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All CCTV seminars conducted by Vlado Damjanovski are based on his book "CCTV - Digital and Networking Technologies" - the de-facto "CCTV Bible."
A choice of Analogue and Digital seminars to suit your needs.

All seminars are updated with the latest book contents !

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The latest book "CCTV - from light to pixels" is now available.

It covers everything relevant to the CCTV industry - from light, optics, lenses, cameras, compressions, IP protocols, networking, DVRs, NVRs, VMS, system design and testing.  As with all previous editions, this book is the only one an installer, consultant or integrator may need. For many years all editions of this book have been referred to as "CCTV Bible" and so is this latest one.
All seminars promoted on this web site are now updated with this latest book content.

To register your interest for a seminar based on the topics shown on the left, or have a custom made to suit your needs, please e-mail us at
Seminars Photo Album:

Cognitec - Sydney,  March 2016


Tavcom - Sydney,  September 2015

Tavcom training Sydney

Moscow - Russia,  May 2015

Moscow training intro

Moscow training Attendants

Vebon, Utrecht - The Netherlands,  October 2014

The Netherlands traning

MGM casino, Macao, June 2014

Singapore training

Singapore, SSAS, April 2014

Singapore training

From the latest book launch, November 2013

TAFE training at CRK

Panomera presentation, November 2013

TAFE training at CRK

Sydney, TAFE, October 2013

TAFE training at CRK

Auckland, NZ, October 2012


Venetian, Macao, May 2012



Adelaide, May 2012

Adelaide 2012

Brisbane, May 2012

Brisbane 2012

Tehran, Iran, September 2011

Tehran September 2011

Launceston, Tasmania, May 2011

Launceston May 2011

CRK, Melbourne, April 2011

Melbourne April 2011

CRK, Brisbane, March 2011

Brisbane 2011

CRK, Adelaide, March 2011

Adelaide 2011

CRK, Auckland, February 2011

Auckland 2011

CRK, Perth, February 2011

Perth Seminar 2011

SDA, Las Vegas, November 2010


Bosch Security, Sydney, June 2010

Bosch seminar June 2010

SDA, Las Vegas, November 2009

Vlado at Las Vegas seminar

SDA, Las Vegas, November 2008

Vlado at Las Vegas seminar

Darwin, Northern Territories (6&7 Feb 2008):

Seminar introduction

Vlado teaching in Darwin

Darwin 2008

Elbex Access&Security, Sydney (January 2008):

ADT Security 2007

ADT Security, Sydney (April 2007):

ADT Security 2007

Macau (January 2007):

Macau training 2007

Macau 2007 training 2

Macau 2007 training 1

Moscow (October 2006):

Moscow CCTV Seminar 2006

Some of the attendants at Moscow 2006

Book signing

Kiev (October 2006):

Some of the attendants Kiev 2006

Bosch Security - Sydney (August 2006):

Bosch Security CCTV Seminars

CrimeWatch Video - Sydney (June 2006):

CrimeWatch Video Seminars 2006

Macau (April 2006):

Macau CCTV seminars 2006

Hong Kong (December 2005):

Hong Kong Decmeber 2005 CCTV Seminars

Adelaide (Net-Security - September 2005):

Brisbane 2005 CCTV Seminar attendants

Brisbane (May 2005):

Brisbane 2005 CCTV Seminar attendants

Melbourne (November 2004):


Sydney (November 2004):



From the old CCTV photo album:

CCTV Explanation 1994

Questions answered in the seminar brake, 1994

CCTV training in 1992

One of the early training classes in Sydney 1993

At TCN Channel9 1987

Vlado at the installation of Grass Valley vision mixer in 
Sydney's Channel 9, in 1987

First satt in MK

Vlado and the LGT engineers setting up the first satellite reception in Macedonia, 1985 

All attendants receive:

- Certificate signed by the trainer

- Seminar presentation on a CD and a wealth of information on various products, technologies, CCTV companies and news from around the globe.

- Various CCTV software tools: lens finders, DVR calculators, CCTV drawing icons

- Special discounted offer on ViDi Labs unique and new SD/HD test chart, designed specifically for the CCTV industry (valued $500+).

- Bring your own copy of the popular "CCTV - from light to pixels" for a personalised autograph.

The following topics are covered by each seminar:

Analogue CCTV:

Light and television 
   Light basics and the human eye
   Light units
   Illuminometer (lux-meter)
   Smart-phones lux-meters
   Measuring illumination with an SLR or        DSLR
   Light onto an imaging sensor
   Colors in television
   Color temperatures and light sources
   Eye persistence
Optics in CCTV
    Lenses as optical elements 
    Aspherical lenses 
    CTF and MTF 
    F and T numbers 
    Depth of field 
    Neutral density (ND) filters 
    Manual, auto, and motorized iris lenses 
    Video- and DC-driven auto iris lenses 
    Image and lens formats in CCTV 
    Angles of view and determining them 
    Fixed focal length lenses 
    Zoom lenses 
    C- and CS-mount and back-focus 
General characteristics of television systems
    A little bit of history
    The very basics of analog television
    The video signal and its spectrum
    Color video signal
    The very basic of digital TV
    Spectrum analyzer
CCTV cameras
    General information about cameras
    Tube cameras
    CCD cameras
    Charges transfer in a CCD sensor
    CMOS cameras
    Spectral response of imaging sensors
    Seeing colors
    White balance
    Types of charge transfer in CCDs
    CCD chip as a sampler
    Correlated double sampling (CDS)
    Camera specifications and their meanings
    Camera Sensitivity
    Minimum illumination
    Camera resolution
    Signal/noise ratio (S/N)
    Dynamic range of imaging sensors
    Special low-light-intensified cameras
    Thermal imaging cameras
    Multi-sensor panoramic camera
    Camera power supplies and copper
    Power over Ethernet (PoE)
    V-phase adjustment
    Camera checklist
    CRT monitors
    CRT Monitor sizes
    CRT Monitor adjustments
    Impedance switch
    LCD monitors
    Video-walls and Projectors
    Plasma display monitors
    OLED displays
    About pixels and resolution
    Psycho-physiology of viewing details
    Brightness, Contrast and Gamma
    Recognizing faces and details in CCTV
Analog video processing
    Analog switching equipment
    Video sequential switchers
    Analog Video Matrix Switchers
    Switching and processing equipment
    Quad compressors (splitters)
    Multiplexers (MUX)
    Recording time gaps
    Simplex and duplex multiplexers
    Video motion detectors (VMDs)
    Video Analytics
Auxiliary equipment in CCTV
    Pan and tilt heads
    PTZ site drivers
    Preset positioning
    Camera housings
    Lighting in CCTV
    Infrared lights
    Lightning protectors
    In-line video amplifiers/equalizers
    Video distribution amplifiers (VDAs)

