Are you looking to capture some cool aerial photos for your indie movie?  Then this might be just what you’re looking for. The instructional video above showcases the Rotor Concept Quadcopter HPQ1, which is an ideal choice to capture aerial footage with a GoPro or small mirrorless camera. About the Quadcopter… Rotor Concept’s HPQ1 Quadcopter is the perfect solution to capture aerial video with your GoPro Hero or other digital cameras.  The quadcopter can carry a maximum payload of up to 12 ounces with standard blades, or up to 1.2 pound using optional high performance blades.  It’s controlled by a [More]
Here’s a great comparison video from Nate “Blunty3000” Burr pitting the undisputed King of the Action Cam Mountain – The GoPro Hero3 Black Edition – against the tough as nails upstart – The Ion Air Pro HD.  It’s Apollo Creed vs Rocky Balboa in a head to head POV matchup. From a cursory viewing, GoPro get’s the edge with it’s feature rich menu and stabilization technology, but the Ion Air Pro counter punches with it’s rock solid build quality and punchy color reproduction. Which one is the winner?…  That’s up for you to decide.  Let us know which one you [More]
One of the things we like best about GoPro’s Hero Action Cameras is that there seems to be no end to their applications and to the truly unique and extraordinary shots that you can capture with them.  All you need is a little imagination. The video above, Marc Donahue of Perma Grin Films shows off some of the coolest uses of a GoPro Hero (or I should say – GoPro Heroes) that we’ve seen in quite some time. For the first effect, Marc uses an array of GoPro Hero cameras mounted on (at least) two DIY rigs – a small rig [More]
Since the release of the GoPro Hero3 Cameras last fall, one of the biggest questions that fans of the GoPro action camera lineup has been this… Just what is the difference between the GoPro Hero3 Black, Silver and White Editions, and are they any better than the Hero2? The video above from eyeofmineGoProHDHero showcases the differences between the 3 Hero3 Editions and just what separates them from the previous generation, the Hero2. Hero3 vs Hero2, in a nutshell… Starting off with the advancements between to last 2 generations of GoPro cameras, the first thing you’ll notice is that the GoPro [More]
Ryan Connolly and Crew get their hands on a GoPro Hero3 Action Camera and give it the Film Riot Treatment and field test it as only they can do.  The boys mount the camera in several different ways to get some interesting shots in their snack inspired short film. Although the GoPro Hero3 is smaller than it’s predecessor, the GoPro Hero2, it does represent a significant step forward in image quality and low light capabilities.  This is especially true of the GoPro Hero3 Balck Edition, which rightfully holds the flagship position in GoPro’s Hero lineup. The Black Edition stands head [More]
PetaPixel compiled a group of stop-motion videos shot by people residing on the East Coast of the United States, who were battered by a brutal winter storm called Nemo.  The storm’s heavy snowfall and hurricane-level winds resulted in multiple feet of snow piling up in many areas that were among the highest totals recorded in history, including one town in Connecticut that saw 40 inches!   Here is a collection of videos created by snowbound folks who decided to point their cameras out their windows to capture beautiful time-lapse videos that show how quickly the snow piled up. The first [More]
BMSWEB compares the GoPro Hero3 cameras with their predecessor, the Hero2.  Since many of our readers have been asking, we thought we’d add some links to a spec comparison chart of all three GoPro Hero3 Cameras >>Here<<. My 2 Cents The GoPro Hero3 Black Edition rightfully holds the flagship position in GoPro’s Hero lineup as it does stand head and shoulders above the Silver and White Editions in low light performance, resolution and additional features.  It’s important to note that although the Hero3 Black Edition technically has 4k capability, it will only record 12 fps at that level, so it’ll only [More]
French Company Lehmann Aviation is now manufacturing a UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) specifically designed as a platform for GoPro POV Action Cams.  The Lehmann LA100 is basically a remote controlled flying wing with a mount on top for your GoPro cameras. Here’s the Press Release (via Photography Blog) Lehmann LA100 – WORLD’S 1st FULLY AUTOMATIC UAV for $1,200 USD Launch it. Wait 5 minutes. Enjoy your aerial images. BLOIS, FRANCE – Lehmann Aviation Ltd, the manufacturer of professional micro civil UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles), announced today launch of a totally new product – LA100, a fully automatic UAV which works [More]
