Although GoPro had their difficulties, they don’t give up from staying in the market. They have announced Fusion, a new spherical camera that captures photos, regular video and VR video at 5.2K resolution. GoPro plans to put the camera in sales this fall, but you can already apply for their pilot program which they will introduce this summer. If you’re impatient to see what it provides, they have released the video to show off Fusion’s capabilities.
In video and film production, timecode is the glue that binds all your footage and audio together. It means that in multicam shoots all cameras shoot the same moment in time for each frame. It also means that audio syncs perfectly with every camera. And it makes editing a whole lot easier, too.
With many DSLRs, mirrorless and action cameras, timecode just isn’t a part of their vocabulary. But it’s a much desired feature. Now, thanks to SyncBac Pro, timecode is available to the GoPro. Except, not all GoPros. Just the Hero4 Black & Silver models.
Shooting stable video of sailing from a moving boat has always been a near impossible task. Brushless motor gimbal stabilising rigs have become ubiquitous over the last two years or so. They have gotten to the point where they’re cheap enough and light enough that they are changing the way video of fast moving boats will be shot.
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GoPro has announced that they are cutting another 270 jobs as a part of their restructuring program. They had layoffs before, as they were on a rough path for the past year or so. After a seemingly good start in 2017, it seems not everything has been going as planned. So, they are once again trying to cut costs and maintain profitability by laying staff off.
Some of you might remember iPhonedo’s rather amusing comparison of the 2016 Karma vs the Mavic Pro a few months ago. At the time, he hailed it as the worst drone he’d ever flown. Now, the 2017 Karma re-issue is out, and he wanted to know if it had been improved. Aside from the fact that it’s stopped falling out of the sky, he says it does actually seem to have improved.
However, it is still the second worst drone he’s ever flown (the worst being last year’s original Karma). I think we all saw this coming, though. all they’ve done is fix the battery issue. There’s been no upgrades or added features to make it more competitive with the Mavic Pro. It’s the same old Karma, really. At the same price, too. Given the recent discounts on the Phantom 4, it’s difficult to see the Karma as a competitive option.
You just got to the top of the waiting list on a DJI Mavic Pro drone, congrats! It’s small and fun and you can take it everywhere. But what if you wanted a small hard bag to use when you throw the Mavic Pro in your day travel bag and keep it safe.
Turns out the best (semi) hard case for the Mavic is actually made by GoPro and its called the GoPro Casey.
Ben Journée of Side Project Films just showed me the best case for the Mavic Pro, the Casey. It perfectly fits one Mavic Pro and one remote. How awesome is that? And it only costs $50 or so.
So, it seems that even if the Karma drone fails again, GoPro can still have some connection to the drone world.
Looks like GoPro have decided to get back on their feet. After re-launching Karma drone, they seem to be preparing HERO6 for launch this year. If you remember, the company had problems with HERO5, so the production was delayed. The analysts predicted that GoPro might move to a 2-year production cycle, but apparently – this is not the case.
Keeping track of batteries is a pain. We have to change them so much more often in our cameras now. Especially since the advent of live view LCDs and video. So, most of us keep a well stocked supply of spares, particularly with small juice suckers like action cameras. But when you go out to shoot, how do you keep track of which are charged and which are depleted?
One option is to keep separate sections of a bag, or even separate bags for each. But things can often get mixed up easily. You could just write numbers on them and just use them sequentially, but that’s easy to lose track of. Here’s a solution from Knoptop that’s simple and pretty effective, just using some small rubber bands.
Selfie sticks are so 2014. And because of this, Ted Forbes has created the ultimate selfie stick for all the super-narcissistic souls out there. He named it Stork Mach 1, and it’s made for taking photos, video and live-streaming. In light or dark, in any climate, you can point that camera towards you and click. Now that’s a selfie stick!
Of course, this whole concept is a result of a joke. He created this ultimate selfie-stick as a “sister” to his smaller rig Sparrow M1. However, you can still get something useful out of this video and learn how to build a rig for mobile photography and videography.
For a drone surrounded in so much controversy, you think they’d rename it the GoPro Drama. From long release date delays, to falling out of the sky, and the inevitable recall, it’s not had a good time. GoPro even got to the point where they were giving away free GoPro Hero5 Black action cameras to Karma owners to convince them to return them.
GoPro have now issued a press release, though, that the Karma is set to be re-released at some point during 2017. They haven’t said exactly when that’ll be yet, just that it’ll happen sometime this year.