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X-Rite ColorChecker Plug-in for Premiere Pro CC?

When will support for quick color matching using color charts like the X-Rite ColorChecker be added to Premiere Pro CC?

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Larry Zapotocky shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

This is a great request that is certainly something we want to implement. Rest assured our engineers DO understand the importance of this feature and how to get the job done. We also know that the performance and stability of the app should be our #1 priority and that is where our focus is right now.


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  • Gregor commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    We’re still being ignored. Can’t your stupid engineer not see the importance of getting accurate color matches in Premiere? Grrrr

  • Colin commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    An Xrite Color checker Video pro and passport color match LUT creator would be amazing.. Like 3D LUT Creator.

  • Matt commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Adding my voice to this conversation. Adobe please add color chart support to Premiere. FCP is starting to look more and more enticing.

  • Lars commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Adobe engineer with their stupid minds couldn’t even think the usefulness of this plugin

  • Matt Dial commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I came all the way to NAB to harass one of your Premiere Product specialist for this very request. This is such an easy WIN. C'mon!

  • jamessmithe commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This feature is a glaring omission from Premiere. The free version of Resolve has it and in Premiere Pro there is nothing? That makes me regret my CC subscription.

  • Gotty commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Can I add my begging-aupport about color-chart support. It's the main reason why we're about to abandon Premiere Pro in favour of Resolve once our current project is finished. Yes, I know it's possible to have a round-trip workflow to Resolve, but it's VERY VERY time-consuming and intrusive.

    In this day and age, with multi-camera shoots using a variety of different cameras, it's essential and Resolve does it so well.

  • Martin commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Please add support for color matching using color charts like the x-rite Colorchecker (Passport Photo or Video)! It would make things so much easier!

  • Micah commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate


    Just for the record...I'd love if there was a native solution.

  • Per commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate


    I worked out how to use a chip chart like the Spyder Checker (the one I use) but it should work with X-rights ColorChecker or with any setup that can work with Photoshop, Lightroom etc.
    It's not as simple as plugin integrated in to Premier but it works fine.

    It is based on a .cube to Lut converter I found here:

    The basic steps are basically the same as doing the same thing in a stills work flow.
    Set up your lighting. Shoot the chart according to the instructions for your particular one. Shoot your video in the same light setup, it doesn't work if the light changes. Extract a frame from the the chip chart video. Import in to Photoshop. Use your Chip charts pluging or program to make a adjustment preset.

    Now you need to convert the .Cube file output by Photoshop to a Lut that Premier can use, the manual and video tutorial for the above converter software is OK and it works great.
    In short, the software renders a neutral colour grid, you open that in Photoshop and apply the adjustment preset you made to it, save it as an adjusted image and import it in to the converter and the converter will produce a Lut for you to use in Premier.

    Then add the Lumetri color effect to your clip or adjustment layer and in basic adjustment settings, input Lut select the one that you created from the .Cube file with the conversion software above. and you should be OK.

    If you have to do this with hundreds of shots it's going to be a pain, but I find it OK for me, and well worth the time.

    I have worked on all parts of my setup, using good lights, a custom white balance and and a light meter to get very close in camera and with this preset added I can get my images very close to where I want them very quickly, consistently and easily.

    Check out my current results, this was recorded a long time ago, before I used the chip chart and the light meter. I did use the BBS lights and I think already this is OK. I will update this with a link to a video recorded with the full setup above when it is published. or

    I hope this helps.

  • Andreas Urra commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Please add this color chart correction function. And please get the color science for S-Log3 right.

  • George commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Colorchecker plugins is way better than adjusting color temperatures and tint slider. More accurate. Adobe, impliment this inside lumetri

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