Watch the video below to see the examples of the GoPro Camera WITHOUT our color correction filter and WITH our Flip3.1 Color Correction System while diving at various depths:
SOLUTION: FLIP3.1 COLOR CORRECTION SOLUTIONS
As hardcore GoPro users, we discovered that capturing the best underwater color requires the use of multiple filters. After hundreds of hours of testing, we've perfected a multi-filter system and integrated it into our world renowned FLIP design. The Backscatter FLIP3.1 Filter System gives you multiple filters at the flip of one finger. Optimal color has never been so easy!
The Backscatter Flip 3.1 Filter System features a universal filter shape that works with either the side hinge or with a TOP FLIP hinge assembly. The Flip3.1 System features professional craftsmanship made of aircraft grade anodized aluminum. Add the optional TOP FLIP for two filters on the same dive, and change them with a flip! Outfit your GoPro Hero4, Hero3+, or Hero 3 with SHALLOW, DIVE, and DEEP filters, or add any other filter via our 55MM Filter Holder.
Not shooting in blue water? Try our GREENWATER color filter for perfect underwater color in cold water diving locations like Monterey, Catalina, Norway, fresh water lakes, and more. Diving at night with your GoPro and wanting to take NIGHTSEA photos or video? Get our NIGHTSEA filter. The following filters can mount directly to the side or top flip hinge.
FLIP3.1 Color Correction Filters Compatible With Side And Top Hinge
The following filters can mount directly to the side or top flip hinge with the use of the 55MM Filter Holder.
55mm Lenses and Filters for Threading Directly to 55mm Filter Holder
CHALLENGE #2: BLURRY CLOSE-UP PHOTOS & VIDEO
Without corrective optics, GoPro Hero4, Hero3+ & Hero3 cameras can only focus to about 1-2 feet underwater. The custom Macromate Mini design allows you to get within 3 inches of your subject so you can bring the tiny wonders you find to the big screen. If your favorite underwater subjects are about the size of a golf ball, the Macromate Mini is about to become your best friend.
SOLUTION: FLIP +10 CLOSE-UP & MACROMATE MINI - PROFESSIONAL GOPRO MACRO
The FLIP +10 Close-Up Lens works great for shooting subjects sized from soccer balls down to golfballs that are roughly 8-12 inches from the camera. However, the Macromate Mini brings your focus to about 3 inches allowing you to fill the frame with subjects as small as a golfball. The video frames below were shot with a GoPro Hero3+ in narrow video mode and illustrate the difference between the lenses. The scorpion fish head was about the size of a softball. The camera was moved closer to the subject to get the Macromate Mini image. Our staff favorite macro configuration is a FLIP3.1 with both a Macromate Mini and +10 Close-Up Lens so we're ready for all subjects.
Use FLIP Macro Lenses for Stunning Macro PhotographyThe sample photos below were taken with a GoPro Hero 3+ Black camera set to medium photo mode. The first image is without lens and the second is with the Macromate Mini.
Use FLIP Macro Lenses to Bring Tiny Action to the Big ScreenThe video below was shot with a GoPro Hero3+ camera set to narrow video mode and a Macromate Mini lens. While the Macromate mini works in wide, medium, and narrow video modes, the narrow mode gives you the sharpest edges and the most stunning results. Watch this video to see how the Macromate Mini has revolutionized GoPro for underwater.
Fumble Free Flip Design Means You'll Never Lose Your LensWhen the action is happening, you don't want to be fumbling with lenses. Our world famous flip design gives you one finger access to color filters and lenses on the same dive without the fear of dropping a lens into the deep. The Macromate Mini threads securely to the aluminum 55mm flip adapter so you can always keep it handy. As you know, dive trips are expensive and require a lot of effort. The last thing you want to do is fumble or break gear on a once in a lifetime trip. The FLIP system and Macromate Mini will not let you down and more importantly it will revolutionize the way you use a GoPro underwater.
TOPSIDE FILTERS - POLARIZER & GRADUATED NEUTRAL DENSITY FILTERS
While we initially designed the FLIP3.1 Filter System for underwater use, we quickly realized that there was a benefit to introducing polarizers and graduated ND filters. In addition to these types of filters, we have also had excellent results using the +10 Close-Up Lens and the Macromate Mini on land.
Here are a few creative possibilities while using our filters Topside!
RECOMMENDED UNDERWATER CONFIGURATIONS
Wide Angle / Blue Water
Stable underwater video and perfect color with a flip! Our recommended configuration for wide angle shooting in blue water conditions with your GoPro camera and FLIP3.1 accessories will have you shooting underwater video like a pro! In addition to our Backscatter FLIP3.1 Filter System, we recommend the Backscatter Double Handle & Tray (for stable footage), Locline Flex Arms, and Sola 2100 Video Lights to help light up your footage. Lighting in wide angle scenes dramatically assists the GoPro in acquiring better white balance in camera as well as increasing the contrast of your footage.
Capture the small and the smallest ocean critters with your GoPro camera. Following our recommended configuration for macro shooting, you'll be able to capture and light those basketball-sized subjects with the +10 Close Focus Lens, and the small wonders with the Macromate Mini! In addition to our Backscatter FLIP3.1 Filter System, we recommend the Backscatter Double Handle & Tray mounted on top of a Joby Gorillapod, Locline Flex Arms, and Sola 2100 Video Lights run in "spot" mode to help light up your macro footage.
Wide & Macro on Same Dive
Be prepared for whatever swims your way! Setting up your GoPro camera with FLIP3.1 filters and accessories as shown in our recommended configuration for both wide angle and macro shooting will insure you never miss a shooting opportunity! In addition to our Backscatter FLIP3.1 Filter System, we recommend the Backscatter Double Handle & Tray mounted on top of a Joby Gorillapod, Locline Flex Arms, and Sola 2100 Video Lights run in "spot" mode to help light up your macro footage.
Greenwater Wide & Macro
Cold water diving isn't all about the small critters, large scenes abound too! If you hail from the colder climes, use our recommended configuration for green water wide angle and macro shooting for your GoPro camera and FLIP3.1 filters and accessories. In addition to our Backscatter FLIP3.1 Filter System, we recommend the Backscatter Double Handle & Tray mounted on top of the Joby Gorillapod, Locline Flex Arms, and Sola 2100 Video Lights run in "spot" mode to help light up your macro footage and "wide" mode to light up your scene. Lighting in wide angle scenes dramatically assists the GoPro in acquiring better white balance in camera as well as increasing the contrast of your footage.
THE FLIP FILTER SYSTEM CHART
View this handy System Chart to see all of the FLIP Filter options possible for your GoPro Hero camera! All of the above Recommended Underwater Configurations are also included in the PDF download along with the System Chart!