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Eric Brody

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replace 11 year old Color Checker Passport?
« on: May 23, 2021, 02:41:19 pm »

I've had my Color Checker Passport for many years, mine is 11 years old.

Should it be replaced?

I don't leave it out in the sun to fade, in fact I probably don't use it enough.

Thanks.

Eric
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Re: replace 11 year old Color Checker Passport?
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2021, 04:30:47 pm »

What are you using it for?
Probably nothing to worry about.
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Re: replace 11 year old Color Checker Passport?
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2021, 07:46:01 pm »

You could measure the patches with some spectrophotometer and then be good for many years since the colors hardly drift.
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Re: replace 11 year old Color Checker Passport?
« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2021, 10:18:05 am »

I think since the colorchecker passport is not cheap and certainly the replacement color card inside is not cheap that since we can now product prints that last 100+ years that the color cards should last for 25 years plus.  After all the passport itself is merely plastic and card/paper?  Its the software you pay for.

I must also admit to hardly using mine.
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Re: replace 11 year old Color Checker Passport?
« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2021, 12:25:00 pm »

After all the passport itself is merely plastic and card/paper?  Its the software you pay for.
The Passport is plastic, the targets are no different in construction than the ColorChecker. 
The software is free. The targets are not.
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Re: replace 11 year old Color Checker Passport?
« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2021, 01:51:54 pm »

Software is free?  What world do you live in?  Other than one where you seek to lecture all others in a rather abrupt manner?

As a former writer of software I can assure you software is not free and just like any other intellectual pursuit deserving of payment.

However, if you are not good at expressing yourself and mean software has no ( or little) replication costs you are correct.  Once created (by a person) it can be distributed very cheaply even for free if a charge is made for some other element.

It is the software that does the smart work here and produces the camera profile.  Even the plastic must be very cheap though I suspect the quality control is extreme to ensure accuracy?  The colour patches are simply numerical RGB values interpreted by some manufacturing process. 
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Re: replace 11 year old Color Checker Passport?
« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2021, 02:05:55 pm »

Software is free?  What world do you live in? 
One in which facts exist and some here can't research or understand.
BOTH X-rites software and Adobe's software that can create DCP profiles are free. There is no fee (look up the definition of 'free'), the download is free. You DO need to purchase a target:

https://digital-photography-school.com/adobes-dng-profile-editor-make-custom-camera-profiles/
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Oh, and did I mention the software is available absolutely FREE from Adobe?

Free download from X-rite:
https://www.xritephoto.com/ph_product_overview.aspx?ID=2572&Action=Support&SoftwareID=2215
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Even the plastic must be very cheap though I suspect the quality control is extreme to ensure accuracy? 
Are you asking me to again verify your incorrect assumptions? You suspect indeed. Do you actually own the product sir and have you actually measured the targets (forget the plastic, it simply holds the important target patches)?
If you have only imagined it, you haven't experienced it.
As a former writer of software I can assure you my software too is free:
http://pixelgenius.com
I'm sorry the facts have ruined your faulty opinionated false narratives.  ;)
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Re: replace 11 year old Color Checker Passport?
« Reply #7 on: May 31, 2021, 05:06:00 am »

Software is free?
Yes, it's free. The software works with any colorchecker target, not just the plastic cased passport product, even older ones brought before Passport was released.

Probably my least favourite dcp profile creation software, but it is free.

For the OP if it's been kept shut and dry apart from the few minutes in use, it's highly unlikely to have deteriorated.
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Re: replace 11 year old Color Checker Passport?
« Reply #8 on: May 31, 2021, 09:01:25 am »

Lol, good to see I got to you Andrew.  Perhaps you will ameliorate your arrogance and forum bullying and STILL provide some help?

I did expect a toys-out-of-pram response but you excelled yourself.

Keep up the good work but step off your self-appointed pedestal and try to be more mannerly.
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Re: replace 11 year old Color Checker Passport?
« Reply #9 on: May 31, 2021, 09:07:01 am »

Lol, good to see I got to you Andrew.  Perhaps you will ameliorate your arrogance and forum bullying and STILL provide some help?

I did expect a toys-out-of-pram response but you excelled yourself.

Keep up the good work but step off your self-appointed pedestal and try to be more mannerly.
That's your reply after being proven so wrong by so many here? The response you got was of course factual.
And you are who, afraid and hiding behind an alias?

You believe you helped the thread with disinformation and more questions about a product you don't understand.
Seems it is you who should step off your self-appointed pedestal of posting ignorance.  ;)
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Re: replace 11 year old Color Checker Passport?
« Reply #10 on: May 31, 2021, 09:28:09 am »

I must also admit to hardly using mine.
Helps to actually own a camera and understanding about the actual software Frans.
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Re: replace 11 year old Color Checker Passport?
« Reply #11 on: May 31, 2021, 12:57:02 pm »

Helps to actually own a camera and understanding about the actual software Frans.
Eh? That reply came from IPDOUGLAS, not me. Did you take your pills lately?
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Re: replace 11 year old Color Checker Passport?
« Reply #12 on: May 31, 2021, 12:59:36 pm »

Eh? That reply came from IPDOUGLAS, not me. Did you take your pills lately?
Ah, just showing up now since your last post on May 6th; proof enough the two are linked at the hip. Thanks Frans.  ;)
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Re: replace 11 year old Color Checker Passport?
« Reply #13 on: May 31, 2021, 01:03:52 pm »

Ah, just showing up now since your last post on May 6th; proof enough the two are linked at the hip. Thanks Frans.  ;)
More gibberish. Just go see your shrink.
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Re: replace 11 year old Color Checker Passport?
« Reply #14 on: May 31, 2021, 01:05:17 pm »

More gibberish. Just go see your shrink.
Get yourself a camera yet Frans? Be a good hobby for you.  :P
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Re: replace 11 year old Color Checker Passport?
« Reply #15 on: May 31, 2021, 04:14:12 pm »

Well. Let’s refocus the subject. no problem to analyze this colorchecker, recover the data and reintegrate them into the software ColorChecker Camera Calibration. I already did.
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Re: replace 11 year old Color Checker Passport?
« Reply #16 on: June 01, 2021, 04:20:39 pm »

I find Andrew Rodney's posts hysterical.

He sounds a sad individual who has to qualify himself with a now 12 year old publication that is little read.

I agree with Hans ... keep taking the pills .... or at least get some that work and please stop being childish.
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Re: replace 11 year old Color Checker Passport?
« Reply #17 on: June 01, 2021, 04:29:57 pm »

I find Andrew Rodney's posts hysterical.
I found your incorrect dismissal of two free software products sad, I suppose that's the difference between us.
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He sounds a sad individual who has to qualify himself with a now 12 year old publication that is little read.
Yes; I found your incorrect dismissal of two free software products sad.
“Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.” ― Aldous Huxley
As someone hiding behind an alias, I suppose you can't tell us about any of your publications. And how about that software product you state, without evidence you wrote. Hysterical indeed.
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I agree with Hans
And Frans?
Without stupidity, we would have no one to laugh at. Thank you for your contribution to the forum.
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Re: replace 11 year old Color Checker Passport?
« Reply #18 on: June 05, 2021, 11:29:50 am »

Lol, you sound like a spoiled child?
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Re: replace 11 year old Color Checker Passport?
« Reply #19 on: June 05, 2021, 11:43:58 am »

Lol, you sound like a spoiled child?
The absurd is the last refuge of a pundit without an argument.
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