Digital Imaging Specialists & Supervisors
Post Production personnel
Since Joel Silver incorporated the Imaging Science Foundation in 1994 the ISF has been an industry leader in the pursuit for video perfection.
The ISF is now regarded worldwide as the certification in video calibration. Due to a wider colour gamut and the emergence of dynamic metadata such as Dolby Vision and hdr10+, our audience is now aware of the immersive imaging that is possible. As a video professional, the goal is to make sure the content being displayed is as close as possible to how the creator intended. Video professionals who are ISF certified, are equipped with the right knowledge and skills necessary to give their clients a superior video experience, giving them an edge on the competition.
Calibrating a display is only one half of the puzzle, understanding how to get distributed content to the displays unimpeded is the other part. When HDMI released its version 2.0 a new era in audio and video was born. Out of this a new challenge was created, distributing high bandwidth audiovisual signals. As part of the ISF certification, you will learn the best way to manage these signals, making sure that you do not sacrifice colour spaces and preserve the HDR metadata needed to deliver video brilliance.
Joel Silver is the President and founder of the Imaging Science Foundation, Inc. (ISF) which incorporated in 1994 to introduce image quality improving calibration services into TVs. There are now over 100 million TVs shipped under license to the ISF.
CEDIA presented him with the Lifetime Achievement Award at Petco Park in 2018
He chairs the CTA and CEDIA Home Theater Video Standards committee, serves on the INFOCOMM Contrast Ratio Standards committee and is an INFOCOMM 2018 Fellow.
He also is the producer of the HDTV Calibration Wizard and the ISF UHDTV 4K test pattern suite that is deployed in multiple manufacturer’s UHD 4K HDR reference generators.
His work on advancing TV image quality was covered in the NY Times, the LA Times, Popular Mechanics, Wired and numerous A/V publications here and abroad.
He has been involved in high-end video, high-end audio, telemedicine, Microsoft Windows video quality tools, and the Venture Capital and Entrepreneurship program at the W. Averill Harriman School of Management.
He has presented at CES, American Association of Medical Instrumentation, Barco BE, CEDIA Australia, CIT Beijing, EHExpo, InfoComm, ISE Amsterdam, ISE Asia, NESDA, NSCA, Microsoft’s WINHEC, he received both top five and top ten CEDIA instructor awards and is a CE PRO top-ten-for-ten-years Most Influential Industry Leader.
He has trained Acer, AMD, the BBC, Barco, BenQ, Bose, CNN, DataColor, Dolby, DVDO, DNP, Draper, Elite Screens, Epson, Grandview Screens, Harman, HBO, Hitachi, InFocus, Integra, Intel, LG, JVC, Linn, Lissau A/S, Microsoft, Minolta, Mitsubishi, Monster Cable, NEC, Netflix, NVIDIA, Onkyo, Optoma, Panasonic, Philips, Pioneer, Runco, Samsung, Screen Research, Sencore, Sharp, SpectraCal, Sony, Stewart Filmscreen, Texas Instruments, Toshiba, Viewsonic, Vutec, Yamaha, Xrite and numerous other clients.
Joel Silver is a co-inventor of the patented Microsoft Windows Display Calibration Wizard which is now in over 111,000,000 PCs.
He has been both a CES Innovations judge and a CEDIA Awards judge for many years.