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Calibrite launches ColorChecker Passport DUO

ColorChecker Passport DUO

A first for colour control in photo and video: the brand-new, hybrid ColorChecker Passport DUO is here!

Calibrite launches a brand-new addition to the ColorChecker Passport range, the ColorChecker Passport DUO. Driven by market data and insights, the ColorChecker Passport DUO is the first of its kind for both photo and video users, offering an all-in-one, hybrid colour correction tool. The ColorChecker Passport DUO includes four combined targets with the ColorChecker Classic 24-patch target for custom camera profiles, White Balance target for custom in-camera white balance, and two video targets for in-camera use for video cameras or in post-production video editing software. Building on X-Rite’s colour science, this is the next stage in Calibrite’s evolution of the original in colour management, the ColorChecker Passport.

With the ever-growing need for professional hybrid products, Calibrite recognises the demand for a dual colour correction tool to meet the needs of professional photographers and videographers alike. Now hybrid users only need carry the ColorChecker Passport DUO – compact, durable and portable for the busy lifestyle of the hybrid shooter.

“Over the years, as photographers have transitioned to shooting both still and video, they have asked us for one Passport that provides all the essential tools hybrid creatives need. Today, we introduce the one essential Passport providing colour control for both still photography and video.”– Brenda Hipsher, VP of Sales and Marketing for Calibrite.

The ColorChecker Passport DUO is an essential tool for any user that requires accurate colour control. Using the Munsell Lab-developed paint-on-paper target enables consistent colour when working in mixed lighting conditions for capturing still or moving images. The tool also assists in matching multiple cameras, ensuring a similar colour rendition, even when using cameras with different sensor technology.

When used with any Calibrite monitor calibration solution, the Calibrite ColorChecker DUO saves time and money, avoiding costly mistakes and frustrating editing corrections. The ColorChecker Passport DUO combines the four most-used photo and video targets into one compact, durable case. The combination of targets, Camera Calibration software, Lightroom® plug-in, and compatibility with major video editing software makes the ColorChecker Passport DUO the most versatile Passport product ever. Now there is one ColorChecker Passport for hybrid users to get to a worry-free colour balance and consistent neutral white point faster, allowing them to focus on their creative vision.

For Video
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 videographers a powerful target to speed up colour grading. And the 3-Step Grayscale target provides an enhanced greyscale for achieving ideal camera exposure for in-camera and post-production, including white, 40IRE grey and high gloss black that can act as a black trap when positioned without reflection.

For Photo
Using the 24-patch Classic target combined with the Camera Calibration software, users can produce custom DNG and ICC profiles of a camera’s response to scene lighting for consistent, predictable, and repeatable results from image to image, camera to camera. The White Balance target, as a spectrally neutral target, provides a consistent reference point across mixed lighting conditions encountered during a shoot.

This pocket-sized ColorChecker Passport DUO is ready for any photo or video challenge. Measuring only 125 x 90mm/5 x 4in, whether travelling a short distance or around the world, users never need to leave home without it. The rugged resin case holds and protects the four targets from light and abrasion, extending its lifespan. The redesigned Passport DUO case now includes the name on the outside and a user-customisable panel to write a name or other identifying information.

The ColorChecker Passport DUO is the next level in portable colour control. It’s a powerful, hybrid capture-to-edit solution for any creative looking to save time, providing a consistent and predictable neutral starting point to get to the final edit faster than ever before.

Available from calibrite.com and other major photo and video retailers.

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