1 tip voor betere drone shots // DJI Mavic Air ft. PolarPro ND filters

1 tip voor betere drone shots // DJI Mavic Air ft. PolarPro ND filters


What’s up people,
thanks for watching another video In this video I’m going to give you
1 tip for better drone shots Lots of people ask me everyday;
“Matthijs, how do you make such awesome shots?!” The answer is pretty simple and actually
quite bad in the eyes of filmmakers Everything is filmed in auto mode: white balance,
no custom settings, no picture profile This means that the footage already
looks quite good In my previous drone video I asked you to have a look at
the drone footage and ask yourself what could improve I already see 10 things that could improve
but in this video I’m going to focus on 1 thing What I think is a major improvement is to quit with
auto settings and film in manual only In my past videos you can see that drone shots
are often a bit stuttery Every shot is tack sharp, there’s no motion blur,
thanks to the shutter speed being way too high The auto settings crank up the shutter speed
during daylight to make the image darker for example to 1/2500 which is way too high if you aim
for the 180 degree shutter rule for nice motion blur The rule is to set your shutter speed
to double your frame rate If your frame rate is set at 25 fps
you should set your shutter speed 1/50 The problem then is your image is way overexposed
and the solution for that is using ND filters ND filters are like sunglasses for your lens
it makes your image a bit darker This way you can set your shutter speed properly
according to the 180 degree shutter rule I’ve purchased these ND filters by PolarPro,
the Cinema Series Vivid It includes 3 filters of different strengths
with a built in polarizer The polarizer reduces reflections on for example water
and makes colors look nicer I’ve also purchased the Cinema Series Limited
Collection, which includes even stronger ND filters ND32 and ND64, both with and without polarizer,
but I recommend to always use the polarizer Based on the weather you select the right filter
which you can look up in this chart You have to experiment a bit on your own as well
so that you learn exactly when to use the right filter Mounting the ND filters is really easy;
make sure your drone is off and hold the gimbal screw off the existing cap
and screw on your ND filter I’ve already been on a few videoshoots in which
you can clearly tell the difference the ND filters make These new shots are much more smooth thanks to the
right settings resulting in nice motion blur Seeing motion blur is like looking at something in real
life and unconsciously makes for a better viewing experience If you’re not ready yet to use full manual settings you
can also continue on auto settings with these ND filters Your automatic shutter speeds is lower using these
filters, more towards the 180 degree shutter rule making your shots more beautiful It’s a small investment but your shots
will look much more professional I can teach you much more besides this 1 tip,
like using a subject, picture profiles, color grading, etc. Which I will teach you in my upcoming series called;
Cinematic Masterclass for Drone That’s going to take a while though as I’ve
planned lots of other videos in the meantime If you already have questions you can follow me
on Instagram and send me your questions there That’s it for this video! If you enjoyed or learned
something make sure to leave a like It would also be much appreciated
if you subscribe to my YouTube channel I’ll catch you in the next video, later!

Eugene Islam

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