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GoPro Released Updates for GoPro MAX Camera

GoPro released an update for its award-winning MAX 360-camera that unlocks awesome new options for spherical video and photo capture. New features include the addition of 3k at 60 frames per second, Time Lapse Video and Time Lapse Photo, all in 360 mode.

The availability of 3K video at 60fps gives users more flexibility when filming things that are action-oriented or anything that simply would look cool in slo-mo, from speeding down a mountain to simply tossing a frisbee. This 2x slow-mo mode also allows for more time to pan and zoom around the frame while the action is happening so you can get the perfect shot.

Also new is the addition of 360 Time Lapse Video and Time Lapse Photo – features already available in the single-lens HERO mode and now brought to spherical capture. Time Lapse Video mode in 360 means users have more interval options for capturing longer periods of time – ideal for a sunset or a scenic drive.

Time Lapse Photo is an exciting addition because it enables hands-free 360 photo capture during activity. Prior to this update, a MAX user would have to press the shutter button to capture a 360 photo, but in Time Lapse Photo mode, creators can select a single photo from all the shots taken or use the footage to create an actual time lapse.

“3k60 video enables more diversity in what you can capture and play back, particularly in high action scenarios,” noted Abe Kislevitz, Creative Director of Media and also one of GoPro’s earliest employees. “Adding time lapse video and time lapse photo provides additional options for shooting activities or moments with a greater amount of creative control.”

An additional feature of the new update extends horizon leveling capability in single-lens HERO mode to TimeWarp and Photo modes, allowing for more freedom in mounting and shooting without the worry of horizon lines.

An integral part of the MAX experience is the GoPro App – a one-stop mobile editing tool for 360 content that transforms footage into polished images and edits. The new firmware update allows for faster offload of MAX content to the GoPro App, which means you get to share more quickly.

GoPro #HomePro Challenge Celebrates The Great Indoors

With much of the world stuck at home, a new wave of creativity is emerging as people share the world from within their four walls, and GoPro wants to celebrate it.

GoPro is hosting the #HomePro Challenge through April 30, 2020. The challenge invites anyone around the world to submit their most creative videos and photos, shot on any device, for an opportunity to win a HERO8 Black or MAX camera and five years of GoPro PLUS subscription service. GoPro will choose five winners each day from all submissions tagged #HomePro on Instagram, Tik Tok, YouTube or Facebook.

Since the launch of the #HomePro Challenge, GoPro has received thousands of submissions and rewarded a variety of content from around the globe, including living room parkour craziness in Switzerland, an extreme backyard slip and slide in Massachusetts, rollerblade moonwalking in Brazil, and indoor fishing in Italy.

The shelter-at-home experience is global in nature, and in this spirit, GoPro has opened the #HomePro Challenge to videos and photos shot on any capture device, be it a smartphone, digital camera, DSLR, or, of course, a GoPro.

Entering is simple:

  •  Download the free GoPro App
  • Use the GoPro App to post a photo or video that shows GoPro your #HomePro moment to Instagram, Tik Tok, Twitter, YouTube or Facebook
  • Tell GoPro and show them how you #HomePro #GoPro – use these tags in your description of your post so GoPro can consider it for the daily prize.

The #HomePro Challenge will continue until April 30, 2020.

GoPro MAX is Now Shipping

GoPro announced that the GoPro MAX started shipping on October 25, 2019. It is available for immediate delivery from GoPro.com and also from retailers around the globe.

“MAX completely redefines what you can do with a camera,” said GoPro Founder and CEO Nick Woodman. “We named it MAX because it takes just about every aspect of a GoPro and pushes it to the maximum, be it unbreakable video stabilization, unbelievably wide angle video and photos, or the ultra-creative effects you can achieve with the companion GoPro app. MAX has become my favorite GoPro of all time.”

GoPro MAX is a waterproof (16 feet / 5 meters) dual-lens GoPro that maxes out on versatility – it’s like having three cameras in one. MAX can be used as a maximum-stabilized single-lens HERO camera, dual-lens 360 camera or next-level vlogging camera with its built-in front-facing display and shotgun-mic audio capabilities.

No matter how it is used, MAX delivers next-level, unbreakable video stabilization with Max HyperSmooth – GoPro’s highest performance stabilization, ever. MAX also features four digital lenses, including the new ultra-wide Max SuperView – GoPro’s widest field of view, ever.

