While drone prices continue to drop, they still aren’t exactly cheap and still come with plenty of restrictions. Birdie is a new GoPro accessory that borrows the name and physics of a badminton birdie to help you get aerial POV shots with your GoPro HERO3+ or HERO4 (and it should support the HERO5 by the end of the year). [Read more…]
It seems that GoPro just can’t catch a break lately. After whiffing on the launch of the HERO4 Session, GoPro was subsequently sued by Polaroid because the Session rips off the Polaroid Cube‘s design. Then, GoPro had to drop the HERO4 Session price down to half the original retail price in order to move a few units during the holidays. Of course, holiday 2015 sales turned out woefully inadequate and GoPro is now restructuring and laying off employees. Of course, GoPro’s stock is in freefall and now shareholders are filing class action suits against GoPro because they think GoPro has been too optimistic about future sales.
In the midst of all of this turmoil, GoPro was sued by Contour, the bastard of the action camera industry, for patent infringement. [Read more…]
This short video, shot 100% on the GoPro HERO3+, features Olympians “On the Quest for Glory” at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. It shows off the amazing preparation Olympic athletes endure with unique shots that GoPro cameras continue to deliver.
I’m fired up for the Olympics now…. Only 35 days to go!
GoPro’s mobile app is now available for use with GoPro HERO3 cameras. The app lets you control your HERO3 cameras’ settings + features. Additionally, you can live preview your shots for easier framing.
The recently announced GoPro Android App is now available for download. The new app features full control of all camera settings and remote viewfinder/preview on your Android device for shot framing.
It is currently compatible with Wi-Fi BacPac-enabled HERO2 cameras that have received the latest update from GoPro. Compatibility with the HERO3: White and Silver Edition should be coming this month, and compatibility for the HERO3: Black Edition should be available in December 2012.
You can download the new app here at the Google Play Store.
If you’ve ever had a cat, you’ve almost certainly spent an abnormal amount of time with a laser pointer in your hand as the cat chased it in futility. GoPro used some cats and laser pointers to show off its new GoPro HERO3 cameras and their powerful slow motion capabilities in its latest commercial, which you can see below.[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rgKToPCIkNI&w=640&h=360]
The new GoPro HERO3: Black Edition serves as the flagship of the new lineup with up to 1440p at 48fps, 1080p at 60fps and 720p at 120fps, all of which aid in the slow motion prowess of the new camera.
B&H has the new GoPro HERO3 Silver Edition camera in stock and shipping. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
No doubt that there’s a lot of excitement surrounding the new GoPro Hero3, and for good reason. It’s the best specs we’ve seen on an action cam to date. Check out the above promo video for the Hero3 Black Edition, which contains footage 100% from the Black Edition.
It’s solid footage and a very solid edit through and through – and makes me want to go jump off a waterfall…