Optics company SLR Magic Introduce the Image Enhancer Pro, a unique clarity and colour shift filter.
With sensors in cameras being sensitive to a wide range of light, specifically UV and infrared, filters have been used to eliminate unwanted colour shifts. The SLR Magic Image Enhancer Pro offers a combined UV and IR filter that optimizes the light spectrum (between 200nm to 1200nm) to seem normal for our human eye.
We wouldn’t see UV and infrared colour casts with our eyes, but it’s often seen in shots as a purple cast on the image. Typically these can be reduced with photography filters, but can result in a reduction in the red tones and skin tones, as well as adding a green colour cast to images captured on lenses wider than 35mm. You’ve probably noticed green or magenta fringing on the edge of subjects against a bright background in some shots, this is the cast created by UV and infrared light.
The Image Enhancer Pro works with both photography and cine lenses from wide to telephoto, it optimizes the light transmission to eliminate UV, IR and colour casts while keeping the sharp clarity, adding tonal depth, with cleaner blacks and true skin tones. It can be stacked on ND filters or protectors without reflections or flare as it has 50 layers of coating to minimize such unwanted effects.
The SLR Magic Image Enhancer Pro will be available from re-sellers from October, and we’ll be sure to catch up with them at IBC to get a hands on test with the IE Pro.
Could this filter improve your filming? Let us know in the comments!