The PolarPro DJI Inspire 1 / OSMO Professional Pack includes 6 cinematic filters for aerial filming. This filter set includes everything you need for capturing cinematic content in nearly any lighting condition. PolarPro’s ultra light design ensures your gimbal will operate smoothly with the filters installed. Each filter is crafted with HD Glass ensuring your images and videos are always crystal clear. The PolarPro Inspire 1 / Osmo precision aircraft aluminum frames thread directly onto the Inspire 1 camera for smooth installation and removal. Capture the most vivid aerial content possible with this filter set.
Circular Polarizer Filter (CP) (7.98g): The circular polarizer filter helps enhance aerial videos by reducing the amount of light reflecting off of the ground, leaving behind beautifully saturated colors and also improving contrast. This CP filter reduces the camera’s shutter speed by 1.4 f stops.
3-Stop Neutral Density Filter (ND8) (7.05g): The 3-stop ND filters are typically what we use in medium light. This filter also helps reduce jello-effect by reducing the cameras shutter. This is our go-to filter for cloudy to partly cloudy days.
4-Stop Neutral Density Filter (ND16) (6.7g): The 4-stop ND filter is what we use on brighter days, where we need to knock the shutter down by 4 stops to achieve a shutter of 1/60th. Generally we use this for filming on mildly sunny to sunny days.
5-Stop Neutral Density Filter (ND32) (6.01g): The 5-Stop ND filter is what we use on extremely bright days. This filter is designed to take down the Inspire 1’s shutter speed by 5 stops. This is a very dark filter so it should only be used where there is enough available light to reduce. We use this shooting in the desert or over snow on very bright days.
3 Stop Polarizer (ND8/PL) (7.75g): The ND8/PL is a versatile filter, which reduces the cameras shutter speed by 3 stops while also providing polarization. Perfect for conditions that are too bright for the CP filter, the ND8/PL allows you to reduce the shutter speed 3 stops while also capturing beautifully saturated colors.
4 Stop Polarizer (ND16/PL) (9.27g): The ND16/PL provides 4 stops of shutter speed reduction while also providing polarization. This is our go-to filter for sunny days where we want to capture saturated colors and improve contrast.
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.