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X-Rite ColorChecker Passport

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X-Rite ColorChecker Passport

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Product Highlights

  • Creative Enhancement Target
  • Classic Target
  • White Balance Target
  • Protective Pocket-Sized Case
  • Camera Calibration Software
  • Accurate Consistent Color
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With three photographic targets, the ColorChecker Passport from X-Rite lets you ease your workflow in a variety of ways. A creative enhancement target allows one-click warming and cooling, and easy evaluation of shadow details. The classic target is the standard 24 patch for creating DNG profiles. The white balance target allows for a consistent white point for a series of images, saving the need to correct each one later in your work flow.

A protective case keeps your targets safe from damage, and has a built-in stand so you can situate the targets to adjust for any scene. The included software lets you easily build DNG profiles, and profile adjustments can be applied to hundreds of images, allowing hours of manual changes to be completed in a few minutes. The portable, versatile kit is an excellent tool for all photographers, from aspiring amateurs to professionals.

In-Camera White Balancing
Having a consistent white point in a set of images reduces editing time, eliminating the need to individually adapt white points per image.
Visual Color Controls
Check and control shadow details or highlight clipping.
Fully Supports the RAW Workflow
Enables any shot in a representative lighting to be used to create a profile as well as to correct exposure, color and white balance. Corrections from one image can be applied to hundreds of shots taken in the same lighting.
Maintain Consistent Color Between Different Cameras and Lenses
Saves time by ensuring smooth workflow and minimal file handling.
DNG Profiling for RAW Shooters
DNG profiling enables greater capability to calibrate and correct color.
Multiple Targets in One
Keep all your target cards in one easy to carry case.
Robust Plastic Case
Protects target cards against elements, bending, and other damage.

Note:The ColorChecker Passport is not compatible with Hasselblad cameras.

System Requirements Windows:
Microsoft Windows XP, Vista, or 7 (latest SP required, 32- and 64-bit versions supported)
512MB RAM
Intel Pentium 4 or AMD Athlon XP or better CPU
200MB of available disk space
Monitor resolution of 1024 x 768 or higher
Internet connection required for software update

Macintosh
Mac OSX 10.5.x, 10.6, 10.7, or 10.8 (with the latest updates installed)
G4 Processor or higher (Intel recommended)
512 MB RAM
350 MB of available disk space
User must have Administrator rights to install and uninstall the application
Monitor resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels or higher
Format DNG
Compatible Software Adobe Lightroom 2.0 or newer
Adobe Photoshop Camera Raw 4.5 or newer
Adobe Photoshop CS3 or newer
Adobe Photoshop Elements 7 or newer
Adobe Bridge CS3 or newer
Languages English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, Japanese
Dimension (DxWxH) 4.9 x 3.5 x 0.4" (125 x 90 x 9mm)
Weight 3 oz (80g)
Environmental Requirements Temperature: 32-104°F (0-40°C)
Humidity: 0-85% (non-condensing)
X-Rite ColorChecker Passport
  • 3 x Photographic Targets
  • Protective Case
  • Camera Calibration Software
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    X-RiteColorChecker Passport
     
    4.7

    (based on 471 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (368)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (89)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (5)

    98%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Reliable (167)
    • Easy to use (126)
    • Easy to set up (87)
    • Lightweight (82)
    • Small footprint (80)

    Cons

    • Difficult to set up (8)
    • Price (6)
    • Pricey / poor value (4)
    • Small viewing area (3)

    Best Uses

    • Portraits (78)
    • Studio (59)
    • Landscape photography (46)
    • Travel (36)
    • Everyday (31)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Quality oriented (126), Professional (41), Pro photographer (39), Business user (30), Enthusiast (30)
      • Primary use:
      • Business (199), Personal (141)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (84)
      • Computer Platform:
      • PC (33), Mac (30)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    X-Rite Rocks

    This product works period. My workflow was slow and tedious, having to manual color correct everything because the preset white balance straight from camera never gave me what I felt was perfect white...Read complete review

    This product works period. My workflow was slow and tedious, having to manual color correct everything because the preset white balance straight from camera never gave me what I felt was perfect white balance. Creating custom color profiles for your camera/lens/strobes are easy.

