From the makers of the original ColorChecker Classic, the X-Rite ColorChecker Video is the ideal colour chart for your video workflow. This two-sided target provides chromatic colour chips, skin tone chips and gray reference chips on one side and a spectrally neutral white balance card on the other side. This larger colour target is perfect for pre-camera checks and wider shots.
Get to your ideal colour place faster!
The ColorChecker Video will get you to a worry-free colour balanced and consistently neutral place, with ideal camera exposure, faster than ever before – giving you more time to spend on your creative look. It’s an essential colour tool you won’t want to be without, saving you valuable time from capture to edit.
ColorChecker Video is an all-in-one full size durable and rigid colour target, specifically intended for video production. It includes a newly designed video colour chart on one side and a large spectrally neutral white balance card on the flip side.
Video Colour Target includes:
- Chromatic Colours: six saturated and six de-saturated colour chips aligned with video production
- Skin Tones: six colour chips from light to dark with different undertones
- Gray Levels: four larger steps for even gray balance, including white, 40IRE gray, deep gray and high gloss black reference patches
- Linear Grayscale: six steps for even gray balance, including highlight and shadow regions
- Illumination Check Chips: black and white colour chips at two corners to better assist in determining even illumination
White Balance Target
Create in-camera white balance to start at a neutral point for all the footage you capture. With this chart, you’ll be able to:
- Eliminate colour casts
- Make post production colour editing and grading faster and easier by eliminating the need to neutralize frames individually.
Use for a variety of applications, including:
- Colour grading
- Colour balancing
- Gray balancing
- Setting perfect exposure
- Colour matching multiple cameras
- Shooting and editing for mixed lighting
ColorChecker Video charts make your workflow faster, more consistent and more colour balanced. They allow everyone on your team – from producer to cinematographer to editor to colourist – to work with consistent colour information. They save you time, from pre-production through production, and help you get to your creative look faster. Sounds pretty ideal, doesn’t it?
Achieving the proper colour balance and exposure for video can be challenging. F-stops in cameras don’t always match. Ambient lighting conditions change. Multiple cameras and lenses have different looks, even if they are the same brand and model. All of this adds up to quality control challenges and increased workload in post-production for your colourist or editor
Why can’t I use just any white object for white balancing?
White balancing on a piece of paper or other gray element in the scene may seem like a simple workaround, but most objects are not actually neutral under all lighting conditions; and they’re certainly not consistent. An inaccurate white balance will result in colour casts, and a lack of consistency between lighting conditions, making colour corrections extremely time consuming.
Include ColorChecker® Video targets in every shoot to make your video workflow faster, more consistent, more balanced and repeatable. You’ll save time and money avoiding costly mistakes and frustrating colour corrections after the fact. Best of all, you’ll get to your creative look faster, which is ideal, because we all know how much you love being in your creative place.