Podcast: Flanders Scientific Part 3

“The Future of Reference Monitors”

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 3 of Bram’s Interview we discuss:

  • What is Rec. 2020?
  • Are there devices that can display the Rec. 2020 color gamut?
  • 4K Displays: How widely manufactured? How about true 4k vs. UHD?
  • The problems with high-performance 4K displays

Questions answered from LiftGammaGain:

  • What are the factory settings of FSI displays when they ship to the customer?
  • Do we need to recalibrate if we switch off the factory settings?
  • Why is the 17″ OLED more expensive than the 24″ OLED?
  • How to get better audio sync between SDI video and analog audio monitoring?
  • How to set the output of your camera to minimize audio delay
  • Will FSI allow ‘live grading without a LUT box’ on their displays?
  • Will there be a Mac or PC app for quick LUT loading on an FSI display?
  • Are there scaling artifacts we need to worry about when monitoring 4K material in 2K mode?
  • Do FSI displays clip out-of-gamut data?
  • Finally, there’s the ‘peanut gallery’ question (thanks Paul Provost)!

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.

You can find more interviews here: TaoOfColor.com interview series homepage.


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Podcast: Flanders Scientific Update – Part 2

“The Current State of Reference Monitors
(2015 edition): Part 2”

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 2 of Bram’s Interview we discuss:

  • Is self-calibration of your reference monitor attainable ‘for the rest of us’?
  • The new fast profiling options in CalMan and LightSpace
  • DaVinci Resolve’s test patch generator
  • Low cost hardware test patch generators
  • What is the point of reference monitors when ‘grandma’s TV’ is blue?
  • Can a pro colorist rely on a sub-$1000 probe for accurate calibrations?
  • What is a tri-stimulous colorimeter? And why do you need the matrix settings for your specific probe?
  • What is a spectroradiometer? When does the precision become overkill?
  • How often do you need to recalibrate your reference monitor?
  • What’s the difference between color drift in OLED vs RGB LED vs CCFL LED displays?
  • What’s the drift in colorimeters?
  • Why did FSI change the default factory gamma setting to 2.4 from 2.2?
  • Why does FSI use the Power 2.4 setting rather than BT.1886?
  • How to adjust your minimum black level on an OLED?
  • How to adjust your peak white levels on an OLED?
  • Where should you set the black levels on an OLED?
  • What is the EBU standard for reference black levels?
  • What problem is BT.1886 trying to solve?
  • Why did FSI change their default factory peak luminance setting to 100 nits?
  • What’s the potential problem with BT.1886?
  • Setting the reference display to see brightness change from bit 16 to bit 17
  • Can you see the difference between 100 nits and 125 nits?

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

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Show Notes (links open in a new window / tab):

 

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.

You can find more interviews here: TaoOfColor.com interview series homepage.


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Yes, I have affiliate accounts with online retailers. Anything on this page that links to Amazon, B&H Photo or ToolFarm is  an affiliate link. If you buy anything from my affiliate link not only do I get a commission, but you get a warm pleasant feeling that you’re helping to sustain the Tao Of Color website! If that is what you do – I, and all my readers and listeners say, Thank You.
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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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Show Notes :

 

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.

You can find more interviews here: TaoOfColor.com interview series homepage.


FCC Disclaimer
Yes, I have affiliate accounts with online retailers. Anything on this page that links to Amazon, B&H Photo or ToolFarm is  an affiliate link. If you buy anything from my affiliate link not only do I get a commission, but you get a warm pleasant feeling that you’re helping to sustain the Tao Of Color website! If that is what you do – I, and all my readers and listeners say, Thank You.
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Interview Bloody Cuts Part 2: Dead Man’s Lake – The Client Brief

Color Correcting Dead Man’s Lake

In Part 2 we get down to specifics… what do Ben and Anthony want from the color correction of the sixth installment in their horror short film anthology series, Dead Man’s Lake?

This Skype call was originally recorded to be part of the paid color grading training series Dead Man’s Lake: The Grade-Along (more details here). But we decided instead to drop this in the Tao of Color Podcast feed since many young and aspiring colorists might find our conversation interesting – with insights into the typical concerns and issues that need to be addressed before a single frame of footage is color corrected.

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