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GoPro footage teases how stable its drone really is

GoPro footage teases how stable its drone really is

Drones may have not yet littered our skies, but they do already litter product brochures and retail sites. Many of them come with their own camera for fun and profit, but a lot also swear fealty to GoPro's line of action cameras, long considered to be the authority in that field. Now, however, GoPro is trying to spread its wings almost literally by entering into the UAV market itself. Not only has it formally acknowledged the existence of such a project, it is now also teasing how buttery smooth footage taken from its quadcopter will be.

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GoPro wants you to send them your videos and photos

GoPro wants you to send them your videos and photos

Since inception, GoPro has been no stranger to using fan-made media to promote the cameras they've been shot on. Movies and photographs captured with GoPro devices are the primary point-of-engagement media for the company - unless you count the billboard-centric photos of athletes craning their necks with cameras on their helmets over the sides of cliffs, of course. To attain that media, GoPro has so far been fairly behind-the-scenes with content creators. Now they're planning on getting it all out in the open.

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GoPro Hero+ debuts with WiFi and a low price

GoPro Hero+ debuts with WiFi and a low price

These days, GoPro has a wide range of action camera models, all at varying price points. Unfortunately, the most budget friendly model, the standard Hero ($130), doesn't include one of the most useful features: WiFi connectivity. In order to get WiFi, users would have step up to the next model, the $300 Hero+LCD. Well, GoPro has now addressed that gap, announcing the new Hero+. Featuring WiFi and priced at $200, it fits nicely between the previous two cameras.

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GoPro on a balloon found after 2 years with stunning Earth shots

GoPro on a balloon found after 2 years with stunning Earth shots

The GoPro line of action cameras, especially when paired with drones, have yielded a massive library of photos and videos that would have been otherwise impossible to take using commercial equipment. But when paired with a weather balloon, things get even more dramatic. In 2013, a group of five students from Arizona did just that and launched the GoPro into the atmosphere. Sadly, they lost track of the camera during after its reentry. Good thing they recovered it two years later in good condition because the footage it had stored is truly a sight to behold.

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GoPro Odyssey is a 16-camera VR rig priced at $15k

GoPro Odyssey is a 16-camera VR rig priced at $15k

Back in May at Google's I/O conference, GoPro unveiled a 16-camera virtual reality rig intended to work with the new Google Jump platform. Now, the camera-maker has announced the final version, known as Odyssey, which is available for purchase. That is, if you have $15,000 in spare change on hand. And if you're a professional content creator and producer." And GoPro accepts your application.

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Knog Qudos hands-on: lights for GoPro at night

Knog Qudos hands-on: lights for GoPro at night

This week in Berlin we've had the opportunity to have a peek at the Knog Qudos, a set of lights for mobile photography. This light pack is being promoted as a GoPro companion, but is able to attach to a variety of mobile camera units. It's USB rechargeable, waterproof up to 40M, and shines brightly with a whopping 400 lumens of light.

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GoPro adds video Trim + Share to app and cameras

GoPro adds video Trim + Share to app and cameras

GoPro cameras are everywhere today and a lot of the time what you want to share is only a few seconds long. Unless you happen to be by a computer and have the time to cut a clip out of the video, you end up having to share the entire video and point people to a time marker to see what you want to show them.

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SLICK GoPro stabilizer takes the shake out of the action

SLICK GoPro stabilizer takes the shake out of the action

GoPro has revolutionized the action photography market by making action footage, whether live or recorded, not just fashionable but also accessible. But just because you're shaking with excitement and adrenaline doesn't mean your action video has to as well. Save your viewers the headache and the nausea with SLICK, a motorized stabilizer that's dedicated to making your GoPro footage look more, well, pro. With an idea that's so simple you wonder why no one has made it before, SLICK smooths out your videos without requiring any other attachment other than SLICK itself.

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Fotokite Phi drone is a flying camera on a leash

Fotokite Phi drone is a flying camera on a leash

While consumers drones become more advanced with features, the way to use them through remote controls or mobile apps also becomes more complex. Drone maker Fotokite has debuted its first consumer model, the Phi, that aims to make aerial photography as easy as holding a leash. The Phi has the now-standard quadcopter design, but with a retractable tether, allowing it to fly between 1 and 26 feet away from the operator, while automatically recording from a user-supplied GoPro camera.

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Man flies through tiny mountain crevasse wearing wingsuit

Man flies through tiny mountain crevasse wearing wingsuit

This month GoPro published a video of what it says may have been the most technical and difficult BASE jump ever successfully pulled off. The video shows a man who dons a wingsuit and uses it to soar down a mountain in the same manner as a superhero, flying squirrel, or sugar glider, only with an extra dose of technical precision -- he navigates it through a small crevasse in a rock formation in the mountains, a stunt you'd otherwise only see in the movies.

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Meerkat adds GoPro support to its app

Meerkat adds GoPro support to its app

Meerkat, the livestreaming app that was squashed under the weight that is Twitter's own Periscope, has decided to branch beyond mobile devices by adding support for GoPro's HERO action camera. So far the app has support for the HERO3 camera, and in the near future it will also support the newer HERO4 camera. With this, GoPro's legion of users can use their action camera and Meerkat to live stream video footage of their adventures and traipsing from their GoPro camera.

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GoPro to release video-editing mobile app later this summer

GoPro to release video-editing mobile app later this summer

During a recent investors call, GoPro president Tony Bates revealed that the action camera-maker is developing a mobile app that let users quickly and easily edit their footage after it's been shot. Bates added that the app is "in the final phase testing" already, and should be released before the end of the summer. It was clear what platforms the app will hit (though iOS and Android seem likely), but the ability to trim and edit footage almost immediately after shooting will definitely enhance the GoPro experience.

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