GoPro’s “On the Quest for Glory” Features Winter Olympians in the Hunt for Gold

This short video, shot 100% on the GoPro HERO3+, features Olympians “On the Quest for Glory” at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. It shows off the amazing preparation Olympic athletes endure with unique shots that GoPro cameras continue to deliver.

I’m fired up for the Olympics now….  Only 35 days to go!

GoPro App Now Available for HERO3 Cameras

GoPro’s mobile app is now available for use with GoPro HERO3 cameras. The app lets you control your HERO3 cameras’ settings + features.  Additionally, you can live preview your shots for easier framing.

A software update for the HERO3 White and Silver Edition cameras is required before using the GoPro app. You can find that update here on GoPro’s website.

The GoPro iOS app can be downloaded here on the iTunes App Store. The GoPro Android app can be downloaded here on the Google Play Store.

GoPro Android App Now Available

GoPro Android App

The recently announced GoPro Android App is now available for download.  The new app features full control of all camera settings  and remote viewfinder/preview on your Android device for shot framing.

It is currently compatible with Wi-Fi BacPac-enabled HERO2 cameras that have received the latest update from GoPro.  Compatibility with the HERO3: White and Silver Edition should be coming this month, and compatibility for the HERO3: Black Edition should be available in December 2012.

You can download the new app here at the Google Play Store.

Laser Cats Meet GoPro

Laser Cats Meet GoPro

If you’ve ever had a cat, you’ve almost certainly spent an abnormal amount of time with a laser pointer in your hand as the cat chased it in futility.  GoPro used some cats and laser pointers to show off its new GoPro HERO3 cameras and their powerful slow motion capabilities in its latest commercial, which you can see below.

The new GoPro HERO3: Black Edition serves as the flagship of the new lineup with up to 1440p at 48fps, 1080p at 60fps and 720p at 120fps, all of which aid in the slow motion prowess of the new camera.

Watch the GoPro Hero3 Black Edition Promo Video

No doubt that there’s a lot of excitement surrounding the new GoPro Hero3, and for good reason.  It’s the best specs we’ve seen on an action cam to date.  Check out the above promo video for the Hero3 Black Edition, which contains footage 100% from the Black Edition.

It’s solid footage and a very solid edit through and through – and makes me want to go jump off a waterfall…

GoPro Hero3 Black Edition Shoots 4K at 15fps, 1080p at 60fps, 720p at 120fps

GoPro HERO3

GoPro just revealed its Hero3 Black Edition action cam and really stepped up the game.  The Hero3 is 30% smaller and 25% lighter than the Hero2 and it sports a 2x faster image processor. The Hero3 is the first action cam to shoot 4K video.  Frame rates and resolutions include:

  • 4K at 12fps
  • 2.7K at 30/25/24fps
  • 1440p at 48/30/35/24fps
  • 1080p at 60/50/48/30/25/24fps
  • 960p at 100/48fps
  • 720p at 120/100fps
  • 854x480p at 240fps

The GoPro Hero3 also includes built-in WiFi for control via remote or by using the GoPro iOS and Android apps.  The Hero3 sports a sharper lens and reduced distortion, as well as improved sound over the Hero2.

The Hero3 Black Edition retails for $400 and will ship Monday, October 22.  You can check availability on GoPro’s website and at B&H Photo.

There is also a Silver Edition and a White Edition, priced at $300 and $200, respectively.  Both of these models offer max resolution of 1080/30p and will also do 720p at 60fps.

The key differences between the Silver and White Editions are photo resolution and Protune compatibility.  The Silver Edition offers 11MP still image capture while the White Edition offers 5MP still image capture.  Additionally, the Silver Edition offers compatibility with Protune as well as control over white balance.

“The most epic news in GoPro history drops tonight. Ready to be blown away?”

GoPro Hero3 Tease

That’s a quote from GoPro’s Facebook page about a half hour ago.  It has already accumulated over 4000 likes and 700 comments from GoPro fans teeming with excitement.

Recall the recent rumors of the GoPro Hero3.  Again, we have no word on specs at the moment, but it will surely have powerful WiFi features built-in to take advantage of the new GoPro app for smartphone compatibility (which already works with the Hero2).

Likewise, we would expect some resolution and frame rate improvements to (at least) match what Sony has done with its new Action Cams.

Stay tuned for the big news tonight!

UPDATED: Details on the GoPro HERO3 are here.