Introduction

We’re thrilled to announce that Seavu Explorer, our groundbreaking underwater live view camera system, has been honoured with a prestigious Good Design Award in the Product: Consumer Electronics category. The Good Design Awards are renowned for recognising outstanding design and innovation across various industries. Winning this award is a testament to the exceptional design and functionality of the Seavu Explorer, reaffirming our commitment to pushing the boundaries of underwater exploration technology.

Charlo from Seavu with Good Design Award 2023

About the Good Design Awards

The Good Design Awards have a long history of celebrating design excellence and innovation. Established in 1958, these awards have become a symbol of recognition for products and projects that demonstrate exceptional design and craftsmanship. Being honored with a Good Design Award is a significant achievement in the design and technology industries, and it places Seavu Explorer among the most influential and groundbreaking creations in the field of underwater technology.

The Seavu Explorer: Redefining Underwater Visibility and Videography

The Seavu Explorer is transforming underwater visibility and videography, making it affordable, accessible, and sustainable for fishers, boaters, researchers, and documentary makers. This innovative product features an integrated action camera, which is deployed underwater, streaming real-time footage to a mobile phone held by a person on a boat. It’s a game-changer that opens up new possibilities for capturing the beauty and mysteries of the underwater world.

The Journey to Excellence

Creating an award-winning product like the Seavu Explorer was no small feat. Our team of engineers, designers, and underwater experts dedicated countless hours to perfecting every detail. We encountered challenges along the way, but our unwavering commitment to excellence drove us to overcome them. The result is a product that we are immensely proud of.

The Impact of Winning

Winning the Good Design Award not only recognises our hard work but also brings tremendous benefits to our customers. It assures them that the Seavu Explorer is a product of exceptional quality and reliability, as validated by the esteemed Good Design Awards. Moreover, this award sets a new industry standard, inspiring others to strive for excellence in underwater technology.

Thanking Our Supporters

We couldn’t have achieved this remarkable milestone without the dedication and support of our team, our loyal customers, and our valued partners. Your belief in our vision and commitment to innovation have been instrumental in our success.

Conclusion

In conclusion, winning the Good Design Award is a testament to our relentless pursuit of excellence in underwater technology. The Seavu Explorer is not just a product; it’s a symbol of what is possible when creativity and innovation come together to solve real-world challenges. We are excited about the journey ahead and look forward to continuing to lead the way in underwater exploration.

Thank you for joining us on this incredible adventure.

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Underwater fishing adventures offer a captivating experience, and capturing the underwater world has become more accessible with advancements in technology. In this blog post, we will compare Seavu, a versatile underwater livestream solution, with underwater drones specifically for fishing purposes. By exploring the pros and cons of each option, you can make an informed decision about the best tool to enhance your underwater fishing experiences.

Seavu: Enhancing Fishing Livestream with Versatility

Seavu offers several advantages tailored to underwater fishing

Cost-Effectiveness and Accessibility: Seavu provides an affordable option for capturing underwater footage by utilizing your existing action camera, such as a GoPro. This makes it accessible to a wide range of fishing enthusiasts, eliminating the need for additional expensive equipment.

Easy Setup and Operation: With its plug-and-play functionality, Seavu is designed for user-friendliness. Setting it up and getting started with livestreaming underwater footage is a hassle-free process, allowing you to focus more on your fishing adventure. Simply insert your action camera into the Seavu Explorer case, and you’re ready to dive into the underwater world.

Gopro Hero8 in Seavu Explorer

Real-Time Livestreaming: Seavu allows you to livestream underwater footage in real-time to your mobile device. This feature provides immediate visibility into underwater activity, enabling you to monitor fish behaviour and make well-informed fishing decisions on the spot. You can observe fish strikes, explore fishing grounds, track the movements of schools of fish, and adjust your fishing strategies accordingly, all in real-time.

Seavu reel with tablet livestreaming marlin underwater

Customization and Versatility: Seavu’s modular accessory clip system enables customization based on your fishing preferences. You can easily attach accessories like trolling fins, bait release clips, or pole mounts to tailor the system to your specific fishing techniques. This level of customization increases your chances of success and allows you to adapt to different fishing scenarios. Whether you’re trolling, casting, or drop fishing, Seavu can be customised to meet your specific needs.

Underwater Drones: Capturing the Depths with Precision

Underwater drones, also known as underwater ROVs (remotely operated vehicles), provide unique advantages for fishing enthusiasts

Remote Exploration of Fishing Spots: Underwater drones allow for remote exploration of potential fishing spots. Equipped with high-resolution cameras, these drones provide a bird’s-eye view of the underwater landscape, enabling you to identify underwater structures, locate schools of fish, and scout the perfect fishing location without submerging yourself.

Precise Underwater Manoeuvrability: Underwater drones offer precise control and manoeuvrability, allowing you to navigate tight spaces and manoeuvre around submerged structures. This capability ensures that you can reach areas that may be difficult to access with traditional fishing gear, expanding your fishing opportunities.

Navatics drone underwater

Potential Drawbacks of Underwater Drones

While underwater drones offer unique advantages, it’s important to consider the potential drawbacks specific to fishing.

Noise and Disturbance: Underwater drones can create noise and vibrations that may disturb marine wildlife. This disturbance can affect their natural behaviour and may interfere with the fishing experience.

User Distraction: Operating an underwater drone requires constant attention and focus, which can detract from the fishing experience. It may divert your attention from actively fishing and enjoying the surroundings, as you need to monitor and control the drone.

