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msoto
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I am in line for the total solar eclipse on August 21st and was thinking of capturing a time lapse with my Osmo X3. Am I risking damage to the sensor or camera if I attempt the time lapse? I have a ND8 filter and was planning on using it. Your thoughts and suggestions are welcome.
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Mike

2017-8-12
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ManualFocus
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I was planning on this too, was about to ask the same question. I don't have a filter for the OSMO though. Would it still be ok?
2017-8-13
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msoto
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ManualFocus Posted at 2017-8-13 10:31
I was planning on this too, was about to ask the same question. I don't have a filter for the OSMO though. Would it still be ok?

I am hoping someone from DJI or someone with some knowledge could answer my question.  
2017-8-13
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msoto Posted at 2017-8-13 14:30
I am hoping someone from DJI or someone with some knowledge could answer my question.

you need dedicated ND filters for the task...do some research.
2017-8-13
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DJI Mindy
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We are verifying with our R&D engineers, I will come back to you once I hear from them, thanks for your patience.
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DJI Mindy Posted at 2017-8-13 23:00
We are verifying with our R&D engineers, I will come back to you once I hear from them, thanks for your patience.

Thanks Mindy. Hope you hear back from them before the 21st.
2017-8-14
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I have a friend who burned out a camera from doing some solar flare viewing...so I take his precaution.  I'm planning on using at least a UV lens to film it, and possibly even some solar film just in case so I don't burn out the sensor since I am going to try and film the entire thing with my Osmo.  I'll be using the plugin battery replacement, and a 128GB SD (that I normally use) and try and catch as much of it as I can.  I know I will have a bunch of 4GB files to patch together, but I'm hoping for some amazing footage in 4k  

I would say as a precaution to use more than just your casual filter on this, just because you are pointing it directly at the sun....with a focal lens...and don't want to melt/burn out your camera.
2017-8-14
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ManualFocus
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Good point, I guess I have some shopping to do. Any suggestions for filters to use?
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ManualFocus Posted at 2017-8-14 12:05
Good point, I guess I have some shopping to do. Any suggestions for filters to use?

Get onto an astronomy retailer.  They will sell a sheet of film that can be cut to fit.  You will want at least a 45mm lens otherwise the sun is going to look tiny.
2017-8-14
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DJI Mindy
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The ND filter must be used to protect the lens if you insist to shoot Solar Eclipse, but please be cautious, it is still very dangerous.
2017-8-15
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DJI Mindy Posted at 2017-8-15 00:41
The ND filter must be used to protect the lens if you insist to shoot Solar Eclipse, but please be cautious, it is still very dangerous.

I am going to film it using my Nikon B700 with 60x zoom, I will be using a ND 2-400 variabable filter, photography / videography  today sites a minimum of ND 300
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