I use the X-Rite ColorChecker Classic, Photo and Video to color balance and match the exposures of plate photography (from digital cinema cameras or DSLR photo cameras) to 360° HDRIs in ACES. A 3D scene is then lit by the HDRI and if everything went well, the 3D render should match very good to the background plate.
I finished up an introduction to a topic that “riddles” me a lot over the last years. The color patches on the ColorChecker in plates photography and HDRIs. This is Part One. Comments and feedback are welcome. Thanks.