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Color anomaly Hero6 Black - pink colored sky

Hello! I'm new to the community!

I've been experiencing some issues during with my month old Hero6. In several of my photos and videos the sky gets sort of a pink hue(as the attached photo grabbed from a video shows). It seems to happen when the sky is really bright(lots of clouds for example) and videos are most prone to the issue.

As for settings I haven't used PROTUNE, stabilization is enabled aswell as auto low light. 

Does anyone here have experience with these issues/tips to solve them?

Thank you in advance!

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Tourist
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Re: Color anomaly Hero6 Black - pink colored sky

Do you know what your White balance settings are?

 

If set to auto it could be that the camera is adding more red to the scene because it thinks that there is too much green/blue.  If you have it set to a specific value then the lower the value (meaning the light is warmer - sunny and summer days) the more blue it will add to compensate, the higher the number (meaning that the light is bluer - winter or  overcast days)the more red it will add.

 

I'm not sure where this was taken but if it's in the north then the being winter and the angle the sun comes through the atmosphere filters out some of the red and green light givine natural light a bluer look plus the fact there are alot of blues and greens in the scene which could trip the camera into adding red to counterbalance.

 

You said thet it happend when the clouds are bright e.g. clouds - this would help filter out red and green plus the sky would be a more white colour with roughly equal amounts of red, green and blue.  When the camera adds in red to compensate for the apparent cast this white will turn pinkish.

 

The camera also plays with the colours upping the saturation if it is sel to Gopro Color which can make the pink sky worse.

 

If you use video / photo editors to edit your media you could set the white balance to native so that it doesn't try to compentate and also set the colour profile to flat.  This preserves the most details in the photo/video and you can then use your editing software to adjust the colour yourself.

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Tourist
Posts: 175

Re: Color anomaly Hero6 Black - pink colored sky

Do you know what your White balance settings are?

 

If set to auto it could be that the camera is adding more red to the scene because it thinks that there is too much green/blue.  If you have it set to a specific value then the lower the value (meaning the light is warmer - sunny and summer days) the more blue it will add to compensate, the higher the number (meaning that the light is bluer - winter or  overcast days)the more red it will add.

 

I'm not sure where this was taken but if it's in the north then the being winter and the angle the sun comes through the atmosphere filters out some of the red and green light givine natural light a bluer look plus the fact there are alot of blues and greens in the scene which could trip the camera into adding red to counterbalance.

 

You said thet it happend when the clouds are bright e.g. clouds - this would help filter out red and green plus the sky would be a more white colour with roughly equal amounts of red, green and blue.  When the camera adds in red to compensate for the apparent cast this white will turn pinkish.

 

The camera also plays with the colours upping the saturation if it is sel to Gopro Color which can make the pink sky worse.

 

If you use video / photo editors to edit your media you could set the white balance to native so that it doesn't try to compentate and also set the colour profile to flat.  This preserves the most details in the photo/video and you can then use your editing software to adjust the colour yourself.

Adventurer
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Re: Color anomaly Hero6 Black - pink colored sky

@jay-ell did a great job of explaining. Basically, you're using an auto White Balance. Sometimes, the camera will get it wrong. This is common with any camera.

For more information about Protune settings, you can see my answer to another person's question (it was about using filters, but I go through all of the settings).
https://community.gopro.com/t5/Cameras/ND-or-UV-or-what-Filter-Recommendation/m-p/231343#M66518

Hope it helps.
Tourist
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Re: Color anomaly Hero6 Black - pink colored sky

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@jay-ellThank you so much for the extensive explination! I haven't got to try it out yet, but I think the problem lies in the WB and color as you say. 

As stated I wasn't using ProTune, so everything was on auto, creating the problems you describe. I will take this into account for later and stick to native WB and flat color when neccessary. 

And thank you aswell, @danielr15! I took a look at you post and it was really helpful. I will mostly stick to editing my videos, so then those settings are ideal. Looking forward to test it out!

For reference, the picture is taken in Taiwan, close to Taipei! 

Adventurer
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Re: Color anomaly Hero6 Black - pink colored sky

I love Taiwan! Taroko Gorge is an amazing place to get beautiful photos. I was there about ten years ago and spent two weeks traveling around the island. Wasn't nearly enough time.

All my best!
Tourist
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Re: Color anomaly Hero6 Black - pink colored sky

Awesome! I'm staying here for 10 months as an exchange student, but I think even that won't be enough to explore everything. The island is amazing, with so much to do!
Haven't gotten to Taroko Gorge yet, but I've heard the rumors! 

Thank you!

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Adventurer
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Re: Color anomaly Hero6 Black - pink colored sky

You HAVE to go! Also, I highly recommend trying some hang or para gliding if you get a chance. I don't remember exactly where or who it was through, but it was a great experience. I think it was on the north - northeast side of the island (I do remember that there is an awesome Thai restaurant nearby. Could just be that food taste so much better after the thrill of flying, but strangely it's one thing I remember most).