Limited Fishing Applications: Underwater drones are primarily designed for exploration purposes and are not optimized for specific fishing techniques like trolling. Their size and configuration is not be suitable for efficient trolling operations. Instead, underwater drones excel in tasks such as scouting and mapping fishing grounds while the boat is anchored.

Pros and Cons: Seavu vs. Underwater Drones for Underwater Fishing

Let’s examine the pros and cons of Seavu and underwater drones, specifically for underwater fishing:

Seavu Pros:
– Cost-effective and accessible solution
– Easy setup and operation
– Real-time underwater livestreaming capabilities
– Customizable with a modular accessory clip system

Seavu Cons:
– Limited range compared to underwater drones

Underwater Drone Pros:
– Remote exploration of fishing spots
– Precise underwater manoeuvrability
– Real-time underwater livestreaming capabilities

Underwater Drone Cons:
– Potential noise and disturbance to marine wildlife
– User distraction from fishing experience
– Limited fishing applications

Choosing the Right Option for Your Underwater Fishing Adventures

When deciding between Seavu and an underwater drone for underwater fishing, consider your specific fishing needs and preferences. If you prioritize cost-effectiveness, ease of use, real-time livestreaming, immediate visibility, and customization, Seavu is an excellent choice. Its affordability, user-friendly design, and livestreaming capabilities make it a compelling option for underwater fishing enthusiasts. On the other hand, underwater drones offer remote exploration and precise manoeuvrability, but come with the potential drawbacks of noise, user distraction and are not suitable for all fishing applications.

Evaluate your priorities, budget, and fishing requirements to determine the best tool for capturing and livestreaming your underwater fishing adventures. Seavu provides a reliable and accessible solution, ensuring you can witness the underwater world in real-time while enjoying your fishing experience to the fullest.

Underwater livestreaming has revolutionised the way we capture and share our underwater adventures. However, using a GoPro or similar action camera for underwater livestreaming can present certain limitations, particularly when it comes to the underwater WiFi connectivity. In this blog post, we will explore the common limitations of GoPro underwater WiFi for livestreaming and how the Seavu solution overcomes them, providing a game-changing alternative for capturing and sharing your underwater experiences.

Extended Underwater WiFi Range:

One of the primary limitations of using GoPro underwater WiFi for livestreaming is the limited connectivity range. GoPro cameras heavily rely on WiFi connections to stream footage to a mobile device. However, once the camera is submerged underwater, the signal range decreases significantly, resulting in a loss of connectivity. This limitation restricts livestreaming capabilities and hinders real-time monitoring and control.

How Seavu Overcomes It

The Seavu solution revolutionises underwater livestreaming by incorporating a Passive WiFi Extension Antenna. This innovative technology significantly extends the underwater WiFi range, allowing for uninterrupted livestreaming even when the Seavu system is submerged up to 27 metres underwater. With Seavu, you can enjoy continuous connectivity and real-time visibility of underwater footage, regardless of the camera’s depth, thus enhancing your underwater livestreaming experience.

Optimised Mounting Options:

GoPro cameras offer various mounting options for underwater use, but their versatility can still be limited when it comes to livestreaming. Achieving secure and stable mounting while maintaining a reliable WiFi connection can be challenging. This limitation affects the positioning and stability of the camera, potentially compromising the quality of the livestream.

How Seavu Overcomes It

The Seavu solution provides a comprehensive and optimised mounting system specifically designed for underwater livestreaming. The Seavu Explorer platform features a modular accessory clip system that ensures secure and customisable mounting options. This system guarantees the stability and proper positioning of the camera during livestreaming, resulting in steady footage and an enhanced viewing experience. Seavu’s optimised mounting options alleviate the limitations of GoPro underwater WiFi, enabling you to capture uninterrupted livestreams with confidence.

Reliable Waterproofing and Protection:

While GoPro cameras are known for their waterproof capabilities, additional protection is often required for extended underwater use and livestreaming. Traditional waterproof casings may not provide sufficient protection against water damage and may compromise the functionality of the camera’s built-in WiFi capabilities.

How Seavu Overcomes It

Seavu addresses the waterproofing concerns by providing the Seavu Explorer, featuring an IPX8 waterproof rating. With a waterproof rating up to 50 metres, the Seavu Explorer offers exceptional protection for your action camera during underwater livestreaming adventures. The fully sealed Explorer Case ensures optimal waterproofing, allowing you to explore the depths with confidence while maintaining reliable WiFi connectivity. Seavu’s waterproof design protects your equipment and optimises the GoPro underwater WiFi capabilities for seamless livestreaming.

GoPro underwater WiFi limitations can impede the livestreaming experience when capturing underwater footage. However, the Seavu solution overcomes these limitations by extending the WiFi range, providing optimised mounting options, and ensuring reliable waterproofing and protection. With Seavu, you can achieve uninterrupted and immersive underwater livestreaming, capturing and sharing your underwater adventures like never before. Don’t let GoPro underwater WiFi limitations hold you back—embrace the Seavu solution and elevate your underwater livestreaming experience to new depths.

Whether you’re capturing adrenaline-filled action shots or peaceful moments in nature, the choice of the right action camera can make all the difference. The GoPro Hero 11 Black and the DJI Action 3 are two leading contenders in the market, each boasting a unique set of features. This comprehensive comparison should help you decide which camera is best suited for your adventures.

