nd filters

by Steven Gladstone ·Posted 05/26/2021
Day for night for color cinematography is an old shooting methodology that relies on a number of techniques regarding human perception, socially accepted convention, and technical qualities of film/sensors. There are a variety of reasons for shooting day for night, and understanding the whys and wherefores can help you create believable images. Moonlight Is Blue It isn’t really, any more than sunlight is blue. The reality is that moonlight is reflected sunlight, so why do people think moonlight is blue? Sunlight has a color temperature of
by Allan Weitz ·Posted 05/19/2020
Moment, a filter company that brands itself as filling "the sweet spot on affordability, functionality, and quality," has introduced three additional sizes to its existing line of variable neutral density (VND) filters. Currently available is three sizes (67mm, 77mm, and
by Mary Latvis ·Posted 03/20/2020
When I’d perform a camera package checkout as a camera assistant, if there was any chance that we’d be shooting outside during the day, guess which filters I would add to the order? Neutral Density filters (aka NDs)! Even if they were not part of the original order, any production office coordinator (P.O.C.) worth their salt would approve this addition by the A.C. Read on to discover why, next to a polarizer, these are the filters most essential to your video shoot. Shallow depth of field, daylight ND Basics Neutral: meaning there’s no
by Mary Latvis ·Posted 11/13/2018
Help the videographer in your life get just the look they want, or round out your own kit with the gift of a pro filter pack from B&H Photo. Enhance your exposure control to create sharp focus drop-off, subtly take the edge off wrinkles and blemishes, darken overexposed skies, lower contrast in high-exposure locations, and generally create a more “filmic” look with the use of optical filters. The links provided below are to the popular pro-cine 4 x 5.65" filter size but most are also available in
3,481 Views ·Posted 06/10/2015
In the following video, Larry Becker takes a Quick Look at Formatt-Hitech's Elia Locardi Signature Travel Edition Filter Kit. The video begins with an introduction of the filters in the kit, including ProStop IRND 1.2 and 3.0 solid ND filters and a soft-edge graduated neutral density 0.9 filter. Becker also highlights the other components, including the filter holder, choice of adapter rings, and filter pouches, and closes with a brief look at the Elia Locardi
27,493 Views ·Posted 05/29/2015
In the following video, Larry Becker provides an introduction to using neutral density filters and some tips concerning how and when to use them. He covers some basic effects they can help to achieve, such as shallow depth of field and intended motion blur, and also discusseshow they affect your exposure settings. The video closes with a quick look at the differences in circular and square filters, and a brief preview of what to expect in the next video on
21,298 Views ·Posted 05/29/2015
In the following video, Larry Becker presents the second installment of his Neutral Territory series on neutral density filters. This segment provides a more in-depth approach to working with ND filters, including alternative reasons for their use other than slowing down your shutter speed. Becker also touches on working with graduated neutral density filters and variable neutral density filters. The video closes with a helpful checklist for shooting with an
22,941 Views ·Posted 05/29/2015
In the following video, Larry Becker completes his Neutral Territory series on neutral density filters with a roundup of information, as well as demonstrations of more specific techniques and pieces of gear. This video begins by covering a unique video-related use for variable ND filters, and then goes on to cover other applications of ND filters for film shooting and imaging beyond the traditional blurred water shot. This video also provides helpful tips for
5,669 Views ·Posted 03/13/2014
The Sony HXR-NX3 is a handheld camcorder with a host of professional features. In this video, Mia McCormick, of Kelby Media, conducts a tour of what she calls a "workhorse" of a camera. In the video she points out important features, such as the 20x optical zoom, 40x Clear Image Zoom, and AVCHD 2.0 recording. Providing a balanced appraisal of the camera, she touches on its notable features. We hope you enjoy this video, and