The PolarPro Frame2.0 Production set is the ultimate filter set for the GoPro Hero3, Hero 3+, and Hero4 cameras. The filters are designed to shoot through the least amount of glass as possible, mounting directly to the GoPro lens (only compatible with naked GoPro, Frame housing, or most gimbals). This set is tailored for the production use, where slower shutter speeds are needed to either match other cameras, slowing shutter speed to give videos a smooth, cinematic look. This filer set gives you full control over the GoPro’s shutter speed allowing you to reduce anywhere from 1 to 5 f-stops.
The Frame2.0 Professional set will also help pilots flying the 3DR Solo or other GoPro Drones. The Polarizer filters help eliminate glare and reflections bouncing off the ground, while the ND filters help reduce shutter speed and in turn help reduce shutter speed to cinematic levels. These ultra-light filters are perfect for using with gimbals, and do not require any counter-balancing.
Polarizer Filter (CP) (6.06 grams): The polarizer filter is a great all around filter, it will reduce glare, improve color saturation, and improve contrast. It is also a great filter for aerial filming making clouds pop, and brining colors to life.
Neutral Density 3 Stop (ND8) (5.38 grams): The ND8 filter is used for reducing the shutter speed by 3 stops. For flying, generally the ND8 filter will be enough to reduce jello in partly cloudy conditions.
Neutral Density 4 Stop (ND16) (5.23 grams): The ND16 filter will reduce the GoPro’s shutter speed by 4 f-stops. For the 3DR Solo and GoPro Drones, usually this will take care of jello during sunny days. When the GoPro is firing at super high shutter speeds (1/2000th) this will knock it down and smooth out the video nicely.
Neutral Density 5 Stop (ND32) (4.76 grams): The ND32 filter knocks the GoPro’s shutter speed down by 5 stops. This is a very dark ND filter used for extremely bright conditions, or getting creative with very slow shutter shots. For Flying, you will most likely only want to fly this filter on very very bright days.
Neutral Density 3 Stop Polarizer (ND8/PL) (5.93 grams): This is a very unique filter designed to reduce the shutter speed by 3 stops as well as help remove glare from videos. This filter is a great all around filter for making colors pop and slowing shutter speed for a great end result.
Neutral Density 4 Stop Polarizer (ND16/PL) (6.72 grams): This filter knocks the shutter speed down by 4 stops and also reduces reflections. We use this filter while shooting near water or snow. Also used in production for slowing shutter speed and removing glare.
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.