The Shutter Collection Filter 3-Pack is part of PolarPro’s Cinema Series™ line, using the highest-grade glass and coatings on the market for pilots who demand the absolute best. The Shutter Collection for the DJI Phantom 3 contains ND16, ND32, and ND64 filters for reducing the camera’s shutter speed. Each filter is precisely manufactured with PolarPro’s AirFrame™ featherlight design for smooth gimbal operation.
AirFrame™ Construction- PolarPro’s filter design specifically for aerial filming. Featherlight construction utilizes a precision threaded aircraft aluminum frame for smooth gimbal operation.
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.
ND16 Filter (4.54g): The ND16 filter is what we use on partly cloudy to mildly sunny days where we need to knock the shutter down by 4 f-stops to achieve a shutter speed of 1/60th.
ND32 Filter (3.47g): The ND32 filter is what we use on very bright days to reduce shutter speed by 5 f-stops. We generally use the ND32 filter while filming in the desert or over snow.
ND64 Filter (3.47g): On extremely bright days, the ND64 reduces the camera’s shutter speed by 6 f-stops, getting shutter speed near 1/60th – 1/50th, allowing you to capture cinematic quality content even in the brightest conditions. Our darkest neutral density filter, the ND64 should only be used when there is enough available light to reduce.
The following guideline is a good starting point for when to use each filter while filming with your Phantom 3, 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 the 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.