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Sennheiser’s MKE 2 Matches Audio to GoPro HERO 4 Videos



Sennheiser points out that we can record extraordinarily vivid films on our actions cams. The audio, however, is often ordinary. That has changed!

Audio specialist Sennheiser has launched the MKE 2 elements microphone. Thanks to its innovative and windproof and waterproof design, the new microphone for GoPro HERO4 Black and Silver cameras lets you capture incredible, high-quality sound even in the most demanding conditions.

The Sennheiser MKE 2 elements is the first microphone to be GoPro-verified for seamless operation with the GoPro HERO4. And just like an ultra-rugged GoPro camera in its protective housing, the new mic has been specifically designed to be tough enough to go virtually anywhere, and easily withstand conditions such as water, wind and snow.

Rugged, waterproof, and uniquely capable of the elements, the MKE 2 elements can take on virtually anything GoPro users throw at it – even activities like surfing, climbing or mountain biking. It is based on a professional Sennheiser miniature microphone design that has been enhance to make it nearly immune to snow, water, ice, and wind, with an elastic suspension cutting out structure-borne noise.

It comes with a robust dedicated back cover for the GoPro HERO4 that ensures seamless, easy operation and a rock-solid waterproof connection with the camera housing. Further proof from the elements is provided by a special foam windshield that, unlike a conventional foam or hairy shield, continues to reduce wind noise for clear sound even when it gets wet.

The MKE 2 elements action mic for GoPro HERO4 Black and Silver cameras will be available starting April 24, 2017. Get ready for your next adventure!


GoPro Mobile Creative Suite Makes Editing Simple



GoPro logoGoPro had previously announced the acquisition of two leading mobile video editing apps: Replay and Splice, to deliver ultra-convenient and powerful mobile editing solutions to GoPro and smartphone users worldwide.  On May 3, 2016, GoPro presented the new mobile creative suite of Quik and Splice, two creative tools that help manage, edit, and share all of the content from your GoPro cameras and mobile devices.  These two apps make up GoPro’s Mobile Creative Suite.

Quik mobile appQuik helps you make beautiful videos with just a few taps. It is the fastest and easiest way to create awesome videos from your GoPro or smartphone footage. It offers automated simplicity. Splice brings desktop editing software power that is perfected for your mobile or tablet. No matter your skill, Quick and Splice enable you to edit like a pro.

Use Quik to turn your photos and clips into incredible videos perfectly edited to your chosen soundtrack. Quik automatically analyzes your footage to find the best moments, add beautiful transitions and effects, and syncs all of it to the beat of the music.

Choose from 28 unique video styles, each with unique filters, transitions, graphics, and font. You can add custom text overlays, title slides, and emojis. Pick a song from Quik’s diverse library of great music or use a song from your own library. Every Sunday, Quik surprises you with ready-to-watch videos made from related moments on your mobile device.

Splice mobile appSplice gives you more manual control. It puts the power of a professional desktop editor at your fingertips, allowing you to choose your favorite moments and customize your video. You can pick your transition style, trim clips, add filters, show off an epic shot in slow-mo, and more. Splice works great with photos, too.

Use one of the huge variety of free soundtracks that Splice offers, or use a song from your iTunes library. Trim and mix multiple tracks, and adjust the volume to fine-tune the audio. You can add sound effects or narrate the video with the built-in voice recorder.


Slick Stabilizer Is A Motorized Camera Steadycam



Slick StabilizerNobody likes watching video that’s bouncing and jerking around the frame. Some cameras come with built-in stabilizers to try and solve the problem. But those kinds of stabilizers can only do so much. There are high-end solutions like the Steadicam harness. But they’re very expensive and require special training to operate. Wouldn’t it be great if there were a middle ground between these two solutions? That’s where the new Slick Stabilizer comes in.

Slick Stabilizer is compatible with GoPro cameras. Using standard GoPro mounts, users can attach Slick to any of their favorite accessories – like a helmet, a pole, a dog, a chest mount, a drone, or even a surfboard. Slick is also the world’s first waterproof stabilizer. Slick can be used with water sports like surfing, sailing, kayaking, and kitesurfing. Here’s how Slick works:

SLICK uses motors and sensors: each of the camera’s motorized three axes is driven by a micro-controller, so that the camera stays perfectly level regardless of the kind of terrain you’re moving on.

SLICK is compact and very simple to use:

1) Attach your GoPro camera to SLICK

2) Attach SLICK into your favorite GoPro mount — they are all compatible

3) Switch it on and kick off the action!

