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#1 Alexander Boyd

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Posted 09 December 2014 - 05:03 PM

Hello everyone,

 

just wondering if there's a list/website that combines all or most filters and their respective effects? Sort of to help a newbie making the right choices in terms of filter selection.

 

Thanks in advance,

Alex 

 

 


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#2 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 09 December 2014 - 05:43 PM

http://www.cinematog...showtopic=62160


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#3 Albion Hockney

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Posted 09 December 2014 - 05:47 PM

in terms of filters there are a few things everyone uses all the time then there are FX/Diffusion filters for stylistic choices.

 

ND filters cut down light with no change to the image quality so you can achieve a particular fstop at a given ISO. If you are using a digital camera and ALOT of ND (1.2 and above generally) you may also need a "hot mirror" filter which helps cut down IR pollution which can cause the picture to go a bit purple/red

 

Polarisers are for removing reflected light. for example if you are shooting a window they also help saturate the sky (google for more info...there is lots)

 

 

and then there are FX filters mostly which are made to lower contrast or create a soft/hazy look. there are a ton of options for this. but the Black Pro Mist filters are the most popular.

 

other then that there is a couple weird quirky things out there like star filters or streak filters but they are pretty much speciality use only.


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#4 Alexander Boyd

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Posted 09 December 2014 - 06:01 PM

Thanks David and Albion, much appreciated.


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