Helping to ensure accurate color and exposure, the SpyderX Studio from Datacolor is a comprehensive calibration kit for the exposure, editing, and printing workflow stages. This kit includes the SpyderCUBE, to help achieve accurate exposure and white balance at exposure; SpyderX Elite, an advanced colorimeter to ensure your computer's monitor is color-accurate; and the SpyderPRINT, which helps to manage and create printer profiles for more accurate and repeatable results from your inkjet printer.
Featuring an advanced lens-based color engine for fast, precise, and versatile performance, SpyderX Elite from Datacolor is an intuitive monitor calibration system for professional photographers and videographers seeking ultimate control of their color workflow. This powerful system provides you with increased precision, color accuracy, and low-light capabilities for maintaining consistently accurate colors. SpyderX Elite meets these needs with an extensive selection of color calibration options including photo, video, and prepress standards as well as additional options for matching and tuning multiple displays and projectors.
SpyderX Elite provides thorough, one-click, and wizard-guided calibration, along with display mapping and analysis to fine-tune your results, and calibrating your monitor takes just a minute or two and happens so fast you won't even consider skipping it. The colorimeter incorporates an ambient light sensor to measure prevailing light conditions for room-light monitoring, and the system's SpyderProof feature provides before-and-after evaluation of your display with full-screen images. A device simulation function allows you to preview how images will print on different printers and papers or appear on different mobile or tablet devices, and SpyderX Elite also features calibration settings for TV and video standards. With SpyderX Elite, you can be sure that what you see on screen is an accurate representation of your image, and you will have more confidence than ever knowing that your screen is properly calibrated for achieving your ultimate goal, the true expression of your creative vision.
The SpyderCUBE RAW Calibration Tool from Datacolor is a compact (1.5"/3.8 cm square), digital color balancing tool that not only allows you to correct the color temperature but also the exposure, brightness and black point of your images. The SpyderCUBE is a spectrally neutral three-dimensional tool that's small enough to fit in your pocket or camera bag and gives you all the features needed to easily adjust your images in post-production. Its multi-sided construction allows special attention to highlights and shadows, and contains more features for image control than a gray card or white balance tool.
Just place the SpyderCUBE in the lighting conditions under which you will be photographing. Orient the cube so that the lower black face, containing the black trap, is at the bottom front, and the two split white/gray faces are both visible. Take a photograph that includes the Cube. It makes several measurements that make it possible for you to be confident that your colors are accurate, your shadows and highlights are properly exposed, and your image is adjusted to the ideal density, regardless of the lighting conditions. These functions give you the data you need:
1 Chrome Ball - Measures catchlight to analyze specular highlights.
2 White Face(s) - Define highlights in relation to catchlight.
3 Gray Face(s) - Measures color temperature and midtone response.
4 Black Face - Defines shadows in relation to black trap.
5 Black Trap - Defines absolute black.
By using SpyderCUBE under the same lighting conditions as your photos, you can optimally adjust all the
photos in RAW conversion using the information the Spyder 3D shot provides. The SpyderCUBE is easy enough for the advanced amateur and sophisticated enough for professionals.
* Chrome Ball to measure catchlight to analyze overexposed areas.
* White Faces to define highlights in relation to catchlight.
* Spectrally neutral 18% Grey Faces to measure color temperature and midtones in all lighting conditions.
* Black Trap to define absolute black.
* Black Face to define shadows in relation to black trap.
Datacolor's SpyderPRINT allows photographers, designers and imaging professionals to manage the color of their print output -- it's a great tool for print matching and can reduce the amount of paper and ink used in the long run.
By selecting any combination of printer, ink and media in the software, SpyderPRINT provides a full assortment of tools. You'll be able to create any number of custom profiles to ICC standards. After installing the software, you can print your choice of targets with your printer and then use the SpyderGuide device to guide you through the process to calibrate and build a profile.
The SpyderProof feature provides a series of images to help you evaluate details and compare it with your images. Additionally, you can adjust profile settings to get the best possible printed output for images.
Please note! SpyderPRINT builds RGB ICC profiles. Please check with the manufacturer of your laser printer of the developer of your RIP software to determine if your laser printer or RIP is compatible with RGB format ICC profiles.