Show the World Your True Colors and Create Images With Impact Using Spyder4ELITE and Perfect Effects 4!
Jun 2013 18

We are thrilled to announce our partnership with onOne Software. Datacolor is teaming up with onOne Software to offer an ELITE product bundle to help bring your images to the next level. Enjoy a FREE download of onOne Software’s Perfect Effects 4 Premium Edition with the purchase of Spyder4ELITE, a $99.95 VALUE!

“We are pleased to offer Spyder4ELITE, the leading Display Calibration Solution for Imaging Professionals in combination with Perfect Effects 4 Premium from the leading manufacturer of photo enhancement tools. With this promotion, photographers will receive a premier bundle package that will give them both the highest color consistency and an easy, fast and powerful way to creatively edit their images with impact.” – Thomas Kunz, Market Manager – Imaging, Datacolor.

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Datacolor Attends the DINFOS Communicators of Excellence Awards
Jun 2013 12

Datacolor had the unique opportunity and privilege to attend the United States Military’s Communicators of Excellence (COE) awards ceremony in Fort Meade, Maryland. The COE ceremony was established to combine, streamline and recognize various annual competitions under one venue. The competitions operate under the aegis of the Office of the Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs and include the: Visual Information Awards, Thomas Jefferson Awards, and Visual Information Production Awards.

The Visual Information Awards serve to acknowledge and reward excellence among military photographers, videographers and graphic artists. Entries are reviewed by a panel of experts, and winners for the best Military Photographer (MILPHOG), videographer (MILVID), and graphic artist (MILGRAPH) are chosen. This year’s winners were gleaned from more than 3,500 entries submitted by over 600 applicants.

Datacolor was honored to present the following fine servicemen with a Datacolor SpyderCAPTURE PRO to reward them for their excellence, and to help them ensure they precisely communicate color in all their future works.

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David Saffir: Managing Dynamic Range In Post-Production
Jun 2013 06

I discussed capture management processes in the first two parts of this series. In this segment, I’ll review a method you can use to manage dynamic range in post-production, focusing on use of the white and black face of the SpyderCUBE.

The SpyderCUBE is fabricated from a spectrally-neutral hybrid resin, which is through-pigmented and is highly durable. The spectrally-neutral bit is very important; it ensures accurate color balance under any light, or in mixed light. One of the other things I particularly like about the SpyderCUBE is its 3-D design – it’s always easy to identify the primary light source: just look for the brightest face on the right or the left of the device.

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David Saffir: Blending Macro-Images For Depth-of-Field
Jun 2013 04

One of the most intriguing tools in Photoshop is layer alignment and blending. One practical use for these is macro photography – you can create images that have depth of field that is nearly impossible to get in a single frame.

Why? Because a 105mm macro lens on a full-frame camera has depth of field of about 0.6mm at f/16 – in other words, a very, very thin slice. Combining multiple images with different focal points gives us – voila! … a merged macro image that should be completely in focus, front to back, near to far.

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