PolarPro ND8/PL Filter (Cinema Series: Vivid) vs DJI ND8 Filter. We purchased the PolarPro Cinema Series: Vivid collection of filters for our Phantom 4 drone. After some basic tinkering with the PP filters, we got some great images. That said, we noticed a tint to the image and wanted to compare these to other filters to see how they performed. We purchased the DJI ND8 and compared it to the PolarPro ND8/PL filter, the results are surprising.
The biggest takeaway for us was the tint that the PolarPro left on the images. When compared to the DJI, the PolarPro colors have a noticeable tint and are less vibrant. It may be something that a colorist could deal with in post, but for us, it’s a deal breaker for the PolarPro filters. At the moment, we’ll be using the DJI filter’s moving forward.
UPDATE: We compared the DJI ND16 to the PolarPro ND8-PL to see what we could see. The DJI ND filters continue to look better in the sky with a more natural fall off. We’re sending the PolarPro’s back for a refund.