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Pan’s Scheme Snap Filter for iPhone 14 – Now on Kickstarter

Pan's Scheme Snap Filter for iPhone 14 – Now on Kickstarter

Snap Filter is an innovative filter system for iPhone that utilizes Apple’s MagSafe technology to hold itself in place. This filter lineup gives iPhone shooters creative options for cinematic shooting that are quick, easy, and fun. It is now live on Kickstarter with a fresh update for the iPhone 14. Let’s have a look at what it is all about!

Created by YouTuber Mediastorm and their company Pan’s Scheme, the Pan’s Snap Filter System is a simple and elegant concept. The system consists of two components; a filter tray that magnetically snaps to the back of the iPhone, and filter sets that snap-lock into place.

The filter system is designed to cover the entire rear camera array, too, so there is nothing to reposition and no adjustments to make when selecting iPhone lenses.

Image Credit: Pan’s Scheme

Snap Filter sets

Pan’s Scheme is currently offering 5 filter types for the Snap Filter system: ND Filter Bundle, Blue Streak, Gold Streak, Cross-star, and Black Mist.

Image Credit: Pan’s Scheme

Since all current iPhone models lack internal NDs, some type of neutral density filter is required to control the camera’s shutter speed in bright conditions. Streak filters add an ‘anamorphic-like’ flair to light sources. And, Black Mist filters smooth out digital sharpness for a more cinematic film look.

Image Credit: Pan’s Scheme

ND Filter Set

  • Reduce the amount of light entering the lens to take slow shutter speed photography or have motion blur for videography.
  • Four filters included -2/ -4/-6/-8 stops that adapt to various exposures.
  • Cinematographic Quality — Super accurate color coating for preventing color shift.

Black Mist Filter

  • Softens the image and blur wrinkles
  • Elegant glowing highlight flares
  • Make lower contrast, but build more delicate effect on less light of shadows.

Blue Streak Filter

  • Anamorphic Lens Style
    • Adds glowing blue streak flares on the highlights of the image which is similar to flare shots using anamorphic lens.
  • Sci-tech Style
    • Blue streak flare effects for Sci-tech Stvle
  • Includes two Streak filters that adapt for horizontal and vertical shooting.

Gold Streak Filter

  • Anamorphic Lens Style
    • Adds glowing gold streak flares on the highlights of the image which is similar to flare shots using an anamorphic lens.
  • Warm California Style
    • Gold Streak Flare effect for a warm California style.
  • Include two Streak filters that adapt for horizontal and vertical shooting.

Cross-star Filter Set

  • Makes Night Scenes Shine
    • Turns circular light sources into stunning cross-star effects that add interest and glamor to images.

Snap Filter pledge rewards

Image Credit: Pan’s Scheme

The Snap Filter is already a successful Kickstarter campaign that was fully funded in just 2 hours. Some of the early bird bundles have already been gobbled up, but most are still available.

ND Snap Filter Bundle
Pledge $99
Includes– KS Special Edition Filter Base
– Snap Filter Smart Case
– ND Filter Set (2, 4, 6, 8 stops)
Effect Snap Filter Bundle
Pledge $129 ($109 for Early Bird)
Includes– KS Special Edition Filter Base
– Snap Filter Smart Case
– Black Mist Filter
– Blue Streak Filter Set (Horizontal and Vertical)
– Gold Streak Filter Set (Horizontal and Vertical)
– Cross-Star Filter
All Snap Filter Bundle
Pledge $159
Includes– KS Special Edition Filter Base
– Snap Filter Smart Case – Black Mist Filter
– Blue Streak Filter Set (Horizontal and Vertical)
– Gold Streak Filter Set (Horizontal and Vertical)
– Cross-Star Filter
– ND Filter Set (2, 4, 6, 8 stops)

Rewards are estimated to deliver in December of 2022, however, since this is an active Kickstarter campaign there is no guarantee.

Competition

Mobile camera filters are nothing new. The market has been flooded with a slew of different systems for a very long time. What makes the newest generation of systems we’re seeing unique is their ability to cover the full lens array of the smartphone.

Image Credit: NiSi IP-A

The chief competitor to Pan’s Snap Filter system comes from NiSi, a well-known filter brand, with their P-A Filter Series. However, the NiSi P-A Filter Series uses a clamp-on design that blocks a small portion of the front screen. The Snap Filter tray is held in place magnetically. 

The NiSi IP-A Filter Series offers all of the same filters that are available for the Snap Filter and more.

Image Credit: NiSi IP-A

It uses both a screw-on, stackable circular filter set and a square filter set allowing shooters to use gradient NDs. Snap Filters are not stackable.

Image Credit: Pan’s Scheme

Mobile phone photography and videography are set to explode in the next several years as the ease of use and quality of the images we are seeing improve exponentially. It’s great to see so many affordable solutions for creating professional-level results.

For more information about the Pan’s Scheme Snap Filter visit their page on Kickstarter.

We are saying this at the end of every crowdfunding-related article: please be aware of the risks when backing a project on a crowdfunding platform. Please read the platform’s terms of use and keep in mind that there can be significant delays when delivering the product. Some projects even don’t get delivered at all.

Links: Pan’s Scheme website | Kickstarter campaign

Are you regularly filming projects on your mobile phone? What do you think of Pan’s Scheme Snap Filter? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below!

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