Digital and Networking in CCTV:

Digital video
    Why digital video?
    Types of compressions
    Digital video recorders (DVRs)
    Image and Video compressions
    The SD digital video
    The resolution of the ITU-601 digitized (SD) video
    The need for compression and networking
    Raw and compressed digital video
    The most common compressions in CCTV
    Some new compressions
    DCT as a basis
    Motion JPEG-2000
    H.264 (MPEG-4 part 10, AVC)
    H.265 (HEVC)

Transmission media
    Coaxial cables 
    The concept 
    Noise and electromagnetic interference  
    Ground loop correctors  
    Characteristic impedance 
    BNC connectors 
    Coaxial cables and BNC termination 
    Installation techniques 
    Time domain reflectometer (TDR) 
    Twisted pair video transmission 
    Microwave links 
    RF wireless (open air) video Tx   
    Infrared wireless (open air) video Tx   
    Fiber optics 
    Light sources in fiber optics Tx Frequencies in fiber optics transmission 
    Fiber optics multiplexers 
    Fiber optics cables 

Networking in CCTV 
    Computers and networks 
    LAN and WAN 
    The main Ethernet categories 
    Data speed and types of network cabling 
    Ethernet over coax and UTP cables 
    Patch and crossover cables 
    Network concepts and components 
    The Internet protocols 
    The OSI seven-layer model of networking 
    IP addresses  
    Virtual private networking (VPN) 
    Domain Name Systems (DNS) 
    DNS and DHCP 
    Networking hardware 
    Network ports 
    Wireless LAN    
    Certification and security 
    A network analogy example 
    Putting a network system together  
    The IP check commands 
Video Management Systems
    Operating Systems (OS)
    Hard disk drives
    The different file systems
    FAT (File Allocation Table)
    FAT32 (File Allocation Table 32-bit)
    NTFS (New Technology File System)
    Hard disk connectivity standards (SATA)
    Hard disks failures
    Processors (CPUs)
    Software decoders and players
    ONVIF and PSIA
Video testing 
    The ViDi Labs SD/HD test chart
    Before you start testing
    Testing SD / HD or MP
    Setup procedure
    What you can test
    Some real life examples
CCTV system design
    Understanding the customer’s requirements 
    Site inspections 
    Designing and quoting a CCTV system 
    Installation considerations 
    Training and manuals 
    Handing over 
    Preventative maintenance 

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Comments about the CCTV Seminars by Vlado Damjanovski based on his best-seller books “CCTV - Networking and Digital Technology”

“... In these two days I learned and understood everything that Vlado
has been telling me in the past few years while he was helping me
on various projects.”

Tony Casusceli - Vision Technology Systems, Australia

“...Thank you - an excellent presentation. I learned a lot and Vlado’s
presentation filled a lot of gaps.”

Shane Cooper - Bluescope Steel, Australia

“...Clearly knowledgeable and an expert in his field. I like all of his
information that was presented and I would like to see another presentation
by him.”

Murat Altuev - ITV/Axon, Moscow

“Vlado is obviously at the high end of technical knowledge. He also
explained it in terms understandable to the lay person.”

Richard Cook - Crown Casino, Melbourne

“Very dry subject matter that was presented in a very engaging interesting
way. Very impressed with his knowledge level.”

Kevin - Sands Casino, Macau

“This guy knows his stuff!”

From the SDA 2009 at the University of Nevada - Las Vegas

“Vlado was awesome! I did learn from him this week and will take
what I learned and share it.”

From the SDA 2009 at the University of Nevada - Las Vegas

“ All aspects very well done & I am not very technical. Vlado made
this topic very easy to understand and comprehend. I can use all this
information in my casino - thanks.”

From the SDA 2009 at the University of Nevada - Las Vegas

Please note:

The above topic listing are based on the content of the  author's book "CCTV - Digital and Networking Technologies" published by Elsevier in 2005 and they are shown for reference purposes only. Although the seminar presenter is guided  by the above mentioned topics, very often certain topics are discussed as requested by the seminar attendants, i.e. they depend on the attendants level of understanding and interest.
Therefore, ViDi Labs and the seminar presenter reserve the rights to modify, exclude and include certain topics as the need arises.

In case of cancellation of the seminar due to unforeseen circumstances all payments made will be fully refunded, less bank transaction and exchange rate fees of 10%.

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