Tiffen ships Image Maker Filter Kits

Date: 20/07/2010
tiffen_image_maker Tiffen International is now shipping its new Image Maker series of professional filter kits that are designed for use in most common video shoots. Targeting both emerging and professional videographers the kits each comprise a carefully selected set of optical filters that can enhance the results for defined shooting conditions and requirements.
 
Each kit includes three 4 x 4-inch filters from Tiffen's award-winning ColorCore technology to provide a range of effects and densities that can add production value and scope to the resulting footage. The filters for each of the five kits have been selected for specific applications, offering filters used to control light – typically in exterior shoots – as well as those used to for aesthetic creation of mood that cannot be achieved with lighting alone. The filters are intended for use with professional video cameras including video DSLRs.
 
The kits currently on offer in the Image Maker series are:
 
The Image Maker Fundamental Kit containing an UltraPol® Circular Polarizer, Neutral Density 0.9 and Pro-Mist®, is ideal for outdoor applications.
 
The Image Maker Contrast Kit with a Soft Contrast 2, Ultra Contrast 1, and Low Contrast - containing our award-winning Ultra Contrast filters, this kit is ideal for controlling contrast in bright sunlit exteriors, while capturing lost detail in shadow areas.
 
The Image Maker People Kit includes the Nude FX 1, Nude FX 3, and 812® Warming Filter. As its name suggests, the People Kit is ideal for portrait photography, offering enhancing filters that provide flexibility and control when shooting skintones.
 
The Image Maker Grad Kit contains a Clear/Cool Blue 2 Soft Edge, Clear/Straw 2 Soft Edge, and Color-Grad® ND0.9 Soft Edge. Ideal for outdoor applications, these half-colour, half-clear filters add colour selectively with a graduated density transition for smooth blending into the scene.
 
The Image Maker Diffusion Kit contains a Black Pro-Mist , Gold Diffusion FX , and Glimmer Glass 1. This kit is again is deal for portraits with each filter creating a diffused image that do not look as if its has been shot through a filter.
 
 
The filters are supplied complete with a padded pouch with a belt loop.
 
Carey Duffy, Technical Director (Filters), Tiffen International, comments, "Professional stills photographers and movie cameramen have always used optical filters, whereas in video, they tend to be used for just technical corrections, such as UVs, IRs and NDs. But then, faced with a range of over 2000 filters, many videographers don't know where to begin. The Image Makers kits addresses that dilemma by provide a logical starting point – and at a reduced price, with filters that will, at least, be very useful and may encourage more creative ideas." 


Tags: tiffin | filter | image maker
Submitted by Bob Pank

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