Posts Tagged ‘gopro’

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…

Red Bull Raises the Extreme Video Bar with Interactive 3rd Person 360º Little Planet Wind Surfing Video

Red Bull is known for its clever advertising and incredible collection of sponsored adrenaline junkies. So, to make the most of both of these assets, the company recently decided to pair up with wind surfer Jason Polakow to create one of the most intense and immersive ‘tiny planet’ videos you’ve probably ever seen.

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GoPro Survives 17 Months Bouncing Around a Riverbed After Filming Its Final Moments

GoPros exist to take quite a beating… they are action cams after all. However, as much as GoPro might put its products through the wringer to test them and ensure they’re up for anything, it’s unlikely they expect one to survive what the one in the above video did.

The functioning camera managed to survive in a riverbed for 17 months! And not only did it survive, the footage of the camera’s final moments was still safe and sound on the memory card inside.

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This Small, Portable Flash Cube Can Pump Out 1,500 Lumens of Light for Your GoPro or Smartphone

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One of the biggest weaknesses of mobile cameras is shooting in low-light. The sensor can’t usually handle it very well, and the built-in light sources are usually… well… crap. Here to help with that is Lume Cube, a product currently being funded on Kickstarter that hopes to quite literally light up your smartphone and GoPro imagery. Read more…

A Winter Not-So-Wonderland: Buffalo Man Unleashes His Drone Into a Massive Snow Storm

Jim Grimaldi lives in West Seneca, NY, a suburb of Buffalo that was hit hard by the massive snowstorm that has left many people trapped inside their homes surrounded by 5+ feet of snow. And while a blizzard might not seem like the ideal time to take your DJI Phantom drone out for a spin, that’s exactly what Grimaldi chose to do.

In the process he captured the 4K video above, which gives you an idea of the conditions in Buffalo from inside the storm on Tuesday, when snow was falling at about 4-inches per hour according to the Washington Post.

(via Laughing Squid)

DIY Project Turns a Cheap Antique Store Camera Into the Perfect Shell for an Unused GoPro

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Have you ever bought a GoPro just to realize that your life might not be quite as extreme as you initially thought? We’ve seen it before, and that’s exactly what happened recently with Instructables user Brooklyntonia.

But rather than watching her GoPro Hero 3 collect dust on a shelf, she decided to create an unlikely pair by Frankensteining together her unused GoPro and an old AGFA Ansco Shur Shot she had lying around. Read more…