Because the Professional within the title Mini 3 Professional denotes, there are a number of options associated to the Mini 3 Professional digicam which may attraction to beginner photographers and videographers, in addition to Professionals on the lookout for a smaller journey drone.
As a result of the Mini 3 Professional has a fantastic little digicam, with a really large f1.7 aperture, able to capturing 4k decision video and 48mp pictures, one may need extra management over the general picture publicity.
This text and the included YouTube video might be a high-level overview of what ND and CPL filters are, in addition to a step-by-step tutorial exhibiting learn how to take away the Mini 3 Professionals unique lens cap and set up and take away ND or CPL filters.
ND and CPL Filter Overview
The Mini 3 Professional has a set aperture of f1.7, permitting it to absorb extra gentle by way of the lens than, say, the f2.8 aperture discovered within the Mavic 3 and Air 2S, though these drones do have bigger total digicam sensors.
What does this imply for Mini 3 Professional homeowners?
It signifies that in the event you shoot in guide mode, you’ll want a solution to exactly management the sunshine that comes into the digicam and even modify the sunshine captured in your pictures or movies, previous to working in a photograph or video editor.
ND or impartial density filters, act as sun shades in your drone’s digicam, letting much less gentle into the sensor.
That is particularly helpful for those who shoot movies manually and wish to preserve the 180-degree rule which dictates the shutter velocity must be double the fps (frames per second) to take care of the correct movement blur which we’re used to seeing.
This principally means if you’re capturing a 4k video at 24 frames per second, you’ll need the shutter velocity to be 1/48 or the closest to 1/48, which within the Mini 3 Professionals case, could be 1/50.
Observe: ND filters aren’t only for video shooters, although. They are often helpful for those who take nonetheless photographs and have to play with the shutter velocity for movement blur whereas sustaining a sure aperture.
As a result of the aperture is f1.7, when capturing video on a sunny day it will likely be inconceivable to shoot at a 1/50 shutter and be capable to see the video accurately, because the video would principally be all white.
That is the place selecting the best energy ND filter comes into play. It is possible for you to to attain the proper shutter velocity whereas having a correctly uncovered video.
Then again, now we have CPL or round polarizer linear filters.
These are used to scale back the polarizing gentle glare that bounces off reflective surfaces, which for drones specifically, would almost certainly come from our bodies of water, home windows on buildings, or automobiles.
When utilizing a round polarizer linear filter, the polarizing gentle is decreased to a degree the place you might be left with richer skies, greener bushes, and sharper photographs.
Round Polarizing Linear filters have a rotating dial on them that permit you to apply the impact to the proper place to filter out undesirable gentle and glare.
Eradicating the Normal Lens Cap
To take away the lens cap:
STEP 1: With the Mini 3 Professional going through you (ideally on a desk), with one hand, pinch the digicam between your thumb and index finger.
STEP 2: Along with your different free hand, gently grasp the lens cap between your thumb and index finger.
STEP 3: Gently twist the lens cap, counter-clockwise. It should then click on and dislodge.
STEP 4: Take away the lens cap and put it in a secure place, as you’ll almost certainly not maintain the CPL or ND filters on completely.
We propose placing the lens cap in the identical storage case your ND or CPL filters are in.
Putting in an ND or CPL Filter
For putting in an ND or CPL filter, you’ll wish to make certain the Mini 3 Professional remains to be on a desk going through you.
To connect an ND or CPL filter:
STEP 1: Select the suitable energy ND filter in your wants or a CPL filter.
STEP 2: With the Mini 3 Professional going through you, place the filter on the digicam at a slight angle, guaranteeing it sits within the grooves.
STEP 3: Twist the filter on in a clockwise movement. You’ll really feel a slight click on and the filter ought to now keep in place.
If the filter doesn’t keep in place, this can be as a result of the filter isn’t seated within the grooves of the digicam fully. If that is so, take away the filter and take a look at once more.
Reconnecting the Lens Cap
After your day of capturing has been accomplished, and in the event you select to, reconnecting the lens cap to the Mini 3 Professional is so simple as repeating the above steps, in reverse.
To place the lens cap again on:
STEP 1: With the Mini 3 Professional going through you, with one hand, pinch the digicam between your thumb and index finger.
STEP 2: Along with your different free hand, gently grasp the ND or CPL filter between your thumb and index finger.
STEP 3: Gently twist the filter, counter-clockwise, till you hear it click on and dislodge.
STEP 4: Take away the present filter.
STEP 5: Choose up the unique Mini 3 Professional lens cap. With the Mini 3 Professional going through you, place the lens cap on the digicam at a slight angle, guaranteeing it sits within the grooves.
STEP 6: Twist the lens cap on in a clockwise movement. You’ll really feel a slight click on and the cap ought to now keep in place.