Slick was launched thru a successful Indiegogo campaign. The product is currently in development and Slick’s designers are hoping to unveil a prototype soon. It’s still possible to preorder a Slick thru the Indiegogo page at an early bird price of $229.00.


GoPro HERO4 Session is Now $199



GoPro HERO4 Session 199GoPro has lowered the price of their HERO4 Session, just in time for the holiday shopping season. It was first released in June of 2015 with a price of $399. In September of 2015, the price was lowered to $299. Now, you can purchase a GoPro HERO4 Session for just $199.99

The HERO4 Session packs the power of GoPro into the company’s smallest, lightest, most convenient camera yet. It features a rugged and waterproof design, an easy one-button control, revolutionary battery efficiency, 1080p60 video and 8MP photos.

At the time I am writing this blog, the GoPro HERO4 Session is being sold for US $199.99. In addition, GoPro is offering a free GoPro Gift Bag, free 2-day shipping, and a 30 day money-back guarantee with every GoPro camera order. It is likely that at least some, if not all, of these offers could change as time goes by.

GoPro points out that the one-button simplicity and waterproof go-anywhere versatility of the HERO4 Session makes a perfect holiday gift. The camera is about the size of an ice cube and weighs only 2.6 ounces. It is also Bluetooth and WiFi enabled, which makes it easy for people to use their smartphone to view, edit, and share content from their GoPro to social media sites like Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and more.


GoPro HERO4 Session is Light and Durable



GoPro logoGoPro’s new HERO4 Session is the smallest, lightest, most convenient camera yet. The catchphrase for this camera is “So small. So stoked.” It is designed for athletes who want a simple way to film themselves in action. HERO4 Session will be available for purchase on June 12, 2015.

HERO4 Session features a rugged and waterproof design and an easy one-button control. It is a small, cube shaped GoPro that is easy to wear and mount. It weights just 2.6 ounces (74g). An athlete can attach it to a helmet, a bike, a kayak, or whatever else they can think of. The HERO4 Session will also be useful for filming family vacations.

Use HERO4 Session to capture video in a variety of resolutions. The video format is h.254 codec and .mp4 file format.

The camera can record a continuous video loop that overwrites itself until you press the shutter button to stop it and save. It has a SuperView feature that can capture a tall perspective (4:3), which allows you to capture more of yourself and your surroundings in the shot. That content is then dynamically stretched to a wide perspective (16:9) for full, immersive, widescreen playback.

You can use the camera to take burst photos. It can capture up to 10 photos in 1 second. Or, take a time lapse photo at 0.5, 1, 2, 5, 10, 30, and 60 seconds.

It comes with specially designed mounts and accessories that give you more mounting options. There is a Low-Profile Frame that sits low on a table or other surface. The Standard Frame can be used with GoPro mounts to create a wide array of ultra compact gear setups. The Ball Joint Buckle lets you move the camera around without having to stop and unmount the camera.

There are two different editions of this new GoPro: HERO4 Session, and HERO4 Session/Surf. The HERO4 Session comes with 1 curved mount and 1 flat adhesive mount, while the HERO4 Session/Surf comes with a surfboard mount, an FCS plug mount, and a camera tether.

Both the HERO4 Session and the HERO4 Session/Surf have a 1030mAh lithium-ion rechargeable battery. Each comes with a micro USB cable, a standard frame, and a low-profile frame.

The HERO4 Session, and the HERO4 Session/Surf are each priced at $399.99. They will be available for sale as of July 12, 2015.


GoPro HERO + LCD Camera has Touch Screen Convenience



HERO_LCDsmGoPro has announced the availability of its new HERO + LCD camera. It can capture life-like high definition 1080p60 video and 8MP photos. It also has a convenient touch display that makes it easy for shot framing, settings control, and access to an all new in-camera video trimming feature.

The HERO + LCD is rugged and has housing that is waterproof to 131′ (40 m). Built in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connect the HERO + LCD to your GoPro App-enabled smartphone or tablet for easy camera control and shot preview when your camera is out of reach. The GoPro App allows for easy content sharing to Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and more and it combines with the new in-camera video trimming feature to form a convenient content sharing solution.

The HiLight Tagging and in-camera video trimming make it easier to identify and share your favorite moments. HiLight Tagging lets you mark key moments while recording and during playback so you can easily find them later. The all new video trimming feature allows you to create short clips in-camera for easier sharing without a computer.

HERO + LCD will be available for purchase in the United States at authorized GoPro retailers and GoPro.com beginning June 7, 2015. HERO + LCD will sell for $299.99 MSRP. International availability will begin July 12, 2015.