PolarPro's Cinema Series™ Vivid Collection line features the highest grade glass and coatings that deliver perfect optics each time for pilots that demand the absolute best. It has a high light transmission and a low refractive index. The Airframe™ Construction is specifically designed for aerial filming. The feather light construction utilizes a precision threaded aircraft aluminum frame for smooth gimbal operation.
When To Use:
- ND4/PL Filter (1.31g): 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 (1.31g): 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 (1.31g): 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.
The following guideline is a good starting point for when to use each filter while filming with your Mavic. 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.