    For flash photography follow the below instructions.

    1) Set your cameras white balance to "flash" or daylight if your camera doesn't have an option for flash.

    2) Double check your settings to verify you are shooting in RAW file format.

    2) Set up your lights in which every style you would like. If you're using 1 light or 10 lights, set up like you normally would.

    3) Properly expose for your subject. I personally use a Sekonic light meter for this, but you can take a few test frames and chimp to verify you have proper exposure.

    4) Open the X-Rite so it makes a "T" shape, and have the model hold it on the plastic back and date card. DO NOT TOUCH ANY OF THE COLOR SQUARES, OR GREY CARD.

    5) Have your subject hold the card on the key light side of their face, this is the closest to the main light source. Make sure it is oriented the correct way with the little icons of the sun and mountain on the upper portion.

    6) Be sure the subject holds the X-Rite parallel to the camera.

    7) When framing, the X-Right should fill 50% - 75% of the frame. Tip: Don't worry if part of your subjects head or face is cut off, we are trying to capture the X-Rite, not the subject.

    8) Take the shot, doubling check to verify the exposure and framing are good. Then have the subject set down the X-Rite and continue on with your shoot as usual.

    POST PRODUCTION PROCESS
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    1) Import your photos into Lightroom

    2) Bring up the photo with the X-Rite in the develop tab.

    3) Go to File and select Export.

    4) Under the left side of the window below the title that says "Presets" select X-Rite Presets, then select "ColorChecker Passport".

    5)Give your custom profile DNG a name, make sure to include subject name, camera body used, lens used, and type of light IE: flash, sunlight, shade.

    6)Select "Export". Lightroom and X-Rite will find the color checker passport to create a custom profile. When it is finished you MUST restart Lightroom.

    7) After you've restarted Lightroom, Bring up the photo of the X-Rite in the Develop tab again. Then scroll through the setting options on the right hand side until you see "Camera Calibration".

    Under Camera Calibration, select the drop down arrows next to where it says profile. You will find your newly created color profile at the bottom of this list. Select it and watch as the colors magically shift and come to life.

    8) Now to correct white balance take the white balance eye dropper tool towards the top and select the row squares towards the top of the X-Rite that have the picture of the little sun and person to the left and right. The one to the left is "neutral" and get warmer as you select squares to the right.

    Pro Tip: Having a properly calibrated monitor will help with adjusting other settings like "black" , "whites" , "contrast" , etc. It also allows you to view the photo in proper color so you're not fooled into thinking the colors are not where they should be and adjusting for that only to find they look different in your prints.

    I would highly recommend this product to anyone wanting to create consistent photos, from the first to last shot. If you want dead on accurate colors this product is for you. It's hard to think I went this long with out it!!

    One word of cation, The X-Rite is a little stiff to open, I sure it was designed this way to keep it open, but can be little difficult at first. All in all, this one product that is worth every dollar.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Accurate Colors? Keep Searching

    I purchased the x-rite Passport based on the company's claims that it would match colors across different camera models and give me accurate colors overall. While adding more time to my workflow, it has...Read complete review

    I purchased the x-rite Passport based on the company's claims that it would match colors across different camera models and give me accurate colors overall. While adding more time to my workflow, it has failed on both counts. After much frustration, I decided to conduct my own test. The results showed that not only was the Passport producing inaccurate colors, it was worse than the Adobe Standard profile available in Adobe Camera RAW.Details of the test:Using two Canon DSLR's, I took photos of the Passport in the same light and completed the color correction process for each one, in addition to setting the white balance using the gray square two over from black. I then compared the color values I obtained after correction to the LAB reference values provided on X-rite's website (using a,b and not worrying about L) the colors from the two Canon DSLR's were not even close to each other after calibration and white balance correction, contrary to the claims made by X-Rite.2)As mentioned above, the Adobe Standard Profile produced more accurate results for each camera than X-Rite's Passport. I attempted to use curves in LAB to correct the individual color squares, but doing so resulted in worse overall color.In August, I sent an e-mail over to support with a summary of my findings and the RAW files. The response from customer service was that they were going to conduct their own testing. Now, over a month later, I have not heard anything back from them, and they have ignored my most recent e-mail. I'm very disappointed with their customer service and engineers. They should be open to finding and fixing flaws. Instead, it looks like they are intent on stalling and hoping this issue goes away.Yes, when you use the product and go through the process of camera profile creation, you will find the colors change, but will they be accurate? I have ordered the Datacolor SpyderCheckr SCK100 and will be comparing it with the Passport.