Kai, Alamby and Lok C of DigitalRevTV are back (sort of).  In this episode, the gang take a break from their between season break to produce a low budget action trailer using nothing but the GoPro Hero3 Black Edition, and along the way, they discover the camera’s ups, downs, good points and not so good points. Can the GoPro remain the King of the POV Mountain? This looks like a job for Wong…  James Wong. The GoPro Hero3 is an impressive little camera.  GoPro have upped the ante in this camera’s performance while lowering it’s size and weight.  But although [More]
We love all those cool, extreme shots that you can get with a GoPro Hero2 or GoPro Hero3 action cam, and now a new way to to get those stunning, one of a kind shots has just flown into the picture. Meet the DJI Phantom Quadcopter.  This all in one solution comes pre-assembled and is ready to fly right out of the box, complete with a remote control unit and a camera mount that;s perfect for your GoPro Camera. Here’s the company schpeil >> The DJI Phantom not only has an attractive appearance, but also has a built-in Naza-M + [More]
EOSHD Takes a look at the new GoPro Hero3 and it’s functionality with the GoPro iPhone App. From EOSHD:  I recently picked up the Hero 3 Black Edition. It’s a great overall point-of-view camera not just a favourite of sports shooters. The size of a matchbox and it does 2.7K and 4K video all at a pretty high bitrate of around 45Mbit. Since a couple of days ago (Dec 14th) it has a new firmware update and iPhone app which gives you smooth wireless 24fps monitoring on the iPhone so I thought I’d give it a try. The Hero 3 [More]
Gizmodo took four of today’s leading action cams and put them in a head to head to head to head contest in a “Which Point of View Camera is the Absolute Best” Smackdown. In this test, the Gizmodo boys put the GoPro Hero3, the Drift HD, the Contour +2 and the Sony Action Cam to the test and compare their image quality, image stabilization, slow motion capabilities, audio quality, etc. (Read full article on Gizmodo) When all was said and done, the cameras placed as follows: 4th Place and 3 Stars went to the Drift HD 3rd Place and 3 Stars [More]
GoPro is the little camera company that could.  Witness their meteoric rise from obscurity to the undisputed Kings of the POV Camera World in just a few short years. It seems that there’s nothing that can hold these little cameras back, just like the people who use them.  Case in point – Joe Stone (featured in the video above – to lean more about Joe, you can visit his blog >> joesstone.blogspot.com). In August of 2010, Joe was in a speed flying accident that left him an incomplete c7 quadriplegic. Despite his devastating accident, Joe was determined to regain his [More]
Chase Jarvis’ resident video guru Erik listed his top 5 features that GoPro nailed with the new Hero3. Here’s what Erik has to say:  A few weeks ago when GoPro announced the new Hero3 cameras, we were lucky enough to be in attendance for the unveiling and even luckier to walk away from the event with a Hero3 Black Edition in hand – one of just a handful in existence.  To date, they have listened to feedback and made big improvements on each iteration of their Hero camera line and this is no exception.  The Hero3 Black Edition is a [More]
From ABC News:  Even if you’ve never heard of GoPro, you’ve definitely seen the footage it captures of extreme snowboarding shreds, death-defying leaps and epic wipeouts from impossible angles. “It continues to blow our minds that GoPro is what it is today,” said company founder Nick Woodman. For Woodman, the journey from guppy to Goliath in the camera world began on a surfboard in 2002. “The original goal for GoPro was to produce a camera that the average surfer could use to capture themselves and their friends while they were surfing.” And now, eight years after rolling out their first [More]
One of the great things about mirrorless cameras is that there’s such amazing and powerful technology being built in to small bodies that fit in the palm of your hand and capture incredible images. GoPro cameras don’t just fit in the palm of your hand though, they also fit on a headband, surfboard, bike handlebar, car, ATV, snowboard, skateboard, hula-hoop (yeah – we’re not kidding) or just about anywhere else you can think of… and these cameras will go anywhere you want to go – whether you’re jumping out of a plane, skiing, surfing, diving underwater, or being blasted into [More]