GoPro has recently announced the release of an underwater housing with a flat lens for its HERO POV cams. One of the issues that has been identified with this is that it is unable to take filters for color correction. Backscatter has announced that they have a product due for imminent release that will address this. The Flip-Up Color Correction Filter can be user installed and does not vignette in any camera lens angle mode. In changeable light conditions, the filter can be raised to allow more ambient light, and lowered to get the color correction.
It is due to ship in late June and the price is still to be confirmed.
NOW IN DEVELOPMENT: Flip-Up Color Correction Filter for GoPro Dive Housings.
GoPro has released their own flat lens housing for diving. Backscatter is pleased to announce a custom flip-up color correction filter for the new GoPro Dive Housing. The unique mount design allows users to quickly add or remove the filter for land and water use or as color drops off with depth. The housing adapter locks securely in place without modifications to the stock GoPro Dive Housing, is easily installed by the user, and does not vignette in any shooting mode. Shipping is scheduled for late June 2012. Pricing to be announced. This new filter will be available through Backscatter dealers worldwide.
STILL IN PRODUCTION: Custom GoPro Housing for More Flexible Filter Use.
Backscatter will continue production of its very popular Custom GoPro Housing with glass flat port. Most divers will prefer the additional flexibility of this housing’s 55mm filter threads and unique o-ring mount for polarizing and split neutral density filters. This housing is also compatible with Backscatter’s soon to be announced macro lens. The Backscatter Custom GoPro housing is currently available through Backscatter dealers worldwide.
RECENT ADDITION: Backscatter Handle for Stability and Lights.
In order to combat the shaky footage that is inevitable from trying to hold such a small camera, Backscatter has developed an inexpensive ($39) handle and tray system that allows for easy mounting of various lighting systems. Featuring a comfortable foam grip, the Backscatter Handle & Tray system includes a tripod mount for mounting the GoPro directly, and also offers the option of using the quick release mount with adhesive that comes with all Hero 2 cameras. The Handle has a hole drilled out where an Ultralight or Locline mount can easily be installed, making it the perfect platform for adding a light to your GoPro system.
For more information, please the Backscatter news site.