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Which cameras are compatible with Cinefade?

The Cinefade system is compatible with all analogue film and digital cameras.

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Is it possible to combine a Cinefade with a Dolly-Zoom shot?

Yes, it is certainly possible to combine a so-called Vertigo effect with the Cinefade variable depth of field in-camera effect and the results are amazing.

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Which lens control systems are compatible with the cmotion Cinefade VariND?

The Cinefade system is only compatible with the cmotion cPRO lens control system with compatibility for the ARRI WCU4 slated for a future software update or licence key.

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How much light is required for the Cinefade effect?

The initial light loss of the cmotion Cinefade VariND is 1.5 stops, requiring an exposure compensation when taking a light meter reading. In order to transition from a T11 to a T2, a light meter reading of T16 ½ is necessary to obtain a ‘good’ exposure

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What is the optimum range for the Cinefade effect?

In our experience, a minimum 4-stop Cinefade over several seconds is required to make the effect visible and 5 or 6 stops are ideal.

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Is it possible to achieve a variable depth of field in post-production?

It is certainly possible to emulate the Cinefade effect in post-production. We would however argue that it is a creatively inferior and more expensive method of achieving a depth of field transition.

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