Additional features include one-click 270-degree PowerPoint photos, in-camera 360 video and photo stitching and convenient keyframe-based editing of 360 content in the GoPro app. GoPro MAX is like no other camera in the world – perfect for innovative users looking to take their creativity to the MAX!

GoPro and Quik Apps Combine for Awesome Mobile Editing Experience

GoPro announced its new GoPro app update, which integrates the best of the Quik video editing app into the GoPro app, and introduces a fresh visual design, improved storytelling tools, and enhanced filter capabilities, all powered by a revving new software engine. This is the first in a series of GoPro app updates designed to create a single app experience for mobile editing with all the utility functions for controlling your GoPro from your smartphone.

GoPro app users will immediately notice design updates, from a visual refresh and a more modern UI to a more intuitive navigation. But the real fun begins with the updates to the storytelling experience, with an improved QuikStory multi-clip workflow, which enables the GoPro app to better identify meaningful moments in your footage and suggest awesome story compilations of your photos and videos, automatically. These stories will include recently-shot GoPro content and users can also add any photo or video saved in the media library of their smartphone.

Another new capability of the GoPro app is the ability to mix and match filters in a single QuikStory. This update hands users the keys to more than 20 filter options and the license to apply multiple filter types within the same multi-clip video. The result is a highly-customizable editing experience with infinite creative options.

The GoPro app update offers additional creative flex by removing draft limitations of the previous editing model. Now your QuikStory video will remain in an always-editable format so you can go back and make changes at any time. This new functionality is a critical improvement from the previous Quik pass-through workflow, providing GoPro app users with a more powerful way to manage their media and update their edits on-demand.

GoPro HERO7 Black is On Sale Now

GoPro HERO7 Black is on sale now at $50 off. The sale will end on Saturday, July 20, 2019, at 8:59 p.m. PDT. The sale only applies to purchases of HERO7 Black made on gopro.com. Offer is subject to availability while stock lasts.

TechRadar points out that GoPro HERO7 Black launched at $399.99. The sale puts the price of GoPro HERO7 Black at $349.99.

If you’re not up to speed on the newest GoPro cameras, the Hero 7 Black is the most senior of the three Hero models from the action cam leader, with the Hero 7 Silver and the Hero 7 White sitting underneath it. And with this latest GoPro price drop, it’s asking price is closer to the Silver model’s original list price more than ever

Features include:

HyperSmooth Video: Gimbal-like stabilization – without the gimbal.

Rugged + Waterproof: Dunk it. Drop it. Crash it. Tough as nails and waterproof down to 33ft (10m).

Voice Control: Hands busy? Just speak. Say one of 16 commands, including “GoPro, take a photo” or “That was sick” to tag an epic video.

SuperPhoto: Makes shots look amazing automatically with HDR, local tone mapping and noise reduction – in any light.

Live Streaming: Stream to Facebook Live, YouTube and more to share must-see moments as they happen.

TimeWarp video: Capture super smooth, stabilized time lapse video – even as you move through a scene.

In addition, GoPro HERO 7 Black has 8x Slo-Mo, a touch screen, GPS, and HDR. It is capable of 4K60p recording and Full HD capture at 240fps.

GoPro Fusion 360-Degree Camera Now Shipping

GoPro ushered in a new era of creativity with the announcement of its 360-degree camera, Fusion, which is now shipping to US and European customers. With its ability to capture immersive 5.2K 360-degree spherical content, Fusion captures everything around you, so you’ll never miss the shot. And gimbal-like stabilization makes sure it all looks super smooth.

The GoPro app enables users to control the camera, live preview their shots, and stitch, trim and share content right from their iOS smartphone. (Android coming soon.) On desktop, Fusion Studio (with Adobe Premier Pro CC plug-ins) enables OverCapture, which lets you re-frame and save traditional fixed perspective videos “punched out” from the large 360-degree video. Fusion, together with its apps, enables people to capture and share unique perspectives that are not possible with traditional single lens cameras.

A mobile OverCapture experience and new visual presets including Tiny Planet and PanoFlow will be released in early 2018, while ongoing software updates will continue to enhance the experience for users.

Fusion is already receiving praise for its outstanding design and engineering, earning a CES 2018 Innovation Award in the digital imaging category. Fusion is priced at $699.99 (US), €749.99 (EUR).

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.