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Poor Gopro 7 quality

Discussion in 'GoPro and Action Cams' started by Tassi Devil Diver, Aug 18, 2019.

  1. Tassi Devil Diver

    Tassi Devil Diver Barracuda

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Tasmania, Australia
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    Hello, hoping someone can help me with an issue I am having with my GoPro 7, I am not happy with the quality of the footage I am getting, objects in the foreground looks soft around the edges and objects have some sort of halo around them. Below is some stills highlighting the issue. Anyone have any idea what is going on?

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  2. ReadyDiverOne

    ReadyDiverOne ScubaBoard Sponsor ScubaBoard Sponsor

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
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    Looks like you've got some condensation inside your housing, either on the lens glass itself or on the port. Try keeping the housing outside so it will warm up and not create condensation when it hits the water. You can also try to slip a desiccant inside the housing. Seems for sure to be fog.
     
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  3. divinh

    divinh ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Agree with ReadyDiverOne... condensation in the housing.
     
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  4. Tassi Devil Diver

    Tassi Devil Diver Barracuda

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Tasmania, Australia
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    Thanks for the reply will keep an eye on condensation in the housing.
     
  5. SS Keller

    SS Keller Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Maryland
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    I can't find them on GoPro's website anymore, but they used to sell moisture absorbers. I did a Google search and it appears as though you can still get them from Amazon. They're really flat and I slide one inside the housing right under the camera. It is a tight fit, but it works. I re-use the same one over and over. So buy a handful and they should last you a long time.
     
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  6. divinh

    divinh ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I have some of these and they are indeed a tight fit. They're also easy to lose if you're not paying attention when removing the camera from the housing, as they'll slide out with the camera due to the snug fit.
     
  7. Hatul

    Hatul Solo Diver

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    Location: Tustin, California, United States
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    Can I ask what housing you're using?
     
  8. Tassi Devil Diver

    Tassi Devil Diver Barracuda

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Tasmania, Australia
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    Will try and get hold of the small moisture absorbers.

    I am using the IQ-SUB 150m housing.
     
  9. Joneill

    Joneill ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Location: New Jersey, USA
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    Look a little harder, next time :wink::

    https://gopro.com/en/us/shop/accessories/anti-fog-inserts/AHDAF-302.html
     
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  10. aviator8

    aviator8 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    There are little silica packs in just about everything you buy these days. You can use any one of them that fit and they are free. You can ensure that they are ready to absorb the max amount of ambient moister by running them in the microwave for several cycles.
     

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