The season of giving is upon us – which becomes immediately obvious whenever you walk into a store and you’re overwhelmed by Whamageddon. If you want to avoid the Christmas music and prefer to do your shopping online, then have no fear, DIYP’s 2021 Holiday Gift Guides are here to rescue you with some of our favourite new releases of the year, as well as a few old favourites that always seem to find a place in our gear bags.
Shortly after the GoPro HERO 10 Black appeared in the market, the first problem appeared as well: the camera seemingly overheats in only 20 minutes. GoPro even admitted the problem, but now it’s offering the solution to it. With the latest firmware update, your HERO 10 shall overheat no more.
Have you ever wondered what a bear does in the woods? We finally get to find out after a Wyoming man found a lost GoPro camera on a hunting trip containing footage apparently shot by a black bear!
Dylan Schilt from Laramie, WY, was out on an archery expedition when he stumbled across what looked like a lost GoPro camera lying on the ground. He says on his Facebook page that when he got back to camp he charged the camera and couldn’t believe what he had found.
So GoPro announced its latest round of action cameras in the form of the GoPro Hero 10 recently. As usual, it’s seen a lot of hype, although perhaps a little less than in previous years. One thing there’s definitely been no shortage of, though, is reviews. Overall, they’ve been largely positive, talking about the slow-motion, stabilisation and other features.
But it seems to have one huge flaw – at least for some users. When shooting 5.3K 60p footage with “zero airflow”, it’ll overheat and stop recording in just 20 minutes. YouTuber GadgetsBoy highlighted the issue in his review video, and GoPro has confirmed the limit and gone on further to say that the 4K 60fps limit is 25 minutes.
Who doesn’t love a Rube Goldberg machine? Recipient of the GoPro Awards, Cree Osner created this delightful video shot on a GoPro HERO8 Black and the GoPro MAX. Cree glued some peanuts to a domino and then had to wait a further 14 hours in a bush for a squirrel to set the machine off, that’s dedication!
GoPro is soon to announce the HERO 10, its next flagship camera. As it usually happens, some details have already leaked, telling us more about it before the official launch. The recently leaked photos show us that the HERO 10 will have the same design as its predecessor, the HERO 9. But there will reportedly be some improvements, too.
GoPro has announced Open GoPro, a new platform for software developers to modify the behaviour of their GoPro Hero 9 Black cameras to better suit their needs or to build it into another product through the use of WiFI or Bluetooth. The capabilities of the new Open GoPro API allow for things like checking camera status, remote control, and even SD card access, amongst others.
The Open GoPro API is hosted by GitHub and is targeted towards developers, tinkerers and hackers that want other devices to be able to interact with the GoPro Hero 9. Full documentation is provided, along with tutorials and some complete demos in various languages including C, C#, Python, and Swift.
My favorite thing to do when riding on a train is looking out the window and fantasizing while listening to music. I haven’t ridden on a train in ages, so this Jason Shron’s video brought back the memories. It shows you the world from inside a train as it slowly glides along the tracks. But there’s a fun twist: that’s not a real train, and neither is the world around it. Jason built a miniature version of everything and put a GoPro inside the model train to film its journey through the mini-world.