“Shaky video is dead!” proclaims GoPro after strapping the Hero 7 to an eagle

Oct 30, 2018

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“Shaky video is dead!” proclaims GoPro after strapping the Hero 7 to an eagle

Oct 30, 2018

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

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Ever since the GoPro Hero7 leaked online, the emphasis was on the new and improved stabilization. Then, the company promised “hypersmooth” and “gimbal-like stabilization” when the camera was announced. To show off the capabilities of the new Hero 7, GoPro strapped the camera to an eagle and let it fly over a soccer field. And apparently, they weren’t joking when they said that “shaky video is dead.”

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In the minute-long video, you can see for yourself how the improved stabilization in the Hero 7 works. You can even make a comparison with the GoPro Hero4 Silver: last year we featured a video of an eagle that stole this action camera and flew with it for a while. And the stabilization is evidently better in the latest GoPro Hero model.

I find it amusing to watch birds flying with cameras. And of course, it’s amusing to read YouTube comments as well. This one made me chuckle: “What application need[s] to be installed on the smartphone to control this drone? Angry birds?”

A while ago, eagles were used by Dutch police to knock the drones out from the sky. Luckily, this program was shut down after a while. Apparently, now these birds are used instead of drones. And in this video, the eagle demonstrates the GoPro Hero7’s stabilization in action – and it really seems to be improved over the older models.

[GoPro: HERO7 Black #Hypersmooth – Eagle Cam in 4K | GoPro]

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2 responses to ““Shaky video is dead!” proclaims GoPro after strapping the Hero 7 to an eagle”

  1. Burt Johnson Avatar
    Burt Johnson

    I used one for the past month on a tour through New England to catch the Fall Colors. One day I put it on the dashboard of my car and shot as we drove through brilliantly colored roads under tree canopies.

    The good — yes, this video is very stabilized directly out of the camera. I did not have to do any post stabilization to have usable footage.

    The bad — it is NOT 4K as all the ads imply. You can only get 4K on NON-stabilized video (the same shaky stuff you would expect when hand-holding or car-holding a camera that small). If you choose to use the stabilization, it only shoot 2.7K…

  2. DPJ Avatar
    DPJ

    GoPro only need to watch FPV Quad footage of late to see this kind of thing.