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GoPro 8 Polar Pro filters

Discussion in 'GoPro and Action Cams' started by al248005, Jan 6, 2020.

  1. al248005

    al248005 Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Bridgeport, Ohio
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    Anyone use the Polar Pro filters yet for their 8? I just picked a set up for my upcoming trip to the Keys and was curious if anyone had any luck so far with them
     
  2. runsongas

    runsongas Great White

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    are you looking at the aqua 3 pack? the red filter doesn't work as well as the backscatter flip, but the magenta filter has some use in green water situations
     
  3. al248005

    al248005 Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Bridgeport, Ohio
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    Yeah its a 3 pack....Backscatter doesn't have any as of yet to fit the 8
     
  4. cpace

    cpace Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Seattle
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    I don't have the GoPro 8 but do have the 3+, 6 and 7. While a red filter was somewhat useful for the 3+, the red filter was problematic for the 6 and 7. The white balance with the red filter on the 6 and 7 would sometimes change throughout a single video scene ruining the color (the 3+ also did this). Without the red filter the white balance is much more stable and for whatever reason the 6 and 7 do much better with underwater colors than the 3+. My go-to settings for blue water:

    No filter
    2.7K 60fps
    auto white balance
    iso 100 to 400
    gopro color
    medium sharpness
    exposure -0.5

    Below is my latest video using the above conditions and the GoPro 7. Lights were used in a few of scenes.

     
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  5. BoundForElsewhere

    BoundForElsewhere Waiting for the zombies ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
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    I need to go to Socorro (and use my GoPro... just to keep this relevant). Thank you for the goals.
     
  6. al248005

    al248005 Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Bridgeport, Ohio
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    That's exactly what I am worried about. I noticed the WB change on the only dive I used it on so far with no filter. If it were to change with a filter on it would make it red. I used to have an Intova that would let you manually set the white balance and unfortunately this GoPro doesn't look like you're able to do that. Does anyone know what the white balance numbers mean ( 2300k 2800k 3200k etc). I see where you can lock it on one of those settings but I don't know what those numbers stand for.
     

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