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My go pro video is red at 10-15 metres

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Hi,

 

Ive just started underwater photography with a Go Pro Hero 4 silver. I was on a dive yesterday and tried a new red filter I got for xmas, but instead of enhancing the reds at this depth EVERYTHING is red! I tried to edit using the white balance but no luck. I cannot find anything about this on google etc. What have I done wrong??

 

 

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If you take out the filter and everything is blue/green then U done nothing wrong.. It's your filters fault. Name the brand of the filter of you can...

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Are you also using a light at the same time?

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The filter is one my wife brought on ebay, its cheap from asia i presume, but I thought you could any red filter even cellophone that was red. I wasnt using the light it was open water perfect viz.

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Some of these cheap ones are really bad. If it really red... Like blood red. Then it won't work. Tell your wife thanks... And get at better one

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Underwater blue-water color correction filters these days are more of a salmon color and not red.

For example see this link:

http://reefphoto.com/shop/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=95_59&products_id=8539

 

I recall back in the film days that a CC30 red filter was suggested to use with an external filter adapter on Nikonos lenses (28 and 35mm) but I never got around to trying this. BTW 30CC units is fairly weak compared to red filters used for black and white film photography.

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Hi guys,

 

I faced the same issue too on my first diving trip after my Open Water Course.. Anyone have a solution to fixing the photos and videos with the Red color?

 

Thanks in advance

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I had a dive on the weekend with some people that were right into photography. They had 3 red filters and called them shallow, mid and deep. They think I have been using a deep filter on shallow dives. I've looked on the net and the shallow filter is more pinkish than red. Maybe I have the wrong filter.....

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I had a dive on the weekend with some people that were right into photography. They had 3 red filters and called them shallow, mid and deep. They think I have been using a deep filter on shallow dives. I've looked on the net and the shallow filter is more pinkish than red. Maybe I have the wrong filter.....

LOL! That's what post #2 said!

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For the china filter, so far this is the best i've tried. However, I've switched to Polarpro then lost it in a dive. And now Polarpro Switchblade 2.0.

 

I've also heard really good result from SRP. If u need to shoot something really close with all the color restore, u definitely need a light. For now, I'm using 2x archon d11v. Of course there are other brands that's more expensive.

 

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I have done the same mistake...bought one off ebay (amazon was selling them at that time too) and it ruined all my videos/pictures. It was thick and very red.

So I bought a Polarpro which is more pink-ish and all videos are great....Buy cheap, buy twice and all that...

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I used a cheap eBay filter for a few dives and the final outcome wasn't that great. After reading several reviews i broke down and bought a Backscatter Flip4 with a macro mate lense. Cant wait til my next dive to try it out!

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