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ND filters test (Phantom 3 Pro - uHD)
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novoweb
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Here is a little test that i've done with 3 filters from DJI. The UV filter (The Phantom 3 comes equipped with a UV Filter), ND8 and ND16 filters.
The scenery is not great but you got the idea.
No color modification where made to the footages.
Shooting: 3840 x 2160 30fps / Auto


Note: There is no propellers shasow with the ND filters.


BTW: I have read some commentery in the forum for the Waypoints Intelligent Flight Mode saying that "What the use of it". This example test is a good one! Having the same picture 3 times.





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mikedaniels
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Nice sampling !
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Paniza
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Sweeeeet!

Very nice idea.

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It came in the right time, i am reading about filters, i though that the nd16 couldn't do the job, but as i see its the best option for daylight, thanks!

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When you say "auto", You mean auto on the settings Iso, shutter and so on?
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jimcloud74@yaho Posted at 2015-9-23 21:39
When you say "auto", You mean auto on the settings Iso, shutter and so on?

Yes! I did not have any special settings on the camera. Shots are all .MOV
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leoamartinez@gm Posted at 2015-9-23 20:16
It came in the right time, i am reading about filters, i though that the nd16 couldn't do the job, b ...

I always put the ND16 on sunny days and the ND8 on cloudy day. But for good shots at night i don't use them, i use the original UV filter. You can try the ND filters at night to take special night shots.
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Does anyone else have difficulties getting the filters on and off? I've had to put some lock graphite onto the thread in an effort to get them on fully.
Even the dealer had issues getting the ND4 on and swapped it out for me.
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clive Posted at 2015-9-24 15:12
Does anyone else have difficulties getting the filters on and off? I've had to put some lock graphit ...

Yes it is very difficult - I use 2 plastic gloves, that helped a little - but not a easy job
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what editing program did you use to get 3 videos side by side?....excellent work!
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Hi Richard.
Like 'Flight Raptor' could you please explain how you did the synchro. Did you use Waypoints and fly the exact same 3 missions with direction of flight?

Recognize Prévost dans les Laurentides.

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Flight Raptor Posted at 2015-9-24 09:51
what editing program did you use to get 3 videos side by side?....excellent work!

I am not sure but I think he used Final Cut according to Info I have found on Vimeo.
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capbat Posted at 2015-9-24 23:01
Hi Richard.
Like 'Flight Raptor' could you please explain how you did the synchro. Did you use Waypo ...

I think your assumption with using waypoints is correct based on his last statement:

BTW: I have read some commentery in the forum for the Waypoints Intelligent Flight Mode saying that "What the use of it". This example test is a good one! Having the same picture 3 times.
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capbat Posted at 2015-9-24 23:11
I am not sure but I think he used Final Cut according to Info I have found on Vimeo.
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Shoot....I'm on a PC...I'm sure there's a PC video editing program that allow this type of multiple video synching...
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Flight Raptor Posted at 2015-9-24 09:51
what editing program did you use to get 3 videos side by side?....excellent work!

I use Premiere Pro CC 2015 but you can do it with Final Cut also
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capbat Posted at 2015-9-24 11:01
Hi Richard.
Like 'Flight Raptor' could you please explain how you did the synchro. Did you use Waypo ...

Yes! I run the same mission 3 times with direction of flight without any manual control of the RC.

capta: Tu connait le coin?
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capbat Posted at 2015-9-24 11:11
I am not sure but I think he used Final Cut according to Info I have found on Vimeo.
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Sometimes i use Final Cut Pro but for this time i used Premiere Pro CC 2015
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Paniza Posted at 2015-9-23 16:21
Sweeeeet!

Very nice idea.

Thanks! I was looking for difference between ND filters and the videos i saw was one shot at a time so i got the idea to put it side by side. This way you can see realy the difference.
You can do the same but with 3 different seasons
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Very nice nd16 looks good!
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novoweb Posted at 2015-9-25 01:13
Thanks! I was looking for difference between ND filters and the videos i saw was one shot at a time ...

Funny enough, I suggested that few days ago:
http://forum.dji.com/thread-31869-1-1.html
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novoweb Posted at 2015-9-24 13:08
apta: Tu connait le coin?. ...

Oui je suis de Sainte-Anne-des-Lacs.
On pourrait faire un meeting!

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I think that although there's a difference (without a ND are over exposed a bit), the bigger issue is the shutter speed that the Phantom uses to compensate. Most feel that shutter speeds over 300 can create a stutter-like effect. There are several topics on this already, but the most important reason to use a ND is to bring the shutter speed down to about two times the frame rate (give or take).
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Paniza Posted at 2015-9-24 13:35
Funny enough, I suggested that few days ago:
http://forum.dji.com/thread-31869-1-1.html

We were thinking the same thing
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Bartone Posted at 2015-9-24 14:16
I think that although there's a difference (without a ND are over exposed a bit), the bigger issue i ...

Yep! I agree with you!
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capbat Posted at 2015-9-24 14:15
Oui je suis de Sainte-Anne-des-Lacs.
On pourrait faire un meeting!

No problemo. Un meeting de P3
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novoweb Posted at 2015-9-24 09:07
I always put the ND16 on sunny days and the ND8 on cloudy day. But for good shots at night i don't ...

What nd filter do you recommend for the nights?
i like to shoot lighted buidings and lighted spots, as an example i attached an image of my work, you could check my account on instagram @drfromsky.

DJI_0263-HDR.jpg


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leoamartinez@gm Posted at 2015-9-24 19:50
What nd filter do you recommend for the nights?
i like to shoot lighted buidings and lighted spots, ...

For this kind of shot use the UV filter (included with the P3) or the ND4 and maybe test it with the ND8 by adjusting the ISO and shutter... but not over ND8.
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Nice idea although I don't understand why you put the settings on auto. The whole idea of using filters is to bring the shutter speed down to a factor 2 from the frame-rate. This will create motion and eliminate stutter / staccato motion.
Check this interesting reading: ND filters - Shutter speed - FPS

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Emilevdw Posted at 2015-9-24 20:24
Nice idea although I don't understand why you put the settings on auto. The whole idea of using filt ...

I did that just for the example purpose, to get a general idea of the different ND filter. Normally... yes you have to modify the shutter speed to the frame rate.
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Wow thank you for this. I do a lot of heavy sunlight flying and it is very clear I need the ND16. I will likely purchase ND8 as well.
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