Included in this set is both the Cinema Series Vivid Collection and Shutter Collection. The Vivid and Shutter Collections are part of PolarPro’s Cinema Series line featuring the highest-grade glass and coatings, delivering perfect optics. The Cinema Series is for pilots who demand the absolute best. The Cinema Series for the DJI Phantom 4 Pro feature an aluminum frame. The 6-Pack contains ND4/PL, ND8/PL, and ND16/PL, ND8, ND16, and ND32 filters, for reducing shutter speed, removing glare, and increasing color saturation. Each filter is manufactured with PolarPro’s AirFrame featherlight design for smooth gimbal operation. The Cinema Series for the DJI Phantom 4 Pro comes with a lifetime warranty ensuring they will last.
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 a high light transmission and a low refractive index.
Airframe™ Construction: PolarPro’s filter design specifically for aerial filming. Featherlight construction utilizes a precision threaded aircraft aluminum frame for smooth gimbal operation.
ND4/PL Filter (5.67): This filter reduces the camera’s 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): Reducing the camera’s shutter speed by 3 f-stops, the ND8/PL is the perfect filter for partly cloudy days. The polarizing aspect of this filter reduces glare and increases color saturation.
ND16/PL Filter (5.6g): Our go to filter when it is sunny out, the ND16/PL reduces shutter speed by 4 f-stops and polarizes the scene for capturing vivid colors on bright sunny days.
3-Stop Neutral Density Filter (ND8) (4.24g): The ND8 filter is what we use on partly cloudy to mildly sunny days where we need to knock the shutter down by 3 f-stops to achieve a shutter speed of 1/60th.
4-Stop Neutral Density Filter (ND16) (4.24g): The ND16 filter is what we use on very bright days to reduce shutter speed by 4 f-stops. We generally use the ND16 filter while filming in the desert or over snow.
5-Stop Neutral Density Filter (ND32) (4.24g): On extremely bright days, the ND32 reduces the camera’s shutter speed by 5 f-stops. getting shutter speed near 1/60th – 1/50th, allowing you to capture cinematic quality content even in the brightest conditions.
The following guideline is a good starting point for when to use each filter while filming with your Phantom 4, Inspire 1 or Solo. The goal of this chart is to reduce the camera’s shutter speed to 1/60th to give aerial videos a smooth cinematic look, rather than a choppy high shutter speed look. A popular way of filming aerial video is to have your shutter speed at double your 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.