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Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by mick, Sep 10, 2015.

  1. mick

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    Lots of people say you need filters when filming, but if you dont use them, can you then get the same effect when you put your film in sony vegas movie studio or photoshop if it is a picture, or is it something different altogether?
     
  2. msinger

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    It's best to shoot with filters if you're planning on doing things like color correction later. If you want to use your photos/video as-is, then shooting in automatic is best.
     
  3. Travis(IdahoPhantomPilot)

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    I was just going to post a questions about filters. So I noticed DJI has some filters. What are some of the best ones out there?
     
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    well if your media is overexposed you just won't be able to get certain features or colors back in post. 2nd time saying this today, but GIGO (Garbage in, Garbage out). The filter helps prevent such things. If you know photography ( I do Not) you may have an eye for certain settings and thus may be able to get away without a filter, I need the filter for sure. Mine are just add in filter cuttings which cost about $6 from a member of this forum, work fine...and there are more expensive and expansive options too. Good luck, enjoy flying
     
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    If you're asking about ND filters: these help you decrease shutter speed without causing over exposure. In practice that means that moving videos will look smoother because of increased motion blur due to longer exposure time per each frame in moving sequence.
    There's a cool video explaining it at Frame Rate Vs. Shutter Speed - Setting The Record Straight

    However, it is possible to achieve this in post processing, but it requires some extra time and processing power, where you get the desired effect naturally using the filters..
     
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    The purpose of filters isn't just to darken the exposure. On an average day, your automatic setting will take care of that, giving you the correct exposure for a decent video. This is just like how most , if not all, cameras work too. Unless the situation is very very bright or dark, the auto settings will help to give you a proper exposure.

    Now here is where filters come in to the picture, if you don't mind the pun. Adding a filter reduces the amount of light reaching the sensor, thus to achieve the correct exposure, the shutter speed has to be reduced. People use filters because they want to be able to control the shutter speed. At certain shutter speeds and frame rates, you get the so called cinematic effect. And also, it helps to blur motion so that your video looks more natural and less crisp.

    You dont need filters if you just want to make a video for fun. However, if you plan on making a film or short length featurette, you might want to consider using a filter to achieve the film look so as to give your work a professional look.
     
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