Showing posts with label GoPro. Show all posts
Showing posts with label GoPro. Show all posts

Video: Skier Falls into a Crevasse, Records it All on GoPro

Ever wonder what its like to fall into a crevasse? If so, this video will help quell that curiosity. It features skier Jamie Mullner, who fell into a big crevasse while skiing this past December. Fortunately for him he had his GoPro recording and everything turned out okay, but it is a bit of a scary situation, especially as his friends work to find him and get him out. Definitely a place that most of us want to avoid. Check it out below.

Video: Take A Wild Ride on the GoPro Winning Mountain Bike Line of 2016

At the end of 2016, GoPro invited mountain bikers from across the globe to share their favorite rides from the past year, promising to pick a winner for their favorite line. The winner, which can be viewed below, was submitted by Stevey Storey and was filmed as he bombed down a trail in British Columbia. This first person ride is fast and wild with a little bit of everything, including narrow, twisty singletrack; obstacles to avoid, and even places to catch some air. This is pretty much a dream trail for most mountain bikers, so sit back and enjoy.

Video: How to Make GoPro Footage Look Cinematic

I know there are a lot of Adventure Blog readers who own and use GoPro cameras to capture footage of their adventures. So when I came across this video, I thought that it was definitely worth sharing. It is a handy "how to" on ways to make the footage that you shoot look much more epic and cinematic. The GoPro cameras do a good job of shooting the action and the landscapes we visit, but there are some ways we can make those clips look a lot better. And even if you've been shooting on a GoPro for awhile, chances are you can pick up a tip or two from the video. I hope it helps!

Video: GoPro Invites Us to Meet the Karma Drone (Again!)

Yesterday was a big day for GoPro. That's because, after a three-month delay following a recall, it's much anticipated Karma drone has finally gone back on sale again. The Karma was unveiled last September, and then went on sale in October, only to be pulled from store shelves a few weeks later because of a design flaw that caused it to lose power mid-flight. That flaw has now been corrected, and the Karma is up and flying once again. In this video, we are reminded of what the Karma, when paired with a GoPro Hero 5 camera and the company's awesome new Karma Grip stabilizer are capable of. While it's true that GoPro has fallen on hard times a bit financially of late, their equipment is still top notch and easy to work with. Sure, this clip is essentially a commercial for that gear, but it is also an indication of what you can do with it when filming for your own projects.

Video: Behind the Scenes on a Danny MacAskill Video

Over the past few years we've all watched in awe as pro rider Danny MacAskill has done things on his bike that most of us didn't think was possible. After watching one of his videos, have you ever wondered how those amazing clips get made? This video takes us behind the scenes to show us how things are plotted and planned. In this case, it involves the final jump on his Cascadia film, which ends with him leaping off a 27 meter (88 foot) ledge to land in the water. It's all fascinating stuff. Check it out below.

Video: Diving into the Mayan Underworld

This video is a trailer for a much longer three-part documentary to come, but it gives us a great idea of what to expect. The film follows a team of divers – led by explorer Robbie Schmittner – who travel to the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico in search of the world's largest cave. They discover an elaborate system of submerged caverns that the Mayans believed was a gateway to the underworld. They also find artifacts and remnants of that civilization that have been waiting to be discovered for hundreds of years. It looks like quite an adventure, and I'm already looking for the full series to hit at a later time.

Video: GoPro Celebrates One Year Anniversary of the GoPro Awards

Last October, GoPro announced a novel program in which they paid users of their Hero cameras for sharing epic clips of their adventures. The program has become an overwhelming success to say the least. Over the course of the past 12 months, they have received submissions from 196 countries and paid out over $1 million in cash. To celebrate the first anniversary of the GoPro Awards, they've put together this short but sweet video comprised of clips from some of the best submissions the company has seen. The program still continues, so if you have awesome footage to share, find out how you can submit it here.

