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X-Rite has announced its schedule of March 2013 webinars. The first online seminar, “Simply Amazing Colour: Take Control of your Monitor, Printer and Camera,” will take place from 12pm EDT on 18th March. This webinar will review the company’s ColorMunki solutions including software demonstrations and discussions of how each solution is used. The second webinar, “Professional Monitor Calibration for Still & Video,” will be held from 12pm EDT on 25th March, and will review how to access and utilise the video presets in i1Profiler software and briefly look at use of ColorCheckers in the video footage as a visual reference. Finally the third webinar, “Fine Art Travel Photography with Andy Katz” will take place from 11am and 1pm EDT on 27th March. Andy will talk about how he communicates with people, listens to their stories, and creates the relationships that allow him to capture beautiful and revealing portraits.
X-rite Press Release
X-Rite Announces New March Webinars
Online educational tutorials provide photographers with basic information, insights, and tips to achieve color control, consistency and creativity in their digital imaging and video workflow
North White Plains, NY – March 6, 2013 – X-Rite Photo Marketing announces its schedule of March 2013 Webinars that have been developed to address specific color management topics and are designed to appeal to both professional and serious amateur photographers and videographers.
Four free webinars this month are sure to help photographers and videographers gain new confidence and to learn quick, easy and powerful ways to enhance their color workflow. Webinar attendees will also have the opportunity to ask questions to the live trainers.
“X-Rite continues its dedication to teaching photographers and videographers how to effectively take control of their color management and digital imaging workflows with four helpful webinars this month,” said Mark Rezzonico, vice president, X-Rite Photo Marketing. “This month’s webinars not only focus on professional color management applications for video as well as still photography but we will also feature two very special new webinars - one co-sponsored by X-Rite and Sekonic and hosted by Professional Photographer Joe Brady and another with Fine Art Travel Photographer Andy Katz. These new webinars are sure to get a photographer’s creative juices flowing while providing them with practical ways to improve their photography.”
March Webinar Schedule:
Monday, March 18, 2013, 12:00 PM EDT
Simply Amazing Color. Take control of your monitor, printer and camera!
The ColorMunki Family of color management solutions provides advanced control for a photographer’s digital workflow. This webinar will review the individual ColorMunki solutions including software demonstrations and discussions of how each solution is used.
From monitor and projector to printer and camera, the ColorMunki family provides choices and solutions for any photographer’s needs. All options are small and portable for travel.
This live webinar gives users the opportunity to ask questions and understand each solution in detail so they can make the right decision on what ColorMunki family solution is for them. Attendees will enjoy special discounts.
To register for this webinar at 12:00 PM EST, visit: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/775177474
Monday, March 25, 2013, 12:00 PM EDT
Professional Monitor Calibration for Still & Video
As more and more still photographers move into videography with DSLR cameras the need for color management solutions specific to those output environments has become obvious. X-Rite’s i1Profiler software now includes video presets for popular video formats including NTSC, PAL-SECAM, and Rec. 709. The introduction last year of the new i1Display Pro colorimeter combined with these presets in i1Profiler makes the X-Rite i1Display Pro the perfect solution for calibrating and profiling monitors for video editing and output.
When i1Display Pro is combined with X-Rite ColorChecker Targets the combination provides a capture to output solution for video editing that allows exceptional control over white balance in any scene.
This brief webinar will review how to access and utilize the video presets in i1Profiler software and will briefly look at use of ColorCheckers in the video footage as a visual reference. For those shooting, editing, and preparing video for output this webinar will provide the insight into X-Rite color management solutions that can streamline color control in video.
To register for this webinar at 12:00 PM EST, visit: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/864901602
Wednesday, March 27, 2013, 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM EDT
Fine Art Travel Photography with Andy Katz
Travel photographer Andy Katz travels the world to capture amazing images. His photographs are in permanent collections of museums and private collectors the world over. The subject matter that captivates his vision is diverse from landscapes to portraits to still life in color and black and white. Andy uses light, contrast, and color to tell a story of his travels and evoke emotion in the viewer.
Andy’s work requires critical color management to capture and carry the subtleties of his work from the camera to the print. He uses Sony Alpha 99 and RX-1 to capture the entire nuance in every detail and the depth of every tonality. X-Rite ColorChecker Passport, i1Display Pro, and i1Publish Pro ensures accurate and repeatable reproduction of color and contrast every time.
This webinar will discuss traveling with photography equipment, finding the shot in faraway places, composition, using light, and more. Andy will talk about how he communicates with people, listens to their stories, and creates the relationships that allow him to capture beautiful and revealing portraits.
To register for this webinar at 11:00 AM EST, visit: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/499454850
To register for this webinar at 1:00 PM EST, visit: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/991161778
For more information on all X-Rite Photo webinars visit the Webinar page found under the Learning section on HUXritePhoto.comUH. All webinars are also archived for online viewing any time.
X-Rite, Incorporated is the global leader in color science and technology. The company, which now includes color industry leader Pantone LLC, develops, manufactures, markets and supports innovative color solutions through measurement systems, software, color standards and services. X-Rite’s expertise in inspiring, selecting, measuring, formulating, communicating and matching color helps users get color right the first time and every time, which translates to better quality and reduced costs. X-Rite serves a range of industries, including printing, packaging, photography, graphic design, video, automotive, paints, plastics, textiles, dental and medical. For further information, please visit http://www.xrite.com .
The X-Rite products are distributed by North White Plains, NY-based MAC Group http://www.MACgroupUS.com.