X-Rite Annouces December Color Management Webinars

X-Rite Photo Marketing announces its schedule of December 2012 Webinars developed to address specific color management topics and designed to appeal to both professional and serious Color calibration webinarsamateur photographers and videographers…

Tuesday, Dec. 11, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. ET, Professional Monitor Calibration for Still & Video: As more still photographers move into videography with DSLR cameras the need for color management solutions specific to those output environments has become obvious. X-Rite’s i1Profiler software now includes video presets for popular video formats including NTSC, PAL-SECAM, and Rec. 709. The introduction last year of the new i1Display Pro colorimeter combined with these presets in i1Profiler makes the X-Rite i1Display Pro the perfect solution for calibrating and profiling monitors for video editing and output.

When i1Display Pro is combined with X-Rite ColorChecker Targets the combination provides a capture to output solution for video editing that allows exceptional control over white balance in any scene, says X-Rite.

This brief webinar will review how to access and utilize the video presets in i1Profiler software and will briefly look at use of ColorCheckers in the video footage as a visual reference. For those shooting, editing, and preparing video for output this webinar will provide the insight into X-Rite color management solutions that can streamline color control in video.

To register for this webinar at 10 a.m. ET, visit: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/353699538
To register for this webinar at 1 p.m. ET, visit: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/790441482

Thursday, Dec. 13, 3 p.m. ET and 7 p.m. ET, Simply Amazing Color. Take control of your monitor, printer and camera! The ColorMunki Family of color management solutions provides advanced control for a photographer’s digital workflow. This webinar will review the individual ColorMunki solutions including software demonstrations and discussions of how each solution is used.

This live webinar gives users the opportunity to ask questions and understand each solution in detail so they can make the right decision on what ColorMunki family solution is for them. Attendees will also enjoy special discounts.

To register for this webinar at 3 p.m. ET, visit: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/646822754
To register for this webinar at 7 p.m. ET, visit: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/779781170

Tuesday, Dec. 18, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. ET, Raw Color Power – The Benefits of Custom Camera Profiles with the X-Rite ColorChecker Passport: ColorChecker Passport is a “capture to edit” color solution for any photographer looking for more accurate, consistent color and creative flexibility. And when combined with Adobe Imaging solutions users can gain even greater benefits. 

Host Joe Brady will show step by step how to bring digital photography color to a new level. Attendees will learn how to quickly and easily capture accurate color, instantly enhance portraits and landscapes, create their own color look with one click and maintain color control and consistency.

To register for this webinar at 11 a.m. ET, visit: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/827810818
To register for this webinar at 1 p.m. ET, visit: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/656185274

For more information on all X-Rite Photo webinars visit the Webinar page found under the Learning section on XritePhoto.com. All webinars are also archived for online viewing any time.

X-Rite Improves ColorChecker White Balance Target for Photographers

White balance for digital camerasX-Rite recently improved the ColorChecker White Balance target card to enhance the tool’s effectiveness for white balancing a digital camera. X-Rite reports that when the card was first introduced in 2003, the conventional wisdom was that a target card needed to be white in order to set the white balance of a camera.

On its face, that makes sense, but X-Rite found through extensive testing with the latest major digital camera models that a more accurate color for the card is light gray. So, the lightness level of the color has been changed to match the same formula used in the ColorChecker Passport, which combines three photographic targets into one pocket-sized protective self-standing case.

The updated target is also more spectrally neutral than the prior white formula, which ensures there is no color bias while delivering better color rendition.

The ColorChecker Passport includes the Creative Enhancement Target, the Classic Target, the White Balance Target, Camera Calibration Software and the protective case. For more information about the ColorChecker Passport, click here, and for the ColorChecker White Balance, click here.