Video: Squirrel Grabs GoPro, Makes Own POV Movie

What happens when a squirrel grabs your GoPro camera and runs with it up into the trees? You get a squirrel's eye view of what it is like to hop along on branches high above the ground of course! That is exactly what happened in this video, with the little rodent picking up the camera and setting off on his merry way. The entire time the video is recording, giving us a unique perspective that we wouldn't normally see. Fortunately the squirrel was kind enough to give the camera back to the footage could be uploaded to YouTube. Check it out below.

Video: Inside the 2016 Tour de France (Stages 1-7)

Last year, many of the bikes used in the Tour de France were equipped with action cameras from GoPro for the very first time. These tiny cameras captured some amazing footage from inside the peloton, and the videos were so successful, that they were used again this season. In this clip below you'll get an up close and personal look at what it's like to ride in Le Tour, with some scary, crazy, and down-right amazing images from the roads of France. Think it's easy to ride in this world's most famous bike race? Think again!

Video: GoPro's Best Bike Line Contest Returns

Last year, GoPro and Pinkbike got together to sponsor a contest in which cyclists and mountain bikers were invited to film and submit their best line. Some of the entries were truly amazing, and as a result over $25,000 in prize money was given away. The same contest returns in 2016, and this video gives us a preview of what to expect. It is filled with some great clips that were part of last year's contest, with some truly jaw-dropping rides. Even if you don't plan to enter the contest, this video is worth a look. It'll leave you awe struck at the places that people will take a bike.

Video: Italy From Above

Take a scenic journey across Italy with this video, which gives us a fantastic view of the Italian countryside as shot from a drone. The video is the latest in the GoPro Awards, in which the camera maker gives cash prizes to the best short films created using their gear. In this case, those cameras managing to capture some enchanting shots of one of the most beautiful countries on Earth.

Adventure Tech: GoPro Delays Release of Karma Drone

It hasn't been a good year or so for GoPro. The action cam maker has seen a drop in sales, which is now hitting its bottomline in significant ways. Worse yet, one of the company's most anticipated new products – the Karma drone – has now been delayed.

Yesterday, GoPro announced its quarterly results, and to say that they were dire would be an understatement. The tech company saw its revenue drop by nearly 50%, and earnings plummeted from a $22 million profit for this quarter last year, to a $121 million loss this year. A major part of that swing was the company writing off older camera models that it discontinued.

But the news that is most disappointing fans of GoPro is the announcement that the release of the Karma has now been pushed back until the coming winter. It was originally expected to become available to consumers in the first half of 2016, but we'll now have to wait just a bit longer. And since winter doesn't technically start until December 21, it seems likely that the drone won't see the light of day until 2017.

In an effort to diversity its business, GoPro has been looking for other sources of revenue. The Karma is seen as one part of that plan, while investing heavily in virtual reality films is another. The camera maker has also revealed a special system designed to shoot 360º video in stunning 4k resolutions. But the current generation of VR is still in its infancy, and far from a sure bet, so it could be some time before these ventures start to turn around GoPro's fortunes.

Meanwhile, other companies continue to crank out new drones that are only becoming better and better. You have to wonder if the Karma will arrive a bit too late.

Video: Dropping a 60-Foot Waterfall in Mexico

If you're looking for a healthy does of adrenaline to get you week started, GoPro is here to help. This short clip takes us to the Rio Jalacingo in Mexico where kayaker Edward Muggridge drops a 60-foot waterfall called Tomato 2. Thanks to his helmet cam, we get a fist person perspective of the entire event.

Video: Curious Elephants Discover a GoPro Camera

Ever wonder what would happen if a group of curious elephants were to come across a GoPro camera? Well wonder no more, as this video settles the matter completely. While most of the giant pachyderms are content to just wander by the device, one can help but explore it closer. As a result, we end up with some great footage of these magnificent animals.

Video: More Footage of the GoPro Karma in Action

We still don't know a whole lot about the GoPro Karma, the company's first entry into the drone market. We know it's coming sometime in 2016, and while those working on the drone are being somewhat coy, they have hinted that it'll operate unlike the traditional drones that we're use to so far. We'll just have to wait for GoPro to reveal more information in time, but for now we have another test flight video that was released yesterday. It purportedly shows footage shot using the UAV as it captures snowboarder Bobby Brown and some friends on the slopes. As with the first preview video, the images look clear, clean, and very stable. I can't wait to find out more.

