Home theater technology remains a popular category in the industry post-pandemic. With 8K, 4K, and HDR technologies maturing, along with ever-improving LED, LCD, laser, mini-LED, and micro-LED technologies, the performance of TVs and projectors is rapidly improving to help power the public thirst for video.
Helping integrators navigate today’s home theater market, the CEDIA Expo 2022 training seminar roster offers attendees a range of video-related educational opportunities.
These learning opportunities include topics such as AV over IP, HDMI 2.1, best practices for system design and, of course, a comprehensive list of manufacturer sessions.
Taking a look at some of the video-related sessions available during CEDIA Expo 2022, here’s a deeper look at four video courses for you to check out:
Wednesday, September 28 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Ask the Experts: Video Performance and Design Room D 174
Joel Silver, Imaging Sciences Foundation
John Bishop, Bishop Architectural-Entertainment Services
David Meyer, CEDIA
Rob Sabin, ProjectorCentral.com
Learning Objectives: Recognize the importance of signal integrity and calibration in delivering video performance, relate video technologies and application suitability, Illustrate the role of video design and specifications room in video systems, connect CEDIA/CTA RP23 and RP22 resources, and implement these elements into system design practices.
Description: As part of the CEDIA Ask the Experts series, this session will allow attendees to connect and ask questions of industry veterans who can help them learn and troubleshoot real-world applications of computer performance. video display and signal distribution. This open forum will allow attendees to pose questions in real time to CEDIA’s subject matter experts, which will be answered on a first-come, first-served basis.
Related: Why the Design-Build Community Should Attend CEDIA Expo
Thursday, Sept. 29 1 to 2:30 p.m.
Kaleidescape Essentials: install, configure, troubleshoot, customize the C146 room
Amanda Davis, Senior Manager, Marketing Programs at Kaleidescape
Andre Floyd, Director, Technical Support, Kaleidescape
Join Kaleidescape’s first-ever in-person product training to learn the step-by-step process for installing and configuring a Kaleidescape Strato system, including the company’s Terra server and Strato C player. The company’s product experts will demonstrate common issues encountered when installing a Kaleidescape system and how to resolve them. They will also demonstrate how to customize a Kaleidescape system using Lutron lighting and shading tools, Josh.ai voice control, and more. Come for the interactive training and leave with a gift.
Friday Sept. 10 a.m. to noon
HDMI 2.1 Update 2022 Room D 162
David Meyer, CEDIA
Learning Objectives: Recall and describe key features and capabilities of HDMI 2.1a technology, interpret AV system requirements and what is needed in system design to ensure optimized interoperability and performance.
Description: This course takes a distilled look at the features and capabilities of the latest HDMI specification: version 2.1a. Specifically, what has changed from HDMI in the last few years? Topics include: eARC; Fixed Rate Link; 8K and HDR video enhancements; a bunch of three-letter acronyms, including VRR, QMS, and QFT, and their benefits for gaming and other media; built-in compression; new passive and active cables; what is mandatory vs. optional; and an overview of CEDIA/CTA-RP28 recommended practice. More importantly, what does all of this mean for designers and specifiers of AV systems to ensure compatibility and an appropriate upgrade path?
Saturday, Oct. 1 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
The future of AV over IP room C146
Ekin Binal, Director of AV Solutions Product Management, Crestron
Thomas Brady, Product Owner, Audio Solutions, Crestron
Introducing the new Crestron Audio-over-IP (AoIP) solution. This session looks at how to set up multiroom audio distribution over the network. Discover how fast and easy it is to design and deploy audio systems. Discover how easy it is to use multiple streaming services with Crestron’s DM-NAX audio solution.