The quest for achieving accurate color reproduction in photography starts with the camera.
Modern CMOS imagers are paragons of technological perfection yet their creators are unable to predict the impossibly large set of circumstances under which you will be using your digital camera. This inevitably leads to some assumptions when interpreting the data from the camera sensor that may turn out to be incorrect; your expensive DSLR may end up giving you a RAW file full of color values that differ significantly from the actual colors. Different camera makes or models are known to register colors quite differently from one another.
Using a reference color chart removes the guesswork from interpreting the results. The specially selected, spectrally neutral materials guarantee that regardless of the composition of light in the picture, the chart will reflect it the same way. By comparing the anticipated color values with those actually recorded by the camera, the color profile generation software can measure the error with great precision and correct for it.
This will give your pictures that wonderful feel of color consistency that you want; over time, it will make your unique style instantly recognizable. If you are shooting professionally and are charging for your services, you will be able to organize multi-camera shootings without any effort, or win a big order for some color-critical reproduction work.
Our catalog includes a large selection of tools for camera color profiling. They are all high quality tools that guarantee repeatability and consistency of result. The differences are due to the way each product is meant to be used primarily, whether on the road or inside the studio, or maybe a little bit of both, and of course there are more expensive and more affordable solutions that should match every budget.
QPcard 202 Studio is a precise studio color chart used for camera color management. It requires a DSLR or compact camera that can shoot in RAW format. Using the QPcard 202 alone, you will be able to achieve truthful color reproduction ..
QPcard 203 is a pocket-sized reference chart used for camera color management. It requires a DSLR or compact camera that can shoot in RAW format. Using the QPcard 203, you will be able to achieve truthful color reproduction in essentially a..
QPcard 203 Book is a precise photographic reference chart that will help you perform three important functions:control the in-camera color reproductionperform white balance calibrationdetermine correct exposureThe two components of the..
The ColorChecker® Classic by X-Rite helps you achieve accurate color transmission when taking pictures with a digital camera under varied lighting conditions or when scanning color-critical graphic materials using a flatbed scanner. Th..
The ColorChecker® Passport Photo pocket color reference chart has the same features as the ColorChecker® Classic but packs them in a rugged polycarbonate body that can stand upright on its own, or get tucked away ea..
The ColorChecker® Passport Video pocket color reference chart is an adaptation of the ColorChecker® Passport Photo that removes the photography-specific 26-patch surface and replaces it with a bigger and more useful white/mid-grey..
SpyderCHECKR® 24 is the newest addition to the range of camera profiling tools by Datacolor. This reference chart is designed to meet the color matching needs of photo & video enthusiasts and professionals alike by providing precise con..
SpyderCHECKR® is a comprehensive tool for color profiling of digital photo and video cameras. The SpyderCHECKR® has three main applications:Determination of white balance, exposure and contrast during shooting;Equalisation of color reproduc..
SpyderCHECKR® Pro is a product bundle consisting of a SpyderCHECKR® color profiling chart and a SpyderCube 3D exposure control tool at a nicely discounted price. You will get more info on each product at their respective product p..