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- May 6, 2010 at 12:33 AM #48682AnonymousInactive
I have been shooting stuff with my HMC150 and love the picture. I currently have a UV filter, a polarizer and a warming filter from Tiffen.
What are your thoughts about diffusion filters and Soft/FX filters (any brand)? Are they useful or necessary on this camera? If you have some experience, can you please contribute a few tips about which filters to use in order to achieve particular “looks”?
Any advice on software filters is also welcome. Thanks!
- May 6, 2010 at 1:48 AM #199632birdcatParticipant
When I used to do serious still film based photography I had dozens of filters including cross-stars, multi-imagers, polarizers and diffusers (although a little vaseline on a skylight worked wonderfully).
With the advent of programs like Photoshop and many non-linear editors (I use Vegas Pro) the need for physical filters is obviated.
If I want a softer look, I just apply a slight gaussian blur and no more vaseline needed – I can even use masks to apply these filters selectively to only parts of my image.
I would suggest you go into your NLE of choice and experiment with the built in filters it comes with to get an idea of what you can do.
- May 6, 2010 at 6:46 AM #199633AnonymousGuest
Birdcat’s post was “so good they used it twice” Personally, I have filters as described above but I rarely use them as Prem Pro has all the FX I need – or want at this time. But don’t discard them just yet, would be my advice. You never know when they might be useful. I admit to being a hoarder which can cause some friction with SWMBO (She Who Must Be Obeyed – ie my wife) but there have been times whenthings I have hoarded havegot me out of a hole.
- May 6, 2010 at 8:35 AM #199634AnonymousInactive
Thanks! I am using Final Cut Pro. Been playing with the in-built filters and Color effects – some pretty cool stuff there.
- May 19, 2010 at 6:02 AM #199635AnonymousInactive
also i study , thanks everyone
- May 19, 2010 at 10:49 PM #199636pseudosafariMember
Add one more vote to the “I have filters, but use post instead.” That’s what I do.
- September 28, 2011 at 7:09 AM #199637ayi308581287Participant
Thanks! I am using Final Cut Pro.It is very good.
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