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Name of unwanted light effect?


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#1 Oscar Petersson

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Posted 28 March 2015 - 06:30 AM

What is the name of that unwanted light effect that happens mostly when there's a light source coming from above (the ceiling) and creates an ugly beam or glow into the frame. It's not a lens flare. Lens flares can look nice, this one never does. You see it sometimes even in big budget movies especially when the camera is moving, for example down a corridor with lights in the ceiling. Does it have a name? How to best avoid it?


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#2 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 28 March 2015 - 10:15 AM

Either that's a soft flare (soft light flaring the edge of the lens) or a gate flare (light reflecting off of the shiny edge of the gate around the sensor/film).


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#3 Oscar Petersson

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Posted 28 March 2015 - 08:34 PM

Yes, you're right. It's a gate flare. Thanks! For some reason there's not much info about it online. Found some here

http://www.reduser.n...re-and-ghosting


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