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How many phantom users here, who film real estate, use ND filers?

Discussion in 'Real Estate' started by SpaceDan, Jun 22, 2016.

  1. SpaceDan

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    How many phantom users here, who film real estate, use ND filers? Thanks
     
  2. msinger

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    In general, it's a good idea to use ND filters in most cases when shooting video. You shouldn't need them for photos -- unless you're shooting photos over water.
     
  3. henick

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    Better to err on the side of caution by using the filter because contrast can be fixed in post production where the opposite, no filter results in blowout and nothing can be done to fix parts of the image that are blown out because there is no detail left in those areas to change.
     
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    If you shoot Dlog for this type of shooting I would not use ND filters and go for clarity and crispness of the footage. Dlog will let you preserve more of the shaded details than ND filters would. Big scenery/landscape sure you can use ND to "smooth/wash" the footage motion.


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  5. shockwave199

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    I would use an ND filter for sure, and be mindful about the time of day and where the sun is casting shadows. A drone shadow anywhere in the shot is less than professional. It's also a good idea to drop the sharpness down two notches on the camera. House and roof lines tend to bring out moire effect and because the phantom camera is too sharp even at zero, reducing sharpness by two can help a lot. You can always nudge it back up a little in post. But use an ND filter no less than 8, get your iso right and dial in the proper frame rate. And by all means, be a ground photographer too. An osmo or similar is a must. It's not all about the aerial shots. Good luck.
     
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    That's some of the best advice EVER!! Aerial shots are not the end-all and tend to get dull quickly.