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Bob Cole
filter size
on Dec 1, 2005 at 10:11:30 pm

I'm trying to upgrade from circular screw-in filters to a matte box approach with drop-in filters. Given the varieties of video cameras, what filter size would you recommend standardizing on?

-- BC


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Steve Wargo
Re: filter size
on Dec 3, 2005 at 12:34:37 am

Actually, it has everything to do with the camera or lens size. Most mid range cameras like full size DVCAM would take a 4x4 filter. Smaller cameras can get by with a 3x3 filter. Our HD camera with a 4.7mm lens takes a 4x5.6 filter. The prices rise with the size of the glass. There is plenty of good glass available on E-Bay. Most rental houses carry a lot of 4x4s. 3x3s are usually bought by the semi-pro types who know they need a filter but don't have a big rig to put it on.



Steve Wargo
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Bob Cole
Re: filter size
on Dec 17, 2005 at 3:12:58 am

Thanks Steve. I take it that the standard and most useful generally is 4x4. Is that grossly too big for HDV cameras? (I don't have an HD/HDV camera, and am waiting for the sweet spot to develop, probably DVCProHD.)

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