GoPro Hero 11 Black

The High-Resolution Powerhouse

The GoPro Hero 11 Black continues GoPro’s legacy, integrating a new sensor and wider lens for a better field of view. Renowned for its superior image stabilization, it’s perfect for recording high-action sequences without losing image clarity.

Gopro hero11 camera

Pros

– Ability to shoot in 5.3K video at up to 50fps, ideal for capturing details.
– Best-in-class image stabilization for smooth, action-packed recordings.
– Flexibility in shooting with an 8:7 sensor, allowing post-shoot adjustment between vertical and horizontal orientations.

Cons

– The front display is view-only, with no interactive controls.

DJI Action 3

Superior Performance in Low-Light Conditions

The DJI Action 3 retains the classic action camera design while adding valuable features such as a front touchscreen and an excellent magnetic mounting system. Its superior low-light performance outshines many, making it an excellent choice for underwater and low-light photography.

DJI Action 3 camera

Pros

– Front touchscreen provides user-friendly controls.
– Enhanced low-light performance is perfect for capturing clear images underwater or in dimly lit environments.
– Excellent magnetic mounting system for fast and secure attachment.

Cons

– Doesn’t support 5.3K or open gate shooting

 

Side by Side Comparison

 

Video and Photo Capture

While the Hero 11 Black excels in high-resolution recording and superior image stabilization, the DJI Action 3 shines in low-light conditions. It captures brighter and more detailed images even in challenging lighting, making it perfect for underwater and low-light photography.

Design and Usability

Both cameras adhere to the traditional action camera design, boasting replaceable lens covers and waterproof features. The DJI Action 3 stands out with its magnetic mounting system that allows for quick adjustments, while the Hero 11 Black has a built-in mount. The DJI camera also has a functional front touchscreen, while the GoPro’s front screen is only for viewing.

Battery Life and Durability

Each camera comes equipped with a long-lasting, cold-weather resistant battery, with DJI’s Extreme battery holding a slight edge over GoPro’s Enduro in capacity. When it comes to weather resistance, DJI Action 3 outperforms with an operating temperature of -20 degrees celsius compared to GoPro’s -10 degrees rating.

Pricing

The GoPro Hero 11 Black retails at a higher price point of $799, while the DJI Action 3 is priced at $529. However, with GoPro recently lowering the Hero 11 Black’s price to $649, the gap has significantly narrowed.

Live Preview via App

One crucial aspect of using action cameras that often goes overlooked is the functionality offered by their companion apps. Both GoPro and DJI provide companion apps, Quik and Mimo respectively, to enhance the usability of their cameras. However, there is a key difference that could influence your purchasing decision: the ability to live preview your footage while recording.
Since the GoPro Hero 9, the GoPro Quik app has unfortunately disabled the live preview feature while recording. This decision has been met with disappointment by many loyal GoPro users, as the live preview feature is particularly useful when the camera is mounted in a location that’s beyond reach, such as on a helmet, car, or drone.
On the other hand, the DJI Mimo app continues to support live preview during recording, even when capturing in 4K resolution. This feature provides users with real-time feedback on the footage being captured, allowing for instant adjustments to the camera angle, position, or settings to ensure the best possible results. This is particularly beneficial when the camera is mounted at a distance or in a hard-to-reach spot.
In this aspect, DJI Action 3 holds a significant edge over the GoPro Hero 11 Black. This can be a game-changing feature for action enthusiasts who rely heavily on app-based controls and live feedback.

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Final thoughts

The GoPro Hero 11 Black and the DJI Action 3 each have their unique strengths, appealing to different users based on their specific requirements. The Hero 11 Black is ideal for those seeking high-resolution recording and superior image stabilization. Meanwhile, the DJI Action 3, with its superior low-light performance and user-friendly interface, is a solid option for underwater or dimly lit environments. If live preview while recording is high on your priority list, the DJI Action 3 could be the better option for you.
Remember, the key to choosing an action camera is striking a balance between your needs, the camera’s features, and your budget. Each camera offers unique advantages, so select the one that best resonates with your adventure aspirations.

Capturing stunning underwater footage with your GoPro Hero 11 requires the right settings to ensure optimal image quality and colour accuracy. In this blog post, we will explore the recommended settings specifically tailored for underwater footage. From frame rate and resolution to white balance and colour profiles, these settings will help you unleash the full potential of your GoPro Hero 11 and produce consistently high-quality underwater videos.

Recommended Settings for Underwater Footage:

 

Frame Rate and Resolution

Choose either 30 or 24 FPS for smooth motion and cinematic-like footage. Set the resolution to either 2.7K or 4K for greater detail and flexibility during editing.

Lens (Field of View)

Select the Wide option to capture a wider perspective and include more of the underwater scene in your footage.

HyperSmooth (Stabilisation)

Set HyperSmooth to AutoBoost to enable the built-in stabilisation feature, reducing camera shake and producing smoother underwater footage.

Pro Controls

Turn on Pro Controls to unlock advanced settings and have full control over your GoPro Hero 11’s features.

10-Bit Colour

Enable 10-Bit Colour to capture a broader range of colours and achieve more accurate colour grading during post-production.

Bit Rate

Choose the High setting to ensure the highest quality video encoding and preserve fine details in your underwater footage.

Shutter Speed

Set the shutter speed to Auto, allowing the camera to adjust the exposure on the fly based on the available light.

EV Comp

Adjust EV Comp to -0.5 to slightly underexpose the footage and prevent highlights from being blown out in bright underwater environments.

White Balance

Set the white balance to 4500K to maintain accurate colours underwater and avoid the footage looking green or purple. This preserves the natural blue tones of the underwater world.

