GoPro launching new virtual reality camera, online platform

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Apr 182016



The race to create both the hardware and the software that will drive the emerging virtual reality market is heating up, and now GoPro has unveiled its latest plans to support VR filmmakers and fans.

At this week’s NAB (National Association of Broadcasters) event in Las Vegas, the company will unveil a new VR camera and launch a new VR platform for sharing immersive videos.

See also: GoPro Odyssey VR camera will cost $15,000, arrive in November

First, GoPro will show off its new Omni VR camera, which features six synchronized cameras in what the company calls a spherical array, but the housing itself looks more like a rounded square.

The six Hero4 cameras, plus the aluminum rig, which is lightweight and made for action shots, will be offered for $4,999 and will allow users to capture 8K video.

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Oct 062014


Introducing HERO4 Black, the most advanced GoPro ever. Featuring improved image quality and a 2x more powerful processor with 2x faster video frame rates, HERO4 Black takes Emmy award-winning GoPro performance to a whole new level. Incredible high-resolution 4K30 and high frame rate 1080p 120 video enable stunning, immersive footage of you and your world.

Features + Benefits:
• 2x the Performance – With improved image quality, a 2x more powerful processor and 2x faster video frame rates, HERO4 Black is the most advanced GoPro ever.
• Professional Video up to 4K30 – Records ultra high-resolution, high frame rate 4K30, 2.7K50 and 1080p120 video.
• Fast, Powerful Photo Capture – Captures high-quality 12MP photos at speeds of up to 30 fps.
• Built-In Wi-Fi + Bluetooth – Delivers enhanced connectivity to the GoPro App, Smart Remote.
• Protune —Now for Video + Photos – Cinema-quality capture and manual control of Color, ISO Limit, Exposure and more.
• Night Photo + Night Lapse – Customizable exposure settings up to 30 seconds for single and Time Lapse photos.
• HiLight Tag – Mark key moments while recording for easy playback, editing and sharing.
• QuikCapture – Power on and record automatically with the press of a single button.
• SuperView – Captures the world’s most immersive wide-angle field of view.
• Auto Low Light – Automatically adjusts frame rates for optimal low-light performance.
• High-Performance Audio – New audio system captures clean, high fidelity sound and nearly 2x the dynamic range.
• Improved Camera Control – New dedicated button enables quick access to camera settings. Simplified menus make navigating settings easier than ever.
• Ultra Wide-Angle Glass Lens – Enables engaging, immersive footage of you and your world.
• Selectable FOV – Three FOV settings—Ultra Wide, Medium and Narrow—allow for a broad range of perspectives.
• Durable + Waterproof to 131’ (40m) – Designed to withstand extreme environments and conditions.
• Wearable + Mountable – Enables immersive self-capture during your favorite activities.
• Compatible with all GoPro Mounts – 60+ mounts and accessories—and counting—for capturing a wide variety of perspectives and activities.
• GoPro App + Software – Control your camera remotely. View and share your content. Easily create gorgeous, GoPro-style videos.

Sep 302014

I think many of us have been waiting a long time for this upgrade of the Gopro Hero! 4k at last…