The DJI Inspire 1 Pro filters are designed specifically for the Zenmuse X5 platform, threading onto the stock X5 15mm MFT camera lens as well other X5 compatible lenses that have a 46mm front filter thread. These production grade filters feature PolarPro’s multi-coated, ultra high definition glass for pristine optical clarity, and AirFrame™ construction for smooth and safe gimbal operation. PolarPro’s filters for the X5 platform are also compatible with the X5 lens hood and are designed to enhance the image and video quality of your X5 camera, so you can unpack the full potential of your Zenmuse X5 platform. The Zenmuse X5 filter 3-Pack contains a UV filter, a CP filter and an ND8 filter.
Ultra-Violet Filter (UV): (6 grams) The UV filter is used for lens protection during flight when you do not need any aperture/shutter control. This UV filter will also cut haze and make clouds pop a bit more. Multi-coated UHD glass for pristine optics.
Circular Polarizer Filter (CP): (7.65 grams) The CP filter is used for reducing glare off of the ground, water, and sky. This filter is especially important while flying because shooting from an elevated perspective causes the camera to pick up a lot of reflection off the ground. The polarizer helps improve color saturation in bright scenes and also improve contrast. In addition to glare reduction, the Polarizer will make the sky a deeper blue and allow clouds to pop. Multi-coated UHD glass for pristine optics.
3-Stop Neutral Density Filter (ND8): (6 grams) The ND8 filter reduces 3 f-stops of light. Generally speaking, trying to hold aperture at f2.8 or f5.6 the ND8 filter would be used on a cloudy to partly cloudy day to knock shutter down to 1/60th. Multi-coated UHD glass for pristine optics.
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 aerial videos a smooth cinematic look, rather than a choppy high shutter speed look. A popular way of filming aerial 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.