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Discussion in 'GoPro and Action Cams' started by jomcclain, Jan 12, 2020.

  1. jomcclain

    jomcclain Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Virginia
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    I am an absolute beginner to photography, never done more than point and shoot before now. I was given GoPro hero 8 for Christmas and am going to take it diving next week. Have been trying to educate myself about the camera, but am puzzled by white balance. Of course I won't be able to adjust it during the dive, so I need an all purpose setting. Would auto be best? If I use auto, can I still edit the video after the fact in one of the GoPro apps?
     
  2. Hatul

    Hatul Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Tustin, California, United States
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    I'm still using the Hero 4 so perhaps someone can give you better advice, but as a start Auto White Balance is a good place to start. And yes you can still edit it and change the white balance afterwards in software. I edit my videos in Cyberlink Power Director.
     
  3. VibesAndHorizons

    VibesAndHorizons Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Los Angeles
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    I would use auto white balance. Use Protune ISO 100-400, wide, 4k 60FPS if you have a computer that can handle that.
     

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