This anamorphic effect comes from the way highlights and flare effects are stretched out by the anamorphic process, and with these new filters you can get that look without having to invest in anamorphic kit. The Moment CineFlare Streak filters are circular filters available in a range of sizes direct from the Moment Store. You can choose the size to fit your camera lens or get a larger size and step-up rings to fit them to different filter threads.
Anamorphic lenses are popular among filmmakers not just because they can fit an extremely wide image into a standard sensor, but also because they offer images a distinct ‘look,’ such as elongated flare effects, which this new CineFlare Streak filter simulates. Moment’s CineFlare filters aren’t only for phones; they’re ordinary circular glass filters that screw straight onto camera lenses in a variety of sizes.
The CineFlare Streak filters use Japanese optical glass for crisp and clear image detail and are made from precision-machined aluminium. They can be rotated to adjust the angle of the flare and come in ‘blue streak’ and ‘gold streak’ versions, depending on the flare color you want. They can also be stacked with Moment’s CineBloom filter for an “ultra-dreamy” look.
The anamorphic flare effect produces elongated streaks from highlights – you can adjust the angle. (Image credit: Moment)
Advertisement You can also use the new filter with your phone, via Moment’s M-series phone lens system and an additional 67mm filter mount. There’s also a clip-on 67mm filter holder for phones that doesn’t need any extra gear.’
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