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Bob- Protunes or not was not the question, rather it was how you have your camera settings set.
Protunes gives you more options, as opposed to "auto"
But in Protunes, you can select native or raw, depending which model you are using, but they do the same thing which is remove the presets for color profile in the camera image process. Barry was quote correct when he offered that it is much easier to correct a color imbalance in post with using the raw file as opposed to using "GoPro color" or auto white balance or even a D6500 setting in the camera. Selecting to save the raw image allows you to add that profile in post rather than in the camera. More and easier control. Otherwise, if you choose to do your image processing in camera, then if you decide something is not right the adjustment is far more difficult to correct since you will have two profiles working against each other.
For example- the downside of raw is that you must add the post profile to all your clips but that profile can be the same settings, unless you switch lighting such as while shooting move from daylight to indoors lighting. If you apply two profiles the two may conflict with each other, meaning if you correct one color hue to what you believe it should be that might throw another off making color correction a frustrating process.
The "GoPro Color" profile in camera is quite good but it fails miserably with underwater shooting, especially when using red correction filters. I would say that GoPro color camera profile can be used most of the time as long as your lighting doesn't change where you would need to add some color post processing. GoPro color profile also does not compensate for anything other than bare naked lens shooting which is likely how you shoot. But for underwater, most today are using red correction filters, and for me shooting outdoors, I often use a filter, either a CPL which tends to cool the image along with glare reduction and chroma saturation increase, or shoot through a bus window that is normally tinted glass, all of these will demand post color adjustments. Therefore using color post processing is the wise choice and raw (or native) makes that much easier.
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