Having become an early hit with extreme sports participants when they first launched, GoPro decided to go public in 2014 with shares initially priced at $24. In the subsequence months, that value soared, more than tripling in value at one point, peaking at $86.
After and seeing a massive drop in sales during the final quarter of 2015 compared to the previous year, GoPro’s stock responded by plumetting below a mere $12 a share, forcing it to cut 7% of its workforce. Now, GoPro are doing something about that by bringing on former core member of Apple’s industrial design team of over 20 years, Daniel Coster.
One of the last things you want to see while paddleboarding is a shark. The absolute last thing you want to see while paddle boarding is a shark leap out of the water and knock you off your board.
Last September, Google teamed up with GoPro to launch its 16-camera VR device, Odyssey. At $15,000, it was far from a consumer-grade device and even pushed the boundary of many professional uses.
GoPros might seem like small, cheap cameras that are practically disposable. But with the right light, an eye for composition and the bravery to take them to the extremes, GoPro cameras are capable of capturing incredible imagery.
To show off just how incredible life can be, GoPro has put together a promotional video that shows off some of the most impressive feats and beautiful sights ever captured by GoPro cameras. [Read more…]
DJI made some noise earlier this year when they dropped the DJI Osmo, a 3-axis gimbal system with a built-in 4K camera. With the exception of the microphone issues, which have been addressed, the device is an impressive one, putting out incredibly stable footage that competes with steady cam rigs many times its size and even more its price tag.
That said, there are always methods of improving DJI’s Osmo. One of those is to create a DIY chest mount as YouTuber Savi You has. [Read more…]
Shot almost entirely on GoPro cameras, and several years in the making, Hardcore Henry is hoping to set a new standard in action movies.
Described by Engadget as “A mix of Jason Bourne, Captain America, and Call of Duty”, it definitely looks like it’ll be different from pretty much every action movie we’ve ever seen so far.
While we’ve seen the idea before as short sequences in movies such as Doom, designed to mimic the game upon which the film is based, this is the first time an entire movie will have been shot from this perspective.
Action cam manufacturer GoPro has been in hot water lately, between recent lawsuits and steadily-declining stocks. But that isn’t stopping them from trying to up their game with the help of a few new acquisitions.