Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Polar Pro ND Filter For The GoPro Hero 3/3+ & DJI Phantom 2



<  So the Polar Pro ND filter arrived today.  This filter uses friction to mount to your GoPro Hero 3/3+ camera on your DJI Phantom 2 quadcopter.  The Polar Pro ND filter will reduce the amount of light entering your lens, slowing down your shutter speed to prevent the dreaded "jello effect."  My first impressions were that it was a well-made piece of glass (although the fingerprint smudge from the factory is odd), and it was heavier than I expected.  I'm curious to see how the gimbal handles the filter in the long run, but it had no problems in my pre-flight tests.

< The big deal about this filter is the fact that it can fit on the GoPro camera, and still leave enough room for the mounting bar of the gimbal.  Notice the distance between the camera and the filter.  The mounting bar has no problem fitting in this area.

Gonna give this baby a whirl, and will be posting test footage soon.  My hope is that this filter will remove the "prop shadow" effect, but I'm not sure.  Colors are an issue.  Hype is an issue.

Stay tuned for more updates as I have them.

2 comments:

  1. Make sure you don't burn your gimbal motors. DJI recommend not to mount filter on your gimbal. quote from Zenmuse manual "Do not attempt to modify the gimbal or mount extra component/device (such as filter, lens hood, etc.)"

    Some user use counterbalance using coins
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vxpmrj-LDwY

    good luck

    Jerome

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  2. Great video. Thanks.

    As with any product, or hack of a product, use at your own risk.

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