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Press Release Posted: Oct 01, 2012 1 comments
X-Rite, Incorporated announced a new addition to the ColorMunki family of color calibration solutions – the ColorMunki Smile. Ideal for photo hobbyists, design enthusiasts, gamers and any other users looking for the easiest way to color correct their computer monitors, ColorMunki Smile offers a simple and affordable option for beginner color perfectionists.
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Press Release Posted: Nov 06, 2013 0 comments
X-Rite Photo Marketing announced it’s first annual Festival of Color Calibration taking place all through the month of November. X-Rite has created a nationwide celebration of digital color calibration for photographers, filled with education, demonstration, creative workflow revelation and jubilation both in stores and online. X-Rite’s goal is to help its customers better understand the calibration process, recognize its importance in their digital workflow and see how easy it is to get accuratecolor results.
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Press Release Posted: Jun 07, 2011 0 comments

X-Rite Photo Marketing announces its schedule of June Webinars that have been developed to address specific color management topics and are designed to appeal to both professional and serious amateur photographers.

Four free Webinar topics this month are sure to help photographers gain new confidence and to learn quick, easy and powerful ways to enhance their color workflow. Webinar attendees will also have the opportunity to ask questions to the live trainers.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jul 14, 2006 0 comments

X-Rite, Incorporated (Nasdaq: XRIT) has introduced MonacoQCcolor version 1.5.
This update provides significant improvements to the performance of X-Rite's
software suite for verifying and analyzing color proofs in both local and remote
proofing environments.



Among other enhancements, the new version 1.5 incorporates a custom
label designer that allows users to customize the verification label
content for extended reporting capability. The redesigned server and
database structure improve stability and speed of data transmission over
the MonacoQCcolor network.



MonacoQCcolor software allows printers to define target printing
conditions, set the tolerances they wish to operate within, and quickly
measure print results for pass/fail analysis. The software has
applications across the imaging marketplace, in printing, graphic
design, fine art reproduction, and professional photography.



Available in both desktop and network versions, MonacoQCcolor 1.5 is
ideal for internal proof validation by printers who need to maintain a
high level of color consistency, as well as for remote proofing by
customers who need to ensure that their proofs meet specifications
before forwarding them to their printing vendor.



The desktop edition provides an easy to use pass/fail client and
includes industry-standard target and tolerance values for SWOP and
GRACoL printing. Users can buy X-Rite's ColorShop X software separately
to build custom workflow references.



Enhancements incorporated within MonacoQCcolor 1.5 include:

New label designer. In response to user requests, MonacoQCcolor 1.5
includes a built-in label designer to customize proof verification
stickers. Users can customize label size, as well as choose what target
attributes, graphics and text to include.



Upgraded server and database structure. The entire server and database
structures have been redesigned to deliver greater connection stability
and faster data retrieval.



Improved interface. The application interface has a cleaner look, yet remains
functionally similar to its predecessor. Consequently, users of MonacoQCcolor
1.4 will experience an easy transition to 1.5.



New administration tools. The administration tools have been segregated
from the server so users can now administer user privileges either on
the server or from a remote location without the need for additional
software. Built-in migration tools allow version 1.4 users to transfer
data easily into 1.5.



New sample database. For desktop edition users, the system comes with
updated GRACoL and SWOP references, as well as FOGRA target references,
to provide more industry standards to verify workflow against right out
of the box. Network users may load these sample targets into their
databases using the administration tools.



MonacoQCcolor 1.5 is also included within the Pulse QC Ensemble from
X-Rite, which bundles software with the Pulse Spectrophotometer --
X-Rite`s latest technology for measuring output. The Pulse QC Ensemble
provides all the necessary tools to ensure color consistency from job to
job.



MonacoQCcolor 1.5 is a free upgrade for current users. For more information visit:
http://www.xrite.com.

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Press Release Posted: May 23, 2014 0 comments
X-Rite, Incorporated announced the release of ColorTRUE™ for Apple iOS and Google Android platforms. ColorTRUE provides photographers, designers, and prepress professionals the ability to calibrate and profile their tablet and mobile devices for accurate color matching. ColorTRUE includes a Create Profile tool and an Image Gallery viewer and is currently available as a free download on the Apple® App Store and Google® Play Store.
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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Apr 10, 2006 0 comments

X-Rite Inc. has introduced the the OPTIX XR2 display calibration and profiling
solution. Combining a state-of-the-art colorimeter with enriched software, the
OPTIX XR2 is said to deliver an unparalleled color management solution for displays;
including LCD, CRT and newly developed wide gamut technologies. Easy to use, the
OPTIX XR2 is X-Rite's most recent upgrade of MonacoOPTIX XR, which joined
X-Rite's product line after X-Rite acquired Monaco in 2003. This latest
iteration completes the integration of the product into the X-Rite family of color
measurement solutions.



The first and most fundamental step to ensure consistent and accurate color is
a properly calibrated monitor. The OPTIX XR2 allows users to adjust color at the
touch of a button. Plus, a new help system puts easy to find answers at the user's
fingertips.


