- Underwater ameras introduction
- Basics of underwater videos using a GoPro
- Resources for these types of cameras
Have you ever wondered why there’s an increase in underwater videos today? The reason is, more and more waterproof action cameras are being manufactured today. Divers realized this and took advantage of it. That is why there are a lot of underwater videos making their rounds in social media sites today. Let’s face it, every time you see an underwater video, you tend to get interested and press play right? Because it’s really worth watching. So, how do you take great underwater videos? The answer is simple, use a waterproof action camera.
Heard of a GoPro? It’s the most popular action camera in the market today and most divers use it to film their dives. So, if you are looking for a waterproof action camera, then go for a GoPro. I recommend the Hero4 Silver since it has an LCD monitor. If you want to splurge, then go for the Hero4 Black because it has higher frame rate per second which is absolutely amazing on slow motion. Most GoPro cams can already be used out of the box, just make sure you charge it first. If you want longer battery life, make sure to bring a spare battery as well. Now, make sure to set the resolution to 1080p 30 fps since this is the best resolution if you don’t have enough processing power in your computer. Remember, higher resolution means you need more computing power in your laptop/pc in order to edit it.
Another thing to remember when shooting underwater videos is that if you want more color and contrast when you shooting in blue water, you need to enable the red filter and magenta filter if you’re on green water. This will guarantee a more defined and lively video. Oh, and before I forget, make sure you have the underwater casing of the GoPro camera before you start shooting those videos. Got it?
If you are not sold though on the GoPro, there are plenty of other choices. You can visit bestactioncamreviews.com for other choices of underwater cams. They do plenty of informative reviews that should help you with your research. Best of luck and happy shooting!