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    5.0

    Easy to use and so helpful!

    By Sebass'

    from Hawaii

    About Me Quality Oriented

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Can Be Used For Wb
    • Easy To Set Up
    • Fit In Your Pockets
    • More Accuracy In Colors

    Cons

    • Website Not So Well Done

    Best Uses

    • To Get The Best Colors

    Comments about X-Rite ColorChecker Passport:

    This ColorChecker Passport improved so much the colors in my pictures! It doesn't take long to figure out how to use it, but it's a must have for everyone who's shooting RAW and want the best colors you can have out of your shots. I shoot with a Nikon D750, and the difference between a picture with or without using the ColorChecker Passport is litterally night and day!

    • Primary use:
    • Personal

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    5.0

    Must Have Tool to become a professional

    By Nurit

    from Miami Beach, FL

    About Me Quality Oriented

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Set Up

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about X-Rite ColorChecker Passport:

        Amazing, I can't see how I used to shoot without it, does everything right and in a split of a second. Colors are great and so its my white balance, consitant!

        • Primary use:
        • Business

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        5.0

        Can't live without this little tool

        By MKS

        from Los Angeles, CA

        About Me Quality Oriented

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Set Up

        Cons

        • Na

        Best Uses

        • Multi Light Scenes

        Comments about X-Rite ColorChecker Passport:

        If you shoot RAW digital files then you need this little tool. I am able to perfectly color correct all of my photos with one click of the mouse in Lightroom. It is a huge time saver and is a secret weapon to make me a better photographer.

        • Primary use:
        • Business

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        5.0

        love!

        By hhc

        from texas

        Comments about X-Rite ColorChecker Passport:

        love this product! easy to use and makes a phenomenal difference in my photos. i am hardly having to think about warming up or cooling down my photos as i edit them now. so glad i purchased this!

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        5.0

        White balance idiot proof

        By Photos by Mike Az

        from Tucson Ariz.

        About Me Quality Oriented

        Verified Buyer

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          Cons

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              Comments about X-Rite ColorChecker Passport:

              A must-have – Always in my bag for all types of shoots, portrait indoor/outdoor and landscapes.

              • Primary use:
              • Business

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              4.0

              ColorChecker Passport A+

              By Uttam N

              from India

              About Me Quality Oriented

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact And Convenient
              • Easy To Set Up

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Camera Profiles
                • Color Correction
                • Custom Profile Creation
                • Custom White Balance

                Comments about X-Rite ColorChecker Passport:

                This is a good product and is a must have for all professional photographers. The product is as mentioned and the packaging was fantastic. I have tested it once and the results are subtle yet definite. The USPS international priority shipping to India took 20 days instead of the days mentioned in the B&H website. But over all, I love the ColorChecker Passport and cant wait to use it on my next photoshoot. Thank you B&H and X-ritePhotos for this product.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal

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                4.0

                No more odd color cast

                By WALL Photography & Design

                from Springfield, VA

                About Me Value Oriented

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Set Up

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Color Calibration

                  Comments about X-Rite ColorChecker Passport:

                  Having just purchased this product I have not had much opportunity to really test it out thoroughly. However, I am quite certain that it is a worthwhile investment to keep from spending countless hours trying to correct horrible color cast in digital images.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Business

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                  5.0

                  Fantastic tool for color calibration

                  By Luis

                  from San Jose, CA

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                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Set Up

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about X-Rite ColorChecker Passport:

                      ColorChecker Passport is a must for those photographers who wishes to have accurate color renderings in the photos. It is easy to use, compact and convenient. I highly recommend it!

