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#1 Alex Hall

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Posted 03 December 2007 - 10:13 PM

I'm shooting a black and white short soon, and im looking for a filter that will really cut down the harsh edges of the XL2. Can anyone recommend any filters?
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#2 Bobby Shore

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Posted 03 December 2007 - 10:46 PM

I always the look of either glimmer glass, classic soft, or soft FX diffusion when shooting HD... just a personal preference. Especially the glimmer glass, I think it's nice combination of the kind of diff. you get from a pro-mist and the kind of diff. you get from a SFX or classic soft.


Be careful about the density though, since XL2 is still only 1/3 CCD..if you're looking to take the edge off but not be too noticeable, try an 1/8 or 1/4... 1/2 may too much, but that's all subjective.

An episode of a TV show I shot for IFC played out as film noir, and I wanted to go for that B&W reversal look from back in the day before they developed anti-halation backing on the film (which controls the blooming of overexposed highlights), so I combined a 1/2 GG with a 1/4 classic soft... you definitely notice the diff, but mostly in the way the highlights bloomed. Good luck.


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#3 Alex Hall

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Posted 03 December 2007 - 10:56 PM

Thanks alot. Ill have to look in to the glimmer glass. I've never seen its effects before.

Edited by Alex Hall, 03 December 2007 - 10:57 PM.

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#4 Jack Barker

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Posted 04 December 2007 - 12:09 AM

How about a black Pro-Mist (Tiffen), or Supermist (Formatt)?
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