Collection: Explore Pro-Mist® & Black Pro-Mist® Camera Filters
Pro-Mist: Pro-Mist filters continue to give today’s cinematographer, using modern cameras, a beautiful and effective look. Offering a timeless glow, along with its darker version, black pro mist, remains in the minds of many cinematographers as the de facto fusion reference. When one comes to considering adding diffusion to an image, the pro mist range of filters is as at home on film as well as digital cameras. It’s halation is more prominent than pearlescent, which is easily seen in the practical and specular light sources.
In the stronger densities it is clearly apparent how the Pro-Mist diffuse effect reduces the skin tone shimmer, clearly diluting both skin tone values.
BlackPro-Mist: It is easy to see why Black Pro-Mists have been such a success for over the past 30 years or so. It's unique layering of contract combined with a gauzy paint like halation, function as a twist on the stand of the pro halation spill effect.
Even at its lowest density, it delivers an effective and increase in the halation which adds a pleasing depth of warmth, but is not transported to the skin tone values. These characteristics will become more apparent when you use densities of 1 quarter and above.
In the heavier densities the spill is quite aggressive from the practical light, with the warm tone becoming more apparent. Yet the subtle but effective look still continues to make the pro mist filter a staple filter for many cinematographers in the digital world.
The Biggest Difference Between These Two Diffusion Filters? The Pro-Mist filter has an atmospheric effect that will soften fine details, lower contrast, and add a soft localized flare to highlights. The Black Pro-Mist is similar except that it will not lower contrast as much as it does keeping Blacks Black.