The PolarPro DJI Phantom 4 and Phantom 3 Professional Pack includes 6 filters designed specifically for aerial filming. The included filters will allow you to capture epic cinema quality content in nearly any lighting condition. The ultra light design is geared specifically smooth and safe gimbal operation. The PolarPro Phantom 3 filters replace the stock UV filter on the Phantom 4 and Phantom 3 camera (which weighs 3 grams). This way 3 grams is removed before installing our filters. Even when adding even our heaviest filter (ND16/PL) to the gimbal, only a net increase of 3.36 grams is added to the gimbal. Each filter has a precision threaded aluminum frame which smoothly installs on the DJI Phantom 4/3 camera. (Note: you must remove the stock DJI UV filter before threading our filters on). The PolarPro Professional filter set gives you 6 unique options to capture the most epic content possible, in any lighting condition.
Circular Polarizer Filter (CP) (4.64g): The circular polarizer filter helps enhance aerial videos by reducing the amount of light reflecting off of the ground, leaving behind beautifully saturated colors and also improving contrast. This CP filter reduces the camera's shutter speed by 1.6-stops.
3-Stop Neutral Density Filter (ND8) (4.06g): The 3-stop ND filters are typically on cloudy to partly cloud days for smooth cinematic video.
4-Stop Neutral Density Filter (ND16) (3.85g): The 4-stop ND filter is what we use on partly cloudy to mildly sunny days where we need to knock the shutter down by 4 stops to achieve a shutter of 1/60th.
5-Stop Neutral Density Filter (ND32) (3.47g): The 5-Stop ND filter is what we use on bright days. This filter is designed to take down the Phantom 3's shutter speed by 5 stops. This is a very dark filter so it should only be used where there is enough available light to reduce. We use this shooting in the desert or over snow on very bright days.
3-Stop Polarizer (ND8/PL) (4.54g): The ND8/PL is a versatile filter, which reduces the cameras shutter speed by 3 stops while also providing polarization. Perfect for conditions that are too bright for the CP filter, the ND8/PL allows you to reduce the shutter speed 3 stops while also capturing beautifully saturated colors.
4-Stop Polarizer (ND16/PL) (5.36g): The ND16/PL provides 4 stops of shutter speed reduction while also providing polarization. This is our go-to filter for sunny days where we want to capture saturated colors and improve saturation.
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.