Even if I set up a custom white balance in my software (with the traditional way to do it, using a grey card or white balance card, etc.), sometimes the colors are not exactly like I would like.

I would like to be able to :

  • shoot a color chart with normalized colors (example: GretagMacbeth)
  • import this video in Premiere (or any other software), and match all colors between left and right panel :

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Then the colors would be really calibrated.

Does such a tool exist?

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I'm not aware of any that work directly in Premiere, however I can use my Spyder Checkr24 to either adjust my videos in Adobe Lightroom or DaVinci Resolve. For Lightroom, I use the software that came with my Spyder Checkr to make a preset I can apply. In Resolve, there is actually built in native support for working with the swatches.

There are also other third party tools available that I haven't really looked in to, so I can't say for certain that there isn't a way to do it directly in Premiere with a third party tool, but the way I've been doing it has worked well enough that I have not bothered to look any further in to doing it directly in Premiere.

For more details on how things work in Resolve, you can check out this video or if you have a decent idea about how to use Resolve already, take note of the steps in this screenshot. Start with 0 by choosing the target you are using on the Color workspace. Then select the color match grid tool on the preview screen(1). Position the grid over your color target during a portion of the clip that has the target visible (2). Finally, hit Match(3) in order to have it generate the color correction profile for the clip.

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  • Thanks! What's your workflow in DaVinci Resolve to calibrate colors with a video you've shot of your Spyder Checkr24 color chart? Would you have a small screenshot, I would be interested. (PS: do you use DaVinci Lite / free version?)
    – Basj
    Jul 7, 2015 at 16:19
  • Yes, I use the free version. I'll try to post a screenshot and more details tonight when I'm actually home.
    – AJ Henderson
    Jul 7, 2015 at 16:23
  • @Basj - see the update above. Sorry about the delay.
    – AJ Henderson
    Jul 9, 2015 at 6:13

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