Revar Cine Variable ND Kit and Polarizer for Bright Tangerine ONE Tray

World-class matte box manufacturer Bright Tangerine has become an industry standard among independent filmmakers and high-end motion picture film and television productions. Their popular VIV, Kick, and Atom Pola + matte boxes all bring ease of use and quick adaptation to multiple camera rig configurations.

Bright Tangerine ONE Tray

 

 

Revar Cine has offered the Rota-Tray with Circular Polarizer for several years which has been purchased by hundreds of Bright Tangerine owners and rental companies. A perfect match for a single tray Rota Pola solution. Compatible with the VIV and Kick series, the Rota-Tray utilizes one stage in the matte box leaving the other trays free for other filters.

Revar Cine Rota-Tray

 

 Revar Cine Variable ND Kit A

We also offer the 2-Stage Variable ND Kit A which provides 2-8 stops of variable ND by combining the Rota-Tray filter with a standard 4x5.65 Linear Pol MC in the second tray. This set up provides  on-set flexibility to quickly go from variable ND to Rota Pola by simply removing the Linear Pol MC. This makes for a versatile quick transition.

The Revar Cine Variable ND Kit A is a good alternative to the ONE tray as it has the option to use it in other brand 2-stage matte boxes such as Arri’s LMB series. You can use the Kit A on almost any matte box you rent or own as well as renting to other shooters that may not have a Bright Tangerine matte box.

 ONE Tray + Variable ND Kit B

The new Bright Tangerine ONE tray is an exceptional leap forward in tray design. The ONE tray takes up two stages in your Misfit Kick matte box. It is now compatible with Arri R2 matte box standards, and therefore not compatible with their VIV series. The ONE tray combines a standard mounted 138mm Polarizer slot with a 4x5.65 filter holder in the rear. This enables the placement of a standard 138mm polarizer with the option to add a 4x5.65 Linear Pol MC in the rear for variable ND effect. The ONE tray can also be used with diopters up to a +2, and when using diopters up to +3/4 strength, it also still allows a standard 4x5.65 filter to be used, like diffusion or ND.

The advantage of the ONE tray is the ability to get the 4x5.65 Linear Pol MC closer to the 138mm polarizer if you are using a variable ND solution. The disadvantage to this solution over a standard Rota Pola or 2-stage variable ND Kit A solution is ease of transition from variable ND to Rota Pola and limited compatibility of the ONE tray with other brand matte boxes.

The Revar Cine Variable ND Kit B is a standard mounted 138mm Circular Pola+ which goes in the ONE tray’s 138mm holder and the 4x5.65 Linear Pol MC that goes in the rear section of the ONE tray. This provides a virtually color shift-free 2-8 stop variable ND effect. When the 4x5.65 Linear Pol MC is removed, you have a high efficiency anti-reflective coated Circular Polarizer which you can rotate using the built in thumb wheel of the ONE tray, in addition to using a diffusion or ND filter in the tray. The Kit B is also a great option for use with the Misfit Atom Pola + matte box, which has room for two 4x5.65 filters and a single 138mm Rotating filter. This provides a wonderful lightweight Vari ND solution, with another tray left for an optical flat, or diffusion.

If you own a Bright Tangerine Misfit Kick and do not plan to use other matte boxes or change from variable ND to rota pola often, we recommend the Variable ND Kit B. If you own a Kick but rent out your gear or use other matte boxes on occasion, then the Variable ND Kit A is the way to go.

We have summarized the benefits of the both the Revar Cine Variable ND Kit A for 2-stage standard tray use and the Revar Cine Variable ND Kit B for integration in the Bright Tangerine ONE tray on the chart below. Regardless of which solution you choose, you will have a top of the line polarizer and variable ND solution trusted by thousands of productions from major feature films to commercial shoots.

Feature

Matte Box

 

BT Kick

BT VIV

BT Atom + Pola

ARRI LMB

SHAPE

Chrosziel

ONE Tray Compatible

YES

NO

NO

YES

YES

YES

VND Kit A

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

VND Kit B

YES* (w/ ONE Tray)

NO

YES

YES* (w/138 option)

NO

NO

Rota-Tray w/ Circular Pola

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

138mm Circular Pola+

YES

NO

NO

YES* (w/138 option)

NO

NO

4x5.65 Linear Pol MC

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

 

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