30 PM ET.
EACH COURSE MUST BE PURCHASED SEPARATELY.
Your registration on this page will only include registration for Digitization 201.
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. What technology do I need for the course?
We host the training in Google Meets, you will need a laptop, camera, and microphone–what comes with a standard Macbook or PC laptop will suffice. For the best experience, we recommend having two screens, a monitor to follow along with the demos and a second screen to see the presentation. Please make sure you have a strong internet connection for the online course, for the most optimal connection try tethering to ethernet.
3. 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 purchase and download Capture One Pro here and Capture One CH here. A 30-day free trial is available for Capture One Pro here. We recommend waiting to download the trial until the training dates fall within your trial period.
4. What Software should I have for the class?
For the most hands-on experience, we suggest that you come with Capture One Pro and or Capture One CH installed. This will allow you to follow along with the demonstrations. This is not a requirement but will enhance your experience.
Due to the limited seating, Digital Transitions DOES NOT offer refunds for this program.
may 18 (Tuesday) - 21 (Friday) ET
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