RAW Calibration with New SpyderCubeT
To ensure that SpyderCube will outperform and outlast other white balance devices, Datacolor designed the product using ABS Cycoloy, a hybrid resin that is fade proof, extremely durable, and flame / shock resistant. In addition, colors are through-pigmented for durability, and are carefully formulated to provide optimal color values, including an 18% gray which defines a new standard for spectral neutrality to provide accurate color balance under any light source.
Each feature of the SpyderCube is designed to provide a unique solution to RAW adjustment needs, yet work together to produce precise white balance and overall image adjustment when shooting in RAW. For example, the White face of SpyderCube helps define highlights in relation to the catch-light; the Gray face measures color temperature and mid-tone response; the Black face defines shadows in relations to the Black Trap; and the Black Trap defines absolute black.
In addition, SpyderCube does not require specialized or proprietary software to operate effectively and can be used with any RAW conversion software available today to precisely adjust all photos taken under the same lighting conditions. SpyderCube can also be used to improve Jpeg camera files.
SpyderCube Features and Functions
. Ability to capture accurate color without a lot of trial and error manipulation
. Spectrally Neutral so SpyderCube responds accurately to all lighting conditions
. Provides reference values to check and adjust RAW control settings
. Includes Black Trap for shadow detail control
. Allows users to instantly correct color images by setting color temperature values
. Allows users to accurately adjust shadows and highlight detail in any RAW image
. Ideal for location shooting (outdoors or indoors) and studios
. Essential for RAW conversion, and can also be used when correcting images in a JPG workflow
Datacolor's SpyderCube will have a suggested list price of $59.00 and will be available at photo retail outlets beginning in March, 2009.