As you all know, I have started using Windows 8. It is has a great new interface and a much needed bump in speed over previous generations. This is great news for most of us, as we can now expect software manufactures to develop faster and more intuitive programs. This also means that all that power can be useful when I get my hands on the latest GoPro Hero 3 Black. This latest offering from GoPro has the ability to shoot 4k at 15fps! That’s impressive for such a small camera.

 

GoPro Hero 3 Black Features

  • Supports 4K, 2.7K, 1440p & 1080p Video
  • Capture 12, 7 or 5-Megapixel Photos
  • 12-Megapixel Low-Light Image Sensor
  • Wide Angle 6-Element Aspherical Lens
  • Camera Housing Waterproof to 197′ (60 m)
  • Built-In Wi-Fi & GoPro App Ready
  • MicroSD Card Slot & Micro HDMI Output
  • Wi-Fi Remote & Basic Mounts Included
  • Wi-Fi Remote Has 600′ Transmission Range
  • Control Up to 50 Cameras at a Time

 

Not only does the new GoPro have impressive recording formats, but it has a built in wifi. The HERO3 can be used with  GoPro Wi-Fi Remote and it’s compatible with the optional LCD Touch BacPac and Battery BacPac (both sold separately). The Wi-Fi Remote has a range of up to 600′ (180 m). Plus, it’s waterproof down to 10′ (3 m) and it can control up to 50 cameras at a time. Furthermore GoPro has already released apps to control the camera for your tablet or phone. The App lets you control your GoPro Hero 3 remotely using a smartphone or tablet. The app provides you with full control of all camera settings, live video preview to your smartphone or tablet for easy shot framing and more.

The 2 of these make for a powerful story telling tools.  You can make fantastic short films or even get all the B-Roll shots you need for POV, or anything you creative mind can think of. IT seems not too long ago you needed to have a full Shoulder sized camera and large BetaCam / VHS tapes to capture the images you wanted. Plus an edit suite abiut the size of a football field. I personally can’t wait to get one, and I will be posting a full review coming soon. Do you plan on making this combo?

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