DJI Phantom 4 Filters – Cinema Series – Vivid Collection
The PolarPro VIVID Collection Filter 3-Pack is part of a new Cinema Series™ line, using the highest-grade glass and coatings on the market. The Cinema Series™ is for pilots who demand the absolute best. The VIVID Collection for the DJI Phantom 4 contains rotatable ND4/PL, ND8/PL, and ND16/PL filters for reducing the cameras shutter speed, removing glare, and increasing color saturation. Each filter is precisely manufactured with PolarPro’s AirFrame™ design making each filter ultra-light for smooth gimbal operation. The Cinema Series™ VIVID Collection for the Phantom 4 comes with a lifetime warranty, guaranteeing it will last longer than your drone.
Cinema Series™ Glass: PolarPro’s filter collection using the highest end glass and coatings available for pilots who demand the best. Cinema Series glass has high light transmission and a lower refractive index.
Airframe™ Construction- PolarPro’s filter design specifically designed for aerial filming. The ultra-light construction utilizes a precision threaded aircraft aluminum frame for smooth gimbal operation.
ND4/PL Filter (5.67g): This filter reduces the cameras shutter speed by 2 f-stops and polarizes light. We use this filter most often when filming at dusk or dawn, or on cloudy days.
ND8/PL Filter (5.6g): The ND8/PL for the Phantom 4 will reduce the cameras shutter speed by 3 f-stops which makes this the perfect filter for partly cloudy days. The build in polarizer reduces glare and increases color saturation.
ND16/PL Filter (5.6g): This is our go to filter when it is sunny out. It reduces the shutter speed by 4 stops and polarizes the scene for capturing vivid colors even on bright sunny days.
The Following guideline is a good starting point for when to use each filter while filming with your Inspire 1, Phantom 3, or Solo. The goal of this chart is to reduce the camera’s shutter speed to 1/60th to give areal videos a smooth cinematic look, rather than a choppy high shutter speed look. A popular way of filming areal video is to have your shutter speed at double the frame rate. So if you are shooting 1080/60, then you want to try to achieve a 1/120th shutter speed. Or if filming 4K/30 or 24 you will want to be near 1/60th shutter speed.