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Old June 19th, 2012, 06:16 PM   #1
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Experiences with GoPro Hero 2 in indoor swimming pool?

Does anyone in here have any experience with using a GoPro Hero 2 underwater in an indoor swimming pool?
How did it look? Dark, noisy or just bright and OK?
Did you need extra lights shining into the water to get a good image?
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Old June 19th, 2012, 08:11 PM   #2
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Re: Experiences with GoPro Hero 2 in indoor swimming pool?

If there is good overhead lighting it works ok, but any shadows will be slightly noisy and bright/dark variations can trick the white balance. Do use a flat lens (either Gopros new one or aftermarket) or focus will be very soft.

This was an indoor dive pool good lights but white balance shifted.
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Old June 20th, 2012, 07:28 AM   #3
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Re: Experiences with GoPro Hero 2 in indoor swimming pool?

Thanks!
Is it possible to disable auto-whitebalance?
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Re: Experiences with GoPro Hero 2 in indoor swimming pool?

Not that I'm aware of.

In case it is helpful, here is the direct link to the English language Hero2 user manual:
http://daharc68pal5t.cloudfront.net/...anual_ENG1.pdf
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Re: Experiences with GoPro Hero 2 in indoor swimming pool?

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Thanks!
Is it possible to disable auto-whitebalance?
Not yet, but the PRoTune firmware update may give some options, as yet not finalized for release.
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Old June 21st, 2012, 08:20 AM   #6
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Re: Experiences with GoPro Hero 2 in indoor swimming pool?

Okay, thanks for that info.
I don't feel like waiting for it ;-)
So, I'm curious have more people experienced such rapid whitebalanceshifts during a take?
Or does it only happen with pictures?
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