New GoPro Mounts, Accessories and Software

by Brian Mullin on April 2, 2014


Stoke Out Your Creativity with New GoPro Mounts, Accessories and Software
YouTube Tutorial Channel Provides Tips & Tricks for New Products and Key HERO3+ Features from Athletes and Experts

SAN MATEO, CALIF. (March 31, 2014) – GoPro,
maker of versatile cameras and enabler of some of today’s most engaging
user-generated content, today announced a collection of accessories and
software designed to provide users with new ways to capture more unique
shots and easily edit and share video and images. GoPro has also
released a series of new tips and tricks videos via its YouTube tutorial
page to support the product introductions and help users more quickly
understand and adopt the new hardware and software.

GoPro
HERO3+ and HERO3 users will benefit from a number of new housing and
mount options including a matte-finish housing, compact frame and
versatile flex mount. The stealth Blackout Housing
($49.99) delivers the ultimate in low profile shooting, featuring a
non-reflective black matte finish and LCD concealment stickers to ensure
low visibility and eliminate light reflections. The new housing is
perfect for the sportsman, tactical, professional or any user who wants a
covert look for their HERO3+ or HERO3.

Grams Thoughts => Not sure if I’ll be doing any tactical work, but it seems pretty cool, and would be useful indoors or places you don’t want reflection problems.

Two additional accessories, Gooseneck and The Frame,
are designed for maximum ease of use and greater versatility in
shooting. Gooseneck ($19.99) boasts a seven-link flex neck and
quick-release base plate for capturing hard to reach shots around
corners or underneath objects.

Grams Thoughts =>
The Gooseneck looks like it might be a useful addition for some
activities. Maybe stick it on your bike handlebar or stem for a body
shot?

The
reengineered Frame ($39.99) is the smallest, lightest way to mount the
HERO3+ and HERO3 camera, featuring full-time access to all camera ports
for convenient data offload, live-feed video and charging, an integrated
latch to make securing and removing the camera quicker and easier, and a
compact mounting design that allows for optimal audio recording.


Grams Thoughts =>
This is the coolest and most functional upgrade they have done. I love
the Frame, but it was sort of a pain to use since you had to remove the
quick release buckle to do any major changes. Now you can easily pop the
camera out and use the BacPac without resorting to the larger frame.
Very sweet indeed!

For more advanced shooting, the Dual HERO System($199.99),
coming in spring, will enable HERO3+ Black Edition users to record
synchronized 2D videos and convert to 3D files using the free GoPro
Studio editing software. The Dual HERO System will also allow users to
simultaneously capture video with one camera and shoot time-lapse photos
with the second. For aquatic adventures like snorkeling and diving, the
new Dive Housing for HERO3+ and HERO3 ($59.99) is waterproof up to 197
feet (60 meters) and captures maximum image sharpness above and below
water. Red and magenta Dive Filters for the new Dive Housing and Dual
HERO System will be coming soon.

In
addition to augmenting its catalog of hardware accessories, GoPro also
released several new software updates to make viewing, editing and
sharing videos and images even easier. The free GoPro App,
which allows users to control all camera functions remotely, view
photos, playback videos and share content via email, text and social
platforms, has been updated to a new version to deliver wireless camera
software updates to the HERO3+. Improvements to camera software unlock a
number of new modes to give HERO3+ Black users greater control of
capture settings, including new SuperView modes at 1080/60 and 1080/50,
as well as new Auto Low Light modes that support higher frame rates.
Additionally, new Protune settings offer unprecedented customization
options, enabling users to manage color, ISO limit, sharpness and
exposure in addition to white balance. HERO3+ Silver users will also
enjoy a wider field of view in all camera modes with the new software
update.

Coming in spring, the GoPro Player is new desktop software
for Mac or Windows that will deliver a stutter-free playback solution
for footage shot at any resolution, including 2.7K and 4K. GoPro Player
will feature playback speed controls for fast or slow motion, plus the
ability to play back Time Lapse and Burst Photo sequences, super-smooth
and stutter-free. Additionally, GoPro Player will export full-resolution
still photos from video for photo prints or easy sharing.

Visit
GoPro’s YouTube Tutorial page for new videos highlighting Blackout
Housing, The Frame and the newest version of the GoPro App, as well as
Tips & Tricks edits featuring GoPro athletes Elena Hight, Tom
Wallisch, Chris Davenport and others. New videos are updated weekly. For
more information about GoPro, its cameras and more than 50 mounts and
accessories, please visit www.GoPro.com.

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