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Imatest Asia Pacific Remote Training

Imatest is offering a two-day training course to professionals using or considering Imatest software to improve their image quality testing processes. In light of the COVID-19 Coronavirus, these courses will be held remotely. 

Two-Day Remote Training Course

The training course offers attendees insight into the capabilities of Imatest software in both research and development and manufacturing environments.

After taking this course, you will have:

  • An understanding of key image quality factors
  • Practical knowledge of how to apply Imatest software to measure the factors
  • An overview of how to set up and tailor your test lab for accurate measurements

It is highly recommended you have a basic understanding of how cameras work (see recommended prerequisites). A detailed training schedule is also available.

Instructor: Henry Koren, Director of Engineering, Imatest

Registration: Contact a reseller in your area or click the registration button below.

Course Schedules

June TBD: Asia Pacific
English & Mandarin; China Standard Time

October 20-21, 2020: Asia Pacific
English & Korean; China Standard Time

November 11-12, 2020: Asia Pacific
English & Mandarin; China Standard Time


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2020 Imatest Training Schedule

(All training classes to be held remotely)

June 16-17, 2020: Asia Pacific
English & Mandarin; China Standard Time

August 6-7, 2020: Americas
English; Pacific Standard Time

October 20-21, 2020: Korea
English & Korean; Korea Standard Time

November 11-12, 2020: Asia Pacific
English & Mandarin; China Standard Time


 

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Imatest is Attending Electronic Imaging 2020

Imatest is attending Electronic Imaging 2020 in Burlingame, California on January 26-30, 2020. The symposium brings together 17 technical conferences covering all aspects of electronic imaging. (more…)

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Imatest will be at SPIE Photonics West 2020

Imatest is attending and exhibiting at SPIE Photonics West in San Francisco, February 1-6, 2020. (more…)

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San Jose, CA Imatest Training Course – November 6-7, 2019

Imatest representatives will visit San Jose, CA, November 6-7, 2019, to offer a paid two-day training course to professionals using or considering Imatest software to improve their image quality testing processes.

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AutoSens Brussels, September 17-19, 2019

Imatest will attend AutoSens in Brussels on September 17-19, 2019. AutoSens is a 3-day workshop, conference, and exhibition advancing the education for and development of vehicle perception technology. It brings together over a thousand minds in vehicle perception, ADAS, and autonomous vehicles twice a yearin Detroit, Michigan USA in May, and Brussels, Belgium in September. (more…)

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Imatest at IEEE P2020

Imatest sent two engineers to the IEEE P2020 Automotive Imaging Quality face-to-face meeting in Dusseldorf, Germany this past February in 2019. The IEEE P2020 standard, which is still in development, aims to define KPIs and test procedures to address the many challenges relevant (and often unique) to automotive imaging. (more…)

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Singapore Imatest Training Course – March 2019

Imatest is starting the 2019 training year in Singapore. Join us and our imaging science instructors to gain a solid background in image quality testing as well as valuable insights into how to use Imatest to solve your imaging challenges.

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Electronic Imaging Symposium 2019

Join Imatest at the Electronic Imaging Symposium from Jan. 13 – 17 in Burlingame, California USA. Explore the entire imaging science ecosystem, from capture through image processing to how we and our surrogate machines see and interpret images. Henry Koren and Norman Koren will be presenting on the following.

Reducing the cross-lab variation of image quality metrics

Henry Koren
 
As imaging test labs seek to obtain objective performance scores of camera systems, many factors can skew the results. IEEE Camera Phone Image Quality (CPIQ) Conformity Assessment Steering Committee (CASC) working group members performed round-robin studies where an assortment of mobile devices was tested within heterogeneous imaging labs. This paper investigates how the existence of near-infrared energy in light sources that attempt to simulate CIE illuminants can influence test results. Numerous other impacts, including the influence of opal diffusers used for uniformity testing, how test scene framing can alter white balance and exposure, and how chart quality and texture frequency distribution can skew results. We introduce a test procedure which is intended to reduce intra-lab variability and a method for assessing an independent lab’s competence in conforming with the IEEE testing standards.
 
Date/Time: Tuesday January 15, 2019, 3:50 – 4:10
Location: Grand Peninsula Ballroom E
 
 

Compensating MTF measurements for Chart Quality limitations

Norman Koren
 
Objective measurements of imaging system sharpness are typically derived from test chart images. It is generally assumed that if testing instructions are followed—if the chart print quality is fine enough and the chart magnification (on the sensor) is low enough—  test chart quality will have little impact on the overall measurement.
 
