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What's next from GoPro Inc.?

Posted by Mark Kirschenbaum on

We spend a lot of time working on the interoperability between our products and GoPro Cameras. In doing this we uncover some features that may or may not make it into future products. Here are some of the bigger points: Micro Four Thirds Camera We foresee GoPro Inc releasing a Micro Four Thirds Camera in early to mid 2016 and expect them to try to compete with some of Black Magic's smaller offerings. This will be basically a souped-up GoPro HERO4 based upon the Ambarella A9 processor with detachable lenses, ability to set bit rates, white balances, etc.  SDK / Maker...

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GoPro HERO4 Session Undocumented

Posted by Mark Kirschenbaum on

GoPro HERO4 Session / Codname: Rocky Point Firmware version: HX1.01.01.00 (Based on GoPro HERO3+ Silver code base ARM/Thumb)Linux/ arm 2.6.38.8 Kernel Processor: Ambarella A7L_BUB (core freq: 156mhz, arm freq: 600mhz, idsp freq: 133mhz) Sensor: On Semi AR0835HS - High speed sensor supporting 8 Mp (4:3) and 6 Mp (16:9) up to 60 fpsFlash: Micron MT29F2G08ABAEA - SLC NAND Flash Parallel 3.3V 2Gbit 256M x 8bitDDR: 2GB, 377Mhz, LPDDR2 Power Management Unit: AMS AS3715 Accelerometer: bma2x2 - Bosch Sensortec MEMS accelerometerA2D: TLV320 - Automotive Catalog Stereo Audio CODEC, 8- to 96 kHz config.gz (Linux version 2.6.38.8) (See Open Source software for GoPro HERO3: http://gopro.com/support/open-source) Tricks Hold down top and wifi button for 10 seconds to reset to factory defaults...

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GoPro HERO4 Session for Skydiving

Posted by Mark Kirschenbaum on

(Photo from GoPro Bomb Squad Like them!) Good With its 1.5" cube form-factor and 50% smaller it's great for skydivers worried about snag hazards. The new mounts and one button recording make it a good camera for the weekend warrior. Waterproof without an additional case is great for water based sports.   Sleek wrist mount is perfect for Tandem Instructors using hand-cam. Bad The $399 price tag is expensive for its feature set (8MP stills / 1080@60fps - 25Mbps bitrate / Based on 2+ year old imaging core). The lack of interchangeable battery and HDMI limits using it as a primary camera or...

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GoPro LED Indicators vs Turned On Explained

Posted by Mark Kirschenbaum on

People have been asking me about a few companies making “GoPro LED Indicators.” In particular products called Cam-do GoPro LED and Pro On GoPro LED. In a nutshell, these products are extremely rudimentary and do not give you any feedback from the camera.  These indicators only show that the camera is powered on, nothing else!  It does not show: If it’s recording or in standby If it’s in the correct mode or even in the setup mode If the card is inserted, has an SOS error, or formatted If your battery is running low If card is running low These products...

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How to Install your GoPro Permanently

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This video shows you how to use a GoPro Low Profile Mount to permanently affix your GoPro to your helmet. This is generally recommened for skydiving helmets where you can drill into them, but can be used for other sports. Please use caution. Below is how the mount looks once installed.

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