Matte Box for Indipendent Filmmakers

by Milos Itic on April 11, 2011

Matte Box for Independent FilmmakersMatte Box is a device used on the end of a lens to block the sun or other light source in order to prevent glare and lens flare. It performs essentially the same function as a lens hood and also mounts in front of the lens, but usually includes adjustable fins called French flags. 

Today, matte boxes are made for DV cameras and HD cameras for the same reasons as for film cameras. Some are supported by two rods that run the length of the camera, while others are supported by the lens itself.

Micro Matte Box: http://www.redrockmicro.com/microMattebox.html

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