During the month of August 2011, my brother and I decided to film Guam’s underwater treasures with a gopro camera.
The problem with using a gopro camera underwater is that footage will be blurred due to the curvature of the housing lens.
However, as of 2012, the GoPro company fixed this with the Hero 3 that now uses a fixed flat lens for optimal sharpness anywhere on the planet!
(Update as of 5/23/2012 GoPro now has their own official dive housing that features a sexy housing with a flat lens and cover. )
Here’s a pic of my bro holding the rigged camera mount.
All footage you see in the video “Guam Diving” was taken solely with the GoPro with no external strobes. The footage was editted using Adobe Premiere. Btw, as an update as of the summer of 2012. GoPro now sales the GoPro Dive Housing . Get it so much cheaper through Amazon!
To avoid camera shake, it’s always best to shoot with the widest FOV (field of view) setting possible. On the GoPro Hero 1, I shot at the R3 setting (60FPS, 720P, and 170 degrees field of view)
If you would like to know what I think about the GoPro, check out http://adamgo.com/gear/9-gopro-hero
For more videos taken with the GoPro, check out http://adamgo.com/adamgo-captures/video
For what I used to take stills underwater… http://adamgo.com/blogs/underwater-photos-with-an-exilim
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