GoPro AppThe minds at GoPro have been busy lately. Earlier this month, the company pulled the wraps off its long-awaited app for the iPhone and iPad. When combined with the optional WiFi BacPac for the Hero2, the application can link to multiple cameras to change settings on the fly, as well as preview video and photos without having to remove the camera from its case or mount. Even better, the software is free, though GoPro will ask you to pony up around $60 for the WiFi add on. While the app is only available for Apple devices at the moment, GoPro says an Android version is in the works.

That's exciting and all, but not nearly as much as word that the new Hero3 has officially hit the market. The Hero3 Black Edition is a full 30 percent smaller than its predecessor, which means its also a quarter lighter. Designers made the gadget twice as powerful, though, building in 1440p video at 48 frames per second, 1080p at 60 fps, and 720p at 120 fps. Even more surprising, the camera can click off 12-megapixel photos at a staggering 30 shots per second. WiFi is now built in, and the Black Edition includes the handy WiFi remote. Check out the videos below to see the new gear in action while we update our holiday wish lists.





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      Ducman69
      • 2 Years Ago
      What they don't tell you is that this is not raw footage. They have used stabilizing programs, such as dual-axis plugin in Adobe After Effects to create imagery so smooth. The Hero3, unlike a lot of cameras after all, doesn't have built in image stabilization (yet alone a good one). The audio on GoPros has also usually sucked hardcore, which is likely why they just play music.
        Ducman69
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Ducman69
        And with regard to motorcycles, many years ago I was use a super cheapie VadoHD, and it comes out just fine: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7jR4Ggb-yw Put it in the chinpiece for better audio and protection from the elements.
        PiCASSO
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Ducman69
        Touche...
      tump
      • 2 Years Ago
      Apparently, I fail at life.
      n.bob2
      • 2 Years Ago
      720p at 120fps... the sweet spot I've been waiting for! (note to people.. that feature is only for the high end $400 version)
      WillieD
      • 2 Years Ago
      Nice advertisement.
      Devonblue4u
      • 2 Years Ago
      ought a Hero 2 last Oct. Although the Contour GPS was on the shortlist 'cause they could stream to smartphones (iOs & android), bought the H2 cause they stated the Wifi Bacpac was coming in December '11. Then January '12. Then February. March. April. Then the Summer 2012. Finally bought the Wifi Bacpac sometime in June, but the app for the damned thing wasn't (and still isn't) available for my N7000 GNote. So that makes the Wifi Bacpac a $100 record-only button that goes on the wrist. Add the fact that it broke on the last ski trip to Whistler, and I had to wait a month to get it back after a warranty software re-flash. Love the camera, hate that it seems like the owners have to wait while the details get worked out. I got so upset that it took this long for the video streaming to the smartphone to go prime-time that I bought a Contour GPS anyway. And a Recon Instruments Mod Live wearable HUD that goes into my goggles for skiing. They work perfectly together. I can see what I'm shooting with only a 1/2 sec delay via lower power Bluetooth. The GoPros are higher power WiFi, and the delay is about 2-3 sec on the videos I've seen on YouTube. Both have apps available, so I can use either independently or all three (phone, camera, HUD) together. AsI said before, great camera for video (H3 Silver edition is basically a H2 in a slimmer box - same 720p/120fps), but sweat the details BEFORE you put out the next gen cameras.
      snap_understeer_ftw
      • 2 Years Ago
      I'm not a HUGE dubstep/electro fan but I have to say that the Gopro people have a knack for choosing the right music to go with their promos
      RodRAEG
      • 2 Years Ago
      Considering the Hero 2 had problems with overheating during extended use, I hope they fixed that with a smaller more powerful version.
      Nick Allain
      • 2 Years Ago
      For all the people that complain about the audio: these cameras do astounding things given really crappy audio circumstances. I've strapped hundreds/thousands of dollars of audio equipment to a car as still gotten crappy audio because frankly, nothing about enthusiast sports is kind to microphones. There's wind, it's so loud that no condenser mic will work, and it has to be durable enough to take a fall. This is a camera that can be dropped out of airplane and submerged in the ocean back to back and live to tell about it while putting out specs (2.7K and high framerates) that make some/a lot "real" cameras look pretty silly. Just my 2 cents from someone who make a living doing 30 terabytes of video/year.
        barki13g
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Nick Allain
        I've always considered these nothing more the mass consumer products and not anything someone would consider professional in nature. But with their product line approaching $400 (H3), I'm guessing they are going to have to justify it in some way. I was put off by the 4K offering of 15fps, but I suppose one only uses this for those slow-motion recording applications. I never really considered the audio difficulties, though.
      csrecord
      • 2 Years Ago
      Now you can stick one in your kids car and watch how he drives, live. Just need one that detects pot and alcohol.
      dtrump_21
      • 2 Years Ago
      An awesome product made even more awesome Good work, keep it up
      Michael Sexton
      • 2 Years Ago
      Has anyone tried the optrix xd?
      Clipclock
      • 1 Year Ago
      ClipClock is an amazing social video hub and sharing app Check it out: www.clipclock.com/download/4008
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