Welcome to PhantomPilots.com

Sign up for a weekly email of the latest drone news & information

P3 camera lens filters

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by P3ChinaSkies, Aug 25, 2015.

  1. P3ChinaSkies

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2015
    Messages:
    62
    Likes Received:
    10
    I'm doing a lot of video in Sanya, China these days. It's a seaside resort area so besides the hot sun, it's a lot of white beach. Therefore, my videos are coming out "whitewashed" and looking overexposed.

    Which filters should I buy to alleviate this? Thanks in advance!
     
  2. msinger

    Approved Vendor

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2014
    Messages:
    18,943
    Likes Received:
    5,578
    Location:
    US
    For shooting in normal daylight conditions, it's best to have both an ND8 and ND16 lens filter on hand. The ND32 lens filter might be a good one to have too, but you won't use it often. You can find all of the commonly used lens filters at the following link:

    http://www.PhantomHelp.com/#CameraP3

    Here's a good video on how to setup your camera settings:

     
    pascal likes this.
  3. P3ChinaSkies

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2015
    Messages:
    62
    Likes Received:
    10
    Really helpful. Thx msinger!
     
  4. Garrie

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2015
    Messages:
    326
    Likes Received:
    127
    Location:
    Singapore
    You need to trial and error with the filters. Use the correct filter to give you the settings you want. For eg iso100, 1080p@24fps and 1/50s shutter speed.
     
  5. geebee

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2015
    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Philadelphia
    You should also consider changing the EV value to -.3 or -.7 to help overexposure.
     
  6. P3ChinaSkies

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2015
    Messages:
    62
    Likes Received:
    10
    Thx geebee. Great idea. I didn't think that changing that value had an effect on the video. I'll try that too but am going to buy one of DJI's filters.