X-rite releases ColorChecker XL & MEGA for Longer & Wider Shots

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X-rite really does have a ColorChecker for every sized shoot. The latest offering takes their existing line up a step further for the situations where you need the target to be at an extreme distance from the camera or on a large set with multiple cameras.

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The ColorChecker targets vary in sizes and color chips

By using a ColorChecker target board, you can ensure you get accurate colors between different setups, cameras & situations. Using your NLE, you can calibrate the footage with the reference color chips for consistency between shots.

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The ColorChecker MEGA measures in at 40 x 60 x 1″ (102 x 152 x 2.5 cm) and weighs a whopping 20lbs (9kg)

The X-rite ColorCheckers are available for photographers or videographers with different color chips for each use case.

VideoChecker XL

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If you don’t need a ColorChecker quite as big, you can look at the ColorChecker Video XL which we first saw at Cine Gear 2018. It measures 23 x 19.5 x 2.625” (58.42 x 49.53 x 6.67 cm) and weighs 2lbs (.91kg)

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The ColorChecker Video XL is useful for aerial and wide angle shoots

VIDEO XL and MEGA TARGET Color Chips include:

  • Chromatic Colors: six saturated and six de-saturated color chips aligned with vectorscope primaries
  • Skin Tones: six color 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
  • Linear Grayscale: six steps for even gray balance including highlight and shadow regions
  • Illumination Check Chips: black and white chips at two corners to better assist in determining even illumination

Use ColorChecker Video targets for a variety of applications, including:

  • Setting perfect exposure
  • Matching multiple cameras
  • Color grading
  • Gray balancing
  • Editing for mixed lighting

Pricing & Availability

X-Rite ColorChecker Classic XL – $455 USD
X-Rite ColoRChecker Video XL – $349 USD
X-Rite ColorChecker Classic MEGA – $1,875 USD
X-Rite ColorChecker Video MEGA – $2,250 USD

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