GoPro has announced that it has become a title sponsor for the Vail Valley Foundation’s extremely popular Mountain Games, a celebration of mountain sport, lifestyle and music. The GoPro Mountain Games will be held June 6-9, and will see athletes from around the world compete in nine sports and 25 disciplines including running, cycling, climbing, rafting and slacklining. We’re sure this year will see GoPro provide even more ways for athletes to share the experience with the world.
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What has been missing from most action camera videos are those great aerial shots – the kind we see in pro bicycle races and other sporting events. Of course most people don’t have a helicopter at their disposal but what about a UAV – because they’re not just for shooting at the bad guys anymore.
The Lehmann LA100 Unmanned Aerial Vehicle works with the GoPro Hero 2 and 3 cameras and can fly to heights up to 300 feet for five minutes – which could be enough to time to get some aerial “b-roll” for your next daring video. Video after the jump
Why aren’t YOU in the picture? Most action cameras provide a “first-person view” as in the camera sees more or less what you see. What is missing is… YOU. But now Dutch film producer Thijs Vrij has created an action camera mount for GoPro and other cameras called the 3rd Person View.
This device essentially consists of three parts, which includes a waterproof adjustable waistband with a carbon fiber backplate, an alloy adjustable camera pole and a locking/release mechanism to mount the camera. As with other camera extenders it puts you into the action but this one is a wear and forget, and allows you to be in the action. Vrij is currently looking to raise funds via a Kickstarter project. Read the rest of this entry »
The company that makes a number of products for other companies bought a stake in rugged camera maker GoPro. Foxconn is widely known for making Apple’s iPhone and iPad but also makes the Sony PlayStation 3 and Microsoft’s Xbox 360.
This week GoPro announced that Foxconn purchased 8.88 % of the company for $200 million, which puts GoPro’s value at $2.25 billion. Not a bad deal for GoPro. And probably not a bad move either. GoPro reportedly couldn’t meet demand for the holidays, and Foxconn certainly knows how to deliver. While Foxconn came under scrutiny after a wave of employee suicide attempts the contract manufacturer has reportedly increased pay and improved worker conditions.
Still, let’s just hope GoPro cameras aren’t used to show any Foxconn employee suicides.
Rugged camera maker GoPro announced this week that it has released an app for its HERO3 cameras. It allows users to control the action camera’s settings and features, while offering a live preview to help make framing of that perfect shot all the easier. The app will work with an Android or iOS smartphone or tablet, and is compatible with the HD HERO2 camera with Wi-Fi BacPac or the HERO3 with product software update.
The app even allows access of GoPro’s photo and video of the day. GoPro go! Video after the jump
This week GoPro announced the release of its new HD HERO3 camera, which will be available in white, silver and black. But most impressively the new edition of cameras has been reduced in size whilst adding new features such as built-in Wi-Fi. The new line of GoPros don’t just deliver high definition video, as these support 4K and 2.7K video resolution so those who dare to film their exploits will soon be able to see it in ultra high resolution! Video after the jump
As we’ve noted action cameras such as the GoPro are great for providing a way of sharing your experience on video. But what is missing is the ability for you to be in those shots. We’ve seen some devices, such as the XShot Pro Camera Extender as a long handle for users to hold to get into the shot, but this is hardly particle for those on bicycles or motorcycles.
Dirt bike enthusiast and mechanical engineer Daniel Madsen opted to create another way to get in the shot with the BoomPro, a helmet mounted pole extender. The rod is designed to be flexible so that it can adapt to the curvature of the wearer’s helmet. Video after the jump
A knight is just one type of potential hero who suited up in armor, just as many of our brave soldiers today wear a type of armor. But even for a hero not heading into battle armor can come in handy. Marc Ellis saw the need for armor for a different kind of hero, namely the GoPro HD Hero 2 action camera.
Ellis wasn’t satisfied with what on the market and produced his own housing made of aluminum and stainless steel. It is reportedly waterproof to 300 feet – compared to GoPro’s own case which can handle 200 feet. The case also features a quartz lens port, and includes nine mounting points, so it ups the ante from the official cases in both counts. The Hero Armor is currently in development and Ellis is raising money on Kickstater. Video after the jump
Capturing the moment of triumph on video is easier than ever thanks to numerous wearable cameras, and this year the industry leader GoPro looks to maintain that lead by offering an iPhone/Android app that is compatible with the Wi-Fi BackPac, so users can control up to 50 Hero2 camera from a handset! This could allow large organizers in bike tours to capture action from multiple angles, or let race organizers in a variety of sports record footage from around the course without the need of multiple cameramen.
The app will allows users to view recorded footage, but the next step coming from the app will be the option to stream live video to a smartphone. The app will reportedly be free while the Wi-Fi kit is just $99.
The WiFi BacPac is a small module that attaches to the back of your existing Hero camera giving it WiFi capabilities. The companion dual-button remote (which is both weatherproof and wearable) then lets you control the BacPac-equipped Hero from a range of up to 600 feet. Even better, the remote can control up to 50 different GoPro cameras simultaneously. Video after the jump
Last week GoPro released its new Dive Housing for its HD cameras, and it didn’t take long for some users to post videos – such as the above one that shows Italian skydiver, BASE jumper, wing suit flyer and international model Roberta Mancino along pro surfer and world renowned free diver Mark Healy sharing a moment with sharks!
The video above was shot in the Bahamas with the new Dive Housing from GoPro.
This week GoPro announced the launch of its new Dive Housing, which features a large flat glass lens that allows for maximum photo and video sharpness underwater and in all resolutions. This new housing, which is compatible with all HD HERO cameras, mounts and accesses is waterproof to 197 feet (60 meters), and can be used for diving, snorkeling or any deep sea adventures.
It comes with protective lens cap, tether string and even assorted mounting hardware, and is available now for those looking to take a dive.
Even if you’re not quite up to the level to compete in the Winter X Games you’ll feel like you are there on the course thanks to GoPro. While the company isn’t technically taking you to Winter X Games Aspen, it is the 2012 premier winter events sponsor for the games, as well as the Winter Dew Tour and the US Ski and Snowboard Association. The kind folks at GoPro also provided the video above to help viewers get into the winter spirit. Game on!