From time to time, we hear inspiring stories of lost cameras that crossed countries and seas and took years to be reunited with their owners. This interesting story comes from cyclist Aaron Chase, who found a lost GoPro while riding his bike. Four years later, Aaron found the owners and gave them back their memories.
GoPros are great to capture death defying stunts and extreme sports. But that’s not all they’re good for. Recording wildlife is another activity that’s high up on their list of uses. Their tough design allows them to easily withstand the elements. It also helps to fend off animal curiosity, and there are a whole lot of curious animals out there. Very curious. And some very confused.
This particular video shows a seagull taking a rather keen interest in one person’s GoPro while they were feeding it in the Cies Islands, Spain. Deciding that the GoPro (or should that be GullPro) would make an interesting meal, the gull picked up and took off. After a brief circling of the area, the gull did finally come into land, allowing the owner to get their camera back.
This year has been tough on GoPro. Shortly after they had to recall their Karma drones, GoPro is shrinking. They recently announced that they are about to cut 15% of their overall workforce in order to cut operational costs. The company’s been operating at a loss and they decided to take radical measures to get back on track. A few days after this announcement, GoPro launched a new product for HERO5 and HERO4 users.
I was expecting great things from the YI, as it is getting quite popular review, but I was quite blown away with what you can get for $250. I mean, the YI 4K is half the price of the GoPro, which you would think will put it with the knockoffs bin. But no. It actually scored much higher than the HEro 4 on our tests.
Of course, different people care about different things, so score may vary a bit for you, but all and all, I think it was a very clear cut, and if you judge value for money, it really is a no brainer ( see our comparisson table below)
The YI 4K made a huge buzz when it was launched. I mean $249 for the 4k YI vs. the $450 of the GoPro Hero 4 Black? Take my money. We have a full review coming coming soon, and so far we like it. Till then we took a few still and crops from our GoPro hero4 black vs the YI 4K. Some are graded, some are not graded, some are full 100% crops and some are full view. All are taken using the flat color profiles.
See if you can tell which is which. Put your score in the comments below.
GoPro, like many companies, tends to keep pretty quiet when it comes to new products, letting very little out until an official announcement is ready to be made. Official news, therefore, on the GoPro Hero5 is pretty much non-existent, although the rumours and speculation are plentiful.
GoPro CEO, Nick Woodman recently told Christian Times that they will “definitely release three new devices before the year ends”, but he did not specify what these products would be, or when they would be getting released.
Nature is a wonderful thing – there are times it entrances us with its hypnotic beauty…and there are other times when it just makes us laugh a ball off. Today, we’re exploring the latter.
Wyatt Green of Boater’s Outlet was chilling with the fishes (literally, no metaphor implied) at Lake Powell in Utah when things got a little frisky. While filming some tiny fish swimming around him (why, exactly, we’re not sure), one of them leapt from the water and quickly got to second base with Wyatt, latching onto his nipple. (Yes, Mr. Media Censorship, men have nipples, too.)
Usually when comparing action cameras we assume they are built strong enough and compare them by footage quality, battery stamina and features.
However, what happens when you put these cameras to their durability extremes? Kai of DRTV took four cameras to the test: GoPro 4 ($500), XiaoYi ($60-$80), AMK5000 ($72-$90) and a vibratorcam (which we will ignore for the sake of this article). While each of these cameras have a slightly different set of features, this very-Kai-style test is not focused on any of them. This is a pure durability stress test:
“What will they think of next,” was a phrase I used to hear my grandmother say. While civilization is still busy committing the oldest of sins in the newest of ways, Google has teamed up with GoPro to bring a truly new revolution to the world of virtual reality (in case real reality was just too boring for you).
Yesterday, at Google’s I/O event, they unveiled a collaborative project called JUMP. The JUMP camera rig pairs the ever-popular GoPro camera (or, rather, 16 of the bloody things) with Google’s JUMP assembler, a high-powered video processing platform, to create 360-degree, 3D stereoscopic video that can be viewed on your smartphone using Google Cardboard. Basically, you can “look around” the video in the same way that you would look around your real world (just with a cardboard box pressed to your face).