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal

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                      5.0

                      Perfect accessory for my bag

                      By Jordan

                      from Minnesota

                      About Me Value Oriented

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Set Up

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about X-Rite ColorChecker Passport:

                          This accessory is useful for any shoot whether studio work or outdoor work. It is compact, explanatory, and accurate. If I could change one thing about it, it would be to make it slightly easier to open. Once I get the hang of it, I am sure it will be much easier.

                          • Primary use:
                          • Business

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                          5.0

                          Perfection every time.

                          By Jim

                          from Nyc

                          Comments about X-Rite ColorChecker Passport:

                          No matter the light conditions or your equipment. This ensures you have the right color balance in light om or photoshop. A must have.

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                          5.0

                          A must

                          By MS Photo

                          from Rhode Island

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                                Comments about X-Rite ColorChecker Passport:

                                You should be calibrating and checking color throughout your workflow.. this is step 1 (or maybe 2 if you want to calibrate your monitor first).

                                • Primary use:
                                • Business

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                                5.0

                                Convenient & Durable

                                By Muffinman

                                from Boston

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                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Set Up

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about X-Rite ColorChecker Passport:

                                    Got this one to replace my huge color chart I was schlepping around for years. This is the best solution to color in a small indestructable package.

                                    • Primary use:
                                    • Business

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                                    5.0

                                    Simple, easy to use. Like compact size

                                    By Jeff

                                    from Sacramento, CA

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Set Up

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about X-Rite ColorChecker Passport:

                                        I like the simple easy compact size of this color checker. Still trying to figure out why they say to replace ever 6 months. Unless you get it dirty or spill something on it it should last a few years. I mainly use it for the White, Black, 18% Grey only. I do like the fine lines printed on it for assist in quick focusing. I just used it for the first time on a catalog shoot. Worked perfectly for all the products and easy to use in post-production in Lightroom.

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                                        • Business

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                                        5.0

                                        excelent

                                        By produccionesmcj

                                        from unid 207

                                        Comments about X-Rite ColorChecker Passport:

                                        excelen producto

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                                        5.0

                                        Great color checker card

                                        By victor

                                        from New York

                                        Comments about X-Rite ColorChecker Passport:

                                        I bought this as an additional of a small color checker card I had. By far this is the best one in the market and helped me to get the best color out of my photos.

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                                        5.0

                                        Definite upgrade from a gray card

                                        By Dreamstate Photo

                                        from Clive, IA

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                                        Verified Buyer

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                                          Cons

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                                              Comments about X-Rite ColorChecker Passport:

                                              Night and day difference to using just a simple gray card - the balance of color options is fantastic for blending in AWB.

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                                              • Business

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                                              5.0

                                              Great add to my camera bag

                                              By Rose of Louisiana

                                              from Louisiana

                                              Comments about X-Rite ColorChecker Passport:

                                              After watching Lindsey Adler video on lighting I knew I needed this.

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                                              5.0

                                              Great way to get accurate color

                                              By MartinBoss

                                              from newnan georgia

                                              Comments about X-Rite ColorChecker Passport:

                                              It's easy to use. And you will feel confident about your color values. Can't beat a great deal on a mandatory tool.

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                                              5.0

                                              Great for White Balancing

                                              By Don Davis

                                              from Palm harbor, FL

                                              Comments about X-Rite ColorChecker Passport:

                                              I bought this wondering if it would work with my iPhone camera and combined with the ProCamera App, which allows custom white balance, I now have control over the white balance from my iPhone. Great product.

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                                              5.0

                                              ColorChecker Passport by X-Rite

                                              By Jim

                                              from Bonney Lake Washington State

                                              About Me Value Oriented

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Easy To Set Up

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                  Comments about X-Rite ColorChecker Passport:

                                                  Excellent product, arrived quickly, great price.

                                                  • Primary use:
                                                  • Personal

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