Black Alchemy is a diffusion filter designed to affect resolution and contrast with a slight boost of
halation to light sources. This is a combination of the Black Supermist 1/8 with a variable strength
of SoftRes filter depending on the strength selected. Black Alchemy diffuses in a pleasing manner by
reducing high frequency details like wrinkles and blemishes in skin while raising black levels slightly and
adding halation bloom to light sources.
Black Alchemy is made of fine black and white color particulate that is bonded between two pieces of
Schott B270 Optical Glass which exceeds 4K resolution capability. The particulate ranges in size from
slightly smaller than a pixel to slightly larger than a pixel size to alter incoming light that creates the
pleasing reduction in resolution and a slight raise in contrast with bloom to highlights.
Available in strengths of 1/8, 1/4, 1/2, and 1. This is a strong diffusion effect and therefore 1/8 and 1/4
strengths are most popular. Strengths 1/2 and 1 are reserved for a strong dramatic effect or dream
sequence type scene.