On 26 May current year, eight climbers went missing in the Indian Himalayas. Sadly, seven of them were found dead 20 days later, presumably by triggering an avalanche. A recently recovered GoPro footage shows what could have been their last minutes before the tragic event.
We’ve all had moments where we thought to ourselves “This would be the perfect opportunity for some bullet time!”. We’ve seen some DIY rigs in the past, as well as some not-so-portable solutions, but this looks like it could be just the ticket for throwing in your backpack alongside your GoPro.
Developed by filmmaker and inventor, Artem Gavr, The Wingo Pro looks to be an evolution of the coat hanger technique. A much more refined evolution, that offers a little more control over your shot. As in, you can actually angle the camera to eliminate the string and the hand holding it from appearing in the footage. It’s currently on Kickstarter, and it doesn’t look that bad at all.
When you bring together animals and GoPro cameras, you can get some really interesting shots. Kyle Naegeli aka The Fish Whisperer decided to take a dive into muddy waters of a local pond. But not literally – he strapped a GoPro onto a turtle, so it filmed the underwater world of its little home.
Well, that didn’t take long, did it? It was only just over a week ago that it was first rumoured that DJI was to enter the action camera market. And just yesterday when DJI started their countdown to an announcement that many suspect will be about the aforementioned action camera rumour. Now, a big leak of photos along with some specs seems to confirm that this is exactly what DJI is planning to announce on May 15th. The DJI Osmo Action.
GoPro Plus subscription service offers additional benefits to its users. Starting from 30 January 2019, all subscribers will have unlimited cloud storage space for videos and photos, instead of the 35-hour limit they had so far.
So, with Fuji, Sony and now GoPro picking up the “we’ll just add new features in future firmware” trend, it looks like this is just the way of things now. GoPro’s announcement today adds a few features to the GoPro Fusion, increasing functionality for filmmakers and 360° content creators. There’s also a new Fusion Studio as well as Premiere Pro & After Effects plugins.
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.