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Formatt Hitech

Formatt Hitech Glass 100x100mm Soft White Filters



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Formatt Hitech Glass 4mm Soft White, is a pearlescent filter that is ideal for internal and external use. The filter gives a pleasant halation to light sources. The particles not only smooth but also lower the contrast slightly giving a pleasing and light feeling reminiscent of vintage film.

About Diffusion Filters

‘On-camera’ diffusion is a wonderful tool for removing the ‘digital’ look of modern-day cameras. A mild diffusion filter is very often the choice of Cinematographers because it flatters the skin tones of actors. Formatt Hitech has been making a range of diffusion filters for the last two decades.

Formatt HiTech Soft White Diffusion Filter

They have a significant advantage over using vintage optics in that they can be reliably repeated across cameras and lenses. They are also more versatile with modern lenses and the effect can be added instantly, but also removed, giving a filmmaker more flexibility. The wide range of density also allows for a Cinematographer to dial in just the right amount of effect on set.

While it is true many effects can be added in post-processing, this is a slower and often costly exercise. With a filter, you are getting instant onset feedback giving the Director and the Cinematographer the ability to bake the effect into the image. Optical filters also interact with what is there, without the need to do complex grades and use tracking nodes, they give an instant representation of the lights within a space and interact with them in an organic analogue way.


  • Designed for the Firecrest 100mm Magnetic Filter Holder
  • Reduces contrast slightly, giving your movies a more filmic look
  • Perfect for romantic moods or period drama images by reducing picture contrast in the lowering of the whites.

What’s In the Box

  • 1x Formatt HiTech Soft White Diffusion Filter

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