Revar Cine has officially announced its Scarf Dust Diffusion Filter. This new filter provides black mist style diffusion with a golden look.
Yes, there is a little bit of creative license taken with the video release and the subsequent naming of the product, but how else do you promote a filter!
Here is the synopsis of how the product came into development: Everywhere a cinematographer goes, their scarf goes. And along the way, they collect the magic particles of dust that make for cinematic gold. Realizing that the power of cinematography is captured in these tiny specks, Revar Cine has tirelessly collected them from the world’s best image-makers to make the Scarf Dust filter, so that you too can sprinkle enchantment across your work.
You may well be thinking that this is an April fool’s joke, but it isn’t. This is an actual real product that you can buy. The name of this product and the timing of its release certainly had me thinking that it wasn’t real. I personally think the name is a little silly, but hey, it is just a name and you can always just call it a Gold Mist Filter. Sometimes we tend to take everything a little too seriously.
Ok, now it is actually time to get on with the serious side of this announcement. The Scarf Dust filter is a modern optical glass diffusion filter designed to decrease contrast and give a slight halation to light sources. It is a finely tuned gold mist filter that has a similar effect to popular black mist filters, but with an added golden glow. The result is said to be organic and ethereal, perfect for skin, and well suited to a wide range of shooting environments.
The filter is perfect for taking the ‘edge’ off images captured with modern high-resolution lenses and cameras with Bayer pattern sensors. It is particularly well suited to anamorphic shooting to add the additional touch of a gold film-like effect.
The Scarf Dust diffusion filter comes in the cinema standard 4×5.65 size. To create a consistent gold sheen, fine particles are bonded inside the Schott B270 ultra-clear glass. The filter is then precision polished.
Price & Availability
The Scarf Dust Diffusion filter is available now from Revar Cine for $249 USD + tax.