ISO

Set the ISO min to 100 for the best image quality with minimal noise. Adjust the ISO max to 400 to account for low light conditions, avoiding excessive noise.

Sharpness

Choose either Low or Medium to retain details while minimising sharpening artifacts that can occur in underwater footage.

Colour Profile

Select Flat for a desaturated colour profile, allowing greater flexibility in colour grading during post-processing. Alternatively, choose Natural for more vibrant and contrasty footage straight out of the camera.

RAW Audio

Turn off RAW Audio to disable RAW audio recording and save storage space. Underwater audio is usually less important and can be supplemented with music or ambient sound in post-production.

Wind (Noise Reduction)

Disable Wind Noise Reduction, as it is not necessary for underwater footage.

Wi-Fi Band (Seavu Live Preview)

Set Wi-Fi Band to 2.4Ghz in order to livestream underwater footage with Seavu camera system. See full instructions on how to set camera Wi-Fi Frequency to 2.4Ghz.

With the recommended settings for underwater diving footage on your GoPro Hero 11, you can capture breathtaking videos that showcase the beauty of the underwater world. Adjusting frame rates, resolutions, white balance, and colour profiles, among other settings, gives you full control over your footage and ensures optimal image quality. Remember to experiment with different settings and accessories to find the perfect combination for your underwater adventures. Dive deep and capture the hidden wonders beneath the surface with your GoPro Hero 11!

When it comes to capturing the vibrant life beneath the waves, the quality of your action camera can make or break your underwater footage. With the DJI Action 3 and GoPro Hero11 Black at the forefront of the action camera market, deciding which one is best for your underwater adventures can be challenging. Let’s dive into a detailed comparison of these two giants in the context of underwater photography.

DJI Action 3

Unmatched Underwater Visibility

The DJI Action 3 has been making waves in the action camera market, and it truly shines when taken underwater. Its robust build quality and user-friendly features are only the tip of the iceberg.

Pros

– Superior performance in low-light conditions: The DJI Action 3’s enhanced low-light performance ensures that your underwater footage remains clear and vibrant, even in darker, deeper waters.
– Front touchscreen: The DJI Action 3 features a front touchscreen, making it easier to frame your shots and control the camera underwater.
– Live preview via Mimo App: With the DJI Mimo app, you can live preview your footage while recording – a handy feature when you’re trying to capture that perfect underwater shot.

Cons

– Lower resolution: The DJI Action 3 does not support 5.3K resolution, which might be a drawback for those seeking the highest possible resolution.

GoPro Hero11 Black

High-Resolution Underwater Powerhouse

The GoPro Hero11 Black builds upon the impressive legacy of its predecessors, offering a range of features that make it a worthy contender for underwater photography.

Pros

– High resolution: The GoPro Hero11 Black offers 5.3K resolution, ensuring crisp and detailed underwater footage.
– Superior image stabilization: The GoPro Hero11 Black’s top-notch image stabilization ensures smooth footage, even in turbulent underwater conditions.

Cons

– Lower low-light performance: The GoPro Hero11 Black’s low-light performance isn’t as robust as that of the DJI Action 3, which may result in darker, less detailed footage in certain underwater conditions.
– No live preview while recording: Since the GoPro Hero 9, live preview during recording has been disabled in the GoPro Quik app, which may affect your ability to frame your shots when the camera is beyond reach.

Underwater Comparison

While the GoPro Hero11 Black offers higher resolution and superior image stabilization, the DJI Action 3 truly stands out when it comes to underwater photography due to its superior low-light performance and live preview feature. Underwater environments can often be dim and unpredictable, making these features invaluable for capturing high-quality footage.
Additionally, the front touchscreen on the DJI Action 3 enhances its usability underwater. Being able to easily adjust settings and frame your shots can significantly improve your underwater photography experience.

Conclusion

When choosing the best action camera for underwater footage, it’s important to consider the unique challenges of underwater photography. Low-light performance, ease of use, and the ability to preview your footage are crucial factors.
With its superior low-light capabilities and live preview feature, the DJI Action 3 emerges as a strong contender for the best underwater action camera. While the GoPro Hero11 Black does offer higher resolution and fantastic image stabilization, the lack of live preview during recording and lower low-light performance might limit its utility in deeper or murkier waters.
Ultimately, the decision between the DJI Action 3 and the GoPro Hero11 Black will depend on your specific needs and priorities. Whether you’re exploring a coral reef or diving into the deep blue sea, both cameras are more than capable of capturing your underwater adventures in stunning detail.

For any angler, knowing where the fish are biting is half the battle. Over the years, technologies have evolved to aid in locating the best fishing spots. An underwater camera, an often overlooked tool, can offer anglers a real-time and up-close view of the aquatic world, providing several advantages in finding the perfect fishing grounds. Let’s explore how.

See Beneath the Surface

The primary advantage of using an underwater camera is its ability to provide a clear picture of what’s happening beneath the water’s surface. Unlike fish finders that interpret sonar data into a graph or an image, underwater cameras provide direct visual feedback. This allows you to see fish species, their size, and behaviour, as well as underwater structures and the bottom composition.

Seavu Kayak Kit underwater fishing camera system

Locate Fish and Identify Species

One of the significant benefits of an underwater camera is the ability to locate fish and identify species directly. This can be especially advantageous when you’re targeting a specific species, as it helps eliminate the guesswork involved with traditional fish finders. By identifying the species directly, you can adjust your bait and fishing techniques accordingly to maximize your catch.

