Whether you’re a seasoned professional or a budding videographer, ensuring your footage is true to life in terms of colour and exposure can be a challenging task. That’s where Datacolor’s latest innovation, the Spyder Checkr Video, steps in as a revolutionary solution for precise video colour calibration.
The Spyder Checkr Video is designed for video colour calibration. Compatible with video vectorscopes, waveform monitors, and various professional video editing software, this cutting-edge tool ensures that your video footage maintains its true colours and exposure levels from the very beginning of your shooting process. This not only simplifies your workflow but also paves the way for a seamless video editing experience during post-production.
The Spyder Checkr Video introduces a patent-pending Colour Pattern Card that, when viewed through a vectorscope, creates a circular pattern of colours. This pattern allows users to see a comprehensive spectrum of colours being captured, going beyond primary and secondary hues. The nuanced colour information presented in this manner is both intuitive and easily understandable for individuals ranging from video novices to seasoned professionals.
The Colour Pattern Card comprises 12 colour patches, featuring a unique configuration that includes a central black, grey, and white patch, along with six skin tone tiles. This setup ensures that your camera and lens combinations are precisely colour-calibrated, guaranteeing exceptional colour accuracy right from the start of your shooting process.
The Spyder Checkr Video package includes five high-gloss target cards, a 22-step gradient grey-scale card, a neutral grey card for white balance, and a focus star card. Each element of this toolkit plays a pivotal role in ensuring your video colours are spot on. Moreover, the high-gloss cards enhance colour saturation, widen the colour gamut, and make flare identification a breeze.
Datacolor has taken practicality into account when designing the Spyder Checkr Video. The tool’s ergonomic case is built to fit comfortably in your hand, reducing fatigue and handling errors during shooting. It also prevents your fingers from casting shadows onto the cards, ensuring accurate colour calibration.
Casey Krugman, Product Manager at Datacolor, expressed the company’s vision for the Spyder Checkr Video. “When designing the Spyder Checkr Video, our goal was to create a portable and user-friendly colour reference chart that would set a new benchmark in the industry,” he said. With this innovative colour reference tool, Datacolor aims to provide quick and impeccable colour accuracy whether you’re on the go or working on location.
Availability and Pricing
The Spyder Checkr Video is available now, priced at £139.99. You can purchase it directly from Datacolor, Amazon, or authorized retailers. To learn more about the Spyder Checkr Video and its features, visit Datacolor’s official website.
In a world where visual excellence is key, the Spyder Checkr Video offers videographers a powerful tool to ensure their work stands out with impeccable colour accuracy right from the start. Datacolor’s commitment to innovation shines through in this latest offering, setting a new standard for the video production industry.