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Taking Flight Creative LiveIn the past two years, the aerial cinematography industry has really taken off (get it?). What was once only an option for people with sky-high budgets (okay, I’ll stop) now has a delightful low-cost for entry-level equipment. With that said, piloting drones and snapping off great shots is far more complicated than owning the right gear. In fact, there’s a veritable plethora of information that you should know before your drone ever leaves the ground. Luckily, our friends over at CreativeLive have you covered. In their upcoming course, Taking Flight: Drone Photography & Video, Jeff Foster will teach you everything you need to know in order to get started with aerial cinematography. More »

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Drone FireworksMost of us here in the U.S. celebrated our nation’s independence yesterday by donning patriotic garb, barbecuing, and, of course, craning our necks skyward in order to see all the pretty fireworks. However, even if you think you witnessed the most beautiful Fourth of July fireworks show, I promise, you ain’t seen nothing yet. A drone was flown right into a fireworks display in West Palm Beach, Florida, offering viewers an up close and personal look at the brilliantly explosive spectacle. More »

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HERO3Plus_black_cluster1In the first three months of 2014, GoPro brought in more revenue than they did in all of 2011 ($235.7 vs.$234.2 million) . So it’s not too surprising that the company is officially going to go public, with the hopes of raising $100 million dollars in their IPO. With all of this money talk, and the potential to branch out into more markets, one has to wonder if the company will ever release a pro version of their little HERO cameras, or maybe even a true interchangeable sensor camera? More »

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hack 3Now that we have post production software like Photoshop, many effects processes that used to be done in-camera (or at least while shooting) are now being done after all of the shooting is over. However, photography magazine COOPH has produced a video that demonstrates 7 super cheap and easy camera hacks that will produce certain effects in-camera, helping you bypass hours of post work. Continue on for the helpful video. More »

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GoPro 3DIf you’re feeling a little like the footage you’ve been taking with your action camera lacked a little bit of — action, you might want to check out the rig GoPro demonstrated at this year’s NAB, the 3D Dual Hero System for the Hero3+, which allows users to record synchronized footage with 2 Hero3+’s that you can later convert to 3D with GoPro Studio. However, as you might suspect, there are inexpensive DIY solutions in case the $199 price tag isn’t conducive to your budget. We have all the specs and features of GoPro’s 3D system, as well as helpful tutorials on the entire 3D capturing process , including how to build a DIY 3D rig for less than $25. More »

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Action Cam testOver the last several years, action cameras have exploded in popularity, becoming the go-to piece of gear for many extreme athletes and adventurists, as well as filmmakers. Though it is considered the best, as well as the preferred action cam for most, the GoPro isn’t the only one  out there, which is why Gizmodo put not one, not two, but six of Spring’s leading action cameras head to head in this comparison video. Find out how the GoPro Hero 3+ Black, the Sony Action Cam 2 (HDR-AS30V), the JVC Adixxion GC-XA2, the Garmin VIRB Elite, the Drift Ghost-S, and the Ion Air Pro 3 performed. More »

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No Film School at the Tiffen : Steadicam Booth NAB 2014Camera stabilizers of all types and weight capacities are becoming more accessible for everyone, and this year the company that started it all are offering competitively priced solutions for independent filmmakers and GoPro enthusiasts. Click through to watch our interview Tiffen at Steadicam’s 2014 NAB booth: More »

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Tenba NAB 2014A satisfying part about being a filmmaker is being able to neatly stash your precious equipment in beautiful bags so you always know where things are. Tenba has been making bags for over 30 years, and at this year’s NAB we got to check out a few of their new offerings, including the world’s first backpack solution for hardcore GoPro users, new airport backpacks and attache cases. Click through to watch the video from the floor in Vegas: More »

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LuuvThere are many stabilization options out there for action cameras and smartphones, several of which we’ve covered here. With all of them ranging in price, ergonomics, and technology, but the LUUV stabilizer, created by a team based out of Germany, not only has an interesting design, but can do some pretty cool things for all of you GoPro/smartphone filmmakers. Continue on to find out more about this stabilizer, currently running a campaign on Indiegogo. More »

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wideopencamera-gopro-mount-10Wide Open Camera, who is no stranger to GoPro mounts and cages, has designed a new version with the help of Snake River Prototyping. Besides being cheaper and more modular, this mount is capable of mounting any of the GoPro cameras released in the last few years, from the HD Hero to the camera released last fall, the HERO3+. Click through for more on pricing and what the mount can do for you. More »

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GoPro tipWhether you’re shooting on a large cinema camera, DSLR, or even your smartphone, there is no shortage of stabilization tools out there that are built to help you keep your footage steady. If you’re shooting on an action camera, there are a bunch of options for you, too, like the EasyGimbal, STABiLGO, Morpheus, and a host of others, but YouTube user MicBergsma offers a super simple stabilization trick that quite honestly made me say, “Man, why didn’t I think of that?” Continue on to check out the video. More »

