- Jul 12, 2017
Does anyone have tips for camera settings for "cinematic styleish" type shots?
Which filter would you suggest for the Spark? I read some threads on FB that you can damage your gimble with some of the filters. also great video, I'm also in Tampa Bay know that location.Learn to use a polarizer, and ND filters.
And when you’re just about to take off, Set exposure level which is halfway between the sky and the ground just gimbal down so the ground becomes slightly lighter but not completely light. Then, enable your ae/lock, which I have as one of my customizable buttons. You can fine tune it after takeoff. That way your auto won’t blow out your sky when gimbaling down. You should end up with a descent exposure level thru-out. Nothing less cinematic than a beautiful blue sky becoming washed out when gimbaling down to get the terrain below.
Of course there are tools you can use to check your exposure levels in manual settings, and these are good, but I find ae/lock the perfect on-the-fly control for achieving descent exposure levels right from the start.
This is using the ae/lock. A test i did using active track.
After a few trial flights with ND filters you will be able to accurately predict which one to used based on how bright it is outside to your own eyes. Occasionally you will be off by one step and need to land for a filter change.Does anyone have a checklist of manual camera settings for various conditions? I know I need a set of ND filters but I also need to know when to use them and with what settings. Thanks.