Using the ColorChecker Passport software in creating a Camera Profile for use in Adobe Camera Raw. Raw file is a NEF.
Studio flash, need 6500°K only (product photography)
** The camera uses a Custom White Balance for in-camera jpgs, and of course, Camera Raw sees it in the metadata and is used As Shot.
Question is when/how is the file White Balanced:
1) WB the NEF in Camera Raw 1st, then save as a DNG - Take DNG to ColorChecker Passport create a Camera Profile
2) NEF straight to a DNG - Camera Profile created in CC Passport, then White balance the NEF in ACR
3) NEF straight to a DNG - Camera Profile created in CC Passport, then White Balance the DNG in ACR
In ACR, the White Balance has to have values when processing Raw files. Any guidance will be much appreciated.