Mojo Media Solutions and Achtel have launched TrueBlue, an optical filter that significantly improves separation of blue colors from unintended red contamination.
Pawel Achtel MSc, an Australian scientist and multiple ACS award winning cinematographer, has combined his skills in mathematics and optical science to create a custom designed optical filter that significantly reduces the magenta looking blue colors seen in imagery shot using the popular Red digital cinema cameras.
In an un-modified camera, the problem is easy to see on bluescreen material, skies, under water and anywhere cool colors need to be preserved. The reason is that the red photo-sites on the camera sensor are also sensitive to blue light, as can been seen in quantum efficiency graphs measured under controlled conditions at Achtel’s laboratory. This contamination gives rise to magenta looking blues and cool colors that cannot be removed, even in post-processing. By adding Achtel’s TrueBlue filter in the Red camera itself, the problem is virtually gone. Leaving the cinematographer, director and colorist free to create beautiful looking images without constantly fighting to remove unwanted magenta.
The TrueBlue filter is supplied as a complete kit including an OLPF caddy, and is available for Red Epic and Red Dragon digital cinema cameras. It is simple to install or remove as required.
“Our partnership with Achtel and the global launch of TrueBlue marks a very exciting time for us at Mojo Media Solutions. As a Sydney based company we regularly do business into Asia, but the partnership with Acthel and launch of TrueBlue has now turned us into a global supplier,” said Stuart Monksfield, managing director and founder of Mojo Media Solutions. “TrueBlue is a genuine home grown Australian product created with passion, using scientific analysis and delivering measurable results. It does exactly what it says on the box. The day we announced TrueBlue’s availability via social media we had near immediate responses from the US and Europe, and took our first orders that same day.”
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