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Old May 7th, 2012, 01:37 AM   #1
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GoPro Polarizing Filter

Hi Guys

There doesn't seem to be many options down our way to fit a filter on my Hero 2!!

I use my hero as a "semi-aerial" camera at wedding ceremonies and it always proves very useful if someone walks in front of the main camera and I cut to the GoPro view !! We do a lot of outdoor weddings near water and I have two lots of footage now where the sun has come out from the clouds and blown out the footage with flare so sometimes the entire image becomes over-exposed.

I could probably put it higher and increase the angle to exclude the water (which seems to be the culprit) or a polarizer might be a better option to cut the glare!!

I have only found (in the USA) a tiny little disk that you can insert inside the housing but wondered if they was any way you could organise a removeable filter maybe??? maybe a standard filter over the front of the dome???

Any bright ideas???

Chris
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Old May 7th, 2012, 02:54 AM   #2
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Best solution and one that i use is this one. About Our Products

Instead of the clear glass i mount a polarizer or any other filter i like.
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Old May 7th, 2012, 06:12 AM   #3
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Hi Ian

Awesome !! Thanks..I would only need the naked unit as I wouldn't have it on my underwater housing, just my skeleton housing so being waterproof isn't an issue

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Old May 7th, 2012, 07:44 PM   #4
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They actually sell the correct thin polarizer for the adapter, the ring is machined for low profile. The difference between this and a small piece of film squashed between the camera and housing is chalk and cheese.
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Old July 11th, 2012, 11:01 AM   #5
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Chris.

Did you get the naked filter holder?
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Old July 11th, 2012, 10:10 PM   #6
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Hey George

It wasn't needed!! I did a wedding with the bridal party next to a river and I figured that the water had caused glare into the GoPro. It turned out that I had the fogging issue ..looking at the footage the misty effect progressively became worse as it went along ...With a skeleton case I haven't had any fogging issues so I never got the filter....the fact that the other cameras that actually didn't have any glare and if glare was present, they would have picked it up even more as more of the image was water on the main camera. I guess it would be useful if you are going to shoot where you think you may get severe glare !

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