Datacolor SpyderX Photo Kit
- Ensure precise color, depth and detail for all your photos
- From capture through to post-production
- Includes SpyderX Elite
- Includes Spyder Checkr 24
- Includes Spyder Cube
- Multiple Monitor Support
- For Mac and Windows Operating Systems
- Metal Transport Case
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.
Using redeveloped lens-based colour engine technology, this colourimeter offers improved light sensitivity and greater accuracy to promote truer screen colour, white balance, and more shadow detail.
SpyderX software is an intuitive means for producing both quick calibrations as well as more customized colour profiling. One-click calibration and step-by-step wizard guides can be used to expedite the calibration process or expert console modes offer increased control for speciality applications.
The integrated ambient light sensor can measure your room light throughout the day to permit fine-tuning of the screen's brightness and contrast to ideal viewing levels. SpyderX software can then warn you to re-calibrate or perform calibrations automatically to match the prevailing ambient light using custom profiles covering five different ambient light settings.
Multiple laptops, desktop monitors, and front projectors can be calibrated using SpyderX software, with full support for the latest display technologies. Additionally, StudioMatch can create a calibration target, which is shareable between attached displays and computers, to maintain a consistent overall profile.
The SpyderProof function allows you to compare your monitor's colours before and after calibration to isolate the flaws and what has changed between settings. This function can be used in conjunction with a Datacolor composite test image or one of your own photos can be uploaded for full-screen review.
An unlimited range of calibration options and presets can be applied depending on the specific application the monitor is being used for, including photo, video, pre-press, and scientific calibration standards. These calibration settings allow you to quickly change and work with different combinations of gamma, white point, and brightness.
SpyderX Elite Display Analysis allows you to understand how your monitors are performing at a given time, with insight given to the colour, brightness, contrast, gamut, tone response, white point, colour accuracy, and colour uniformity.
The soft proof feature helps to simulate how your images will look on different screens, devices, or when printed. In regard to printing, the soft proofing can even take into account different printer models, paper types, ink sets, and ICC profiles.
In addition to computer monitors, SpyderX Elite is also compatible with digital projectors, is suitable for video and cine applications, and can be used to tune multiple and side-by-side monitor configurations.
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:
- Chrome Ball - Measures catchlight to analyze specular highlights.
- White Face(s) - Define highlights in relation to catchlight.
- Gray Face(s) - Measures colour temperature and mid-tone response.
- Black Face - Defines shadows in relation to the black trap.
- 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.
Reference tool to achieve accurate colours without trial-and-error operations in RAW processing.
SpyderCUBE provides all relevant light information for the RAW adjustments:
- 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.
- Easy to use and compatible with all RAW converter software.
- Essential for RAW processing but can also be used when processing images in a JPG workflow.
- Small and handy, it fits in any photo bag
- Ideal for location shooting (outdoor or indoor) and studios
- Capture accurate colour without a lot of trial and error manipulation
- Spectrally Neutral, so that the Cube responds accurately to all lighting conditions
- Provides reference values to check and adjust RAW control settings
- Includes Black Trap for shadow detail control
- Allows users to instantly correct colour images by setting colour temperature value
- Allows users to accurately adjust shadows and highlight detail in any RAW image
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.
Professional pigment-formulated colour and grey target
SpyderCHECKR 24 ships in a thin, durable plastic slipcover
SpyderCHECKR 24 offers full size, spectrally formulated pigment patches, and highly accurate HSL correction software
SpyderCHECKR 24 provides easy-to-use software, which automatically rotates the target from any of the four possible orientations
The Datacolor SpyderX Photo Kit comes with a full Datacolor Australia warranty.
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