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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 favorites and recently watched videos. And for curious folks, the channel will have a Product... Read more...
GoPro, the go-to company for hands-free recording of your adventures (at least until Apple joins the fray), has partnered up with Vislink to develop live wireless HD video transmission solutions for the professional broadcast market. The joint collaboration will enable GoPro's Hero4 cameras to broadcast videos in HD via a tiny transmitter. This transmitter will be small enough to be worn or mounted in unique areas to offer viewers a new perspective while they watch their favorite live sports and events. You'll get a first look at its capabilities this winter during several live events, one of which will be the Winter X Games 2015 Aspen. Select AMA Monster Energy Supercross and other live sporting... Read more...
Investors in GoPro hit the panic button yesterday after it came to light that Apple was granted a bunch of patents, one of which is for a wearable camera design. What they're worried about is the competition that Apple brings to the table -- at present, when it comes to wearable cameras, there's the GoPro's lineup and a handful of non-threatening also-rans. Apple filed the patent application back in March 2012, which describes a camera that can be mounted on things like bike helmets, scuba masks, handlebars of a motorcycle, and the front of a surfboard. The patent application even specifically mentions the GoPro HD Hero2 line, though points out that it only includes a single... Read more...
GoPro has earned a reputation as the go-to brand when you need a camera for recording action on the go, but if you thought the company planned to rest on its past success, think again. Today sees the unveiling of GoPro's HERO4, the title given to the company's highest performance line of capture devices it has ever made. The HERO4 comes in two editions -- HERO4 Black for $499 and HERO4 Silver for $399 (both are MSRPs). Starting with the more expensive device, the HERO4 Black edition delivers twice the performance of its best-selling predecessor and has been upgraded to capture 4K Ultra HD video at 30 frames per second, 2.7K video at 50fps, and Full HD 1080p video at 120fps -- fast enough to allow... Read more...
The next GoPro is expected to launch in mid-October, and rumor has it, it's going to be one draw-dropping device. Compared to the GoPro HERO3, the upcoming 4 model is said to cost about $100 more, putting it at $500. That might seem a bit steep, but if the specs prove true, it's going to be worth it. At the forefront, HERO4 is said to support 4K video at 30 FPS - it goes without saying just how impressive that is from a device as light as this will be. For those preferring speed over resolution, how does 240 FPS at 720p sound? 120 FPS at 1080p? Helping to make such speed possible will be a 1GHz Ambarella A9 processor along with an FPU accelerator. GoPro's Hero 3 One major perk the HERO4... Read more...
Whether it's skiing down slopes or navigating the winding roads on a motorcycle, the go-to camera to catch footage of outside activities is the GoPro, at least for now. HTC, a major player in the mobile phone industry and maker of the popular One series of handsets, is reportedly developing its first camera. Like GoPro's models, it will have features that make it suitable for outside use. Citing a "person familiar with the plans," Bloomberg says HTC's camera will be a waterproof model for extreme sports. It will have an ultra wide-angle lens with a 16-megapixel sensor and will communicate directly with devices based on Google's Android and Apple's iOS platforms. HTC is said to be working on a... Read more...
When GoPro's versatile cameras first hit the market, they became an instant hit. Finally, ordinary users were able to capture some cool lifestyle footage without having to break their bank accounts. Now, drones have hit the market in a big way, and when combining them with a GoPro, some truly fascinating footage can be captured. In case you missed it, we talked about one such example of this in early July, after an owner of a drone and GoPro took advantage of his local Independence Day fireworks. Interestingly, I saw someone do the exact same thing in my eastern Canadian town for Canada Day fireworks, so this solution is one that's really catching on fast. Now, it's Apple's upcoming "Spaceship"... Read more...
Have you ever watched a dog at play? They're in their own little world where chasing a chipmunk across the yard is every bit as important as that TPS report you've been tasked to write. And that hole Fido's been digging? He's not sure where it leads, he only knows it must be dug. Ah, the life of a dog -- rather than dress up in a Wilfred costume and freak out the neighbers, you can live vicariously through your pet with GoPro's new Fetch mount. The Fetch dog harness has two mount locations for HERO cameras -- one on the back for an over-the-head perspective and a second on the chest to see the action up close and personal. Can't decide? Place a HERO camera on both mounts and get creative with... Read more...
If you record your outdoor adventures with a helmet-mounted camera, you’re going to love this. A trio of Microsoft researchers have solved the problem of shaky time-lapse videos with a method they call “hyperlapse.” Where speeding up a long video used to create a surreal, stuttering movie, hyperlapse lets you take your viewers on a smooth, fast ride. Check out the video for some samples that will have you itching to strap on that GoPro and head out for a bike ride or some rock climbing. Microsoft researchers Johannes Kopf, Michael Cohen, and Richard Szeliki say in a post on Microsoft’s research site that the hyperlapse method determines the input path of the camera and... Read more...
