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Tourist
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GoPro camera settings for green video

I am using a GoPro Hero 4 silver and have had some issues with very green video recordings when diving in the ocean at a certain location. 

 

Are there any specific settings that should be enabled (or disabled) to ensure that the greenish colour is not as severe. I currently have Protune enabled, so could this be a factor (as I've noticed that the colours shift quite quickly when moving from one point to another underwater)?

 

I have attached a photo from some of my last recordings to illustrate how severe the problem is.

 

Thanks!

Green colour video.JPG

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Nomad
Posts: 332

Re: GoPro camera settings for green video

My thoughts are as follows:

 

Do you have White Balance set to AUTO?

 

You may need to manually set the White Balance, it will mean the colours do not change as you point the camera in different directions.

 

On AUTO your camera will try to automatically correct the white balance in real time which creates the colour shift. This also explains why when you put the red filter on your camera, it essentially tries to counter it by auto adjusting the white balance back to what it was.

 

Try manually setting it and see what happens :) and definitiely stick with the filter if you can. You might find a magenta filter works better in green water.

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GoPro
Posts: 3,924

Re: GoPro camera settings for green video

Hi @heinb5284,

 

Are only the videos while diving that color? Have you tried using a dive filter for that camera?

 

Best,

Ryan

Tourist
Posts: 3

Re: GoPro camera settings for green video

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Hi Ryan

 

Videos and photos come out that colour.

 

I have tried a red dive filter, which only makes it worse. I haven't tried a magenta filter, but these are very difficult to come by at the moment (as they don't seem to be available for the Hero 4 camera housings anymore). 

 

I have an idea for a DYI filter option. But I was just curious to know whether there were specific camera settings that I could apply that would minimise this?

 

Hein

Nomad
Posts: 332

Re: GoPro camera settings for green video

My thoughts are as follows:

 

Do you have White Balance set to AUTO?

 

You may need to manually set the White Balance, it will mean the colours do not change as you point the camera in different directions.

 

On AUTO your camera will try to automatically correct the white balance in real time which creates the colour shift. This also explains why when you put the red filter on your camera, it essentially tries to counter it by auto adjusting the white balance back to what it was.

 

Try manually setting it and see what happens :) and definitiely stick with the filter if you can. You might find a magenta filter works better in green water.