The ColorChecker Passport Picture and the ColorChecker Passport Video (evaluate right here) are frequent gadgets within the luggage of many photographers and filmmakers. However for these of us who shoot each, it means we find yourself having to purchase two separate merchandise. And I don’t find out about you, however I typically discover myself by chance grabbing and leaving the home with the mistaken one once I head out to shoot.
Nicely, Calibrite – the brand new model title for X-Ceremony’s merchandise aimed toward filmmakers and photographers – is aiming to vary all that by combining each ColorCheckers into one, with the brand new ColorChecker Passport Duo. It does include a barely elevated price ticket over both of the person ColorChecker Passports, nevertheless it’s lower than the mixed complete of shopping for each.
The brand new ColorChecker Passport Duo basically combines the color palettes of each the ColorChecker Passport Picture and ColorChecker Passport Video right into a single merchandise. Open up one facet, and also you’ll get a gray card and the photograph swatches for calibrating your customized Lightroom and Adobe Digital camera RAW DNG profiles or ICC profiles. Open up the opposite facet and also you get the black level, 40IRE gray and white level bars, together with the same old RGB, CMY and pores and skin tone swatches that line up along with your video modifying software program’s vectorscope.
After all, you do lose a little bit within the course of. The white steadiness chart is gone from the Picture facet of issues, as an alternative being changed by a big impartial white steadiness goal – the identical as that discovered on the ColorChecker Passport Video. The main focus goal for video has additionally needed to disappear to be able to match the photograph swatches in. However does anyone actually use that focus goal anyway?
Calibrite describes it as “the subsequent stage in moveable color management” and in case you’re a hybrid shooter that does each stills and video. As with the person Picture and Video variations of the ColorChecker Passport, the ColorChecker Passport Duo works with all the similar software program and plugins you’re already utilizing and doesn’t require any change to your current workflow – apart from the truth that you solely must preserve monitor of 1 color chart as an alternative of two.
For reference, the ColorChecker Passport Picture V2 prices $119 and the ColorChecker Passport Video prices $149. The ColorChecker Passport Duo is anticipated to start out transport on the finish of the month within the USA at a worth of $199 however for people within the UK, it’s already obtainable to purchase now for £168+VAT (£201.60 inc. VAT).