Gopro Hero3

Will be last to blog about Gopro Hero3 (4k) camera. One word – Every Cinematographer, Director & Producer will own this camera for every film / sports production. Dont miss it to read the complete specs (or) you can directly order from Stereovision (India’s Gopro dealer)

You can read from Vincent Laforte blog post here about Gopro Hero3

Gopro Hero3 (4K Camera):

Gopro Hero3

Gopro Hero3

Product Description:

Smaller, lighter and 2X more powerful, again.

The Wi-Fi enabled HERO3: Black Edition is the most advanced GoPro, ever. No expense was spared during its development, resulting in a GoPro that is 30% smaller, 25% lighter and 2x more powerful than previous models. Wearable and gear mountable, waterproof to 197′ (60m), capable of capturing ultra-wide 1440p 48fps, 1080p 60 fps and 720p 120 fps video and 12MP photos at a rate of 30 photos per second, the HERO3: Black Edition is the world’s most versatile camera. Built-in Wi-Fi, GoPro App compatibility and the included Wi-Fi Remote (normally a separate $79.99 accessory) make the HERO3: Black Edition all the more versatile, still.


Smaller, Lighter…Better

Weighing in at a scant 2.6 ounces, the HERO3: Black Edition is 25% lighter and 30% smaller than previous models.

2X Faster Video Performance

The HERO3: Black Edition captures professional, cinema-quality video at 2X the resolution and 2X the frame-rate of previous models while delivering 2X better low light performance. Slow-motion aficionados and industry professionals will love the HERO3: Black Edition’s 1080p-60, 720p-120, WVGA-240, 960p-100 and 1440p-48 video modes while those desiring a cinematic look will appreciate the ultra-high resolution 2.7KP-30 fps and 4KP-15 fps (Protune only) video modes.

3X Faster Photo Performance

The HERO3: Black Edition’s photo performance is 3X improved, now boasting 12MP burst capture at a staggering 30 frames per second with 2X better low light performance compared to previous models. Still Photo and Time-lapse Photo modes remain the same but are now joined by a new Continuous Photo mode that captures continuous 12MP stills at a steady 3, 5, or 10 photo-per-second rate, up to 30 photos at a time.

Improved Sharpness, Less Distortion

The HERO3’s reduced-distortion, 6-element aspherical lens combines with user-selectable Ultra-wide, Medium and Narrow field-of-views to deliver more perspective-capture options than ever before. Add the totally updated flat-lens waterproof housing that delivers stunning image sharpness both above and below water and you’ve got one of the most powerful and durable image capture solutions on the planet.

Redesigned Audio System

Understanding that sound quality is as important as image quality, GoPro engineers completely redesigned the HERO3 to be as adept at capturing the subtle, natural sounds of voice and music as it is at capturing the immersive sounds of sport. Also improved is GoPro’s already famous wind-noise reduction, ensuring that you’ll hear more of your passion, be it your engine or expletives, and less of the wind during high speed activities.

Built-in Wi-Fi (Wi-Fi Remote Included)

The HERO3 Black Edition features built-in Wi-Fi and includes GoPro’s Wi-Fi Remote accessory. The Wi-Fi Remote is normally available as a $79.99 accessory but is included with the HERO3: Black Edition. The Wi-Fi Remote is waterproof, wearable and can control up to 50 Wi-Fi-enabled GoPros at a time from a range of 600′. The HERO3’s built in Wi-Fi means it can also be controlled by iOS or Android smartphones and tablets running the GoPro App*. The GoPro App enables full camera control and live scene preview on any compatible iOS or Android smartphone or tablet. * A software update for your HERO3 camera is required before using the GoPro app. Full app compatibility with the HERO3 will be available WINTER 2012.

The HERO3: Black Edition is compatible with all GoPro mounting accessories and older generation BacPacs™ along with the newer generation LCD Touch BacPac and 2nd generation Battery BacPac. However, as all HERO3 cameras have a new size and shape and are not compatible with HERO2 housings.

What’s Included

  • HERO3: Black Edition Camera
  • 197’/ 60m Waterproof Housing*
  • Wi-Fi Remote + Key Ring
  • Remote Charging Cable
  • Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
  • QR Buckle
  • J-Hook Buckle
  • 3-Way Pivot
  • 1 Curved Adhesive Mount
  • 1 Flat Adhesive Mount
  • Assorted Mounts and Hardware
  • USB Charging Cable
Gopro Hero 3 Black

Gopro Hero 3 Black

Key Benefits

  • Wearable, mountable design
  • Immersive, wide angle capture of your favorite activities
  • Professional quality HD video & 12MP photos
  • Built-in Wi-Fi enables remote control via included Wi-Fi Remote or live video preview and remote control on smartphones and tablets running the free GoPro app.
  • Rugged housing is waterproof to 197’/60M and captures sharp images above and below water
  • Compatible with all GoPro mounts for attaching to gear, body, helmets, vehicles and more
  • Compatible with LCD Touch BacPac™ and second generation Battery BacPac™
  • Backwards compatible with older generation BacPacs™
  • New advanced camera settings: Looping video, Continuous Photo, Manual White Balance control, Protune Mode, allows to shoot photos while recording video and more.

