Different dive light demand for u/w photography and videography?

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There are many high output dive lights with multiple lighting modes for color compensation coming into the market, which are claimed to be designed for u/w photography and video. But could the same one dive light make good performance in both u/w photography and video?

One of our diving friends said he got good u/w photos, while he thought the lighting was just too white for u/w video with that same dive light. What he talked about might be the dive light’s color temperature. For example, cool white (6000K), warm white (4500K), the warmer mode could produce more pleasant lighting, creating an overall better look for u/w video. But how about the most suitable light color temperature for u/w photography, is same with u/w video?

Besides, from the light beam angle requirements, you know focusing light with narrow beam will be great for spotting out things and make nice Macro lighting in u/w photography. On the other hand, spreading the output to a wide 80 degree, 100 degree, or even a 120 degree angle, is much better for lighting up videos, so that you can cover the entire frame widely. It seems the dive light should be engineered with adjustable light beam angle to meet different needs.

And from the dive light’s other features, such as lumens, CRI , beam quality... What do you think of the different lighting demands for u/w photography and video?

Your sharing is much appreciated!
 
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