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Video thumbnail for youtube video Watch Felix Baumgartner Freefall from the Stratosphere in This New Beautiful Video from GoPro - No Film SchoolBack in 2012, Felix Baumgartner successfully become the first person to break the sound barrier outside of a vehicle in a freefall 38,969.3 metres or 127,852 feet (over 24 miles) above the Earth’s surface. He reached a top speed of 1,357.64 km/h or 843.6 mph before slowing down and coming to a safe landing in New Mexico. While there is plenty of amazing POV footage out there, this new footage released by GoPro taken from the HERO2s attached to his body is as thrilling as any Hollywood action movie. Check out the breathtaking 8 minute video below: More »

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GoProAt the time of the announcement of Letus’ 1.33X Anamorphic Adapter for the GoPro, the AnamorphX-GP, there wasn’t any footage to share in order to show you what you can expect, nor was there a release date. Now, Jared Abrams of Wide Open Camera has uploaded a couple of videos that give his first impressions of the adapter, as well test its capabilities, and Letus Direct says its estimated availability date is set for the end of the month. Continue on to get your first glimpse of some GoPro Hero 3+ footage through Letus’ anamorphic eye. More »

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Letus 1.33X Anamorphic GoPro HERO3 PlusSome of you might already be asking why anyone would want this, but really you should be asking why this didn’t happen sooner. All joking aside, there are some cool side effects and very real benefits to this new GoPro 1.33X Anamorphic Adapter from Letus. They’ve already introduced an adapter for DSLRs and other large sensor cameras, and now they’re taking things to the miniature level with the new AnamorphX-GP, which will essentially turn your 16:9 GoPro footage into a much wider 2.39 aspect ratio with a simple de-squeeze in post. Check out more below. More »

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Back-Bone Ribcage for GoPro HERO3We’ve already seen the GoPro HERO3 get some interchangeable lens abilities thanks to the Novo modification from Radiant Images and View Factor, but that system is a rental only, and according to the designer would retail for around $30,000, based on the work involved and the low volume. Well, now we’ve got a much, much cheaper solution that you can actually own, the Ribcage from Back-Bone — which will be available in a fully-modded camera with C-mount, or a DIY mod kit for a camera you already own. Check out more details below. More »

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Video thumbnail for youtube video Buck the Redneck Tech Shows You How to Install a GoPro Sensor Into a RED SCARLET - No Film School[Attention: this is not real.] There we go, with that out of the way, if you’ve got a RED SCARLET, but you’d like to put in a sensor that renders beautiful skin tones and can give you ultra slow motion, look no further than the GoPro. In the video below, Buck the Redneck Tech goes through the process of installing the GoPro inside the SCARLET, and you can follow along at home with your trusty RED and GoPro if you’d like. More »

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Tehkron CagePro for GoPro HERO3The GoPro HERO3 has really brought the popularity of the ultra-portable cameras to a whole new level with incredible performance in a very tiny package, but there are still some major gripes from filmmakers who are trying to have more control over their image and want a better way to power and mount the device. In comes the Tehkron CagePro. The cage is designed not only to let you power your GoPro with the very popular Canon LP-E6 batteries (used in cameras like the 7D and Mark II/Mark III), it will also let you attach filters to the front of the camera to better control exposure (rather than just letting the camera set a very high shutter speed). Click through for more on the cage. More »

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Phantom 2 VisionWhen talking about drones, it’s impossible not to talk about DJI’s Phantom quadcopter. And the combination of the Phantom and GoPro’s action cameras seemed like a match made in heaven — and maybe it was, but DJI has announced the release of the Phantom 2 Vision, which comes with its own onboard HD camera, as well as some other upgrades. Continue on to see just how well the Phantom 2 Vision performs in flight, as well as a side by side comparison between its onboard camera versus a GoPro Hero3. More »

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gopro-hero3-hero3pWhen the GoPro Hero3+ was released a week ago, the question on everyone’s mind was what improvements and updates were made to the newest member of the GoPro family. There are quite a few side-by-side comparisons of the Black Editions of the Hero3 and the Hero3+ that test the video and audio quality at different settings of both models, including low-light and SuperView. To see just how much (or little) the performance of the Hero3+ has improved, check out these videos after the jump: More »

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Hero3plusReady for a GoPro upgrade? Good, because GoPro announced today their newest family member, the Hero3+, which is smaller, sharper, and more powerful than before. With the more options at your disposal, like “SuperView” and low-light modes to help you maximize your image quality, as well as an array of handy accessories, the Hero3+ looks like an upgrade to an already great action camera. Continue on for all the details and a promo video to show you what it can do. More »