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  • GoPro HERO4 Black


    GoPro HERO4 SIlver


    Old HD3+ now becomes the HD4 Hero Silver with a few additions.

    • NEW - integrated Touch LCD screen on the rear.
    • NEW - Battery door on bottom of the GoPro
    • NEW - Settings button in place of Wifi button the side of the camera
    • NEW - Front LCD now has record and Wifi lights.
    • Same physical size
    • Has rear Bacpac port
    • LCD sleep ( save battery)
    • 4k-30
    • 2.7k-60
    • 12MP Stills - with own settings menu and NightLapse has intervals from 15s to 60m
    • Bluetooth capabilities
    • GPS, Environmental data (temperature, etc)
    • Internet streaming (secondary GOPs)
    • Many other features unconfirmed to be announced - Available 15th Oct regional based.
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  • GoPro HERO4 Black Camera Manufactured Refurbished for $149 only

  • Protune 3.0

    There is new firmware out for your HERO4 Black and Silver cameras, and it adds a key feature most often requested by professionals, exposure lock. This will be my third blog entry in the series in what makes Protune the best shooting mode on your GoPro. See the previous posts on the extended Protune 2.0 features for Hero 3+ and the original Protune post for HERO2.

    Protune continues in its flexibly in providing the ultimate control over your GoPro camera, but with last month's firmware update, Protune expands the control beyond that of Hero 3+ Black.

    In addition to the classic Protune NATIVE white balance (for wide gamut) and FLAT color profile (log for greater dynamic range), the new shutter control allows you to switch from automatic (default) to a locked shutter-speed related to your selected frame rate. For 24p capture, the new shutter options are Auto, 1/24, 1/48 and 1/96th of a second:

    For a 60p mode the options are: Auto, 1/60, 1/120 and 1/240. So for all Protune video modes the shutter can be set for 360, 180 or 90 degrees of effective shutter angle.

    The ISO Mode control when set to MAX, works identically to ISO Limit is the previous release, where the ISO will automatic range from 100 to whatever to set in MAX. I typical never want the sensor gain above 1600.

    A good use the shutter control feature is for removing the motion blur from low-light (indoor) slow-motion shots. When shooting at 120fps or greater, the camera will naturally open to a 360 degree shutter if isn’t daylight. This will make the slow-motion very smooth, but too dreamy for some action sequences. Using a 90 degree shutter will keep the motion blur to a minimum for these demanding shooting conditions.

    Switching to LOCK will disable any auto-exposure behaviors in the camera. In most lighted situations, setting the camera to a fixed ISO 100 is best, offering the lowest sensor noise. But all is not perfect, as GoPro cameras are designed for durability with no moving parts, there no iris (aperature) control. Fixing the ISO to 100 and the shutter to a longer than typical for action sports (normal is around 1/1000th second) often there will be too much light due to the wide open F2.8 lens. For daylight shooting you will need to add neutral density filters, and a lot. Fortunately the ND32 needed is available for direct lens mounting from this Polar Pro filter set (unfortunately they don’t sell the ND32 separately.) There are other options to adapt the GoPro lens mount to traditional filters like this from Snake River Prototyping, great for handling for those rare days when you need ND64. I’ve used them all with excellent results.

    Manual exposure is here, stock up on your ND.


  • GoPro (NASDAQ:GPRO) and Red Bull today announced they are joining forces on a multi-year, global partnership that includes content production, distribution, cross-promotion and product innovation. As part of the agreement, Red Bull will receive equity in GoPro and GoPro will become Red Bull's exclusive provider of point-of-view imaging technology for capturing immersive footage of Red Bull's media productions and events.

    Now it is marketing.

  • GoPro Camera Shots of 2015

  • Revenue of $400 million, Up 43% Year-Over-Year Non-GAAP EPS of $0.25, Up from $0.12 a Year Earlier


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  • It's getting regulated and limited more and more.

    Well, of course. It is capitalism and you have tons of parasites who want to live.
    Yet small number of people can not control masses if something becomes useful.

  • The fact that they're saying 2016 launch and missing the 2015 holiday buying season leads me to believe that development has been slower and bumpier than expected. Agree that the camera needs a revamp to be more aerial friendly. But the dynamic range is a much more limiting factor for me personally over the fisheye since there's at least bandaid fixes for that. The video lacked and real wow factor shots. No high speed tracking to really show gimbal stability. And some very typical gopro aerial shots showing clipped highlights galore.

  • Nope, mass market for drones is in very early days.

    don't think so. It's getting regulated and limited more and more. And it would be necessary to upgrade the GoPro in general and improve this too much wide angle lens with it's ugly distortion.

  • An actual GoPro Drone... explains why they were never really that cooperative with DJI.

  • they are just way to late for the party. The girls are all gone and married.

    Nope, mass market for drones is in very early days.

  • they are just way to late for the party. The girls are all gone and married.

  • Their drone video

  • Any good tips or FAQs on using Gopros with Glidecams?

    Good tip - get good gimbal :-) They are very affordable now and work much better for so light things.

  • Any good tips or FAQs on using Gopros with Glidecams?

  • apologies in advance if this is old news.

  • @BurnetRhoades

    Competition is good, and GoPro will progress.

  • I just have to say now, I hope that these other "inexpensive" but higher quality options, like from Blackmagic, replaces the GoPro as a choice for filmmakers where ANYTHING other than color correction is planned in post production. The super-fisheye footage is immensely difficult to deal with and all methods for flattening are only partial solutions or not effective.

    They're also frustratingly coy about the sensor specs on each model.

    If you're a filmmaker and you plan to use these for scenes where even the most mundane of effect will be introduced, don't use these cameras. If you do you deserve to be charged double or triple, now that there are better alternatives. LOL, sorry, had to get that off my chest. I now hate these cameras, ha-hah.

  • GoPro now offers a way to make money from footage

    GoPro has just launched a new stock footage portal that will allow users to make money from their exploits. Details are sparse at the moment and the exact pricing structure is yet to be made public.