HD filter range
Formatt Filters has launched a new range of filters that are specifically designed for today’s HD cameras and lenses. The range of glass lens filters initially includes HD Soft, HD Neutral Density, HD Clear UV, HD Soft Gold and Supersoft Gold, plus HD linear and circular polarizers. Formatt has also tested its standard filter range to designate filters which – while not designed specifically for HD – meet all of the performance criteria for HD acquisition.
The HD Soft Filter is designed to soften the harsh outlines that can result in HD work, but with minimal loss of detail and contrast. The HD Neutral Density filters help compensate for HD cameras’ need for a more optically pure grey neutral density filter to avoid some of the coloration issues that are inherent in their use, particularly at low light levels. The filters are available in standard and graduated versions, and provide this with no colour shift of the type, which can be found in some standard ND filters.
The HD Clear UV filter is an optically clear filter that absorbs potentially damaging UV light below 410Nm. The HD Soft Gold Enhancer and HD Supersoft Gold Enhancer both use refraction to obtain specific effects, avoiding the colour split associated with diffusion type filters. www.formatt.co.uk