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Best settings for bright sun?

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by FASTFJR, Sep 6, 2015.

  1. FASTFJR

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    Attached is a screen shot, on the left is 1080 60fps AUTO......on the right are the same settings with the Polar Pro ND 2 filter. Its a very bright day, what if any are the best settings for bright sunlight? Or am I just better off sticking with a 2 or 4 filter?

    Thanks

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  2. flyNfrank

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    If the one on the left is set at auto then you have problems.
     
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    Bright day with the sun high in the sky, use an ND8 at minimum.
     
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    Screen Shot 2015-09-06 at 1.38.52 PM.png Screen Shot 2015-09-06 at 1.39.02 PM.png

    Yes, just rechecked and it was shot on auto. Two more screen shots......both again at 1080 60fps. The video is fine when not in bright or when in shadows. As sun as it hits the full sun it gets washed out. When I have the ND filter on it looks pretty good.

    I did try the "Sunny", "Cloudy" etc... settings. Having it on Sunny helped but not much
     
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    On a bright day I use a minimum of ND16. I'm
    Currently using dji's nd16 filter. Once a little bit of clouds come out I switch over to my Polarpro ND8

    If the sun makes you squint, then ND16 is minimum. If it's bright but it feel comfortable, then ND8.

    I've yet to find a use for my ND4 Polarpro and nd2-16 gels from phantoms filters.
     
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    If mine ever looked like that it's because that yellow exposure ring was not closed. I don't know what it's call so I refer to it as the exposure ring. It appears when you tap on the screen and can be hard to get closed at times.
     
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    Take a look at this.

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    Just tried the Polar Pro 3 stop, 100x better.......Thanks for the info
     
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    You are misunderstanding the use of filters if you think they are to avoid washed out over-exposure.
    The phantom can easily do a correctly exposed image or video on even the brightest days, but the shutter speed might need go higher than is desirable.

    If auto isn't giving good results use manual and have the histogram on screen if the bright light makes it hard to see if things are blown out.
     
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    Thanks, one of the reasons I could really play around with the setting was because it was so bright out my iPad screen was washed out. I'll need to find some shade tomorrow and play around with the settings. I know what the filters are normally used for, however it did a great job to avoid over exposure
     
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    Be careful where you find shade! I was having a hard time seeing my screen so I walked over towards a barn(shade) then it lost GPS. I also have a hood for mine, does nothing. Just ordered a anti glare screen protector. Hope it works. Plus block the sun with your body if you can.
     
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