Observe Fish Behaviour

Underwater cameras can provide unparalleled insights into fish behaviour. You can observe how fish respond to different types of bait and lure presentations, providing valuable knowledge that can make you a more successful angler. Understanding fish behaviour can also help you determine the best times to fish, giving you an edge in planning your fishing trips.

Identify Underwater Structures and Bottom Composition

Fish often congregate near underwater structures such as submerged trees, reefs, and drop-offs. Underwater cameras can help you identify these structures with precision, revealing potential hotspots for fish. In addition, understanding the bottom composition—whether it’s rocky, sandy, or muddy—can help you choose the right bait and gear.

Educational and Fun

Lastly, using an underwater camera adds an element of fun and education to your fishing trips. It’s fascinating to explore underwater environments and see aquatic life in their natural habitats. For those fishing with children, an underwater camera can be an educational tool, sparking interest in marine biology and the environment.

Choosing the Right Underwater Camera

When choosing an underwater camera for fishing, it’s essential to consider factors such as depth rating, image quality, battery life, and ease of use. Cameras like the DJI Action 3 or the GoPro Hero11 Black offer excellent underwater performance, capturing clear, high-quality footage even in low-light conditions. Remember to also look for cameras with durable construction to withstand harsh aquatic environments.

Leverage the Power of Seavu

The Seavu Fishing Camera System is designed to enhance your action camera’s versatility across a variety of fishing activities including drifting, trolling, extension pole use or seafloor filming. It boasts an innovative, award-winning design that lets you livestream footage from your action camera directly to your phone. This enhancement gives you a real-time view of what’s happening beneath the waves, making your fishing experience even more interactive and productive.

Underwater cameras are an invaluable asset in the quest for rich fishing grounds. By revealing what lies beneath the water’s surface, they offer a significant advantage, allowing you to pinpoint fish species, understand their behaviours, and identify underwater structures with precision. It’s about more than just increasing your catch; it’s about gaining a deeper understanding of the underwater world, enhancing your skills, and becoming a more informed and successful angler.
The integration of underwater cameras with innovative technology such as the Seavu Fishing Camera System further enriches this experience, adapting your action camera for diverse fishing applications and even allowing you to livestream footage to your phone.
So, are you ready to take your fishing experience to the next level? Embark on your next angling adventure equipped with an underwater camera and uncover the hidden mysteries and rich diversity of your favourite fishing spots. Dive in!

DJI action cameras have gained popularity among adventure enthusiasts for their impressive image quality and robust features. Whether you’re snorkeling, diving, or exploring the underwater world, optimizing your DJI action camera settings for underwater conditions can make a significant difference in capturing stunning footage. In this blog post, we will guide you through the best settings to use on your DJI action camera for breathtaking underwater shots. From resolution and frame rate to color profiles and white balance, these settings will help you bring the underwater realm to life with exceptional clarity and vibrancy.

Resolution and Frame Rate

Selecting the right resolution and frame rate is crucial for capturing detailed and smooth underwater footage with your DJI action camera. Choose a high-resolution setting, such as 4K or 2.7K, to ensure maximum detail and clarity in your underwater shots. For smooth and cinematic footage, opt for a frame rate of 24 or 30 frames per second (fps). If you plan to create captivating slow-motion sequences, consider higher frame rates like 60 or 120 fps.

Color Profiles

DJI action cameras offer various color profiles that allow you to customize the look of your underwater footage. Experiment with different color profiles, such as D-Cinelike or D-Log, to capture footage with a wide dynamic range. These profiles preserve more details in the shadows and highlights, giving you greater flexibility during post-processing to achieve the desired look.

White Balance

Underwater environments have unique lighting conditions, and setting the appropriate white balance is essential for accurate color reproduction in your footage. DJI action cameras typically provide options like Auto, Sunny, Cloudy, and Underwater for white balance settings. For the best results underwater, set the white balance to Underwater “AWB” or “Custom” and adjust it manually. This helps the camera adapt to the specific lighting conditions beneath the surface and ensures accurate color rendering.

Exposure Compensation

Adjusting the exposure compensation can help ensure proper exposure in various underwater lighting situations. While the automatic exposure setting can work well in many cases, it’s important to keep an eye on the exposure and make adjustments as needed. When using Auto Exposure, we recommend limiting the maximum ISO to 800 (100-800). Underwater scenes with bright surfaces like coral reefs or sandy bottoms may require slight underexposure to avoid overexposing the highlights. Conversely, darker scenes may benefit from slight overexposure to bring out details in the shadows.  Regularly check the exposure and use exposure compensation to fine-tune your footage.

Filters

Using filters specifically designed for underwater photography can greatly enhance your DJI action camera’s performance in different water conditions. Filters help correct color casts caused by water’s natural tint and restore accurate colors in your footage. Consider using red filters for tropical or bluewater environments to restore warm tones, or magenta filters for green or freshwater environments to counteract the greenish hue. Experiment with different filters to achieve the best color rendition based on the specific underwater setting.

Stabilisation

If your DJI action camera supports it, enabling the RockSteady feature provides advanced stabilization for smoother footage. This is particularly beneficial in underwater environments where water currents or movement can introduce camera shake.
Unlock the true potential of your DJI action camera’s underwater capabilities by optimizing the camera settings for the underwater environment. With the right resolution, frame rate, color profiles, white balance, and filters, combined with features like RockSteady, you can capture breathtaking underwater footage that showcases the mesmerizing beauty of the underwater world. Experiment, fine-tune your settings, and adapt to the unique lighting conditions of each dive to capture stunning underwater moments that will leave a lasting impression. Dive in and create unforgettable memories with your DJI action camera!

