The PolarPro DJI Spark Cinema Series Vivid Collection is constructed with high-quality materials that enable you to capture the best image quality possible. PolarPro prides itself on its craftsmanship and attention to detail when it comes to building filters, and they made no exception with their camera filters for DJI’s Spark. Included in the Cinema Series Vivid Collection: ND4/PL, ND8/PL, and ND16/PL filters. Each filter is constructed with PolarPro’s Cinema Series production level glass with AR coatings. Crafted with aircraft grade aluminum, the filter frames are designed to be lightweight yet durable. PolarPro guarantees that these filters are 100% compatible with the camera’s start-up initialization and are within the maximum weight-load the gimbal can safely handle. PolarPro’s DJI Spark Cinema Series Vivid Collection is perfect for pilots who wish to enhance their image quality and capture smooth, cinematic content.
ND4/PL Filter (rotatable) (0.78g): The PolarPro Spark ND4/PL filter is a rotatable filter, very similar to an standard polarizer filter. This filter is a great all purpose polarizer and reduces 2 stops of light. Good for darker scenes such as sunrise or sunset.
ND8/PL Filter (rotatable) (0.78g): The ND8/PL Spark filter reduces the camera’s shutter speed by 3-stops and also enhances color saturation by reducing glare. The purpose of a ND filter is to slow shutter speed and give your video a smooth, cinematic look. Generally, you will use the ND8/PL on cloudy to partly cloudy days for best results.
ND16/PL Filter (rotatable) (0.78g): The ND16/PL Spark filter reduces the camera’s shutter speed by 4-stops and also reduces glare. With this filter you will get the best results on partly cloudy to sunny days. The ND16 will slow the DJI Spark’s shutter speed to give your videos a smooth, cinematic look, while the polarizer reduces glare enhancing color saturation.
The primary purpose of a ND filter is to reduce camera shutter speed. The 180-degree rule of shutter is a standard in motion pictures and cinema. This principle states that shutter speed should be double the frame rate to get each frame to blend together in order to create a smooth, cinematic look and feeling. If you are shooting in 4K at 30 frames per second, you want your shutter speed to be near 1/60th. To achieve a 1/60th shutter speed outdoors, typically you will need a ND filter. You will use different strengths of ND filters for different lighting conditions. Generally, the brighter it is outside, the stronger the ND filter you will need. To summarize, ND filters help lower shutter speed to capture smooth, cinematic content.
The Polarizer helps reduce glare reflecting off of water, the ground, trees and pretty much everything under the sun. By reducing glare, enhanced and more saturated colors are left behind making your videos or images pop. In addition to increased color saturation, PolarPro’s Polarizer filter will help increase contrast. The Cinema Series polarizers are rotatable, whereas the standard black filters are fixed. The Cinema Series rotatable filters give cinematographers more control over their end result.
PolarPro puts all their filters through a variety of gimbal load tests. All PolarPro DJI Spark filters are below the maximum weight threshold established with the DJI Spark. PolarPro fully guarantees filter compatibility with the DJI Spark camera and that it will have no negative effects on your gimbal. PolarPro has been making filters for gimbals and drones for 4 years. Their brand is very familiar with what these cameras and gimbals can and can’t handle. PolarPro guarantees you’ll be satisfied with their new Spark filters.
The Cinema Series Filters for the DJI Spark feature a production level glass with a lower refractive index, leading to better image quality. Additionally the Cinema Series Glass is multi-coated with AR coatings to reduce lens flaring. The Cinema Series-Vivid Collection Cinema Series filters feature a rotatable polarizer filter which gives pilots more control over the look of their composition.