September 09, 2014


GoPro DJI Phantom Quadcopter-Reducing the Jello Effect

Getting insane areal shots with the GoPro Hero3 has become very popular with the new DJI Phantom quadcopter. This quadcopter is extremely easy to use (even though we crashed and killed our first one) and is only about $600. The only caveat is that the GoPro’s rolling shutter is know for causing a “Jello Effect” while flying with the Phantom. The fix is as easy as adding our new Naked Neutral Density Filter.

The GoPro Hero3 Camera uses a rolling shutter, which essentially means that the camera does not record a complete snapshot of each frame, but actually scans vertically across the frame. This means that not all parts of the frame are recorded at the exact same time. Sometimes this presents itself as the “jello effect” or wobble, which is most common when flying R/C Planes and quad copters. There is a very simple solution to this problem, which is by adding a Neutral Density filter.