Add Colorful In-Camera Effects With The True-Streak® Rainbow Filter

Following the success of its True-Streak® filters, acclaimed lens and filter maker Schneider-Kreuznach has recently announced a new and colorful version of the filter. By attaching the new True-Streak® Rainbow Filter over the lens, anamorphic or otherwise, filmmakers can achieve a simulated streak effect with eight brilliant colors on their video projects.

The True-Streak® Rainbow Filter uses proprietary technology that allows eight single colors to seamlessly flow from one to the next. This allows filmmakers to obtain the creative effect of multi-colored flares created by uncoated lenses, all in-camera.

As with the individually colored True-Streak® filters, the True-Streak® Rainbow Filter is made with a colored interlayer placed between sheets of clear SCHOTT glass for consistency and durability.

The True-Streak® Rainbow Filter in 4 x 5.65 will begin shipping in mid-March, while other sizes are available by special order.

See the press release below:

Schneider-Kreuznach Announces True-Streak® Rainbow Filter

Due to the popularity of True-Streak® filters that mimic dramatic anamorphic-style optical streaks, acclaimed lens and filter-maker Schneider Kreuznach introduces a unique new version for creative in-camera effects. When placed in front of the lens, these filters allow the lens, anamorphic or not, to simulate the streak effect, displaying eight brilliant colors.

The True-Streak Rainbow filter incorporates proprietary techniques that merge eight single colors to seamlessly flow from one to the next, creating a beautiful effect reminiscent of the multi-color flares on uncoated lenses. Depending on the lighting, the effect can make this filter go from subtle beauty to a dramatic, bold streak.

Cinematographer Adam Beck explains, “The beautiful transition of colors within the flare gives the image another layer of complexity to my shots. It’s a uniquely creative tool that I want to have in my arsenal, allowing me greater control over the image in the camera.”

Like the individually colored True-Streak filters (in blue, red, yellow, orange, green, violet, pink, gold and clear), Rainbow Streaks are made with a colored interlayer sandwiched and sealed between two sheets of crystal-clear SCHOTT water-white glass to maintain consistency and durability.

The 4×5.65 size will begin shipping mid-March. Other sizes are available by special order.

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