Optical and Digital Filters


MPE’s Penthouse 45 Suite

Optical and Digital Filters for Cinematography

About 60 people attended the New York Section’s April SMPTE meeting at MPE’s Penthouse 45 Suite.  Presentations were given by Ira Tiffen of Schneider Optics on glass filters, by Jena Rappolt-Noyes of The Tiffen Company on  DFXV4 digital filter software, and by Carey Duffy of The Tiffen Company on glass filters.

Ira Tiffen and Carey Duffy spoke about the purpose of optical filters and the situations in which they should be used.  Specific examples included the use of IRND filters and how certain fabrics could be imaged incorrectly without them (black fabrics turning weird pink and red).  Jena Rappolt-Noyes showed the Tiffen suite of DFX digital filter software, use of which offers a vast array of pre-viz looks, provides digital filter effects in post, and complements conventional optical filters while offering creative control in post-production.


L-R: Carey Duffy, Ira Tiffen, Jena Rappolt-Noyes


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