OPTIX XR2 also has the ability to automatically recognize and take control of
your color display, with Automatic Display Control (ADC). Using one touch, ADC
will optimize your display's color temperature, contrast and brightness
settings to ensure you build the highest quality ICC profile and obtain the best
color results from your monitor.



In addition, an ambient diffuser attaches to the bottom of the OPTIX XR2 hardware,
allowing for more exact characterization of the user's environment, thus
improving the accuracy of profiles.



Designed to advance with users as they upgrade their display types, the OPTIX
XR2 builds the highest quality profile for today's as well as tomorrow's
advanced display technologies. Additionally, it recognizes when an upgrade is
necessary and prompts users to download the correct information required to properly
profile their monitor.



The OPTIX XR2 will be available to the market in late May, as will the OPTIX XR2PRO,
a network version for multi-workstation environments.



www.xrite.com...

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Sep 07, 2004 1 comments



X-Rite Photo Marketing has announced Pulse™ ColorElite System, an innovative,
highly accurate, and portable color measurement solution, X-Rite Pulse ColorElite
pairs new color measurement technology with innovative software to offer a complete
color management solution for the professional photography market.
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Press Release Posted: Jul 11, 2011 0 comments
X-Rite, Incorporated (NASDAQ: XRIT) announced the immediate availability of i1Display Pro and ColorMunki Display, two all-new technologically advanced hardware and software solutions for color calibration and profiling of displays, laptops and projectors.
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Press Release Posted: Jun 25, 2013 1 comments
The Xit Group has introduced the first non-OEM Battery Grip for the Nikon D7100 DSLR Camera. It features a vertical shutter release and effectively doubles your shooting time. It also significantly improves stability in photographing. Xit gives the photographer the choice of using either a battery cartridge that holds 1 EN-EL15 Lithium Ion battery, which can also be supplied by Xit (optional), or a cartridge that holds 6 AA batteries for added convenience. The grip has a 1 year limited warranty.
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Press Release Posted: Jan 09, 2013 28 comments
The Xit Group has introduced two new flash units as part of their Elite Series of products. The XTDF260C and the XTDF260N flash units are designed for Canon and Nikon respectively. They feature a full LCD display, bounce, swivel and an automatic power zoom head. The flash will automatically zoom as you zoom your lens. They have metal shoes for better strength. They feature a guide # of 276 ft. They have a power saving mode, a PC synchronous port, wireless trigger sensor, and they support front curtain synchronous shooting. They support multi-flash lighting applications (S1/S2 modes). It also has power ratio control from 1/1 down to 1/128 power. It can be used as a slave flash as well. It takes 4 AA batteries and comes complete with a heavy duty case, which holds 4 AA batteries (not included), as well as a diffusor (included), and a flash stand (included).

The flash has a 5 year limited warranty.

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Press Release Posted: Jun 21, 2013 1 comments
The Xit Group has introduced a new Quick Release Dual Shoulder Camera Neck Strap, dubbed the ultimate solution for two camera shooters. It is light weight at only 0.84 lbs., and small with a widening shoulder construction which reduces the burden. The strap is ergonomically designed and the weight is evenly distributed by way of the shoulder pads.
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Press Release Posted: Feb 27, 2012 1 comments
The AirBox is the first wind-resistant softbox, utilizing wind tunnel technology with light dispersion technology, giving the photographic industry the first wind resistant light modifier on the market.

The internal air flow system guides the air through the box - the open holes in the front allow air to flow through the softbox. Users can regulate air flow by opening and closing the air vents on the side of the softbox as needed. As you open the vents, you are also regulating the light value of the softbox. The inner air flow baffle helps provide light dispersion throughout the box. Remove the inner baffle and create a hot spot with a vignette.

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Press Release Posted: Apr 07, 2010 0 comments

All-new Virtual Community Site For Every Level of Photographer Features Robust Learning Segments & Webinars – Plus Fun-filled Extras Such As Test Your Color IQ.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Dec 27, 2007 0 comments

We've all seen
people with their arms awkwardly extended trying to take a photo or shoot a video
and include themselves in the shot. The XShot is a telescopic rod that attaches
to any compact digitalcamera or hand-held video camera and allows photographers
and videographers to be a part of the memories they capture.



Simply connect any digital compact camera to the XShot adapter using the built-in
thumb screw and adjust to the desired angle. Engage the self-timer, extend the
XShot, aim and shoot. The XShot provides over 3 feet of reach, which is enough
extension to include as many as 5 people in a shot. This patented pending product
is made of high quality stainless steel, closes to nine inches, weighs 3.9 ounces
and neatly fits into a pocket.



One such effect is achieved with the XShot when the camera is placed in video
mode and the user spins in place 360 degrees. When played back, the video appears
three-dimensional and the subject seems to be standing still while the background
revolves.



The XShot sells for $24.95 and is available online at: www.xshotpix.com.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jun 04, 2008 0 comments

xTrain.com, a leader in online video training for photography, media, arts, and
design, announced that the company has licensed over 100 training segments that
will be featured on Adobe TV. In addition, xTrain's parent company Splash
Media LP, an innovator and market leader of online content communications and
training, and producer of xTrain content, has created original programming content
for the Adobe TV audience of creative professionals.

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