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Audio Visual Skills Training

The ISCE Audio Visual Skills programme of courses is designed to cover a wide range of applications including Audio in AV, Audio for AV Engineers, AV over IP and more…

Further details for each course are listed on this page. To register your interest in any of these training courses please follow the link to ‘Register Your Interest’, supply a few basic details and one of our course administrators will get in touch with you directly.

Introduction to Audio in AV

Dive into the World of professional audio and develop a key understanding of fundamental theories that shape AV. Learn everything you need to know about:

The History of Audio; Acoustics 101: What is sound?; Microphones and transducers; Correct Gain Staging; Mixers and Digital Signal Processing, Amplification: Low-Z vs Constant Voltage; Loudspeakers: Point Source and Arrays; Audio Networking Overview; Assistive Listening

You will learn...

  • The History of Audio
  • Acoustics 101: What is sound?
  • Microphones and transducers
  • Correct Gain Staging
  • Mixers and Digital Signal Processing
  • Amplification: Low-Z vs Constant Voltage
  • Loudspeakers: Point Source and Arrays
  • Audio Networking Overview
  • Assistive Listening

You will leave with a full understanding of the audio signal flow – from waves to volts, 1s and 0s and back again.

Who Should Attend?

  • This is the perfect course for anyone who is new to the world of audio and wants to learn the basics, or a seasoned pro who wants to brush up on a concept or two.

Audio for AV Engineers

Can I have more A with my V, please? Come along and listen to an experienced practitioner in the AV industry who will take you through why sound is important and how to make it better: in short to match your A to your V. This course looks at the theory and practice of audio within the AV industry. We will discuss loudspeakers, microphones, amplifiers, analogue and digital signal transmission and think about optimising sound systems for classrooms, meeting rooms, boardrooms and other environments. This course is designed for System Architects, Installation Engineers and is intended to be a useful day with plenty of time for questions and discussion to suit your needs.

You will learn...

  • How our hearing works
  • How poor audio affects us as listeners
  • Basic acoustics and audio principles
  • How to assess loudspeaker performance
  • How to assess microphone performance
  • How best to position loudspeakers and microphones for optimum results
  • What is gain structure
  • How electronic signals pass through audio systems
  • Balanced and unbalanced lines
  • Digital transmission systems
  • Amplifiers, 100V line and low impedance systems
  • Commissioning audio systems

Who Should Attend?

  • Anyone involved in the design, installation and operation of sound and video systems wanting to understand more about sound.

Introduction to Video in AV

This course offers an introduction to the concepts and technologies of video systems.

You will learn...

  • The physics of video – a brief overview of light and optics
  • Visual perception – how we see and interpret visual information
  • Image format
    • Resolutions: from SD to 16K
    • Frame Rate
    • Colour Depth
  • Signal Types
  • Display Technologies
  • Image processing

Who Should Attend?

Aimed at new engineers or those looking to expand their knowledge into video, this course will provide the foundation to our more advanced video courses.

Multimedia AV

This course offers practical and interactive classroom learning with the right balance of technical information to provide you with in depth knowledge and understanding of all the commonly used technologies in the AV channel, from HDMI, HDBaseT, IP and DVI.

During the one day course you can expect interactive classroom learning, demonstration and theory sessions to increase your understanding of signal distribution methods. With so many technologies available, we will also look at the pro’s and con’s of different technologies, and why system planning is essential.

As well as demystifying some of the myths and dark arts that surround HDMI signal distribution, we’ll take a look at what you can do to troubleshoot issues and reduce the requirement to attend problem sites.

The workshop will take a look at Multi-Zone AV, audio distribution, the use of DSP’s and the importance of good installation practice. Inclusion of video into legacy audio only installations is also covered in the course – never has the ‘A’ & ‘V’ been so important.

You will learn...

  • HDMI
  • Multi-room A to Z design and installation
  • How to review real life scenarios and installation designs
  • Installation Good Practice
  • How to review the latest technologies available from an independent position
  • Troubleshooting tips and points of failure
  • System planning and how to choose the right technology

Who Should Attend?

Whether you are new to installing AV systems or a seasoned professional, this course will cover the basic knowledge required to confidently design, configure and install your next installation.

AV Over IP

Enter the world of Audio Visual over Internet Protocol and discover the joys and heartaches of moving audio-visual signals over data networks.

You will learn...

  • What is AVoIP?
  • Using IP as a transport mechanism for AV: The possibilities and the problems
  • Bandwidth vs Performance: Why you can’t have one without the other?
  • Latency and compression
  • Usage scenarios
  • AVoIP Standards
    • H.264/265
    • JPEG2000
    • SDVoE
  • Choosing the right standard for different applications
  • Designing networks for AVoIP
  • Getting enough bandwidth
  • The importance of Multicasting

Who Should Attend?

AV professionals who want to start making use of IP networks for streaming. IT professionals who want to learn about the impact AV streaming would have on their networks.

Pre-requisites
Some prior knowledge of AV signals and IP networking are required for this course. Whilst not essential as pre-requisites, the following ISCE courses will provide a good foundation to the material in this course and delegates should be familiar with the concepts listed in the course descriptions prior to attending this course.

  • Introduction to Video in AV
  • Principles of Networking

Other ISCE courses that would be helpful prior to this course

  • Multimedia AV
  • Advanced Principles of Networking

Broadcast AV

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You will learn...

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