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Supplemental Instruction Guide for Setup, Usage, and Troubleshooting included (written by our color management expert Eric Joseph). Only available when you buy this product from FREESTYLE. (25 pages, $39.99 value.)
The Calibrite ColorChecker Display Pro with FREE ColorChecker Mini powered by X-Rite is the ultimate solution for Creative Perfectionists who demand speed, options and flexibility to attain color accuracy. Color Perfectionists know that a calibrated and profiled display is a critical element in an efficient digital workflow.
Color Perfectionists shouldn't guess when it comes to on-screen color accuracy. The color you see on your monitor or projector is the color you should expect from your printer. Once you take the guesswork and frustration out of calibrating and profiling your displays, you'll save time and money while gaining full creative control over your images and videos. And now, with the ability to change the color grading of video footage and images growing by leaps and bounds with the necessity for accurate color representation on screen is even more paramount. The only way to edit video and images accurately is to view your footage accurately. With the included video color standards you can also make sure that what you see is what you'll get throughout your digital video workflow.
The ColorChecker Display Pro is the ultimate display calibration solution for Creative Perfectionists who demand the most advanced options and maximum control across their creative workflow today and into the future.
Special Technical Notes:
MacIntosh: MacOS X 10.14x and above (with latest upgrades installed). Intel® Core 2 Duo CPU or better. 2GB of RAM and disk space. Monitor resolution of 1024x768 pixels or higher. Dual display support requires either 2 video cards or a dual head video card that supports dual video LUTs being loaded. Latest drivers for video card installed.
Windows: Microsoft Windows 8.1® 32 or 64 bit Microsoft Windows 10® 32 or 64 bit All operating systems should have the latest Service Pack installed. Intel® Core 2 Duo / AMD Athlon™ XP or better. 2GB of RAM and disk space. Monitor resolution of 1024x768 pixels or higher. Dual display support requires either 2 video cards or a dual head video card that supports dual video LUTs being loaded. Latest drivers for video card installed.
ColorChecker MINI targets are ideal for creating custom camera profiles (DNG and ICC), correcting neutral balance and exposure, and provides a standard for color corrections. The targets provide a non-subjective standard of comparison to help determine the true color balance of any color rendition system. It provides the needed standard for comparing, measuring and analyzing differences in color reproduction in various processes—avoiding costly mistakes.
The ColorChecker target is an array of 24 scientifically formulated colors that has been the leading industry color reference target for more than 40 years. It is designed to deliver true-to-life color reproduction so that photographers and filmmakers can predict and control how color will look under any illumination. Each of the 24 colors found on a ColorChecker target represents the actual color of natural objects, such as human skin tone, foliage and blue sky, and reflects light just like its real-world counterpart. Since these colors exemplify the color of their counterparts in the natural world and reflect light the same way in all parts of the visible spectrum, the squares will match the colors of representative samples of natural objects under any illumination, and with any color reproduction process. Each solid patch is formulated individually to produce a pure, flat, rich colour.
ColorChecker targets have been used by Color perfectionists for the past decade to create custom DNG profiles for Adobe Lightroom® and Photoshop® workflows. You can also build custom ICC camera profiles for use in Capture One® (or other ICC compatible software) when you combine ColorChecker targets with Calibrite ColorChecker Camera Calibration software. You’ll get accurate color at capture based on specific lighting, camera and lens combination during any given shoot, saving valuable time in edit. Taking advantage of a ColorChecker target is easy. Simply include the ColorChecker in your photo or video capture and then later, while editing use it to compare, measure and analyze differences in color reproduction in any color rendition system. The ColorChecker can help you make global corrections based on accurate information. If you shoot a large number of images that all require the same color correction, you know that editing a few key photos and applying your changes can sometimes change colors you didn’t intend to be changed.
A shot of the ColorChecker captured under the same lighting as your images will provide a point of reference, so you can see exactly how changes will affect the rest of your colors before you apply them. This objective standard will help you avoid costly mistakes and trial-and-error color adjustments while editing your images or color grading.