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Camera Filters in Hicksville, New York

The Filter Gallery specializes in camera filters, matte boxes, and image-controlling devices. We have been serving the motion-picture, television, and professional still-photo communities since 2001. We are a sales, rental, and service-driven company, but we are better known for our technical support, our unique range of hard-to-find filters, and the introduction of the BLUE STREAK Filter, as well as  our VARI-COLOR polarizers.


is a special-effect filter designed to help camera professionals create the effect of an anamorphic flare. It is akin to the clear streak filter, which is historically known as a two-point star effect.

Because of its radiant cobalt color, the Blue streak has become one of the most popular special-effect filters in today's image-making market.

Its end result is influenced by the size, scope, and intensity of the light source. But many camera professionals have discovered interesting techniques that enable the Blue Streak to tastefully spice-up a scene.

The Blue streak generally comes in 3 strengths: 1mm (ROBUST), 2mm (CONSERVATIVE), 3mm (MILD).

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Rob McLachlan
CSC, ASC Vancouver & Los Angeles

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Image courtesy of America's Most Wanted
DP: Richard Lopez, NY City

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Playboy Bunny at Chicago Tavern

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Image courtesy of
Francis Kenny, ASC

Streak Filter Sizes

The Filter Gallery offers Streak filters in three conventional matte box sizes and three gear-driven frames. The gear-driven frames enable the streak effect to be rotated quickly and conveniently at the touch of a finger. These sizes include: 4x4, 4x5.650, 5.65x5.65 and 6.6x6.6 as well as 110mm,120mm, 138mm, and 162mm.

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4x5.650 Blue Streak
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120mm Gear-Driven Blue Streak
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Gear-Driven Pola Frames with Schneider True Polarizers

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152mm and 162mm (ideal for the Optimo Long Lens)

VARI - COLOR Polarizers

Vari-color polarizers enable the camera professional to uniquely change the color of a glare or a reflection, even in low-light conditions. Vari-color polarizers can be combined with conventional polarizers to dramatize a scene to breath-taking proportions.


A multi-facet filter, designed to enhance and control motion,
as well as to deliver accurate IR/ND in all densities.
It is a one-a-kind filter for action scenes.

A man demonstrating martial arts moves with a staff, depicted in two dynamic poses against a plain black background.

The Timing Filter In Action

Flatbed scanner with a closed lid and a connected power cord on a plain white background.
4x5.650 Timing Filter
Black digital photo frame with a blank screen and an attached power cord, isolated on a white background.
Timing Filter with Matte Box Tray
An electronic device labeled "tessive time filter" with multiple cable inputs and an lcd displaying settings for a video filter system.
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