This assumption may not be valid when extremely high-resolution cameras are tested with standard charts or when smaller than optimum test charts are used because of laboratory or production line space limitations.
 
MTF compensation is applied by dividing the measured system MTF by chart-projected MTF as a function of the sensor.
  1. Measurements made under different conditions— with different test charts (transmissive as well as reflective) by different people in different labs— are more consistent.
  2. The megapixel suitability of test charts is increased by a factor of approximately 2 (1.4x linearly).
  3. The key advantage of MTF compensation is that measurements are more accurate (in an absolute sense).
 
Date/Time: Tuesday January 15, 2019, 9:10am
Location: Grand Peninsula Ballroom E
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Beijing, China Imatest Training Course – November 13-14, 2019

Imatest representatives will visit Beijing November 12-14, 2019 to offer a free information seminar and a paid two-day training course to professionals using or considering Imatest software to improve their image quality testing processes.

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San Jose, CA Imatest Training Course – April 2019

Imatest representatives will visit San Jose, CA, April 22-23, 2019, to offer a paid two-day training course to professionals using or considering Imatest software to improve their image quality testing processes.

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Shanghai Imatest Training Course and Seminar – May 2019

Imatest representatives will visit Shanghai, China to offer a free information seminar and two-day training course on May 14-16, 2019 to professionals using or considering Imatest software to improve their image quality testing processes.

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Seoul, Korea Imatest Training Course and Seminars – April 2019

Imatest representatives will visit Seoul, Korea April 18-19, 2019 to offer free information seminar and a paid two-day training course to professionals using or considering Imatest software to improve their image quality testing processes.

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Boulder, Colorado Imatest Training Course – May 2019

Imatest representatives will host a paid two-day training course in Boulder, Colorado on May 8-9, 2019 for professionals using or considering Imatest software to improve their image quality testing processes.

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San Jose, CA Training Course

Imatest representatives will visit San Jose August 5th and 6th to offer a paid two-day Training Course to professionals using or considering Imatest software to improve their image quality testing processes.

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San Jose, CA Training Course

Imatest representatives will visit San Jose August 2nd and 3rd to offer a free information seminar and paid 2-day Training Course to professionals using or considering Imatest software to improve their image quality testing processes.

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Electronic Imaging 2018

We are pleased to announce that we will return to the Bay Bridge, San Francisco at dusk. Shot from Yerba Buena Island.IS&T Electronic Imaging conference in 2018, to take place from January 28 – February 1 in Burlingame, CA. The conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport and will feature 20 technical conferences covering a variety of electronic imaging topics, ranging “from image sensing to display and hardcopy to machine vision in use in transportation systems” (Electronic Imaging).

We will have a booth in the exhibition hall and will be demonstrating our software and test charts. Please contact us to meet with our image quality experts. 

Additionally, Norman Koren will be presenting his paper, “Measuring the impact of flare lighting on dynamic range” on Monday, January 29, 2018 at 3:30 pm. 

The dynamic range of recent HDR image sensors, defined as the range of exposure between saturation and 0 dB SNR, can be extremely high: 120 dB or more. But the dynamic range of real imaging systems is limited by veiling glare (flare light), arising from reflections inside the lens, and hence rarely approaches this level. Veiling glare measurements, such as ISO 18844, made with black cavities on white fields, result in large numbers that are difficult to relate to dynamic range. Camera dynamic range is typically measured from grayscale charts, where veiling glare depends on the design and layout of the chart, leading to inconsistent results. We discuss the interaction between veiling glare and dynamic range measurements and the need for standardization of test conditions. We also propose a new dynamic range definition and a new test chart design for directly measuring the visibility of low contrast features over a wide range of scene brightness, which is important for real-world applications, especially in the automotive and security industries where the visibility of people and obstacles in shadow regions is critical. Unlike standard grayscale charts, the new test chart provides meaningful results when tone mapping is applied.

 

 

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Cologne, Germany Training Course

Imatest representatives will visit Cologne, Germany September 23-25, 2018 to offer a free Information Seminar and paid 2-day Training Course to professionals using or considering Imatest software to improve their image quality testing processes.

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Mobile Device Image Quality Workshop

Join us, in conjunction with IEEE Conformity Assessment Program (ICAP) and Camera Phone Image Quality (CPIQ) Conformity Assessment Steering Committee, on April 3, 2017 for an open discussion on the importance of mobile device image quality and how it can impact a service provider’s quality of service and bottom line.

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Taipei, Taiwan Training Course and Seminars

Imatest representatives will visit Taipei November 13-15, 2018 to offer free Information Seminars and a paid 2-day Training Course to professionals using or considering Imatest software to improve their image quality testing processes.

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