Last week a company named Atomos announced a bundle that includes an Atomos Video Field Recorder/Display with a Datacolor Spyder, plus custom software and a special cable. Its a clever solution that allows these small, camera-mounted video displays to be color calibrated, so that they can be trusted for more than just seeing where the camera is pointing.
To appreciate the value of this, its important to understand how calibration differs between computer-driven displays and video displays (be they small field displays, or big, expensive video reference displays). With a computer, there is a standard end-to-end solution available. The screen can be read from a Spyder connected to the same computer that the display is connected do, and the resulting calibration can be downloaded to the video card that drives the display.[Read More]
Mac users have been noticing that thumbnails of their images, in the Mac Finder, are not always showing correct color. Most commonly, this occurs when using a wide gamut working space, and results in very flat, and sometimes off-hue image color in the Finder preview of the image. I have received a number of questions about this, and while there I can’t offer a simple answer, I can provide some interesting information on the topic.[Read More]
Datacolor is teaming up with MacPhun Software and some of the biggest names in photography to give away a brand new CANON 5D MARK III Camera!! Now is your chance to have this award-winning DSLR – which retails for $3499 – in hand for your photographic adventures this fall.
Be sure to check out the special promotions offered by each partner. Entries and promo offers are valid through 9/30/2013, so act fast!
David Tobie and I had a great time co-hosting the Datacolor webinar on Safari photography. The generous giveaway of a high-end lens by co-sponsor Sigma Photo made the event even more exciting for the over 750 participants. As a result we got many more questions than we had time to answer live, and I’ve received some more from folks since. So, as a follow-up, here are some of the most popular questions with my answers…[Read More]