GoPro Hero 8 Underwater Video

GoPro Hero 8 Underwater Video

We took the GoPro Hero 8 underwater during a scuba diving trip to Catalina Island, California for a dive review. What an amazing little camera! We many of the new features available in the Hero 8 including TimeWarp 2.0, HyperSmooth stabilization 2.0, improved 12 MP photos, and underwater white balance. All underwater video was filmed at 4K. TimeWarp 2.0 really added a new perspective underwater, making it feel like a quick tour through the kelp forest canopy. However, it's important to use TimeWarp sparingly or the footage can seem a little jarring. The HyperSmooth 2.0 stabilization is even better than 1.0! And we were able to use it even when shooting 4K @ 60fps! Other than one clip that was used as a sample, none of our footage was slowed down in order to show true stabilization. All footage was hand held. Finally, the photo quality on the GoPro Hero 8 is clearly improving - almost to the point of being as good as a point and shoot camera!

Hero8 Black Key Features:

  • Streamlined Design - The camera is small and compact which makes it more "pocketable". A new side door makes changing batteries even faster, and the lens is now 2x more impact resistant.
  • Mods - For vloggers, pro filmmakers and aspiring creators, the optional mods can be purchased flashes, microphones, LCD screens and more makes capturing the perfect video easy
  • Voice Control - The camera can be controlled with its 14 voice commands. It can even understand different languages such as English (US, UK, AU and India), Chinese (Mandarin), French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese (BR), Russian, Spanish (EU and NA), and Swedish.
  • Rugged and Durable - The camera is waterproof up to 10m (33ft.) without any underwater housing.

GoPro Hero8 Underwater Settings

All footgage was shot at 4K @ 60fps and downsampled to 2.7K.


  • TimeWarp 2.0 - The TimeWarp can automatically adjusts speed based on motion, scene detection and lighting. You can even slow down the effect to real time.
  • HyperSmooth 2.0 - The cameras stabilization has just stepped its game. The smooth got smoother. It has 3 levels of stabilization which gives you the option of choosing which would be best. Get the widest views possible, or boost it up to the butter smooth video. It also works with all resolutions and frame rates, and features in-app horizon leveling.
  • Pro Quality Videos - It offers multiple resolution options for capturing your video, may it be 4K @ 60fps, 2.7K @ 120fps, 1080p @ 240fps and more


  • SuperPhoto + HDR - It is capable of capturing 12MP photos with improved HDR while in motion or stationary with reduced blur and serious detail even in low-light conditions
  • RAW File Format - The camera can capture RAW in all photo modes. 
  • LiveBurst - This features records the moments 1.5 seconds before and after your shot, so you can choose the best single frame for the perfect photo

Products Mentioned in This Video:

GoPro Hero 8 Black Camera

GoPro Hero 8 Protective Case

Light & Motion Sola Video Pro 3800F Light


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