Portable action Cameras – a bright future?

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The portable action camera market has been forecast to reach a grand total of 9 million units shifted by 2018. Consulting company Futuresource also states that the US and the UK will collectively hold about 46% of the overall market. What we can learn from this immediately is that this sector is growing on a worldwide basis. What it doesn’t tell us is in what way it’s going to grow. What sort … [Read more...]

The 2015 guide to Gopro Alternative Action cameras

Garmin Wirb elite 4

GoPro has certainly become the standard for which all other action cameras are measured, but with the newly updated, 4k capable Hero4 Black reaching $500, or the Gopro Hero4 Silver (featuring an LCD touchscreen) and Hero3+ Silver models reaching price points of $350-$400, the budget conscious buyer may be looking for cheaper, but still impressive, alternatives. Here we focus on five worthy … [Read more...]

GoPro Speedriding in the French Alps – up for a spin?

Gopro Speedriding with ski in the mountains - an exhilarating experience

This week we celebrate skying with some breathtaking views of the french Alps (Val d'Isere): Anybody can have a go at it, for a quite sensible fee. there are several ski clubs dedicated to ski speedriding. Tips: Bring your GoPro helmet mount or strap with you to speedriding, so you can lock your camera correctly. keep your camera in its waterproof housing, but do add an anti-fog … [Read more...]

GoPro to cover NFL sport events – a new cinematographic experience!

GoPro NFL deal, will help to cover sports events in a new immersive POV experience.

Nothing beats a GoPro hero camera for immersive action footage. Redbull has made copious use of this, and we enjoyed some quite amazing shots, in some of the most esoteric situations, as a result. However, the technology has not made its way into bigger sport events, even as drones (yea, Phantom, we are talking about you) and a broad palette of mounts make for a native combination. That is, … [Read more...]

Slow motion with Gopro Hero4 Black ? – Now you can!

gopro slow motion

One of our bigger pet peeves with the new GoPro Hero4, is that despite being packed with the great Ambarella 4A chip (see our first review of the GoPro Hero4), the camera has not been used to its fullest.   Most importantly: - video shooting at 720p quality and 240frames per seconds. This is important to be able to play-back in slow motion with Gopro cameras. - improved electronic … [Read more...]

Slackline across the Grossglockner

slacklines between grossglockner peaks

The two well known peaks of the Grossklockner mountain (the highest in Austria), form a perfect gap for a very specific type of stunt: slackline! Despite (maybe because of?) a cold-weather, high-wind, high-risk, cold-temp, athlete Mich Kemeter stroll across the highline, barefeet of course:   The 45m line sits at an impressive 3,770m of altitude. With very little sunlight and … [Read more...]

Black Friday Gopro coupon code

Black Friday Gopro coupon code

The holiday season is just upon us, and this Friday is the opening bell. As usual, we recommend you spend quality time at home, and shop online. Nothing beats the comfort of your sofa, the peace of mind, free shipping and hassle free return. We already made a list of great ways to save money on the purchase of your Gopro. But, before you go and buy, make sure to check that you make use of all … [Read more...]

GoHat – Your new Gopro head mount

Gohat - the best Gopro head mount

The Gopro, designed to operate in demanding environments, is a prime candidate for point-of-view shooting (POV). This recording mode places the camera from the user viewpoint. The audience sees events through the leading actor's eyes, as if they were experiencing the events themselves. The Gopro head strap was born as a mean to easily shoot in POV mode. It's biggest shortcoming however, it is … [Read more...]

The Secret Gopro Coupon code

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Hint: Gopro coupon codes for their cameras or accessories are very, very difficult to find. As a rule the chance of getting one of these are similar to winning the lottery.  But you can find ways to get your Gopro camera significantly cheaper, and sometime even free! Read on to find the jewels and your Gopro camera significantly cheaper. Where can I get a Coupon for a GoPro? With a large and … [Read more...]

7 essential Gopro Travel Accessories

underwater with Gopro

A lot of adventure explorers, amateur sporters and travelers swear by the powerful but small GoPro Point-Of-View cameras. One of their key advantage is the broad selection of accessories to use with the cameras. However when traveling, a key wish is to travel light! So how can you make the most use of your Gopro Hero camera, without bloating your backpack? Especially that the accessories have … [Read more...]