Sekonic Spectromaster C-800 Colour Meter


Intended for photographers, videographers, cinematographers, and gaffers, the C-800 SpectroMaster Colour Meter from Sekonic is an advanced field meter capable of reading virtually all light sources whether they’re LED, flash, incandescent, HMI, fluorescent, or in the natural light spectrum. Most importantly, it’s a practical lighting tool that analyzes the light source using 11 different display modes on its 4.3″ color touchscreen, indicating specifically what you need to do to achieve your desired effect. The meter’s CMOS sensor enables measurement in increments as fine as 1nm and allows capture of colour spikes in the light output – an especially valuable function when working with LED, HMI, fluorescent lighting, and mixed sources.

Perhaps the meter’s most exciting addition is Spectral Similarity Index. Developed by the Sci-Tech Council of the Academy, SSI gives the user the ability to set any light as a standard, or use predefined standards (such as CIE D55), and then gives other lights an SSI score based upon how well they will match. The C-800 also includes TLCI (Television Lighting Consistency Index), TLMF (Television Lighting Matching Factor), and TM-30-15 (Technical Memorandum) in addition to CRI (Colour Rendering Index), which can be measured singularly or in two light comparison mode.