The GoPro is hands down one of the best cameras out there to use for underwater filming, extreme sports and everything else under the sun that you’d want to capture. From pictures to video, time lapse and now capable of 120 fps, the GoPro is an obvious must have. With the GoPro HD Hero 2, you now have more control over FOV (field of view) options so that you’re not stuck with the same super wide fisheye look. One thing we noticed is that as you narrow the field of view, the resolution degrades a bit. Our favorite setting which still remained sharp was at the 127 degree field of view.
When shooting underwater in the stock housing, the images captured by the GoPro can appear to be a bit soft. This is due to the convex curvature of the lens. The BlurFix by Snake River Prototyping provides a flat surface for light to enter in making the images captured much more sharp. This is most noticeable when viewing several feet away from the camera. Below are a few frame grabs from our video tests showing the stock GoPro HD housing underwater, and one with the BlurFix flat lens kit.
Snake River Prototyping also sells different colored filters that change the temperature of your footage. Below is an awesome example of what those filters look like in use underwater. You can also find more videos of the BlurFix in use on Snake River Prototyping’s Facebook page.
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