I took my Sony Tr-71 and new housing to Cozumel last Aug. Came home with
five hours of video to edit. I was very e***d, but was a little
disappointed in the colors. I filmed many of the beautiful Angel fish only
to review the tapes and find that they looked pretty plane. I used an
underwater filter (reddish/orange) colored like many recommended. Perhaps
there is something wrong with my usage. Here is my routine:
Prior to leaving the boat dock I turn the camera on (with filter already
in place). Put it into the housing and seal it up. After a few minutes of
non-usage the camera goes into power save mode. My housing has only one
control for start/stop. With this method I never have to open it back up
while on the boat. I like the safety factor of that.
I am wondering does the automatic white balance of this camera do anything
through the lens that is be messed up because I have the filter in place
when I turn it on?
I saw somewhere that a company sold two different underwater filters. One
for the Carribean and another for North American applications. Are they
I don't want to buy a $500+ video light. Does anyone have experience with
using dive lights for video applications?
We are returning to Cozumel next month and I hope to take some more
colorful videos this trip.
Any constructive recommendations would be greatly appreciated.