Why You Want the X-Rite Colorchecker

Comparing the results of white balancing with the X-Rite Colorchecker and a random piece of paper, you’ll notice immediately that the clip white balanced with the random piece of paper is contaminated with a distinct yellowish cast – in the shadows, in the highlights, in the cigarette lighter, in the cologne and everywhere else for that matter – while the X-Rite one is neutral. Going through all the pieces of white paper scattered throughout the house, some are bluish tinted while others are yellowish tinted, so it can be a crap shoot. Safest bet – use a white balance card!

These are screenshots from 4K video.

Random sheet of paper.
X-Rite Colorchecker.

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