Datacolor SpyderX Photo Kit
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Dial-in your colour and exposure settings with the SpyderX Photo Kit, which comprises a trio of helpful colour calibration tools for all stages of a shooting and editing workflow. This kit includes the SpyderCUBE, to help achieve accurate exposure and white balance at exposure; the SpydrCHECKR 24, for gaining consistently accurate colours from shot to shot; and the SpyderX Elite, an advanced colourimeter to ensure your computer's monitor is colour-accurate.
Datacolor SpyderX Elite Colorimeter
Helping to achieve consistently accurate colours from your monitor, the SpyderX Elite is a calibration solution featuring a lens-based colour engine for fast, precise, and versatile performance. The colourimeter pairs with SpyderX software to provide a range of calibration control, ranging from a one-click, wizard-guided option to an expert console for finely tuning colour, brightness, and contrast to match any application. The colourimeter incorporates an ambient light sensor to measure prevailing light conditions, and can automatically re-calibrate your monitor to maintain consistent results.
The Elite version of the SpyderX ups the level of control, offering unlimited calibration setting choices to suit anything from photo to video to scientific standard settings, and a monitor performance analysis feature lets you inspect the various aspects and uniformity of your calibration settings. This software and colourimeter can also be used to calibrate digital projectors, multiple monitor setups, and, using StudioMatch, can create a standard for all displays you work with to be matched. Additionally, built-in soft proofing helps to achieve accurate results when moving to print, tablets, or other screens.
Datacolor SpyderCUBE RAW Calibration Tool
The SpyderCUBE RAW Calibration Tool is a compact (1.5"/3.8 cm square), digital colour balancing tool that not only allows you to correct the colour temperature but also the exposure, brightness and black point of your images. The SpyderCUBE is a spectrally neutral three-dimensional tool that's small enough to fit in your pocket or camera bag and gives you all the features needed to easily adjust your images in post-production. Its multi-sided construction allows special attention to highlights and shadows and contains more features for image control than a grey card or white balance tool.
Just place the SpyderCUBE in the lighting conditions under which you will be photographing. Orient the cube so that the lower blackface, containing the black trap, is at the bottom front and the two splits white/grey faces are both visible. Take a photograph that includes the Cube. It makes several measurements that make it possible for you to be confident that your colours are accurate, your shadows and highlights are properly exposed, and your image is adjusted to the ideal density, regardless of the lighting conditions. These functions give you the data you need:
1 Chrome Ball - Measures catchlight to analyze specular highlights.
2 White Face(s) - Define highlights in relation to catchlight.
3 Gray Face(s) - Measures colour temperature and mid-tone response.
4 Black Face - Defines shadows in relation to the black trap.
5 Black Trap - Defines absolute black.
By using SpyderCUBE under the same lighting conditions as your photos, you can optimally adjust all the
photos in RAW conversion using the information the Spyder 3D shot provides. The SpyderCUBE is easy enough for the advanced amateur and sophisticated enough for professionals.
* Chrome Ball to measure catchlight to analyze overexposed areas.
* White Faces to define highlights in relation to catchlight.
* Spectrally neutral 18% Grey Faces to measure colour temperature and midtones in all lighting conditions.
* Black Trap to define absolute black.
* Black Face to define shadows in relation to black trap.
Datacolor SpyderCHECKR 24 Color Chart
Whether capturing still or motion images you can use the Datacolor SpyderCHECKR 24 Color Chart to effectively balance colours. With 24 saturated colour patches, you benefit from full size, spectrally designed pigment patches as well as two skintone and six grey ramp patches. The SpyderCHECKR 24 also enables in-camera and post-process white balance and exposure adjustment.