Gear Review: X-Rite ColorChecker Passport Photo 2

X-Rite’s ColorChecker Passport Photo 2 is a reliable and valuable tool for photographers working with accurate color workflows.

Most modern digital cameras do an excellent job of reproducing the colors of the real world. However, there is arguably still some room for improvement. Most modern sensors only record red, green, and blue, and must interpolate the rest of the colors. Certain workflows, such as those implemented when photographing products or fashion for high-end commercial clients, demand accurate and consistent colors. This is where the X-Rite ColorChecker Passport Photo 2 comes in. The X-Rite ColorChecker Passport Photo 2 works with their ColorChecker Camera Calibration software. They claim it to be a reliable tool to help photographers create accurate reference images under any lighting condition. But here’s the big question: do you really need it?

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New X-Rite i1Display Screen Calibrators Make Getting Better Colors Easy

If you plan on printing your images and want to make sure your colors are accurate, you might want to check out the new X-Rite i1Display calibration tools.

X-Rite has been helping photographers, and videographers get their colors right for many years. X-Rite ColorChecker Passports have been an essential tool for many, and now X-Rite is looking to take things further by introducing the X-Rite i1Display screen calibration tools. Join us after the break to find out more about the New Xrite i1Display tools. Continue reading…

X-Rite Introduces New i1Photo Pro 3 Plus for RGB Printing Workflows

X-Rite’s new measurement solution is for photographers who frequently print their work on various surface and materials. 

If getting the colors perfect on RGB printing is part of your workflow, X-Rite’s new spectral color management tool promises to get the job done. The i1Photo Pro 3 Plus is designed to provide professional color management for screens, scanners, and RGB printer profiles. This ensures that your photos show accurate colors in prints on various materials with challenging textures and glossy surfaces.

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X-Rite ColorChecker Family Now Comes in Nano to MEGA Sizes

X-Rite ColorChecker is now available in new sizes to make sure every photographer and filmmaker will have access to the iconic color management tool.

Still missing a color checker in your photography accessories? X-Rite Incorporated, currently one of today’s trusted companies for color management and measurement, has recently expanded its ColorChecker product line with new sizes for both the ColorChecker Classic and Color Checker Video targets. With sizes that now range from Nano, Mini, XL, to MEGA, every photographer and filmmaker will be able to use the right colors and save production time whatever the size of their shoot.

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X-Rite’s New ColorChecker Photo Passport 2 Hits The Market

X-Rite ColorChecker PhotoPassport 2

Getting things right in camera is the way to do things, and the new X-Rite ColorChecker Photo Passport 2 will help you do just that.

At the Phoblographer we are huge proponents of getting things right in camera instead of having to fix things in post. Getting your image right in camera will help save you a ton of time when it comes to processing your images. Today X-Rite have announced two new products that will help photographers ensure that they can get the perfect white balance and colors both in camera, and in post with their new ColorChecker Photo Passport 2 and their new Camera Calibration Software 2.0 for ICC Profiles. Join us after the break for more details. Continue reading…

Review: Sekonic L-478DR Light Meter

Sekonic L-478DR

Sekonic released the L-478DR (and L-478D) touch-screen light meters not all that long ago, and they have had a pretty warm reception with studio photographers thus far. Sekonic is now taking things a step further with a new enhancement to the meter’s user-upgradable firmware that will tie in with X-Rite’s Colorchecker Passport. Head on past the break for my review of this meter and thoughts on what it can offer photographers demanding the most from their cameras.

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Review: X-Rite ColorMunki Photo

While photography is awesome and I love creating and editing photos, there are a few aspects of this job/hobby/art that aren’t exactly sexy or fun and for me, color management is one of them. I would say that I am a geek at heart and I generally like technology and gadgets, but I find color correction and color management to be rather dry. I simply want to shoot, edit and print without any drama or surprises. Well, X-Rite has a product out on the market that can supposedly profile your screen/project and printer with ease and it’s called the ColorMunki Photo.

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