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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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We recently featured several practical but effective techniques for creating the (by now) famous Matrix-esque ‘bullet-time’ effect — accomplished, in more than one case, by using an evenly spaced array of GoPros and some post-processing elbow grease. Clearly, the availability and portability of such cameras is catching on beyond conventional ‘action cam’ uses, and inspiring creatives of nearly any budget to create shots only A-budget Hollywood productions used to be able to pull off. GoPros make sense for such arrays, because they are forgivingly frameable (and decently affordable as far as rentals go). Now, another project has demonstrated what’s possible with these simple but adaptable cameras — in this case, built into a rig that can also be handheld. More »

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The iLeatherman* for filmmakers is very real. Case in point: let’s say you can’t afford the $400 GoPro HERO3 (or justify the purchase for whatever reason), but you still need a tiny HD rig that laughs in the face of danger, damage, and almost certain death — and you do own a smartphone. Meet G-Form’s waterproof/impact-resistant technology — your freefalling iPhone will survive a 100,000+ foot drop from space with it. The thing about that of course is, that same smartphone also has an HD video-capable camera built into it… you can see where this is going. Say ‘hello’ to G-Form’s G90 ‘Action Sports Camera’ cellphone cases — including variants for Android models. More »

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So you’re thinking about a GoPro HERO3 but you already have a HERO2? We’ve seen some full 4K samples of the new GoPro HERO3 Black Edition, now we’ve got not only a comparison between the new and old cameras from Jeff Foster at ProVideo Coalition, but some samples of the brand new 2.7K mode thanks to Jared Abrams at Wide Open Camera. Click through to check out the comparison and some behind the scenes from Jared’s motorcycle shoot. More »

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GoPro’s surprise announcement of the new HERO3 product line included an unexpected model, the new HERO3 Black Edition, which is capable of 4K and 2.7K resolutions. Two other cameras were also introduced, the Silver Edition and White Edition, which are lower-priced versions that max out at 1080p. WiFi is also standard on all new GoPro models. You might be wondering, how much better is the image quality on this new Black Edition camera? Check out the launch video below for some samples and more information about pre-ordering the camera. More »

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[Update: GoPro has announced three camera models, full details here] We knew it was coming sooner or later, but I don’t think many suspected that the new camera from GoPro would be quite this powerful. Industry pros and others were invited to a GoPro event in the Bay area tonight where the brand new 4K capable HERO3 Black Edition camera was introduced. Sony and JVC have been trying to get in on the action with their own POV cams, but when it comes down to specs, this new pocket cam from GoPro might be in a whole other league — and it’s even going to be compatible with the new Protune firmware upgrade that was just released. Click through for everything we know so far about the camera. More »

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It’s been a long time coming for many users of the popular GoPro HD HERO2, but the Protune firmware update first announced at NAB 2012 is finally being released. This free upgrade provides a number of features necessary for matching higher quality cameras in a cinema application, like 24p, a 35mbps recording mode, and a flat color profile. GoPro is also releasing their iOS app, which will allow remote control of all of the camera’s settings and give you a live preview of the image, as well as a number of other features. Click through for more details on the release. More »

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Speaking of action cameras — there are still plenty of GoPros out there, but many of them are unusable for certain situations because of distortion or the lenses have been cracked (which would certainly render them useless). Instead of buying a new camera, there are a lot of third party manufacturers that make lenses that will fit these tiny cameras. Not only that, but the process is relatively straightforward, as you can see in the tutorial videos embedded below. More »

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If you were handed 50 GoPro HERO2 cameras to disperse around the New York City streets what would you come up with? Actually, to step back for a moment, how on earth would you deal with the laborious task of controlling them all without an army of ADs poised to capture your multi-cam opus? Enter the recently launched GoPro Wi-Fi BacPac + Wi-Fi Remote Combo Kit and skater Ryan Sheckler’s demonstration run from the top of the Manhattan Bridge to the storied Lower East Side skate park in promo video New York City: More »

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If you’ve ever used a GoPro, you know how versatile they can be, but with their plastic bodies they can break rather easily. While a couple hundred might not seem like a lot to replace one, doing it more than once could get very costly – and for those who put their GoPros in serious harms way on a daily basis, it’s not a matter of if, but when, you’ll have to replace it. From Jim Clark comes a Kickstarter project aimed at creating an almost indestructible housing for your GoPro HERO and HERO2. More »

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The GoPro HERO2 was released a couple of weeks ago, but I wanted to mention it here despite being late with the news. I have no desire to make this blog exclusively about $10,000 cameras just because I’m in line for one, and this $299 weather-proof, shock-proof, idiot-proof wonder is a prime example. The HERO2 claims to be twice as sharp as the first version (though they’re both 1080p), with better low light capability and an 11 megapixel sensor. Unchanged from the first edition is the fact that it’s often used to capture envy-inducing activities, which the following video demonstrates perfecty (pretty much everything except the shark part): More »