Consistent Color From Camera to Camera
The 48 patch SpyderCHECKR Target
The 48 patch SpyderCHECKR closes for storage, opens like a book, and stays securely in its fully open position. Each half of the CHECKR has a frame that holds a color target sheet in place. You can open these frames, and invert the color target sheets to display their gray face. This will expose the SpyderCHECKR Gray Target for visual comparisons, or tasks like In-Camera Custom White Balance. The SpyderCHECKR can be used for visual color comparisons, as well as with a number of third party software packages for camera profiling and other tasks. But most commonly, it is used with the SpyderCHECKR software in creating camera calibrations.
SpyderCHECKR’s SpyderCHECKR’s calibration software analyzes the results of your test photo and instantly creates a profile which you then apply in your workflow with RAW import software such as Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom and Hasselblad Phocus, for automatic color correction. The color patches in the left half of the 48 patch SpyderCHECKR represent additional colors targeting several uses. There are six additional skintones, for a total of eight. There are six medium saturation color patches, in the red, green, blue, cyan, magenta, and yellow zones, to improve the coverage of the inside of the color gamut. There are three near white tints and three near black tones, for checking color tints and tones at both ends of the dynamic range. And the gray ramp has been increased from the standard 20% steps, to 10% steps, plus extra samples at 5% and 95% to provide a more detailed gray ramp.
Extensive Color Reference Target
The 48 spectrally engineered color patches include the standard 24 sRGB color space plus additional color targets for more precise skin tone, medium saturation color and near-white tints and black tones, for a more dynamic range.
In-Camera White Balance Tool
Color temperature and exposure can vary from shot to shot and from scene to scene. A single-sheet with easy-to-use gray chart delivers scene light color and intensity data that can be used to adjust camera settings.
Matte finish ideal for a range of lighting conditions.
Durable self-casing construction for easy transport and field use with tripod mount.
Replaceable target cards.
Track the light exposure of your target with the FadeCHECKR light-sensitive patch. Receive warnings when it is time for SpyderCHECKR Replacement Cards.
Patch Groups in the 48 Patch SpyderCHECKR
Please note the reference numbers across the left side, and the reference letters across the top of the SpyderCHECKR frame.
- Grays proceed from white (E1) down to black (E6) in 20% steps.
- Patches D2 to D6 are extra gray patches that provide 10% steps.
- A zigzag path from A1 to A6 will cover the 10% gray ramp in order.
- An additional 95% patch is located at D1, and an additional 5% patch is located at C6 for more detail near white and black.
- The same 10% ramp patches are repeated on the back of the chart, with a large 50% gray patch, for uses requiring neutrals-only to be visible.
- Full saturation patches: Columns F, G, and H
- Skintones: C1-C5
- Near White Tints: B1-B3
- Near Black Tones: B4-B6
- Med Saturation, RGBCM&Y: A1-A6