Matte Box

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Matte Box


a device attached to a movie camera consisting of a light shade and filter holder.

The matte box protects the lens from extraneous light and makes it possible to mount several filters and optical attachments in front of the lens.


Gordiichuk, I. B. Sovetskaia kinos”emochnaia apparatura. Moscow, 1966.
Tolchan, Ia. M. Kinos”emochnaia apparatura. Moscow, 1968.
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