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New to this forum. Hope this reaches someone who can help.

So I purchased an underwater filter to use with my Hero 3+. Tried it out for the first time yesterday. Shot mostly stills but some video as well. The images were shot while in water from a couple of feet deep to maybe 10 feet. Wow what a disappointment. All images are red and devoid of any other color. What have I done wrong?
 

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Hi Andrew and welcome to the forum,

Are you by any chance taking close ups with a light? if so, this will cause the footage to be all red. Using the red filter will only work when taking wider shots so as to reduce the blue tone.

Hope this helps. Please watch this quick clip about using red filter for underwater videos. The guy's voice is a bit annoying but it gives a good overall explanation of using red filter.



Cheers,
Kareem
 

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I got a red filter for 10 foot range as well and it worked when I was around 10 feet but everything above 10 feet was red like yours so i ditched it and correct it using software. I'm no pro yet but I prefer using software to bring red back as opposed to a filter for snorkeling.
 
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