Saturday, June 3rd from 10:00am to 12:00pm
In this workshop, XFR Collective members will teach participants about the basic structure of the analog broadcast signal (including luminosity, chrominance, and hue). Then, they will learn how to isolate and track these different parts of the signal using vectorscopes and waveform monitors and how to adjust them with a time base corrector. Finally, participants will combine their knowledge of the structure of the broadcast signal and monitoring equipment to calibrate their equipment using a set of standard SMPTE color bars so they can be sure to digitize tapes within the legal broadcast range.
Attendees can expect to:
- Understand basic aspects of the broadcast image like luminosity, chrominance, hue, saturation, frame vs. field, and minimum and maximum black and light levels
- How to use equipment like waveform monitors, vectorscopes, and time base correctors to monitor and stabilize aspects of the broadcast image
- Use SMPTE color bars to calibrate the equipment involved
What we offer is a little technical and fills in the gaps between people who work with physical media collections and people who don't know what a Hi8mm tape is.
Fees for this workshop are $20 for METRO members and $40 for non-members. Registration is capped at 10 people.
This workshop will be led by Kelly Haydon and Chris Nicols.
About Our Instructors:
Kelly Haydon (she/her) is the media archivist at Human Rights Watch. She has managed video and audio archival projects for CUNY-TV, NYU Special Collections, and Bay Area Video Coalition (now BAVC Media). She holds degrees from NYU’s Moving Image Archiving and Preservation Program and School of Visual Arts.
Chris Nicols is a multimedia archivist who currently works as a Film Archivist at the New York City Municipal Archives. He holds a Masters degree from NYU, and previously worked at Storycorps, the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee and the Miami-Dade College Wolfson Archive. He specializes in digitizing and managing collections of historical and documentary analog moving image material.
Where ?411, South 5th Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, Kings County, New York, 11211, United States