Key Specs

  • Professional 4K Cinema 15 fps / 2.7K cinema 30 fps / 1440p 48 fps / 1080p 60 fps / 960p 100 fps /720p 120 fps and more video capture
  • 12MP photo capture with 30 fps burst
  • Wi-Fi Built-In
  • Wi-Fi Remote Compatible (included)
  • GoPro App Compatible (FREE)
  • 197’/ 60m Waterproof Housing*
  • Assorted mounts and hardware included for attaching to helmets, gear and more

Tech Specs:

Optics

  • Ultra sharp ƒ/2.8 6-element aspherical glass lens
  • Ultra wide angle / reduced distortion
  • 2X Better low-light performance*

Video (NTSC/PAL)

Video Resolution NTSC fps PAL fps STD Mode Protune Mode Field of View (FOV) Screen Resolution/ Aspect Ratio
1080p 60, 48, 30, 24 fps 50, 48, 25, 24 fps YES YES Ultra Wide, Medium, Narrow 1920×1080 16:9
720p 120, 60 fps 100, 50 fps YES YES Ultra Wide, Narrow* 1280×720 16:9
1440p 48, 30, 24 fps 48, 25, 24 fps YES YES Ultra Wide 1920×1440 4:3
4K 15 fps 12.5 fps NO ONLY in Protune Ultra Wide 3840×2160 16:9
4K Cin 12 fps 12 fps NO ONLY in Protune Ultra Wide 4096×2160 17:9
2.7K 30 fps 25 fps YES* YES Ultra Wide 2716×1524 16:9
2.7K Cin 24 fps 24 fps YES* YES Ultra Wide 2716×1440 17:9
960p 100, 48 fps 100, 48 fps YES YES Ultra Wide 1280×960 4:3
WVGA 240 fps 240 fps YES NO Ultra Wide 848×480 16:9

Note: *May require a firmware update on camera

  • Video format: H.264 codec, .mp4 file format
  • White Balance: auto and manual

Photo Modes

  • 12, 7, 5MP resolutions
  • Burst: 30 photos per second
  • Continuous Photo: 3 photos per second, 5 photos per second, 10 photos per second
  • Time-lapse: 0.5, 1, 2, 5, 10, 30, 60 second intervals
  • Simultaneous Photo + Video:
    • 12MP + 1440p24 fps
    • 8MP + 1080p30 fps 8
    • 8MP + 720p60 fps

Battery & Charging

  • 1050mAh rechargeable lithium-ion
  • Charge via USB

Audio

  • Mono, 48kHz, AAC compression w/ AGC
  • Supports optional 3.5mm stereo mic adapter

Storage

  • Memory:
    • MicroSD class 10 or higher required
    • Up to 64GB capacity supported
  • Record times will vary with resolutions and frame rates

Included Cables

  • USB charging cable

Operating System

  • Microsoft Windows® Vista, 7 and later
  • Mac OS® X 10.5 and later

for more information please visit Gopro official website.

Along with this Gopro launched iPhone App which will allow to view live view from Gopro with Wi-Fi add-on for Gopro Hero2 or Hero3 comes along with Wifi built in.

Gopro App:

GoPro App (Free)

Use your smartphone or tablet as a live video remote–includes video and photo preview. Requires HD HERO2 camera and Wi-Fi BacPac™ (not included).
DOWNLOAD HERE:
iOS App Store link 

Product Description:

Connect. View. Control.

The GoPro App you lets you control your GoPro camera remotely using a smartphone or tablet. Features include full control of all camera settings, live video preview to your smartphone or tablet for easy shot framing and more. The GoPro App also gives you access to our Photo and Video of the Day posts keeping you in touch with the latest radness from GoPro. The GoPro App is available on the Apple App Store™ and coming soon to Google Play. The GoPro App is not compatible with the Original HD HERO camera.

NOTE: A software update for your HERO3 camera is required before using the GoPro app. Full app compatibility with the HERO3 will be available WINTER 2012. HD HERO2 cameras and Wi-Fi BacPacs require a software update before using the GoPro App. Visit gopro.com/update for a free software update.

GoPro App Features

  • Full control of your HD HERO2 camera’s settings + features
  • Live preview makes framing your shot easy
  • Access to GoPro’s Photo and Video of the Day

Future GoPro App Features

  • Playback + Share content stored on your camera’s SD card using your smartphone or tablet
  • Multi-camera control

Note: Demo video may showcase features to be released with future versions of the app.

Landscape View
Portrait Views

Requirements:

The GoPro App is compatible with most smartphones and tablets:

For Apple iOS:

  • iPhone 3GS, 4, 4S (iOS 4.3 & 5)
  • iPod Touch 4 (iOS 4.3 & 5)
  • iPad 1, 2 & 3 (iOS 4.3 & 5)

For Android:

(Coming Soon)

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