The Rosco Cinegel range includes over 200 tools for controlling light, including colour corrections, diffusions, our patented CalColor System, The Storaro Selection and Cinelux. Since it’s introduction in 1970, Cinegel has continually developed and grown to meet the working needs of professionals working behind the camera. In 1974, Rosco was honored with an Academy Award® for developing the Cinegel range and again in 1998 for the development of the CalColor range of calibrated colours for camera.
Deep-Dyed Polyester Base
Cinegel colour and correction filters are manufactured using Rosco’s unique deep-dyed technique. This process begins with a 48” (1.2m) wide roll of clear PET polyester that is passed through a heated dye bath. The bath causes the film to swell, expanding the polymer structure and allowing the dye molecules to penetrate into the base film. As the polymer contracts to its normal form, the dye is trapped below the surface.
Wide Range of Diffusion Filters
Cinegel offers over 30 different materials that alter the size, shape and intensity of the beam – allowing filmmakers and photographers to change the contrast ratio and the highlights & shadows created when lighting their set or subject. The range includes:
Tough Filters: Feature a higher melting point and are suitable for use directly in front of most light fixtures.
Soft Filters: Designed for use on low-heat light sources or on frames positioned several feet in front of hot light fixtures. Several of these soft filters can be sewn or welded into large butterflies and overheads, and are available in extra-wide rolls for fewer seams.
Reflection & Bounce Materials
Bounced and reflected light is a useful tool for filmmakers and photographers when time, budget or space is limited. The Cinegel reflection and bounce materials offer a variety of choices that are lightweight, durable and convenient, and all of them are designed for permanent mounting to reflector boards or other rigid surfaces such as foamcore or showcard. The metallized reflector materials are constructed with a reflecting surface that is laminated to a durable white backing, which is also useful as a bounce material. Many of these reflectors have been softened by an embossing process to create a more diffused, indirect quality of illumination.
Rosco’s patented system of lighting filters that is calibrated to produce pure primary (Red, Green, Blue), secondary (Cyan, Yellow, Magenta) and two tertiary (Pink and Lavender) colors for camera. Comprised of at least four densities of each color – 15, 30, 60 and 90 – CalColor™ filters can be used to predictably add or subtract color from your shot. These precisely-tuned colour filters are excellent for a number of image-capture lighting scenarios, including vibrant coloured backgrounds via white-balance techniques and enhancing green and blue screen photography.
Three-time Academy Award® winning cinematographer Vittorio Storaro is universally acknowledged for his masterful use of colour in film lighting. Storaro chose Rosco to produce his personal palette of 10 richly saturated colours, representing key chromatic elements of the visible spectrum in a lighting filter range. The Storaro Selection was created to produce dramatic lighting effects that elicit a strong emotional response when viewed on screen.
Cinelux is a selection of color effects filters from the Roscolux range that are produced in 48″ x 25’ (122cm x 7.62m) rolls. These “party color” filters are ideally suited for use in film and television productions where larger lighting fixtures are used and where color is often mounted onto 4’x4’ gel-frames. Like the rest of the Cinegel range, Cinelux features deep-dyed plastic filters that provide superior color-consistency, heat-resistance and durability when installed in front of hot film/TV light fixtures.