Video: The Year in Review with GoPro

It was another good year for GoPro. Not only did the company release a series of excellent new cameras, the footage that was captured on those devices continued to improve and become more refined. This video takes us on a 4+ minute look review of the year as seen through the lens of a GoPro camera, with some fantastic shots of some amazing places to remind us of all that took place in 2015.

Want to Win a Karma Drone From GoPro?

We all know that GoPro is working on a drone. It's called Karma, and its coming in 2016. We don't know how it will differ from the other drones that are already available on the market, but you can bet it will offer great support for using GoPro's action cameras. Now, you can sign up for your chance to win one of the first Karma drones that roll off the assembly line, as the company is giving away 100 of them to get the hype train rolling.

To enter to win simply go to this page, and enter your email address. The promotion runs through March 31, 2016, with the winners selected on April 15 of next year. Hopefully that indicates that the new drone will be released sometime in the spring, but GoPro has hedged their bets on a release date by saying that contest winners will be notified by Dec. 31, 2016. Chances are the Karma will be available before then, but exactly when it will arrive – and how much it will cost – remains a mystery.

Check out the promo video for Karma below, which was of course shot on a prototype model. The quality of the footage certainly looks promising.

Video: GoPro Shares Test Footage Shot With New Drone

Earlier this year GoPro announced that it was working on building its own drone that would be released in the first half of 2016. While the action camera company isn't quite ready to take the wraps off of that project just yet, it has shared some test footage captured with their new quadcopter. As you'll see in the video below, that footage is not only beautiful, but incredibly stable too. According to GoPro, the images shot here were not stabilized in post-production, but were instead captured this way using the new stabilization system on the prototype drone they were testing. Needless to say, it looks like their drone is going to be a real contender if this footage is any indication.

Video: GoPro Awards - Aurora Borealis

A couple of weeks back I told you about a new program from GoPro called the GoPro Awards, in which the company would actually pay up to $5 million per year for content that we capture using their cameras. The first videos that are part of the GoPro Awards series have begun to trickle out online, and this two-minute clip is one of them. While the exact location isn't mentioned, it appears as if it is in Iceland or perhaps Scandinavia, where the Aurora Borealis – aka the Northern Lights – are on full display. It is a beautiful video to say the least, and certainly deserving of some attention from GoPro. If this is what we can expect from the award winners, we're all going to be in for a treat.

Want to have an opportunity to see the Northern Lights for yourself? Mountain Travel Sobek's Best of Norway trip will allow you to do just that. The 11-day itinerary gives you taste of everything the country has to offer, including hiking in the mountains, cruising on fjords, and yes, the Aurora Borealis. It is definitely a great way to explore this setting for yourself.

GoPro Wants to Pay You for Your Video

Between the GoPro action cameras and the proliferation of drones, adventure filmmaking has exploded over the past few years. It has gotten to the point that we now have affordable tools at our disposal that will allow us to make some exceptional films that simply weren't possible a few years ago. Now, GoPro is even willing to pay you for those efforts through a new program called GoPro Awards.

The company is asking the public to submit their best photos, edited videos, and raw footage shot with a GoPro camera. They'll then review each submission, and award cash and other promotional materials based on their favorites in each category. Those categories include action, adventure, sports, animals, travel, and more. GoPro isn't being stingy with the cash they're paying out either. The action cam company says that it will give out $5 million a year for the best videos, which it will of course share on its media channels.

This is a good opportunity not only for budding filmmakers, but for GoPro as well. It gives us a chance to get our videos showcased in front of a large audience, and make some cash off of it in the process, while simultaneously giving GoPro a showcase for what their cameras can do. It is a steady stream of content for them as well, although it is debatable whether or not the person submitting the video could actually make more money on YouTube. Still, the possibilities are definitely intriguing.

Find out more about the program on the GoPro Awards webpage, where there are already some videos being shared. Then grab your camera and head outside to record your latest adventure. Who know, it just might make you some quick cash.