The Tiffen Company Collaborates with Shane Hurlbut, ASC
to Create Several HV Filter Kits for the Canon 5D
and other HDSLR Video
Hauppauge, NY, April 11, 2011 - The Tiffen Company, a Long Island-based leading manufacturer and supplier of award winning accessories for the still imaging, motion picture and broadcast markets, announced today a new line of Indie Filter Kits to their comprehensive line of optical filters.
Working in collaboration with Shane Hurlbut, ASC , Tiffen created a series of ND filters for the Canon 5D. Hurlbut used eight Canon 5D’s in a line to create a cool action camera array, when filming the movie “Medieval” back in January 2010. Hurlbut used Neutral Density filters to get the same stop, when he noticed that when 8 cameras are side-by-side, the color on every camera was different. He proceeded to pull the filtration off and stopped down the exposure; the cameras colors matched. It turned out that the problem was the ND filters. Hurlbut called The Tiffen Company to discuss his problem and to determine if they could come up with a solution. Create a set of filters that would work with the Canon 5D color space.
Tiffen proceeded and created a new set of Neutral Density filters that will deliver the cleanest image for post color grading. The Water White Neutral Density filters solved the problem and are easy to use. In collaboration with Tiffen, Hurlbut designed 4 Indie Kits that will meet the needs of both the novice and professional. The Tiffen Indie Kits come in two sizes 77mm and 4 x 5 and is engineered to give 7 stops worth of ND in order to shoot the Canon 5D in the blazing sun at F 2.0.
The Indie Kits include:
The Indie: 77mm Water White Neutral Density gives you 4 stops worth of ND .3, .6, .9, 1.2 with a 4 hole carrying case that attaches to your belt for easy access.
The Indie Plus: 77mm WW Neutral Density gives you another 3 stops worth of ND plus a Circular Polarizer, with both kits together you will have 7 stops worth of ND. 1.5, 1.8, 2.1, and a Ultra Circular Polarizer with a 4 hole carrying case that attaches to your belt for easy access.
The Pro: 4 x 5 WW Neutral Density gives you the Panavision size and 4 stops worth of ND .3, .6, .9, 1.2 with a 6 hole carrying case that attaches to your belt with pull tabs that slide each filter right up into your hands for quick filter changes.
The Pro Plus: 4 x 5 WW Neutral Density gives you the Panavision size and 3 more stops worth of ND with a 138mm Circular Polarizer. With both kits together you will have 7 stops worth of ND. 1.5, 1.8, 2.1, 138mm Ultra Circular Polarizer with a 6 hole carrying case that attaches to your belt with pull tabs that slide each filter right up into your hands for quick filter changes.
These kits will be available worldwide at authorized Tiffen dealers.