Created for photographers with demanding color accuracy needs, the i1 ColorChecker Pro Photo Kit from X-Rite bundles the versatile colorimeter, for calibrating monitors, along with the photo-intended ColorChecker for to help achieve accurate color balance when editing imagery.
X-Rite i1Display Pro
The X-Rite i1Display Pro is a calibration and profiling system for a display / projector. It helps to make sure that the colors on your display match those in your original picture or file. The i1Display features i1Profiler software for calibrating and profiling all modern display and projector technologies, including LED and Wide Gamut LCDs. It’s also spectrally calibrated, which makes it field-upgradeable to support future display technologies. Using the free and downloadable ColorTRUE app for iOS and Android, the i1Display Pro may also be used to calibrate select phones and tablets.
The system’s ergonomic design incorporates 3 functions – ambient light measurement, monitor profiling, and projector profiling – into a very sleek, compact and fully integrated device with no parts to misplace. Experience speeds up to 5X faster than previous devices! A custom-designed RGB filter set provides accurate color measurements, while the optical design allows for high repetition on the same display and across different display types for more consistent color matching. There’s even a rotating diffuser arm that can be used as a stand for table top projector profiling, ambient light measurement, or as a cover for instrument optics. The conveniently integrated tripod mount is great for projector profiling in larger venues.
The i1Display offers both ‘Basic’ and ‘Advanced’ modes, giving you the power to choose which one is best for you. Basic mode offers a wizard-driven interface with predefined options for the quickest path to professional on-screen color. Advanced mode offers user-defined options for more sophisticated profiling workflows, to deliver the highest quality color results on monitors and projectors, as well as display testing and quality assurance tools.
Enjoy virtually infinite control of white point, luminance, contrast ratio, gamma and more, as well as multiple monitor and workgroup profiling. Intelligent Iterative Profiling is an adaptive technology that measures and analyzes the color capabilities of each unique display for increased profile accuracy. Create unique patch sets for optimal results in your profiling. Ambient Light Measurement automatically determines the optimum display luminance for comparing prints to your display, based on a measurement of the lighting conditions where the prints will be viewed. Ambient Light Smart Control performs measurement, compensation and ongoing monitoring of ambient lighting conditions, letting you decide whether you want the i1Display system to automatically adjust your profile or simply notify you as ambient light conditions change.
Flare Correct measures and adjusts your display profile for reduced contrast ratios caused by flare light (or glare) falling on the surface of your display. By accurately measuring your effective display contrast ratio, you’ll have a more precise display profile. 3 patch set sizes – small, medium, or large – allow you to increase your profile accuracy by measuring a higher number of patches. Choose your own combination of patch set size, extracted colors from specific images and/or PANTONE spot colors selected from the included PANTONE Color Manager software. The Automatic Display Control (ADC) technology automates the adjustment of your display’s hardware, including brightness/backlight, contrast, and color temperature, in order to speed up the profiling process and eliminate manual adjustments--so there’s less work for you!
You can re-use profile settings on multiple displays connected to the same computer or to multiple computers within a workgroup. Before and after images show instant results, and the handy profile reminder lets you know when it’s time to re-profile your display. Easy-to-follow on-screen help guides and videos mean there are no extra manuals needed.
When it comes to display quality assurance, this system can perform visual validation using pre-defined and user defined images. It can also do measurement-based validation in 3 different ways: Using industry standard targets and reference data sets (like SWOP, Gracol and Fogra), using PANTONE color and libraries, or using colors extracted from user defined images. You can also take advantage of user defined PASS/FAIL deltaE tolerance for average and maximum values. Additionally, the i1Display Pro features color accuracy trending over time. For a display uniformity test, measure white point and luminance uniformity over 9 locations on your display, and take control with user defined PASS/FAIL tolerance.
Advanced Filter and Optical Systems
Nearly Universal Compatibility
Great for Projector Profiling
‘Basic’ and ‘Advanced’ Options
Before and After Images
Ambient Light Measurement
Ambient Light Smart Control
Intelligent Iterative Profiling
Automatic Display Control
Display Quality Assurance / Validation
Display Uniformity Test
X-Rite ColorChecker Passport Photo 2
Helping to achieve accurate color and exposure in an especially compact package, the ColorChecker Passport Photo 2 from X-Rite is a portable and versatile solution to ensure rendering accuracy from the time of capture. Combining four separate targets in a pocket-sized enclosure, the Passport Photo 2 is also characterized by the updated, v1.2 Camera Calibration software for making DNG and ICC camera profiles as well as a dedicated Adobe Photoshop Lightroom plug-in for making custom post-production profiles.
Gray Balance Target
White Balance Target
A compact version of the industry standard ColorChecker Classic target, this 24-patch grid is used to ensure accurate color rendering from capture to post-production. It is used in conjunction with calibration software to create custom profiles and allows you to compare camera response to various lighting conditions. The 24 patches represent common colors of natural objects, including sky blue, skin tones, and green foliage, and each patch has been individually colored to produce a solid tone of pure, flat, and rich color with natural reflectivity.
In addition to Color Calibration v1.2 software, this target is also supported by Hasselblad Phocus, Black Magic DaVinci Resolve, and 3D LUT Creator software.
Creative Enhancement Target
Color Calibration Software
Updated to version 1.2, the available Color Calibration software works in conjunction with the Passport Photo 2 to help create custom color profiles and achieve accurate colors during post-production. This revised version offers the ability to create both DNG and ICC camera profiles using the ColorChecker Classic target. The software automatically recognizes the target for straightforward use and, after creating color profiles for different lighting conditions, this process helps to minimize color differences between shoots, better adapt for mixed lighting conditions, and match color balance from scene to scene.
For even greater flexibility, dual-illuminant DNG profiles can be created, which combine images taken under two different light sources in order to create a single profile that can be applied to an even wider variety of lighting conditions. These profiles can be created using any two of 21 supported illuminants in order to offer greater freedom to shoot between various lighting conditions without having to switch profiles.
Additionally, beyond the dedicated Color Calibration software, an Adobe Photoshop Lightroom plug-in is also available for creating custom camera profiles directly in Lightroom Classic and Lightroom Classic CC.