“Once, Twice, Three Times We Measure”
Bram Desmet is the Managing Director of Flanders Scientific, Inc., based in Suwanee, GA just 30 minutes outside of Atlanta.
Despite holding aÂ B.A.in PhilosophyÂ 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 FSIâ€™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:
- Working for Mr. Flanders
- Competing against Sony and Panasonic
- FSI’s Product Range
- The extinction of CRTs
- How LCDs are manufactured
- Characteristics of a high quality LCD
- How LCD distributors differentiate their panels
- The purpose of a reference monitor
- Plasma vs LCD
- What’s the minimum acceptable LCD for color grading?
- Puck-style probes for calibration
- How FSI calibrates their LCDs
- Spectro-radiometers & Colorimeters
- Different types of Colorimeters
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Part 1 | Part 2
- FSI 7″ Field Monitor
- FSI 17″ CCFL LCD
- FSI 17″ LED LCD
- FSI 24″ CCFL LCD
- FPGA – Programmable Chip
- Xrite i1 Display 2 Puck-style Probe
- Minolta CS-2000 Spectroradiometer
- Photo Research PR-655
- Minolta CA-210
- FSI’s Calibration FAQ
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.