GoPro’s stock might not be in the best of shape, and their product lineup might take a massive cut, but that doesn’t mean they can’t continue to have fun with their highly-regarded action cams.
This year, GoPro cameras will be placed inside the base of the iconic gramophone award given out at the Grammys.
Appropriately called the GRAMMYcam, this clever contraption will be used to give users a trophy perspective of the glitz and glamour behind the Grammys.
The video captured with the GRAMMYcam will be mostly used in Grammy Live, an online stream of the Grammys that starts five hours before the official show begins and continues on through the night, showing off other award ceremonies and behind-the-scenes footage otherwise not broadcasted. However, CBS producers will also have the option to broadcast live streams from the GRAMMYcam during the standard broadcast as well.
As you might expect, the process of building a Grammy around a GoPro is no easy task. Inside each of the stand-in awards is a disassembled GoPro, custom rigged to wirelessly transmit the recorded footage back to the broadcasting center. Powering the devices are batteries, adding a whole new level of complexity, especially considering how many are given out.
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If you’re wondering what happens to the GRAMMYcam when the night is over, no need to worry. Winners of the Grammys don’t actually take home the iconic gramophone trophy that they’re handed on stage. These act as stand-ins, while their real ones are later mailed to them with their name and details engraved into a plate on the front.
It’s certainly one of the less adrenaline-fueled uses of GoPros we’ve seen, but that doesn’t mean it’ll be any less entertaining. You can tune in to Grammy Live on February 15 to see how it all pans out.
[via Fast Company]