Each of the 24 colors found in ColorChecker Classic represents the actual color of natural objects, such as human skin, foliage and blue sky, and reflects light just like its real-world counterpart. Since they exemplify the color of their counterparts and reflect light the same way in all parts of the visible spectrum, the squares will match the colors of representative samples of natural objects under any illumination, and with any color reproduction process. Each solid patch is formulated individually to produce a pure, flat, rich color.
Now even more powerful – create both custom ICC and DNG camera profiles!
ColorChecker Classic targets have been used by Color perfectionists for the past decade to create custom DNG profiles for Adobe Lightroom® and Photoshop® workflows. Now you can also build custom ICC camera profiles for use in Capture One® (or other ICC compatible software) when you combine ColorChecker Classic with X-Rite ColorChecker Camera Calibration software. You’ll get accurate color at capture based on specific lighting, camera and lens combination during any given shoot, saving valuable time in edit.
ColorChecker Classic is available in five sizes, from the smallest Nano to the largest MEGA so you will have the right size target for every type of shooting situation.
ColorChecker Classic Nano:
For those extremely small or close up projects, the Nano Version of the ColorChecker Classic with its 24mm x 40 mm size provides a precision color reference for the tightest or most close up shots.
ColorChecker Classic Mini:
For when you need a color reference target that takes up as little room as possible in the image area, the ColorChecker Classic Mini target is 1/8 of the size of the Classic standard.
ColorChecker Classic Standard (Current Product)
This is the standard size of the ColorChecker Classic that has been an essential tool for demanding imagemakers for more than 40 years.
ColorChecker Classic XL:
This is a larger version of the ColorChecker classic for those shots taken at a greater distance like at an outdoor event, on a larger set or for drone photography.
ColorChecker Classic MEGA:
The MEGA version is for those applications that require the target to be a very long distance from the camera and still be able to be imaged with enough resolution to be useable for making corrections.
The ColorChecker Classic can be used for a variety of applications, including:
- Digital Photography: Create custom camera profiles (DNG and ICC), correct neutral balance and exposure, and provide a standard for color corrections
- Film Photography: Visual reference for exposure, contrast and color
- Filmmaking: Set exposure and color in camera; match multiple cameras, color grade log and raw footage, and fine-tune color balance in post
- Graphic Arts: Check any printing or proofing process
- Scanner Profiling: Create custom ICC scanner profiles with X-Rite’s i1Studio or i1Profiler software (sold separately)
- Other industry applications
With more color science experience than anyone in the industry, the Color Checker Classic was truly created by Color Perfectionists for Color Perfectionists.
ColorChecker Classic is an array of 24 natural object, chromatic, primary and gray scale colors, arranged in four rows.
Using any of the industry-standard Classic targets is easy. Simply include your preferred size ColorChecker Classic in your photo or video capture and then when editing, use it to create custom camera profiles, color grade video footage or visually compare, measure and analyze differences in color reproduction in any color rendition system. This objective standard will speed up your color correction process and help you avoid costly mistakes and trial-and-error color adjustments.
ColorChecker Classic targets can help you make global corrections based on accurate information. If you shoot a large number of images that all require the same color correction, you know that editing a few key photos and applying your changes can sometimes change colors you didn’t intend to be changed. A shot of the ColorChecker Classic captured under the same lighting as your images will provide a point of reference, so you can see exactly how changes will affect the rest of your colors before you apply them.
Create Custom Camera Profiles
Take your digital photography to the next level and create custom camera profiles. Combine the X-Rite Camera Calibration Software (free download) with your Classic target to quickly and easily create a custom DNG, Dual Illuminant DNG or ICC profiles. Each profile takes into account your camera, lens and lighting combination to provide you with more exact color. The Camera Calibration software supports Adobe Lightroom® , Adobe Photoshop® and Capture One® workflows, plus any other ICC profile compatible software. Use either the desktop application or the included Adobe® Lightroom® Plug-In.
Utilize the X-Rite DNG ProfileManager utility to manage your DNG camera profiles. It provides a single list of all installed DNG profiles, including non-printing data such as file name, camera, light-source(s), and creation date.
White Balance Correction
The 2nd very light gray square on the bottom row is the same color utilized in the X-Rite White Balance target. You can use this square to correct white balance in your images to ensure precise, uniform, neutral white under any lighting condition.
How Big is Your Story?
No matter what size shoot you’re on, ColorChecker Classic targets have you covered!
3rd PARTY SOFTWARE SUPPORT
ColorChecker Classic target is supported by these 3rd party software vendors:
- Black Magic DaVinci Resolve for color grading in a video editing workflow
- Hasselblad Phocus for ICC camera profiling
- 3DLUT Creator