Posts Tagged ‘gopro’

Chinese Company Launches a $64 Competitor to the GoPro Hero with Beefier Specs

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If GoPro camera prices drop far below $100 in the future, you may have a Chinese company called Xiaomi to thank. Known for its popular smartphones that dominate the Chinese market, the company has launched a new product called the Yi Action Camera that aims to become the GoPro of China while costing just a fraction of the price.
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DJI Joins the Micro Four Thirds Standard: MFT Camera Drones On the Horizon?

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Olympus has announced that popular drone manufacturer DJI is the latest company to join the Micro Four Thirds System standard. The news suggests that there may be MFT-system camera drones somewhere on the horizon.
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Pilot Selfies Likely Caused Deadly Plane Crash, NTSB Investigation Concludes

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On May 31st, 2014, a small Cessna plane crashed in a field a few miles away from Denver, killing its pilot and passenger. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) just published a report with findings from its investigation, concluding that the crash was most likely caused by the pilot becoming disoriented while taking selfies of himself.
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First Sample Footage of the GoPro HERO4’s Upcoming 240FPS High-Def Slow Motion

GoPro is planning to release some firmware updates in February 2015 that will add new features to its HERO4 Black and Silver cameras. One of them in particular is 240FPS recording at 720p in the HERO4 Black, allowing the camera to shoot high definition and slow motion at the same time.

Brent Rose over at Gizmodo got his hands on the firmware update for an advanced look, and shot the sample video above at the 2015 Winter X Games. The footage was captured at 240fps and then played back at 24fps.
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Marriott Hotels Offers Guests Complimentary GoPro Cameras to Use During Vacations

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Getting a free camera to use probably isn’t a perk you look for when booking a vacation hotel, but that’s what Marriott Hotels has begun to offer at a number of their locations. 17 of the chains hotels are now offering guests a complimentary GoPro HERO4 to use during their stay.
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Apple Granted Patent for Action Camera, Causing GoPro’s Stock to Tank

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Apple is getting into the smart watch business, but there’s another market that may be in the company’s crosshairs: action cameras. Apple was granted a patent for a wearable camera today, and the news caused GoPro’s stock to tumble by around 12%.
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GoPro Announces HERO4 Update That Will Add Photo and Video Features

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GoPro has announced that it will soon be rolling out new firmware for its HERO4 Black and Silver cameras that will improve the devices’ photography and video capabilities.
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Camera Shake Could Be Used to Identify the Person Behind the Camera, Researchers Say

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Camera shake could one day be used to help track down people who record footage anonymously. Researchers say that footage captured by wearable cameras contain a “motion signature” that’s unique to the wearer — a hidden “fingerprint” of sorts.
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Seriously Epic Drone Footage from Iceland to Get Your Heart and Wanderlust Racing

If Patrick and Lee from Fstoppers and landscape/travel photographer Elia Locardi‘s goal was to get our hearts racing, they’ve succeeded in spades with the drone footage they just released from their time in Iceland. Read more…

Report: GoPro Plans to Start Making Its Own Camera Drones Next Year

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DJI better watch out, because the camera that is commonly attached to its most popular line of Drones might soon have a drone of its very own. That’s right, we’re talking about GoPro, and the Wall Street Journal claims the company is planning to release its own line of drones next year. Read more…