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Nd filters for hero 6 black

I'm new to the photography and video world. I'm wondering if somebody could explain in simple terms about nd filters. I understand that they slow shutter speed down, create motion blur and as well as being used for long exposure pictures to get that foggy brushed look on water.

Do you need to manually adjust shutter speed once the filter is on or do you just leave it on auto when filming video and taking regular pictures? Also do you need to adjust wb, iso or anything else? I put an nd8 on my karma to take some pics of a sunset and it turned out with an almost Smokey orange tint to the photos. Maybe i didn't need a filter in that particular case?

I know how to set up for long exposure pics i think but I'm wondering about set up for drone video and photos in everyday situations. Any advice or help would be muchly appreciated from the pros on here.

Thanks

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GoPro
Posts: 8,225

Re: Nd filters for hero 6 black

Hello @brrrrattt

 

You might want to check out  videos on YouTube from GoPro users for tips on using ND filters. This is only because ND filters are third-party products. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hnzoJpga4zE - not an official GoPro video, and the HERO5 Black camera is used but you can check settings on your HERO6 Black camera to match settings/options. 

Hope this helps. 

 

Best regards, 

Marius

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GoPro
Posts: 8,225

Re: Nd filters for hero 6 black

Hello @brrrrattt

 

You might want to check out  videos on YouTube from GoPro users for tips on using ND filters. This is only because ND filters are third-party products. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hnzoJpga4zE - not an official GoPro video, and the HERO5 Black camera is used but you can check settings on your HERO6 Black camera to match settings/options. 

Hope this helps. 

 

Best regards, 

Marius

Tourist
Posts: 4

Re: Nd filters for hero 6 black

Thank you for that
Backpacker
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Re: Nd filters for hero 6 black

not sure how i missed this topic, i've ordered an adaptor to use normal 52mm lenses. I've already got a 1000ND filter, this will let me use nightlapse mode to take long exposure during the daytime & get the effects like you describe

 

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1-set-of-52MM-UV-filter-for-GOPRO-HERO5-lens-cover-adapter-ring-Black-PF/...