Be selective and use them tastefully. Tiffen Pro-Mists come in strengths of 1/8 to 3, and can add an elegant, painterly quality-but I would rarely recommend using any grade higher than 1/8 or 1/4 on DVCAM. SoftFX filters soften facial blemishes, and are a kind of optical equivalent of Sony’s Skin Detail function. There are glass and plastic filters on the market. Use glass. Plastic, even durable lexan, can distort the image at long focal lengths.