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Tutorial: How to set manual white balance for underwater filming

Manual white balance for underwater filming can be tricky. It’s one of the most important setting you need to master as an underwater videographer. However, there’s a very specific process involved in getting the perfect white balance setting for your video. To learn how, watch this video tutorial by Vanessa Cara-Kerr from Behind the Mask. She gives some helpful tips on how to optimise your white balance for filming by setting it manually underwater .

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Underwater video is a specialised field. That’s why there are many specific skills and settings you need to master about your camera, the housing, lights and settings. Setting the white balance for underwater filming is one of these aspects, and we hope the above video gave you some more insight into what it entails. Now, all that’s left for you to do is to try it out!

If you’d like to try these skills in real life while exploring the coast of Mozambique or South Africa, join our Underwater Videography training program. It will give you some in-depth field experience as an underwater videographer.

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