The ColorChecker Passport Photograph and the ColorChecker Passport Video (evaluation right here) are widespread objects 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 learn about you, however I typically discover myself by chance grabbing and leaving the home with the unsuitable one once I head out to shoot.
Effectively, Calibrite – the brand new model identify for X-Ceremony’s merchandise geared toward filmmakers and photographers – is aiming to alter 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, but it surely’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 Photograph 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 Digicam 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 standard RGB, CMY and pores and skin tone swatches that line up along with your video enhancing software program’s vectorscope.
After all, you do lose slightly within the course of. The white stability chart is gone from the Photograph facet of issues, as an alternative being changed by a big impartial white stability goal – the identical as that discovered on the ColorChecker Passport Video. The main focus goal for video has additionally needed to disappear so as to match the photograph swatches in. However does anyone actually use that focus goal anyway?
Calibrite describes it as “the subsequent degree in moveable color management” and in the event you’re a hybrid shooter that does each stills and video. As with the person Photograph 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 – aside from the truth that you solely have to hold monitor of 1 color chart as an alternative of two.
For reference, the ColorChecker Passport Photograph V2 prices $119 and the ColorChecker Passport Video prices $149. The ColorChecker Passport Duo is predicted to begin delivery on the finish of the month within the USA at a worth of $199 however for folk within the UK, it’s already out there to purchase now for £168+VAT (£201.60 inc. VAT).