Color calibration specialist X-Rite has announced a range of new sizes in its line of ColorChecker reference targets for photographers and videographers, including Nano, Mini, XL and MEGA.

With the expansion of the line-up X-Rite is now aiming to target a much larger spectrum of photographic applications than previously. Here is an overview of the new options:

  • ColorChecker Classic Nano: 24mm x 40mm (1 x 1.75") – for macro or close up photography.
  • ColorChecker Classic Mini: 6.4 x 11cm (2.5 x 4.25") – for archival photography
  • ColorChecker Classic XL: 37 x 53cm (21 x 14.75") – for photographers working in large studios, doing long distance photography or camera/lighting testing.
  • ColorChecker Classic Mega: 100 x 152cm (40 x 60") – for photographers working on large sets and doing extreme distance photography or camera/lighting testing.
  • ColorChecker Video Mega: 100 x 152cm (40 x 60") – for filmmakers working on large sets and doing extreme distance filmmaking or camera/lighting testing.

All ColorChecker Classic targets show an array of 24 natural object, chromatic, primary and greyscale colors, arranged in four rows. During capture or when editing it can be used to create custom DNG or ICC camera profiles, color grade video footage or visually compare, measure and analyze differences in color reproduction.

The ColorChecker Video was developed specifically for the filmmaker and includes chromatic color chips, skin tone chips and grey reference chips, allowing filmmakers to adjust exposure, match multiple cameras and speed up color grading. More information is available on the X-Rite website.