X-Rite Color Checker Passport - Best Practices?
I recently picked up the Color Checker Passport in the hopes of improving overall color presentation in my images. I'd be very interested in hearing from those of you who are using this product to hear how you get the best results.
I'm using Lightroom 3 and the CCP allows you to create camera calibration profiles, which can then be applied to images. Is it best to create a new profile for each and every shoot? Or is it only necessary for each body, or body/lens combination? If it's necessary for every shoot, it seems like managing the list of profiles is going to become a pain pretty quickly.
On a more fundamental level, what is the difference between how the profile operates and setting the white balance correctly impacts images. Aren't both mean to create accurate colors?
Many thanks for any help you can offer.
#1. "RE: X-Rite Color Checker Passport - Best Practices?" | In response to Reply # 0Robp Nikonian since 23rd Oct 2009Tue 19-Oct-10 10:03 PM
Steve, X-Rite provides excellent instruction on the use of their products that can be found at their site. Additionally they offer Webinars (on-line seminars) that are listed at:
One of those Webinars addressing your specific concerns with ColorChecker Passport is offered at 1:00 pm and again at 3:00 pm Eastern Time next Tuesday, October 26th. They are free, but you have to pre-register to attend. See:
http://xritephoto.com/ph_learning.aspx?action=webinars&eventid=871&eventdateid=4568 for the 1:00 pm time or
http://xritephoto.com/ph_learning.aspx?action=webinars&eventid=871&eventdateid=4569 for the 3:00 pm time slot.
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