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Schneider Announces New Century 5-Filter Kit for DV/HDV Cameras

Lens manufacturer Schneider Optics said its new Century 5-filter kit for DV and HDV cinematography will be available in October.

According to the manufacturer, Century’s Neutral Density .6 Solid filter reduces transmission by 75 percent, controlling exposure or depth of field under various lighting conditions without affecting color or contrast. Its Neutral Density .6 Soft Edge Graduated filter employs a surface that is 50 percent clear and 50 percent with a neutral density of 0.6 (two stops) to balance exposure of, for example, sky and earth in a landscape, thus avoiding overexposed blank white skies.

The Century Polarizer reduces glare and unwanted reflections, saturates colors, deepens blue skies, improves contrast, and penetrates haze, said the manufacturer. For subtle enhancement of a scene, the Black Frost 1/2 Diffusion filter can be used to flare highlights, mute colors, and tone down contrast, without degrading image quality or black saturation. Century’s Skintone Enhancer Warming filter adds warmth to skin tones and accentuates foliage and architecture while reducing excessive blue in outdoor open shade.