This is the ND filter we find most useful for removing jello from footage as well as inducing motion blur. We take it off for flying in the early mornings or late in the day. Otherwise it’s the only filter we use and having just one keeps things really easy.
The beauty of this filter is that much time and effort was spent searching for the right product that provides nearly distortion free translucency. Overall colors tend to come out slightly more warm but otherwise no distortion is visible. The best part is that it’s cheap enough to break and throw away.
Put your GoPro on default settings. Just straight default. Use one of many TPU GoPro/ND cases (same as the TBS Jello Guard filters). These filters do not stick on and they work with any form factor GoPro as well as other cameras that you can find filter holding cases for. The GoPro has fantastic dynamic range and it takes care of the rest. Use this filter up until near sunset if you like for extra high motion blur. At high noon in a bright setting like snow or dessert, this will be an excellent jello filter and you will see very little to no motion blur. Everywhere else, it's awesome and the GoPro handles the lighting admirably. This filter also works on the RunCam and other HD cameras but they do not have the same light handling qualities as a GoPro so naturally it's not quite as good.
What is an ND filter and why does it cut out jello:
ND stands for Neutral Density and all it means is that it cuts out light. The reason why it works to get rid of jello is because the shutter of each frame captured by the camera is not closing in the middle of being vibrated on the quad. Instead, the vibration turns into imperceivable motion blur. This filter goes a little further than that however. The goal of this filter is to also provide actual motion blur from your stick inputs as well. When you fly low, it makes the ground look like it's rushing by and everything generally looks far smoother.
- 32.5mm x 36mm x 1.85mm (Same size as TBS filters)
- Tempered glass
- Not foggy glass, high quality filter applied to one side of plain glass.
- Compatible with all GoPros and many other cameras as well
- No stick/glue
- You will need a camera case that is designed to hold an ND filter.
These fit in my Nd filter mounts way better than the TBS ND 16 filters.
I just bought them thinking these are just TBS ND filter, but actually these are so much better. The reason I say this is because the edges are curved and fit the mounts perfectly fine.