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KipperTie’s IR Spectrum filter for RED is ‘Night-shot Mode’ for your DSMC2 system. Unlike its Full Spectrum sister, this filter passes only near infra-red beyond 720nm.Developed over two years for our adventurous and high-profile natural history cinematography clients, this filter provides the ultimate in IR imagery with outstanding sharpness. The filter has anti-reflective and protective coatings and comes housed in a genuine RED swappable mount. Version 2 of the IR spectrum filter improves anti-reflection by up to three stops, improves NIR transmission by around 10%, and has a more robust surface finish for easier handling.
Can I use VV size filters on an S35 camera?
VV size filters will mechanically fit any DSMC2 camera body. The glass area is bigger, to accommodate the larger sensor size. For future proofing and simplicity it is possible to use the VV size filter in an S35 camera. Numerous customers queuing for the VV upgrade have selected this option. KipperTie can provide custom self adhesive OLPF masks on request to eliminate any unexpected gate flare on S35 that may arise.
Will it fit my camera?
Red camera bodies are either DSMC1 or DSMC2. The OLPF design is incompatible between generations. DSMC1 filters fit: Epic Dragon (inc. monochrome), Scarlet Dragon. DSMC2 filters fit: Weapon Dragon, Scarlet-W (inc. monochrome), Epic-W, Helium S35. Red One, Red One MX, Epic MX and Scarlet MX are not supported. DSMC1 filters are discontinued for all except false colour types.
What do VV and S35 refer to?
Dragon and Helium sensors have a different pixel pitch, as such it is no longer possible to be explicit about sensor optical area by referring to the ‘K’ resolution. S35 refers to a sensor size approximating 3 perf S35 film. This covers all DSMC1 and DSMC2 RED cameras, whether 5K, 6K (Dragon) or 8K (Helium) with one exception: VV refers to a sensor size approximating Vistavision, or full frame stills film. This is presently only available in the Weapon Dragon 8K VV and VV Anamorphic cameras.
I upgraded my camera. Do I need new filters?
If you are moving from one DSMC2 body to another, your filters remain compatible. Only the VV upgrade requires a change of OLPF size. If you have upgraded from DSMC1 to DSMC2 your filters will need to be replaced.
Will the camera recognise the filter automatically?
DSMC 1 cameras require manual selection of OLPF type in all cases. DSMC2 cameras will detect (on start-up only) the general type of OLPF fitted. RED original filters will select a single fixed calibration, KipperTie’s 3rd party filters will allow the user to select their choice of colour calibration, and allow the entry of custom metadata to describe the OLPF.
Which calibration should I select?
For diffusion filters, please select ‘Skintone Highlight’ as the calibration in the OLPF menu. DSMC2: Click ‘none’, change to ‘3rd party’ and then select ‘Skintone Highlight’ and add custom data if required to describe filter type. For false colour filters, please select ‘None’ or ‘Low light optimised’ as the calibration in the OLPF menu. DSMC2: Choose ‘none’, or change to ‘3rd party’ and then select ‘Low light optimised’ and add custom data if required to describe filter type.
Do I need to blackshade again?
Black shading is not affected by OLPF choice. If a change in OLPF calibration type reveals any fixed pattern noise, your blackshade was already incorrect. Follow the standard procedure for sensor calibration in this case.
Is it safe to swap the filter in the field?
DSMC2 – OLPF swapping is safe and reasonably trivial. Only one tool is needed, all screws are captive, and nothing that is exposed in the process is more sensitive than might be exposed during a lens swap. As a rule of thumb, if it is safe to swap lenses, its safe to swap OLPFs. DSMC1 – OLPF swapping is simple but requires care and precision. Small loose screws mean that this is best carried out with the camera tilted back at 45 degrees, on a work bench, or at worst on a camera cart in a clean environment.
How should I clean the filter?
Due to the sophisticated coatings, cleaning OLPFs can be somewhat tricky. First of all assess in camera whether marks visible to the eye actually show up in your image. Don’t clean unless essential. The design of the camera is such that is much more forgiving than you would expect. Bear in mind that with any diffusion filter you will potentially see the filter particles if you shoot at a very deep f-stop, and it is often only at that deep stop that dirt on the filter also becomes visible. A bulb type blower for dust removal should be the first tool. If that does not work, remove the OLPF from the camera and use canned air to blow the glass clean.
Note: keep the can motionless and upright, and move the filter around, not vice-versa. For grease and smears, any kind of lens cleaning fluid is acceptable. KipperTie's factory uses pure alcohol, but again, do this with the filter removed from the camera. Use multiple soft lens tissues, discarding after each wipe.
What is the difference between Full Spectrum and IR spectrum versions?
All regular OLPFS attenuate UV, IR and visible wavelengths to govern colour reproduction, making it as close as possible to a human experience of colour. The Full Spectrum filter allows the camera sensor to see the entire range of wavelengths to which it is naturally sensitive. This means that you will have a colour image, whose colour is distorted by the presence of IR light. IR light is invisible to us, so its presence is hard to predict, but many light sources produce it. Additionally, many surfaces, especially leaves, skin, and man-made fabrics reflect a disproportionate amount of IR, creating unexpected brightness and contrast. The IR spectrum filter removes all visible light from the image, but allows the camera to see infrared light (720nm to 950nm) which would otherwise be filtered out. The result is a monochromatic pink-hued and low-contrast image representing only this invisible light. Many objects have a very unusual appearance, blue skies become dark, skin becomes almost translucent, and direct IR light sources like LEDs become amazingly powerful and bright.
|Dimensions||25 x 17 x 5cm|
|Camera System||DSMC2 S35|