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GoPro cameras have become synonymous with capturing epic adventures, including the mesmerising world beneath the waves. To ensure you capture the best underwater footage with your GoPro, it’s essential to optimise the camera settings for the underwater environment. In this blog post, we will guide you through the best settings to use on your GoPro for stunning underwater footage. From resolution and frame rate to white balance and colour profiles, these settings will help you bring the underwater world to life in all its vibrant glory.

Resolution and Frame Rate:

For capturing detailed and smooth underwater footage, select a high-resolution setting on your GoPro. Depending on the model, options like 4K, 2.7K, or 1080p are recommended. Higher resolutions provide more detailed images, allowing you to showcase the intricate beauty of the underwater environment. Additionally, choose a frame rate that suits your desired style of footage. For smooth, cinematic shots, 24 or 30 frames per second (fps) are ideal. If you’re capturing fast-paced action, consider higher frame rates like 60 or 120 fps for smooth slow-motion sequences.

Protune and Colour Profiles:

Enabling the Protune feature on your GoPro gives you greater control over the camera settings, allowing for enhanced post-processing and colour grading options. Within Protune, you can adjust settings such as ISO, sharpness, and exposure compensation to fine-tune your underwater footage. Additionally, experiment with different colour profiles like GoPro Colour or Flat. GoPro Colour produces vibrant, punchy colours, while Flat provides a neutral colour profile that allows for more flexibility during post-processing, especially when colour grading.

White Balance:

Underwater environments have unique lighting conditions, and setting the appropriate white balance is crucial to achieve accurate and natural-looking colours. GoPro cameras offer several white balance options, including Auto, 3000K, 5500K, and Native. Start with the Auto white balance setting, which can work well in various underwater scenarios. However, if you notice colour casts or inconsistent hues, manually adjust the white balance based on the depth and water conditions. Experiment with different white balance settings to find the one that produces the most pleasing and true-to-life colours.

Protune ISO and Exposure:

When shooting in challenging underwater lighting conditions, adjust the ISO and exposure settings in Protune to achieve optimal results. It is generally recommended to set the Max ISO to 400 to minimise digital noise in your footage. However, keep in mind that lowering the ISO may require adjustments to other settings such as exposure and lighting conditions. Adjust the exposure compensation to ensure your footage is properly exposed, taking into account the available light and the specific underwater environment. Balancing ISO and exposure will help you capture clear, well-lit footage with accurate colours.

Please note that individual shooting scenarios may vary, and it’s always a good idea to test and adjust settings based on the specific lighting and underwater conditions you encounter.

Use Filters:

To improve colour accuracy and correct the colour cast caused by the water’s natural tint, consider using filters specifically designed for underwater use. Filters help restore natural colours and reduce the dominance of blue or green hues in your footage. Depending on the water conditions and depth, choose filters that suit the specific colour temperature of the environment. Some common filters include red filters for tropical or bluewater conditions and magenta filters for green or freshwater environments.

Final Thoughts

Capturing stunning underwater footage with your GoPro is an exhilarating experience. By optimising the camera settings, including resolution, frame rate, Protune options, white balance, and the use of filters, you can bring the vivid and captivating underwater world to life. Experiment with different settings, fine-tune as you go, and adapt to the unique lighting and conditions of each dive. With practice and the right settings, you’ll be able to create breathtaking underwater footage that showcases the beauty of the underwater realm.

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Taxes & Duties

The shipping cost does not include any potential charges such as fees, taxes (e.g., VAT), or duties imposed by your country on international shipments. These charges differ from one country to another. It is your responsibility to cover these additional expenses, so please ensure you are ready to pay any customs fees or local taxes required to receive your package.

How long does it take?

Delivery times for orders usually range from 1 to 25 business days, although certain destinations may experience longer delivery periods. The exact timeframe depends on your location and the specific items you’ve purchased. Unfortunately, we are unable to provide a more precise estimate due to the intricate nature of international shipping. Please consider that customs authorities may hold packages for a number of days.

Tracking

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1. Definitions and Interpretation

1.1 Definitions

In this Agreement the following definitions apply:

  1. Ambassador means the key person set out in item 1 of SCHEDULE 1
  2. Ambassador’s Commission means the commission to be paid to the Ambassador by the Company for Ambassador referred sales as set out in SCHEDULE 4.
  3. Commencement Date means the date set out in item 1 of SCHEDULE 1;
  4. Discount Codes means the discount code or codes set out in item 1 of SCHEDULE 4.
  5. Endorsement Services means the promotional and endorsement services provided by the Ambassador that are referred to in clause 3(a) and set out in SCHEDULE 2;
  6. Intellectual Property means any and all intellectual and industrial property rights that are described in SCHEDULE 3;
  7. Products means the goods to be endorsed by the Ambassador that are described in SCHEDULE 5, including new Products that may be produced by the Company as agreed in writing between the parties;
  8. Promotional Material means the promotional material for the Products created by the Ambassador using the Intellectual Property, including name, likeness or signature of the Ambassador, and the photographs and video material including the Ambassador that the Ambassador creates as the result of the Ambassador providing the Endorsement Services;
  9. Term means the period of time described in clause 2 and item 3 of SCHEDULE 1;
  10. Territory means the geographical locations described in item 4 of SCHEDULE 1;

