ColorChecker® Passport Video

The X-Rite ColorChecker Passport Video will get you to a worry-free, colour balanced and consistently neutral place, with ideal camera exposure, faster than ever before. This essential colour chart will enable you to get a better camera-to-camera match, achieve perfect exposure and easily shoot and edit for mixed lighting in a convenient portable protective case. The ColorChecker Passport Video will help to reduce your video editing time, allowing you to get to your creative look faster. Ideal for Filmmakers.

Overview

Get to your creative look faster!

ColorChecker Passport Video is a powerful ‘capture to edit’ colour solution for any filmmaker looking to save time, providing a consistent and predictable neutral starting point so you can get to your look faster than ever before. Take it with you on every video shoot – either indoor or outdoor. It will quickly become your go-to colour tool during pre-production, capture and edit.

ColorChecker Passport Video combines 4 video production targets in one durable, protective "passport-size” case, giving you the ultimate in functionality and portability.

Video Color Target: Includes 6 chromatic colour chips aligned with video production, 6 skin tones chips, 6 grey balance chips, and 6 highlights and shadow chips (including a high gloss black) to achieve the ideal colour balance

Greyscale Target: 3 steps include white highlight, 40 IRE mid-tone grey, and saturated high gloss black reference patches to achieve perfect exposure

White Balance Target: Create custom in-camera white balance for a consistent neutral point, eliminating the need to colour correct each frame later

Focus Target: A chart facilitating centre and edge focus

Portable Protective Case: Adjusts to accommodate multiple positions so you can tailor the targets to any scene.

Use these charts for a variety of applications, including:

  • colour grading
  • colour balancing
  • grey balancing
  • setting perfect exposure
  • colour matching multiple cameras
  • shooting and editing for mixed lighting

3rd PARTY SOFTWARE SUPPORT

ColorChecker Passport Video is supported by 3rd party software solutions for improved colour grading and monitor calibration efficiencies.

DaVinci Resolve

3DLUT Creator

New ColorChecker® Video Targets

Shoot for ideal.

Include ColorChecker Video Passport 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.

The ColorChecker Passport Video includes the following targets:

VIDEO COLOR TARGET

Specifically designed for today’s video production workflow.

The Video Colour target includes four rows of colour chips designed for video capture and editing, giving you a powerful chart to speed up colour grading.

  • Chromatic Colours: six chips specifically designed to align with the colour axis on a vectorscope
  • Skin Tones: ranging from light to dark with subtle undertones
  • Linear Greyscale: six steps for even grey balance, including highlight and shadow regions
  • Highlight and Shadow Greys: six black and white patches, including a high gloss black to capture the full range of your video camera

GREYSCALE TARGET

Enhanced for achieving ideal camera exposure for video production. The Greyscale target includes 3 rows of white, 40IRE grey, and high gloss black colour chips. This target helps you:

  • align the exposure and contrast of cameras you may be matching
  • ensures that mid-tones, such as flesh tones, are rendered accurately

WHITE BALANCE TARGET

Starting with an accurate white balance ensures the colours you capture are true and provides a point of reference for post-shoot editing. The White Balance target is a spectrally flat target that provides a neutral reference point across mixed lighting conditions that you encounter during a video shoot. Since the target reflects light equally across the visible spectrum, creating an in-camera custom white balance can properly compensate for varying lighting.

With this colour chart, you’ll be able to:

  • Eliminate colour casts
  • Improve the colour preview on your camera’s display so your histograms are more reliable
  • Make post production colour correction and editing faster and easier by eliminating the need to neutralise each frame individually

Why can’t I use just any white object for white balancing?

White balancing on a piece of paper or other grey 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.

FOCUS TARGET

This handy card will always be at your fingertips to facilitate center and edge focusing.

ColorChecker Passport Photo is so convenient and portable. Make sure you take it with you to every shoot! The ColorChecker Passport’s travel-sized case provides the ultimate inconvenience. Made of a rugged material, it houses and protects the four ColorChecker targets from the elements and daily use to extend their lifespan.

New ColorChecker® Video Targets

Shoot for ideal.

3rd PARTY SOFTWARE SUPPORT

ColorChecker Passport Video will soon be supported by 3rd party software solutions for improved colour grading and monitor calibration efficiencies.

ColorChecker Passport Video Physical Specifications

    • Size: 4.92 x 3.54 x .35” (12.5 x 9 x .9 cm)
    • Weight: 3 oz (80 grams)
    • Humidity range: 85% or less, non-condensing
    • Temperature range for normal use of the case: 32° - 104° Fahrenheit / 0° - 40° Celsius

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