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The competition is heating up in the virtual reality arena, not just on the consumer side with headsets like the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, but for content creators as well with an increasing number of hardware options. GoPro seems particularly interested in the category as it expands its VR lineup to include the Omni, a six-camera rig for recording 360-degree video. Priced at $5,000 for an all-inclusive setup, the Omni isn't cheap, but it's more accessible than GoPro's $15,000 Odyssey package or Facebook's $30,000 Surround 360 platform. It's also a much more compact system than either of those... Read more...
As you can see by the steady stream of virtual reality (VR) headsets that have hit the market (Samsung Gear VR, Google Cardboard, Oculus Rift, HTC Vive) and those that are incoming (PlayStation VR), consumers are in for a real treat when it comes to experiencing media and gaming content. The folks at GoPro are looking to make it easier to produce VR content at a somewhat reasonable price with its new Omni camera rig. The Omni is capable of housing six GoPro HERO Black cameras and uses proprietary hardware to enable “pixel-level synchronization” between the cameras to provide high-quality 360-degree... Read more...
We’ve been wondering what the next big step would be for the Twitter-owned Periscope live streaming app, and today we got a look at what’s been going on behind the scenes. Periscope announced today that it will support live broadcasting from GoPro action cameras. The Periscope app for iOS was updated to allow for direct integration with select GoPro cameras (Hero 4 Black, Hero 4 Silver). Live broadcasting is as simple as connecting your GoPro Hero 4 to your iPhone via Wi-Fi, opening the Periscope app and then hitting the Broadcast button. You can still use the Periscope app while you’re broadcasting,... Read more...
GoPro might have been better off waiting until the weekend to report preliminary financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2015. Instead, it held off until after trading hours yesterday to reveal an expected revenue miss and anticipated job cuts only to wake up to a plummeting stock price.Shares of GoPro are taking a beating in early day trading. Initially shares dropped by upwards of 25 percent but have slightly recovered and are now trading at $12.27, down around 16 percent with slight fluctuations in both directions. That's a far cry from the more than $90 per... Read more...
Have you ever wanted to experience the White House when it’s all decked out for Christmas, but just don’t want to make the effort (or spare the expense)? Well, the folks at Google have the next best thing available right at your fingertips. Google used GoPro’s 16-camera Odyssey virtual reality rig and its own Jump platform to capture 360-degree footage of the numerous Christmas trees and decorations scattered throughout the various rooms and corridors of the residence. The elaborate display is enough to make Clark Griswold blush, and you don’t even have to worry about Uncle Lewis burning down the... Read more...
GoPro announced its diminutive Hero 4 Session back in early July with an optimistic price tag of $399. GoPro billed the tiny cube as its “smallest, lightest, most convenient” action camera ever. Despite its tiny physique, it still supported 1080p60 recording, a microSD slot, Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi. But we still had reservations about the $399 price tag, especially in the face of competition from the Polaroid Cube+. GoPro addressed the pricing concerns head-on in September by dropping the price of the Hero 4 Session to $299. And today, GoPro is announcing yet another price cut, taking the action camera... Read more...
When GoPro’s compact Hero 4 Session was announced this summer, it carried a $399 price tag had us scratching our heads. Not only was it sorely undercut by the tiny Polaroid Cube+ - it was priced close to the GoPro 4 Silver, which has more features. Now, GoPro is smoothing out its lineup by moving the Hero 4 Session to a more tolerable (though still pricey) $299. And, the company is plugging the $200 hole in its lineup with a new model: the Hero+.Until now, the gap between the entry-level Hero and the Hero+LCD was substantial: The Hero is available for $129, while the Hero+LCD is nearly $300. The... Read more...
Google's making a push for 360-degree videos on its YouTube service with GoPro as a key partner. You might recall that GoPro was present at Google I/O where it unveiled a contraption of GoPro Hero cameras arranged in a circle. That contraption is now called Odyssey and it's being made available in limited quantity. Odyssey is an array of 16 Hero4 black cameras, each fully loaded with custom firmware. It offers features such as genlock camera synchronization and multi-camera control, and has "extended battery life," GoPro says. It's designed to work with Google's 3D, 360-degree virtual reality program... Read more...
Polaroid looked to make headlines today with its teeny tiny Cube+ which brings Wi-Fi connectivity, microSD support, and image stabilization with bargain basement pricing of $150. GoPro sees your Polaroid Cube+ and raises you the Hero 4 Session. GoPro’s Hero4 Session is also a cube-like action camera, albeit one with a significantly higher price tag (we’ll get to that a little bit later). GoPro bills the Hero 4 Session as its “smallest, lightest, most convenient” action camera yet, with the device coming in at 40 percent lighter and 50 percent smaller than the Hero 4 Black and Hero 4 Silver. But... Read more...
GoPro is continuing its drive to flesh out its low-end action cam lineup with the introduction of a new model: the Hero+ LCD. The Hero+ LCD might not have the wealth of features granted to its high-end siblings like the ability to capture 4K video or dazzle with extreme slo-mo, but it also doesn’t come with a wallet-busting price tag either. The Hero+ LCD has the ability to shoot 1080p video at 60fps, and can capture still frames at 8MP. You’ll also find a touch display on the rear of the camera to aid in framing your shot and controlling in-camera playback (not to mention adjust camera controls... Read more...
Garmin isn't ready to concede the action camera market to GoPro, hence the announcement of two new next generation models, the VIRB X and VIRB XE. Both of Garmin's new HD cameras are compact and capable of shooting wide-angle footage, and both bring an an all-new form factor with additional mounting options to the table. Like GoPro's Hero line, the VIRB X and VIRB XE are designed for action shots, whether it's taking tight corners on a motorcycle or snowboarding down a challenging mountain at breakneck speeds. Regardless of the activity, the cameras will capture your footage in a range of harsh... Read more...
Just when you thought you've already seen the coolest drone footage ever, some guys come along with a 30 pound unit and pro camera equipment that supports 4K resolution at a staggering 1,000 frames-per-second. While the content itself is somewhat awe-inspiring, it's incredibly impressive from a technical standpoint as well. Most people who hange a camera like a GoPro from the bottom of a drone, wind up with a complete system that weighs just a couple of pounds. The folks at Brain Farm didn't just want to take things a step further - it's safe to say they've scaled the entire staircase. The camera... Read more...
Let's be honest here, GoPro pretty much owns the action camera scene with its super popular line of Hero cameras. That being the case, what's a company to do that doesn't see much competition? One option is to rest on its laurels, though a better idea is to buckle down and keep innovating. It looks as though GoPro has chosen the latter, as a newly granted patent shows the company tinkering with a compact square camera. In the patent, GoPro describes the housing as being of substantially equal length on all sides. It’s a little cube, in other words, that can be secured in several... Read more...
GoPro is getting ready to launch its own channel on Roku sometime this spring, the company announced today. The custom-designed streaming channel will deliver on-demand GoPro content to Roku owners while expanding its audience to millions of more viewers. This will make Roku the latest in a growing line of distribution partners that include Xbox, LG, and Virgin America. The GoPro channel will have featured playlists that allows viewers to explore various types of content, everything from "Deep Sea" to "Fully Throttle," the company says. It will also have a Favorite video section where you can access... Read more...
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