1.2 Interpretation

In this Agreement:

  1. a reference in this Agreement to a statute or a section of a statute includes all amendments to that statute or section passed in substitution for the statute or section referred to and incorporating any of its provisions;
  2. “related body corporate” will have the meaning as defined in the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth);
  3. this Agreement must not be interpreted adversely to a party only because that party was responsible for preparing it;
  4. headings are for convenience only and do not affect the interpretation of this Agreement;
  5. references to a person or words denoting a person includes a company, statutory corporation, partnership, joint venture and association, and includes that person’s legal personal representatives, executors, administrators, successors and permitted assigns;
  6. every obligation entered into by two or more parties binds them jointly and each of them severally;
  7. where any word or phrase is defined in this Agreement, any other grammatical form of that word or phrase will have a corresponding meaning;
  8. “includes”, “including” and similar expressions are not words of limitation;
  9. all monetary amounts are in Australian dollars; and.
  10. reference to any agreement or other document annexed to or referred to in this Agreement includes any amendments to it and any documents in addition to or in substitution for it which has been approved in writing by the parties to this Agreement.

2. Commencement and Term

This Agreement commences on the Commencement Date and continues subject to any rights of early termination under clause 8 for a period of time set out in item 3 of SCHEDULE 1.

3. Endorsement and Promotion of Products

  1. The Ambassador agrees to:
    1. provide the non-exclusive Endorsement Services to the Company in the Territory for the period of time set out in item 3 of SCHEDULE 1 starting on the Commencement Date set out in item 1 of SCHEDULE 1;
    2. use reasonable endeavours to promote the Products in a matter consistent with the authorised use of the Products on the Ambassador’s social media accounts and website;
  2. This Agreement does not affect or restrict the Ambassador’s right to advertise, endorse or promote any goods and services in the Territory that do not compete with the Company’s Products.

4. Intellectual Property

  1. The Ambassador acknowledges that all Intellectual Property belong to the Company absolutely for its own use and benefit.
  2. The Ambassador grants to the Company a non-exclusive licence to use the Promotional Materials on the Company’s social media accounts, websites and other promotional materials and this clause shall endure beyond the termination of this agreement.

5. Warranties

The Ambassador warrants during the Term of this Agreement that:

  1. the Ambassador has the right to market and promote the name, personality, likeness, reputation, signature and visual image of the Ambassador in a manner contemplated by this Agreement;
  2. no similar licence has been granted to any other party in order to promote or endorse any product or service that competes with Products;
  3. the execution of the Agreement or performance by the Ambassador will not cause it to be in breach of any agreement to which it is a party; 
  4. the Ambassador will not advocate illegal activity or be obscene, defamatory or otherwise violate the rights of any nature whatsoever of any person;
  5. the Ambassador will not communicate or publish any material that is inconsistent with a positive image or goodwill relating to the Company;
  6. it is responsible for all costs and expenses in relation to this Agreement, including the provision of the Endorsement Services; and.
  7. the Ambassador will not do anything which will or will be likely to bring the Ambassador, the Company or the Product into public disrepute.

6. Ambassador's obligations

  1. The Ambassador must provide copies of all Promotional Materials to the Company as soon as is practicable after the production of the Promotional Materials.
  2. The Ambassador agrees that it will not during the Term of this Agreement or any extension or renewal provide its professional services in any manner whatsoever to any person or Company with the purpose or effect or likely effect of promoting any goods or services that compete in the Territory with the Product.
  3. The Ambassador must keep confidential all information relating to the business of the Company out of the public domain including but not limited to business and marketing plans, projections, arrangements and agreements with third parties and customer information imparted to the Ambassador during the period of this Agreement.
  4. Regardless the provisions of clause 6(b) the Ambassador may disclose information if and to the extent that:
    1. such disclosure is forced by laws, regulations or orders;
    2. the information is generally available in the public domain except where that is a result of a disclosure in breach of this Agreement; and
    3. the Ambassador can prove that it knew the information before the information was disclosed to it by the Company.

7. Company’s Obligation

  1. The Company agrees that it:
    1. shall provide the Products to the Ambassador to enable the Ambassador to provide the Endorsement Services;
    2. shall provide merchandise to the Ambassador for the Ambassador to wear in the provision of the Endorsement Services;
    3. has the discretion to use the Promotional Material on the Company’s social media accounts and website and the Company’s other promotional material;
    4. shall provide support to the Ambassador to enable the Ambassador to understand and use the functionality of the Products;
    5. has the discretion to provide the Ambassador with new Products developed by the Company;
    6. will enable the Discount Codes to provide a discount to the Ambassador’s referred clients who purchase the Product’s on the Company’s website;
    7. will pay the Ambassador’s Commission in accordance with the terms stated in SCHEDULE 4.

