Calibrite ColorChecker Video XL
Video Color Control from Capture to Edit
The Calibrite ColorChecker Video XL provides an extra-large format for effortlessly capturing the target at greater distances and wider angles. It provides the same chromatic colours, skin tones and gray reference chips of the standard size ColorChecker Video, but twice as large. You’ll be able to eliminate the need to move your camera closer or adjust the focal length of your lens, shoot in the same lighting condition that is falling on your subject and minimise colour casting from any surrounding light. You’ll also be able to increase the capture resolution for more accurate post-production work.
The Calibrite ColorChecker Video XL is designed for those longer and wider shots when the space between your camera and subject is too great to capture a smaller target.
Ideal for large production environments such as:
- Cine Wide Shots: Landscape, Cityscape, Custom Sets
- Event Filmmaking: Concerts, Churches, Sports, Stage
- Aerial Filmmaking: Drones
Using a ColorChecker Video XL target at capture gets you to a worry-free, colour balanced, consistently neutral and ideally exposed place faster than ever before. It’s an essential colour tool you won’t want to be without, saving you valuable time from pre-production through post.
ColorChecker Video XL is an extra-large all-in-one durable and rigid video target. The target is available by itself or with two forms of added protection; your choice of a simple carry sleeve or a fully configurable carrying case.
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.
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. Here’s what ColorChecker Video offers:
Video Colour Target
Speed up your colour grading workflow by achieving ideal exposure and colour balance, whether shooting with one camera or multiples. The colour chart includes a series of chromatic colour chips, skin tone chips, gray chips and illumination check chips. The layout is designed for ideal performance when used with vectorscopes and waveforms, whether on camera or in software.
Chromatic Colours: two rows of six chromatic colour chips, both saturated and desaturated, specifically designed to align with the colour axis on a vectorscope. These colours provide two levels of colour information to more quickly achieve an ideal colour balance.
Skin Tones: ranging from light to dark with subtle undertones to better reproduce accurate flesh tones. This row of chips is positioned on the outer edge of the target for easy alignment.
Large Gray Levels: four larger steps for even gray balance, including white, 40IRE gray, deep gray and high gloss black. These levels are ideal for determining proper exposure whether you use a waveform, zebras, or false colours. Use these levels to align the exposure and contrast of cameras you are matching and ensure that mid-tones are rendered accurately. These chips are positioned in the centre of the test target for maximum exposure, even on a wide set.
Linear Grayscale: six colour chips for achieving even gray balance. This row addresses highlight and shadow regions.
Illumination Check Chips: black and white chips at two corners to better assist in determining even illumination across the target
3rd Party Software Support
- ColorChecker Video is supported by 3rd party software solutions for improved colour grading and efficiencies.
- DaVinci Resolve
- 3DLUT Creator