Designed specifically for aerial shots, the PolarPro Cinema Series Gradient Collection Filters help balance out the exposure between the sky and the ground while allowing you to set your shutter speed to double your frame rate, according to the 180° shutter rule. (Without a filter, you may have to set your shutter speed to much higher than double in order to adjust for the brightness of the sky.)
Featuring one ND setting in about one half of the filter and a different setting in the other half, these gradient filters adjust differently for the part of the shot that's above the horizon and the part that's below, as there's a substantial difference in brightness between the two. Laser-etched horizon indicators along the side provide a guide for lining up the filter. The filter spins around so you can adjust the gradient as needed.
These filters are designed with PolarPro's Cinema Series production-level glass with four layers of coating on each side, providing anti-reflective protection to prevent lens flare and coating as well as to protect against water and oil. The frames are made of ultra-lightweight AirFrame aluminum construction in order not to interfere with gimbal operation. The filters attach onto the Mavic 2 Pro in place of the drone's stock UV filter. A see-through magnetic case that holds all three filters is included.
- Reduces shutter speed by 3 to 0 stops
- Video: Balance exposure during the "golden hour" (right after sunrise or just before sunset)
- Reduces shutter speed by 4 to 2 stops
- Video: Balance exposure during mild or partly cloudy conditions
- Reduces shutter speed by 5 to 3 stops
- Video: Balance exposure in sunny conditions