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Playback your adventures in VR with GoPro

Fri, 29th Sep 2017
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GoPro unveiled the Hero 6 Black, which is supposedly the most powerful and convenient GoPro yet.

Powered by GoPro's custom-designed GP1 processor, Hero 6 achieves an entirely new level of performance including 4K60 and 1080p240 video and the most advanced video stabilisation ever achieved in a GoPro.

GoPro also launched Fusion, a mountable 5.2K spherical camera.

Additionally, GoPro introduced new mounts and accessories plus a new Follow mode for its Karma drone.

GoPro's founder and CEO, Nicholas Woodman, introduced the Hero 6 Black and Fusion cameras to an international audience at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco, California.

Woodman says, “The Hero 6's next-level image quality, video stabilisation and faster QuikStories performance makes it a powerful storytelling extension of your smartphone.

“It's never been easier to live it, then share it.

The Fusion captures everything around a user while the gimbal-like stabilisation makes it all smooth.

Users can use the GoPro App to playback and share footage as VR content.

The Hero 6 Black and the GoPro App automatically transform a user's adventures into cinematic QuikStory videos that can then be shared with the world.

It has supposedly also improved dynamic range and low-light performance to really make things pop, and an added digital zoom just to get crazy.

Developed from the ground up to maximize a GoPro's capabilities, GP1 enables twice the videorates, improved image quality, dynamic range, low-light performance and dramatically improved video stabilization over previous Hero camera generations.

Importantly, GP1 automates all of these benefits, allowing users to capture vibrant videos and stunning photos without messing around with complex image settings.

GP1 also advances GoPro's capabilities in computer vision and machine learning, enabling the Hero 6 to analyse visual scenes and sensor data for improved automated QuikStories.

QuikStories is an app feature that makes it easy to share short videos of adventures.

The Hero 6 is optimised for QuikStories with three times faster WiFi.

This means your footage will rapidly transfer from the user's GoPro to their phone where the GoPro App will automatically create QuikStory videos for them.

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