PolarPro DJI Zenmuse X5 Filter 3-Pack
The DJI Inspire 1 Pro filters are PolarPro’s most advanced filters to date, using ultra high definition glass and the most advanced multi-coating process available. The Zenmuse X5 MFT 15mm filter engineering is designed to be as lightweight as possible to ensure smooth and safe gimbal operation. Precision threaded aircraft aluminum ensure smooth installation onto the camera. The filters are compatible with the X5 lens hood.
- Ultra-Violet Filter (UV): (6 grams) The UV filter is used for lens protection during flight/crashes when you do not need any aperture/shutter control. This UV filter will also cut haze and make clouds pop a bit more. Multi-coated Ultra-HD glass for pristine optics.
- Circular Polarizer Filter (CP): (7.65 grams) The CP filter is used for reducing glare off of the ground, water, and sky. This filter is especially important while flying because shooting from an elevated perspective causes the camera to pick up a lot of reflection of the ground. The polarizer helps improve color saturation in bright scenes and also improve contrast. In addition to glare reduction the Polarizer will make the sky a deeper blue and allow clouds to pop. Multi-coated Ultra-HD glass for pristine optics.
- 3-Stop Neutral Density Filter (ND8): (6 grams) The ND8 filter reduces 3 f-stops of light. Generally speaking, trying to hold aperture at f2.8 or f5.6 the ND8 filter would be used on a cloudy to partly cloudy day to knock shutter down to 1/60th. Multi-coated Ultra-HD glass for pristine optics.
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.