ChromaDuMonde® Color Charts

‘Colors of the World’

ChromaDuMonde (CDM) Color Charts Generate DSC’s unique hexagonal Rec. 709 vectorscope display. CDM’s are also an invaluable on-the-set reference in post production. Different combinations of colors from 12 to 72. CDMs also include a precision crossed grayscale for quick adjustment of gammas.

DSC’s most popular product Test Chart

Use from testing cameras to production control – the ultimate on set reference.

CDM12+4

ORDERING INFO

CDM 12   CDM 12R

ChromaDuMonde 12

  • Six Vector Colors

  • Six intermediate (between vector) colors

  • DSC 11-step crossed grayscales

  • 100 IRE white and true black chips

  • 16:9 (1.78) and 4:3 framing bowties plus motion picture framing lines for 2.35, 1.85 and 90% of 1.85.

Available Sizes:  JW / SW / SRW / XW / SXW

See Chart Size Reference

Also available with hyperbolic resolution trumpets. See ChromaDuMonde 12R.
CDM12-300w

ORDERING INFO

CDM 12 + 4   CDM 12 + 4R

ChromaDuMonde 12 + 4

  • Six Vector Colors

  • Six intermediate (between vector) colors

  • plus 4 skin tones

  • DSC 11-step crossed grayscales

  • 100 IRE white and true black chips

  • 16:9 (1.78) and 4:3 framing bowties plus motion picture framing lines for 2.35, 1.85 and 90% of 1.85.

Available Sizes:  JW / SW / SRW / XW / SXW

See Chart Size Reference

Also available with hyperbolic resolution trumpets. See ChromaDuMonde 12 + 4R.
CDM 24

ORDERING INFO

CDM 24   CDM 24R

ChromaDuMonde 24

  • Six Vector Colors

  • plus 18 evenly spaced, intermediate colors

  • DSC 11-step crossed grayscales

  • 100 IRE white and true black chips

  • 16:9 (1.78) and 4:3 framing bowties plus motion picture framing lines for 2.35, 1.85 and 90% of 1.85.

Available Sizes:  JW / SW / SRW / XW / SXW

See Chart Size Reference

Also available with hyperbolic resolution trumpets. See ChromaDuMonde 24R.
cdm 28

ORDERING INFO

CDM 24 + 4   CDM 24 + 4R

ChromaDuMonde 24 + 4

  • Six Vector Colors

  • plus 18 evenly spaced, intermediate colors

  • plus 4 skin tone reference patches

  • DSC 11-step crossed grayscales

  • 100 IRE white and true black chips

  • 16:9 (1.78) and 4:3 framing bowties plus motion picture framing lines for 2.35, 1.85 and 90% of 1.85.

Available Sizes:  JW / SW / SRW / XW / SXW

See Chart Size Reference

Also available with hyperbolic resolution trumpets. See ChromaDuMonde 24 + 4R.
dreamcatcher 48

ORDERING INFO

Dreamcatcher 48

DreamCatcher 48

  • As CDM 12 + 4  plus 3 additional saturation levels  of each color

  • Chart produces a spoked Vectorscope display

Available Sizes:  SRW / XW / SXW

See Chart Size Reference

dreamcatcher 76

ORDERING INFO

Dreamcatcher 76

DreamCatcher 76

  • The most sophisticated DreamCatcher – with 76 colors

Available Sizes:  SW / SRW / XW / SXW

See Chart Size Reference

cine-chromadumonde

ORDERING INFO

The Cine-ChromaDuMonde

The Cine-ChromaDuMonde

Designed for Digital Cinema workflows

  • 24 CDM Rec. 709 colors

  • DSC’s four skintones

  • Six super saturated colors and 11 step neutral grayscale

  • plus LOG ramp and cavity black for critical digital cinema work

  • 18% and DSC step 6 gray background references

Available Sizes:  SRW

See Chart Size Reference

cdm galaxy

ORDERING INFO

ChromaDuMonde Galaxy

ChromaDuMonde Galaxy

  • Gradient 709 colors join vectorscope primaries

  • Four DSC ethnic skin tone patches

  • 11 step crossed grayscale

  • Corner focus fans to 1600 LPPH

  • plus resolution trumpets

Available Sizes:  SRW

See Chart Size Reference

ChromaDuMonde Options (Enhance your CDM)

cdm 24r

Resolution

ChromaDuMondes are also available with hyperbolic resolution trumpets – also great for testing corner resolution and comparing lenses. To include DSC’s unique resolution trumpets in your ChromaDuMondes please add the suffix “R” to the chart code.

CaviBlack Finger CU

CaviBlack

Like the proverbial “Black cat in a coal mine” DSC’s CaviBlack provides the ultimate black reference. Simply open CaviBlack to use, then fold flat for quick storage.

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Production Standards

CamAlign charts are designed and built to the highest quality standards. Mounted on sturdy aluminum backing with a flexible protective edging, every CamAlign is individually checked, calibrated, and rechecked.

CamAligns are made in Canada, with integrity.

The ChromaDuMonde® and CamAlign® Story

CamAligns were originally designed for the United States space program.  To obtain the desired contrast ratio DSC developed the AcuFlect™ surface which provides at least two f-stops more dynamic range than standard test charts.

Film studios and broadcasters soon discovered the CamAlign benefits of superb, consistent image quality and the rest is history.

ChromaDuMonde and CamAligns are now used world wide:

    • In the Lab – camera evaluation & testing
    • In the Studio – to set up and match cameras
    • On the Set – as a production standard
    • In Post Production – to optimize image quality

CamAligns Can Help You:

    • Shoot richer-looking Pictures
    • Optimise tonal reproduction
    • Make blacker blacks
    • Provide neutral shadow details
    • Use rain or shine, even underwater
    • Protect the environment – aluminum & other materials in DSC charts are recycled when traded in.

Why are they called ChromaDuMonde (Colors of the World)? 

Because CDMs (ChromaDuMondes) Conform to the International 709 Standard from the ITU in Geneva. The perfect choice for local and international production!

Multi-Tasking, Multi-Standard Charts!

ChromaDuMonde charts generate precise hexagonal-shaped vectorscope displays.  After setting gamma using a CDM’s precision crossed grayscales, colorimetry can be adjusted for accurate color reproduction or your own unique “Look”.

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Today’s DPs, producers, digital/special effects technicians and camera operators increasingly view DSC charts as necessities for optimizing their high performance cameras, and the production value of their images.  ChromaDuMonde is the latest addition to DSC’s family of production-friendly CamAligns.

In Engineering

Use ChromaDuMonde to evaluate and adjust a video camera’s color matrix and gamma with a waveform/vectorscope.  Charts are especially useful for accurately reproducing skin tones, custom and difficult colors – purple and turquoise, and other colors which occur at prism crossovers.  

In Production …

Check and adjust cameras on the fly, and immediately see the effect of any hue changes on surrounding colors.  When producing “green screen” and other digital/special effects, ChromaDuMonde charts provide precise information about how camera hue adjustments are affecting the full gamut of color reproduction. 

Image quality and consistency can be enhanced by recording chart information to tape or film, and using it in post as a baseline production reference.  For scene-to-scene consistency, record a few chart frames with every lighting change – to facilitate/expedite color-correcting, matching footage, and digital/special effects.  Chart information provides a foundation for users’ creativity and innovation!

For incredibly accurate rear-lit test transparencies and illuminators Check out DSC’s Ambi/Combi System!

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