How Infrared light affects Cinematography

Infrared cinematography opens up a whole new spectrum of light not visible to the unaided eye. This has the potential to give otherwise ordinary scenes a surreal and dream-like appearance and can really change the look of the images. In a very useful article by, several of the unique applications and technical hurdles are explored.

This is very relevant to operators using such cameras as RED DSMC2-Helium, Gemini or low-light cameras such as Canon ME20 with removable infrared filters.

Without IR Pass Filter

With IR Pass Filter


The colors of visible light are created by electromagnetic radiation over a range of frequencies. In order of decreasing wavelength, these sensations are typically described as red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet… Read Full article on RED Website

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