Calibrite ColorChecker Passport Video 2

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ColorChecker Passport Video 2 is ideal for videographers who also take photos and any creative looking for accurate and consistent color and creative flexibility. The ColorChecker Passport Video 2 contains four targets: two video targets which are used for zebras, vectorscope, and RGB parade video settings, White Balance target for in-camera white balance and a ColorChecker Classic 24 patch target used to create custom camera profiles for still photographers shooting raw, and all in one rugged, pocket-sized, protective case.

The combination of targets, compatibility with major video editing software and camera calibration software, Lightroom® plug-in, makes the ColorChecker Passport Video 2 our most versatile passport product. It delivers professional-quality colour control and camera matching for video and still photography. Now there is one ColorChecker Passport for hybrid users to get to a worry-free color balance and consistent neutral white point faster, which reduces editing time to focus on getting to your creative vision faster. The new and improved protective case identifies the Passport Video 2 on the outside, providing a panel to customize yours with your name or other identifying information.

This pocket-sized ColorChecker is ready for any video or photo challenge that comes your way. Measuring only 125 x 90mm/5 x 4in, whether you’re traveling a short distance or around the world, you’d never need to leave home without your Passport Video 2.

ColorChecker Passport Video Physical Specifications

  • Size: 12.5 x 9 x 0.9cm
  • Weight: 80 grams
  • Humidity range: 85% or less, non-condensing

ColorChecker Passport Video 2 includes:

Video Color Target
Includes six chromatic colour chips aligned with video production, six skin tones chips, six grey balance chips, and six highlights and shadow chips (including a high gloss black) to achieve the ideal colour balance.

Grayscale Target
This target includes three steps; white highlight, 40 IRE mid-tone grey, and saturated high gloss black reference patches to achieve perfect exposure.

White Balance Target
Create custom in-camera white balance for a consistent neutral point across a set of images, with no need to correct each one later. For video, this target will eliminate the need to colour correct each frame later.

Classic Target
The industry-standard ColorChecker Classic 24-patch color reference target; for creating custom camera profiles and for visual color assessments.

Camera Calibration Software (Photo)
Create custom camera profiles based on your individual camera/lens/lighting combinations for DNG and ICC workflows.

Lightroom® Plug-In (Photo)
Create custom camera profiles directly in Adobe® Lightroom®.

3rd Party Software Support
DaVinci Resolve
3D LUT Creator
Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Lightroom via a free plugin
Hasselblad Phocus
DxO Photolab 4

Durable, Portable, Protective Case
The passport case adjusts to accommodate multiple positions so you can easily incorporate the targets into any scene and also includes a handy lanyard, so your passport is always with you, ready for action.

ColorChecker Passport Video 2 is an indispensable tool that helps you capture the colors of the world more accurately from capture to edit. Begin with the most neutral image, even when using multiple cameras, before you begin your creative color grading or editing process.

The art of color control is all about getting your colors to match from input to output. That means your camera captures true color, your monitor displays them accurately, and your printer produces a photo that matches what you see on screen.

ColorChecker Passport Video 2 is a powerful, hybrid capture-to-edit solution for any creative looking to save time, providing a consistent and predictable neutral starting point so you can get to your final look faster than ever before. And when used with any Calibrite monitor calibration solution, you’ll save time and money, avoiding costly mistakes and frustrating color corrections. Take the Video 2 with you on every shoot – inside or outdoors; it will quickly become your go-to color tool during pre-production, capture, and edit.

Video Color Target
Specifically designed for today’s video production workflow, the Video Colour Target includes four rows of colour chips designed for video capture and editing, giving you a powerful chart to speed up colour grading.

Chromatic Colours: six chips specifically designed to align with the colour axis on a vectorscope

Skin Tones: ranging from light to dark with subtle undertones

Linear Grayscale: six steps for even grey balance, including highlight and shadow regions

Highlight and Shadow Greys: six black and white patches, including a high gloss black, to capture the full range of your video camera

3-Step Grayscale Target
An enhanced grayscale for achieving ideal camera exposure for video production, including white, 40 IRE gray and high gloss black that can act as a black trap when positioned without reflection.

This target helps you:
- Align the exposure and contrast of cameras
- Ensures that color is rendered accurately

White Balance Target
Starting with a precise white balance ensures the colors you capture are accurate and provides a point of reference for post-shoot editing. The White Balance target is a spectrally neutral target that provides a consistent reference point across mixed lighting conditions that you may encounter during a shoot. Since the target reflects light equally across the visible spectrum, creating an in-camera custom white balance can compensate for varying lighting.

With this color target, you’ll be able to:
• Eliminate color casts
• Improve the color preview on your camera’s display for more reliable histograms
• Speed up post-production by eliminating the need to color correct each image individually

Note for photographers: RAW shooters can capture this target anytime during the session; JPEG shooters should make it their first shot.

“Why can’t I use just any white object for white balancing?”

White balancing on a piece of paper or another white element in the scene may seem like a simple workaround, but these objects are not neutral under all lighting conditions and certainly not consistent.

An inaccurate white balance will result in color casts and a lack of consistency between lighting conditions, making color corrections extremely time-consuming. It will slow down your post-processing as you attempt to fix the resulting color casts.

Classic Target
Photographing the industry-standard ColorChecker Classic is a vital step in attaining consistent, predictable color at capture. When combined with the Camera Calibration software, you can produce custom DNG and ICC profiles of your camera’s response to scene lighting for consistent, predictable, and repeatable results from image to image and camera to camera.

The Classic 24-patch target also provides a visual point of color reference to see how the corrections will affect the rest of your colors before you apply them. Each of the 24 color patches represent colors found in the natural world, such as sky blue, skin tones, and leaf green. And each patch reflects light just as its real-world counterpart. They are individually controlled to ensure a consistent solid tone to produce pure, flat, rich color without dots or mixed tints.

Camera Calibration Software
Create custom DNG and/or ICC camera profiles using the industry standard 24-patch ColorChecker Classic Target or the ColorChecker Digital SG Target, together with the stand-alone ColorChecker Camera Calibration software or the Adobe Lightroom® Plug-In.

This advanced camera profiling technology provides excellent results with either reference target, producing profiles that work exceptionally well under virtually any lighting condition. Auto-detection will locate the target automatically, making the profile creation process simple. Whether you are shooting with just one camera or multiple cameras, colour perfectionists can easily establish an accurate colour foundation and maintain control of their colours.

• Minimize color differences between cameras and lenses
• Adapt for mixed lighting
• Match color balance across different scenes

Dual-Illuminant DNG Profile
A dual-illuminant profile combines images taken under two different light sources to create a single profile, which can then be applied to an even wider variety of lighting conditions. Dual-Illuminant profiles can be made with any two of twenty-one supported illuminants, giving you the freedom to move between most lighting conditions without switching profiles.

Passport Case
ColorChecker Passport Video 2 is made for absolute convenience and portability for every shoot. The travel-sized case is made of a rugged resin material that holds and protects the four targets from the elements, extending its lifespan.

The self-standing passport case adjusts to multiple positions, allowing you the flexibility to place the targets exactly where you need them. Use the identification sticker to label your passport for ease and also write your own customized message. The included lanyard ensures your passport is close at hand during every shoot.

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