Podcast—Flanders Scientific: Update Part 1

“The Current State of Reference Monitors (2015 edition)”

Bram Desmet – CEO and General Manager, Flanders Scietific

Bram Desmet is the CEO and General Manager of Flanders Scientific, Inc., based in Georgia just 30 minutes outside of Atlanta.

Despite holding a B.A.in Philosophy from GA State University – and being an instrument rated airplane pilot – Bram ultimately followed in the footsteps of his father, (a 30 year veteran of the professional broadcast industry) when he joined DDA (a sister company of FSI) and then later Flanders Scientific. Both companies focus heavily on professional display technology.

As Managing Director at Flanders Scientific Bram is a vocal advocate of FSI’s core philosophy of providing professional broadcast products that strike an ideal balance between performance, features, and affordability.

In Part 1 of Bram’s Interview we discuss:

  • Patrick’s Intro about being on a 3-year podcasting hiatus
  • How has FSI grown in the past 4 years?
  • Doing business in Europe
  • Overview of their current LCD lineup
  • How many manufacturers are there of raw LCD panels?
  • Are there professional market production lines for displays?
  • How does FSI select a panel off the production line?
  • When are LCDs most likely to fail?
  • Are OLEDs graded differently than LCDs?
  • Have OLED yields improved?
  • What type of LCD backlights are in the FSI lineup?
  • Are CCFL backlights here to stay?
  • What is the lifespan of an LCD and OLED?
  • What is 10-bit FRC and is it still being used?
  • Are there 8-bit OLEDs?
  • Are consumer panels 8-bit or 10-bit?
  • Are there different types of OLED technologies FSI can choose from?
  • What’s in the near future for OLED technology?
  • Is there an advantage to not having many OLED panel suppliers?
  • How does FSI differentiate their panels from the competition?

This podcast was edited by Tom Parish out of Austin, Texas. Visit him at TomParish.com.

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This interview is part of an on-going interview series with the movers, shaker, and thinkers involved in the field of professional color grading for moving images. When I have new episodes to release, they are released on Tuesdays. To be notified you may follow me on Twitter (@patInhofer), via our RSS feed, and on iTunes.

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