The ColorChecker Video and ColorChecker Passport Video Kit from B&H bundles powerful color calibration charts and on-set targets into a single kit suitable for studio and location work. The charts of the ColorChecker Video are suitable for use in a studio, for balancing multiple cameras, or for exteriors and wide shots where their large size allows them to be seen easily. The ColorChecker Video includes a 60% reflectance white balance card and a combination color chip chart with grayscale. The chip chart is designed to provide a reference that displays neatly on a vectorscope and waveform monitor to make it simpler to adjust your camera's output.
The ColorChecker Passport Video is a pocket-sized set of charts protected by a hard case designed to survive the added rigors of working on location, without sacrificing functionality or consistency. It features a grey card, grey scale, color chip chart, and Siemen's star-type focus chart. The ColorChecker Video and ColorChecker Passport Video can be used in conjunction with each other, or separately as your needs may dictate.
X-Rite ColorChecker Passport Video
Bringing control and consistency to your workflow can be a creative boon, and the X-Rite ColorChecker Passport Video provides you with tools that allow you achieve more consistent results, quicker, and with more ease. Designed for the professional, non-professionals can also benefit from using this tool with their editing and color correction applications. The pocket-sized hard case is easily carried with you, contains all four test charts, and protects the charts from dirt and fading when not in use.
The three included color calibration targets and focus target provide a wide range of options for use on your shoot. The focus target can be used to check your lens's calibration, and you can use it to set your focus on your subject. The white balance card aids you in manually setting your camera's white balance in changing environments. The grayscale card and color chip chart provide you with references for color balancing your footage in post, whether trying to intercut two different cameras together or adjust to different lighting set ups.
Video Chip Target
- Chromatic Row - Yellow, Red, Magenta, Blue, Cyan, Green
- Range of skin tones from dark to light and different undertones
- Linear Grayscale steps for even gray balance, with extra steps close to the highlight and shadow regions
- Highlight and Shadow grays including a high gloss black to ensure it is dark enough to capture the range of a digital Camera
White Balance Target
X-Rite ColorChecker Video
The X-Rite ColorChecker Video is a two-sided color calibration tool that allows you achieve more consistent results, quicker, and with more ease. Although designed for the professional, non-professionals can also benefit from using this tool. The ColorChecker can be used during production to set camera white balance among different cameras or varying lighting environments. Recording the chart can speed up balancing the color of multiple shots in post, leaving you more time to work on creative choices.
The included color calibration chart contains an updated design philosophy from the standard charts that were developed for print and still photo work. The grayscale provides white, black, dark gray, and 40 IRE exposure patches, allowing you to adjust your lighting to protect highlights from clipping, while maintaining detail in the shadow areas. The color chips on the side of the grayscale contain columns of targets, which display vertically on a waveform monitor, for improved readability. The white target is a 60% target, providing an even brightness that makes setting white balance consistent across different lighting conditions. The chart is large enough to fill your frame in close-ups or be visible in a wide shots.
Grayscale and Chip Target
In addition to the grayscale targets, the chart includes vertical skin tone targets, a seven-step grayscale, and saturated and de-saturated chromatic colors. With the chromatic chips lined up vertically, the chip chart renders neatly on a vectorscope and waveform monitor, as opposed to a standard chip chart that displays wildly.