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GoPro Hero 8 Black — Red Filters?

Discussion in 'GoPro and Action Cams' started by BradStyle, Nov 22, 2019.

  1. BradStyle

    BradStyle Angel Fish

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    Hello all,

    I just got a new H8 to take on a trip to Tulum & Cozumel next month. I had been planning to buy a Backscatter Flip 7 when I got my new GoPro, but come to find out the H8 requires a new underwater housing because they changed the lens port, and the Flip 7 won't work with it. The folks there tell me they're working on a new design for the H8, but it won't be available until January sometime, which is too late for me.

    Anyone know of any solution that will work with the new H8 / H8 underwater housing?

    Thanks!
     
  2. kelemvor

    kelemvor Big Fleshy Monster ScubaBoard Supporter

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  3. CZS

    CZS Nassau Grouper

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    I've been patiently waiting on the updated Flip 8 filters. @BluewaterPhoto, you have any info on availability yet?
     
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  4. al248005

    al248005 Solo Diver

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    I spoke with Backscatter last week and they said after the first of the year they would have a better timeframe. They are still being designed/tested.
     
  5. Joneill

    Joneill Loggerhead Turtle

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    Polar Pro:

    Red Filter | HERO8 Black Protective Housing

    Edit - I see this was already linked - sorry for the duplicate , but it is your only option at present if you must shoot with a filter. I prefer not to lose any light and switched to color correcting in post processing.
     
  6. tridacna

    tridacna ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I heard Feb 2020.
     
  7. BradStyle

    BradStyle Angel Fish

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    @Joneill Out of curiosity, what do you use for that and is it easy to do? Are there any drawbacks to doing it that way?
     
  8. Joneill

    Joneill Loggerhead Turtle

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    You can use Adobe Premier, Final Cut Pro or DaVinci Resolve (that one is free). It's certainly extra effort to learn the software and extra time to do the editing but it can give the best possible results.

    The Dive+ app is pretty much automatic and actually does a pretty good job as well:

    Dive+ : We Love Ocean

    Here is an unedited clip (GoPro 7, no filter, GoPro Color setting):


    And here is same clip saved from Dive+ auto correction:

    BTW - sadly the real clown here is the dive master in the upper right who seemed to have no issue with leaning/dragging his fins on/across the coral - unbelievable!
     
  9. BradStyle

    BradStyle Angel Fish

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    Alrighty then. Final Cut or Resolve it is (I would never use Premiere by choice). Thanks for the tips!
     

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