Now here’s a use for drones that we can surely all get behind: Filming a fireworks display from inside the beautiful, explosive mayhem. One Jos Stiglingh sent up a DJI Phantom 2 drone with a GoPro Hero 3 silver strapped to it and filmed a fireworks show, and the resulting video is approximately as marvelous as you’d expect it to be. We see different aerial shells exploding mid-air with a variety of colors and effects, and the camera manages to get shots from below, above, and right in the middle. The best shots are when the camera pans around a firework in mid-burst. The soundtrack really enhances the experience, incidentally--a juxtaposition of powerful explosions and smooth, pretty... Read more...
With a GoPro IPO on the horizon, it's safe to say that what started as something that extreme sports fanatics took advantage of is about to becoming a mainstream hit. In a lot of ways, the tiny action camera already is. Now, the BMW Group's Technology Office has partnered with GoPro to build the first-ever in-car integration between GoPro and an automobile. Cars equipped with BMW Apps or Mini Connected platforms will be able to configure and control a GoPro. Starting in July 2014, the integration will be functional on all model year 2012 and later BMW Group vehicles equipped with the BMW Apps or MINI Connected option, when used with a Wi-Fi-equipped GoPro camera. The two have worked hard to curb... Read more...
If there’s ever a sign that a product segment is gaining traction, it’s when Amazon rolls out a store for it, which is what has occurred today with Amazon’s new Wearable Technology store. Billed as “a one-stop shop where customers can easily discover the latest in wearable technology and research wearable devices including activity trackers, smart watches, wearable cameras and more,” the store is populated with familiar brands such as Samsung and GoPro as well as lesser-known entities including Basis, Misfit, Narrative, and Bionym. The store includes a “learning center” where customers can look through buying guides and videos. On the main page of the... Read more...
Adventurers, take note: There’s another option for a mounted or handheld HD video camera, and this one’s from Garmin. The company announced the Garmin VIRB and VIRB Elite, a pair of cameras that are waterproof, rugged, and can shoot in 1080p HD. The cameras boast a 16MP CMOS image processor, 1.4-inch Chroma color display, a 3-hour 2000mAh rechargeable lithium-ion battery, and the ability to capture photo bursts and time lapse shots in addition to video. You can control them with another Garmin device thanks to ANT+ wireless connectivity, and both cameras come with free VIRB Edit desktop software. The VIRB Elite adds a GPS accelerometer and altimeter as well as WiFi connectivity for... Read more...
Nick Woodman was inspired to create what would eventually become today’s GoPro wearable cameras after a surfing trip to Australia in 2002. He wanted to capture some close-up action shots and wasn’t able to with amateur camera gears. So he did what any enterprising entrepreneur would do and figured out his own solution to the problem. The initial wearable cameras Woodman created to capture action shots as they happened used 35mm film, but his company’s cameras have evolved into highly durable, HD vid-cams that are sought after by amateurs and extreme sports stars alike. It turns out Foxconn digs what GoPro has designed as well. The giant Taiwanese manufacturer just... Read more...
GoPro says its new HD Hero 2 camera is two times more powerful than the original HD Hero in every way. This is a complete redesign that now includes an 11MP sensor, a glass lens that's 2x sharper than before, faster image processor, easy-to-use LCD interface, and several other upgrades. "GoPro created a new category of camera with the HD Hero back in 2009, and it’s gone on to become one of the best selling video cameras in the world," says Nicholas Woodman, GoPro’s founder and CEO. "With these big shoes to fill, we invested massively in engineering the HD Hero2 to be one of the greatest, most versatile cameras of all time. We think we’ve achieved our goal and we’re very... Read more...
3D has clearly taken the consumer electronics universe by storm, and while the jury is still out on whether or not it's a fad that'll become a lasting trend, there's no question that companies are jumping onboard the bandwagon. GoPro is no different; they're best known for creating head-mountable cameras, and now they're adding something special to their popular 1080p camera headset: 3D! The 3D HERO system is an add-on module for existing 1080p HD owners, where they can strap two 1080p HD HERO cameras together to form a single 1080p 3D camera. The company claims that this setup makes the smallest and least expensive 1080p 3D camera, and we can't really argue that. It's also waterproof up to 180... Read more...
Got a GoPro? Keep it going longer! One of the most popular helmet cam companies on the market has just come out with a great new accessory, one that long-distance skiers and such will surely appreciate. The new Battery BacPac is a removeable, long-runtime battery and charger module for the 1080p HD HERO camera, providing 5+ hours of video and time-lapse recording. It's the second in the company's line of removable expansion modules, and it nearly doubles video and time-lapse photo record times to over 5 hours. At just $49.99, it's actually a great buy for those who were thinking of investing in a second camera just to boost their battery life, and it's on sale now if you're interested. Just make... Read more...
If you've ever wanted to be on the X-Games, or at least record yourself as you went for your latest trick, this is probably worth paying attention to. GoPro, which is known for making helmet cams, has just introduced their latest version: the Wearable HD Hero 960. It's a head-worn camera that captures the action ahead of you in high definition, with this one being marked as an entry-level unit. The company claims that it can handle just about anything. Skiing, motorsports, jumping from airplanes, etc. You can attach it to your helmet, body, head or coat; pretty much anywhere, really. The HD HERO 960 is an entry level version of the original 1080p HD HERO, sharing the same cutting edge video and... Read more...
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