8. Termination

  1. This Agreement may be terminated by the Company in any of the following circumstances:
    1. with 7 days’ written notice for convenience;
    2. if during the Term the Ambassador is unable to perform the services required to be provided under this Agreement by reason of its death, illness or physical or mental disability;
    3. if the Ambassador is in breach of any terms of this Agreement which have not been rectified within 7 days of notice being given in writing by the Company specifying the nature of such default and matters to be attended in order to rectify the default;
    4. if the Ambassador is arrested or convicted of any criminal offence other than an offence which in the reasonable opinion of the Company does not affect the advertising and promotion of the Product; and
    5. if the Ambassador does anything which in the reasonable opinion of the Company is a breach of clause 5(d) or will or will be likely to bring the Ambassador, the Company or the Product into public disrepute.
  2. This Agreement may be terminated by the Ambassador in any of the following circumstances:
    1. if the Company breaches any terms of this Agreement which has not been rectified within 7 days of the Ambassador providing such notice in writing specifying the nature of default;
    2. upon the happening of any of the following insolvency events:
      1. a receiver, receiver and manager, administrator, liquidator or similar officer is appointed to the Company or any of its assets;
      2. the Company enters into, or resolves to, enter into, a scheme  or arrangement, compromise or composition with any class of creditors;
      3. a resolution is passed or an application to a court is taken for the winding up, dissolution, official management or administration of the Company; or
      4. anything having a substantially similar effect to any of the events specified above happens under the law of any applicable jurisdiction.
    3. On the expiry or early termination of this Agreement, Ambassador will cease to provide the Endorsement Services.

9. Indemnity

  1. The Ambassador agrees to hold the Company, its officers, agents, assignees and employees harmless from any liability from any injury, damage or claim suffered by the Ambassador arising from or relating to this Agreement and the Ambassador’s provision of the Endorsed Services.  

10. Dispute Resolution

  1. If a dispute arises in connection with this Agreement, a party may give the other party a notice specifying the dispute.
  2. Within 5 business days after the notice is given, each party may nominate in writing a representative to settle the dispute on its behalf.
  3. Within 7 business days after the notice is given, the parties must confer to resolve the dispute or to decide the method of resolving the dispute. Each party must use its best efforts to resolve the dispute.
  4. Unless the parties otherwise agree, the dispute must be referred to mediation if not resolved within 14 business days after the notice is given.
  5. The parties must appoint a mediator within 21 business days after the notice is given. If the parties fail to agree on a mediator, the mediator must be nominated by the President of the Law Institute of Victoria.
  6. Unless otherwise agreed by the parties in writing, the mediator’s decision is not binding on the parties. The role of the mediator is to assist in negotiating a resolution to the dispute.
  7. If the dispute is not resolved within 21 business days after the mediator’s appointment, then the mediation ends.
  8. The dispute resolution process does not affect any party’s obligations under this Agreement.
  9. Each party is to pay its own costs of the mediation process.
  10. The parties are to pay, in equal shares, the mediator’s costs and any other third party costs required by the mediator.
  11. If a dispute arises in relation to this Agreement, each party must keep confidential:
    1. all information or documents disclosed in the course of resolving the dispute before the appointment of the mediator;
    2. all information or documents disclosed in the course of the mediation;
    3. all information and documents about the existence, conduct, status or outcomes of the mediation; and
    4. all information and documents relating to the terms of any mediation settlement agreement.
  12. Neither party may commence court proceedings, in any jurisdiction, until the mediation ends. This does not affect either party’s right to seek urgent injunctive or declaratory relief.

11. Notices

  1. All notices required or permitted hereunder must be in writing in English and the address for service of notices is either the postal address or email address of the party to be served as stated in this Agreement or any postal address or email address such party may have designated in writing as the address for service of notices.
  2. Notices sent to the recipient’s postal address must be sent by registered or certified mail, return receipt requested.
  3. Unless otherwise specified, notices must be deemed to have been delivered when receipt is acknowledged by the recipient or 72 hours from the time the notice is sent (whichever is sooner).
  4. In relation to email, receipt is deemed to be acknowledged by the recipient by a delivery receipt notification generated by the recipient’s email system after sending of the email containing the notice or to which the notice is attached. Emailing notices will constitute sufficient and effective delivery when delivered to the recipient’s email account, whether or not the specific electronic communication is accessed or read.

12. Limitation on assignment

  1. The Ambassador must not assign all or any of its rights given to it under this Agreement without the prior written consent of the Company, which consent the Company may grant or not in its absolute discretion;
  2. The Company may at its discretion assign all or any of its rights under this Agreement.

13. Further agreements

Each party must execute such agreements, deeds and documents and do or cause to be executed or done all such acts and things as necessary to give effect to this Agreement.

14. General provisions

  1. No partnership or agency relationship
    Nothing contained in this Agreement must be deemed to constitute partnership between the parties and nothing contained in this Agreement must deem either party to be the agent of the other party and the Affiliate must not hold itself out as, engage in any conduct or make any representation which may suggest to any person that the Licensee is for any purposes, the agent of the Company.
  2. Electronic Execution
    The parties agree that this Agreement may be delivered and executed electronically.
  3. Confidentiality
    The parties acknowledge and covenant to keep the contents of this Agreement and the obligations of each party arising from this Agreement confidential and will not make any disclosures in this regard to any other party or entity unless as required by law.
  4. Entire agreement
    This Agreement sets out the entire agreement between the parties and it replaces all previous communications, representations, inducements, undertakings, agreements and arrangements between the parties in respect of its subject matter and this Agreement may not be modified except by written agreement signed by each party.
  5. No waiver
    Failure to exercise, or any delay in exercising, any right, power or remedy by a party does not operate as a waiver. A single or partial exercise of any right, power or remedy does not preclude any further exercise of that or any other right, power or remedy. A waiver is not valid or binding on the party granting that waiver unless made in writing.
  6. Severance
    If any provision of this Agreement is void, illegal or unenforceable, it may be severed without affecting the enforceability of the other provisions in this Agreement.
  7. Jurisdiction
    This Agreement is subject to the laws of the State of Victoria with the Courts of the State of Victoria having exclusive jurisdiction over any disputes arising in respect of this Agreement.

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