- Reaction score
- Tustin, California, United States
- # of dives
- 500 - 999
Here's a link to my video from Cozumel where I experimented with the red filter. It's a compilation of several dives and the titles tell you whether the filter was used or not. All underwater clips were white balance corrected in PowerDirector whether a red filter was used or not.Going to disagree, while the auto white balance on newer GoPros is pretty good, and you can get good to acceptable levels of results out of it with a little color grading in post production. Giving it a little bit of a kick with a filter when it needs it can often result in better results.
Here is a 10 on auto with and without a filter.
The filter results are much better and with a little tweaking it will be perfect. While the unfiltered results are workable, but I would lose more quality than if I just used the filter IMO.
Now this video is unfiltered with just color correction, but the water was greenish, so a red filter. I think a green filter might have worked but I didn't carry one with me. Though that has changed, I replaced the "deep" filter as I feel that isn't needed with the GP10 with the green filter. I also ordered a blue filter for my Big Blue drop light, so I can use it, as I feel that the last section would've been improved by a blue filtered Big Blue acting as a fill light since they were somewhat backlit by the sun.
In my video the clips without the red filter look more natural and better. I think the difference is that you did not correct your white balance in your software as I did. With proper software correction the red filter not necessary and makes the red look overwhelming.