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.
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.
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.
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)
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