Phantom 4 Cinematographer Collection
- Precision engineered filter collection for the DJI Phantom 4
- Includes both Cinema Series Collection filter packs, Gunmetal Edition 3-Pack and Graduated filters
- Also includes our Lens Cover and four 3-pack filter cases
- Cinema Series™ multi-coated glass and HD glass combo for razor sharp clarity
- AirFrame™ construction: featherlight filter design for smooth gimbal operation
- Limited lifetime warranty
The PolarPro Cinematographer Collection is the ultimate filter set for the DJI Phantom 4 pilot. This set includes all of PolarPro's professional grade filters used for capturing perfection. With the Cinematographer Collection you will have a filter for every lighting condition, for full creative power with your Phantom 4. Included filters are Cinema Series: ND4/PL, ND8/PL, ND16/PL, ND16, ND32, ND64, Gunmetal Edition: CP, ND4, ND8, and Graduated: ND, OR, BL filters. Additionally, this package includes two 6-filter cases to keep everything organized as well as a Phantom 4 Lens Cover and Lens Pen.
CP Filter (4.64g): This circular polarizing filter helps enhance aerial videos by reducing the amount of light reflected off of the ground, leaving behind beautifully saturated colors and improved contrast. The CP filter reduces the camera's shutter speed by 1.6 f-stops.
ND4/PL Filter (5.67g): 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 (5.6g): The ND8/PL will reduce the camera's shutter speed by 3 f-stops and is ideal for partly cloudy days. The polarizing aspect reduces glare and increases color saturation.
ND16/PL Filter (5.6g): Our go to filter when it is sunny out, the ND16/PL reduces the shutter speed by 4 f-stops and polarizes the scene for capturing vivid colors on bright sunny days.
2-Stop Neutral Density Filter (ND4) (4.06g): Best used at dawn and dusk when the camera is shooting natively at 1/ 250th.
3-Stop Neutral Density Filter (ND8) (4.06g): Typically used on cloudy to partly cloud days for creating smooth cinematic video.
4-Stop Neutral Density Filter (ND16) (4.54g): Used on partly cloudy to mildly sunny days to knock the shutter down by 4 stops to achieve a shutter speed of 1/60th.
5-Stop Neutral Density Filter (ND32) (3.47g): Designed to take down the camera's shutter speed by 5 f-stops. We use this filter when shooting in the desert or over snow on very bright days.
6-Stop Neutral Density Filter (ND64) (3.47g): The ND64 filter reduces shutter speed by 6 f-stops, perfect for getting shutter to 1/60th or 1/50th on extremely bright days. The slower shutter speed allows you to capture smooth, cinematic quality content in even the brightest conditions.
Graduated Neutral Density (GND8): The most common graduated camera filter, the GND is a great tool for properly exposing the sky without underexposing the ground. This filter is graded from top to bottom, starting from a 3 stop (ND8) grade to zero grade at the bottom for smooth transitions. Excellent for sunrises and sunsets.
Graduated Orange: Similar to the GND, the Graduated Orange filter slows the Phantom 4 camera’s shutter speed down by 1.8 f-stops, while providing an orange color grade that fades to clear at the bottom of the filter, designed to subtly add warmth to the sky, while keeping the ground its natural color.
Graduated Blue: This filter is blue on the top and gradually fades to a clear bottom, reducing the camera's shutter speed 1.8 f-stops. This blue filter cools down the sky while maintaining zero color change of the ground.
The following guideline is a good starting point for when to use each filter while filming with your Phantom 4, Inspire 1, or Solo. A popular way of filming aerial video is to have your shutter speed at double the frame rate. 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. For example, 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.