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Schneider True-Streak Rainbow Filter For The Anamorphic Look

Schneider has announced a new filter called the True-Streak Rainbow. Just like the current True-Streak line, this type of in-camera filtration is designed to mimic anamorphic lens flares, this time a blend of eight ‘brilliant’ colours. Mimicking is something of the norm in filmmaking – digital to film, small budget to big, spherical to anamorphic. A while back, Schneider announced a set of coloured streak filters (aptly named True-Streak) that helped filmmakers with the latter imitation – a filter that added a coloured horizontal streak to blooming areas of your image; similar to the way an anamorphic lens flares. The True-Streak line was, and still is, available in a variety of colours. This new one however, has them all. The True-Streak Rainbow filter is about as self-explanatory as it gets – a streak filter with an array of eight coloured strips across the surface. How does a Streak filter work? Easy: “Rainbow Streaks are made with a colored interlayer sandwiched and sealed between two sheets of crystal-clear SCHOTT water-white glass to maintain consistency and durability” The results are interesting – I can certainly see a time and place where you’d want a bit more pezaze in your shot. Why in-camera, why not Post? There are always advantages of doing things in-camera. In post, you are dealing with a flat plain, any effects like this happen across the board. In contrast to in-camera, that deals in real 3D space; in-camera effects like this can be controlled to background/foreground much more easily....

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Published By: Cinema5D - Tuesday, 13 February, 2018

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