This Gold flecked filter has the strongest effect on the image of any of the Soft filters. It smooths skin, halates the images, and adds a subtle warm tone giving a vintage feel. The effect is subtle and complements skin tones even in cool colour temperature environments while retains contrast.
Compatible with all 100mm x 2mm holder systems!
About Diffusion Filters
‘On-Camera’ diffusion is a wonderful tool for removing the ‘digital’ look of modern-day cameras. A mild diffusion filter is very often the choice of cinematographers because it flatters the skin tones of actors. Formatt Hitech having been making a range of diffusion filters for the last two decades.
They have a significant advantage over using vintage optics in that they can be reliably repeated across cameras and lenses. They are also more versatile with modern lenses, and the effect can be added instantly but also removed giving a filmmaker more flexibility. The wide range of density also allows for a Cinematographer to dial in just the right amount of effect on set.
While it is true many effects can be added in post-processing this is a slower and often costly exercise. With a filter, you are getting instant onset feedback giving the Director and the Cinematographer the ability to bake the effect in onset. Optical filters also interact with what is actually there without the need to do complex grades and use tracking nodes they give an instant representation of the light within a space and interact with them in an organic analogy way.
There are generally four types of diffusion filters.
1. Creating romantic moods or period drama images by reducing picture contrast in the lowering of the whites.
2. Increasing the levels of black exposure by using low contrast or black fog filters.
3. Complexion or image softening filters by altering the resolution to mask blemishes, wrinkles or skin imperfections.
4. Refractive filter that affects mostly the highlights creating halation.