The Timing Filter In Action


is a special-effect filter designed to help camera professionals create the effect of an anamorphic flare. It is a kin 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).

A Special 138mm Mount

Gear-Driven Pola Frames 

are supplied with Schneider True Polarizers

4x5.650 Timing Filter

110mm, 120mm & 138mm

The 138mm frame includes a set of     detachable side bars for ARRI MB-20 ​

From  America's Most Wanted 

DPRichard Lopez, NY City 

Contact: Stan Wallace • 212-631-9177       E-mail:

​        Hours of Operation: 6:30 AM to 4:00 PM    Monday through Friday

Timing Filter with 

Matte-Box Tray

       The Filter Gallery  is a privately owned corporation that specializes in professional camera filters, matte boxes, and image controlling devices.

We have been serving the motion picture, television, and still photography 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 wells our Vari-COLOR  polarizers.  

Rob McLachlan CSC, ASC 
First DP to use the Blue Streak

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.

 Image courtesy of Francis Kenny, ASC

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Larger sizes include the152mm and 162mm (ideal for the Optimo Long Lens)

120mm Gear-driven Frames

120mm Gear-Driven Blue Streak

Internal Filter-Wheel Filters

     For Broadcast Cameras


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

Soft-Fx • Gold Diffusion • Black Promist •  Bronze Glimmer Glimmer • Black Diffusion • 812

Control  Panel

The Gear-Driven Pola frame for the 

 Red Matte Box includes a female track.

Streak Filter Sizes

The Filter Gallery offers Streak filters in four conventional matte-box sizes and 

four gear-driven sizes. The gear-driven frames enable the streak effect to be rotated quickly and conveniently at the touch of a finger.

The sizes include: 4x4, 4x5.650, 5.65x5.65, and 6.6x6.6 
as well as 110mm, 120mm, 138mm, and 162mm.

The Blue Streak filter adds a creative flare 

 at the Playboy Night Club in Chicago, ILL.

4x5.650 Blue Streak

Photographed with a  Red/Blue  Polarizer

Combination Colors include:

Lime/Blue  • Red/Blue  • Yellow/Blue

For 4x5.650 Matte Boxes

      Please keep in mind that Tiffen internal filters are made to order

  and take 7-14 days, pending work load. They are not available for Rental

Side Bars

For 6.6x6.6 Matte Boxes