GoPro HERO8 Black, Mods And Max Announced

GoPro has announced the new HERO8 Black and Max - a 360 dual camera with 5.6K 30fps video. There's also a new range of "Mods" for the GoPro HERO8.

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GoPro has announced the new GoPro Hero 8 Black, along with a new 360 camera, the GoPro Max. The GoPro Hero 8 features HyperSmooth 2.0 video stabilisation, which works in all resolutions and frame rates. The GoPro Hero8 Black offers 4K 60fps video, has an RRP of £379, with shipments beginning 15 October.

The GoPro Max is a dual lens GoPro, which can be used as a single lens Hero camera, dual lens 360 camera, or vlogging vamera. It offers a new ultra-wide Max SuperView - GoPro's widest field of view. It offers in-camera 360 video and photo stitching, and 5.6K 30fps 360° video. The GoPro Max has an RRP of £479, with shipments beginning 24 October.

There's also a new range of "Mods" available for the GoPro Hero8 Black, including a Display mod (screen), Media mod (microphone), and Light Mod. 

You can pre-order both cameras from the GoPro website

 


 

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From GoPro: 01 Oct 2019: “It’s been 15 years since the first GoPro camera, and from the start, we’ve been about enabling people to share their passions whether they’re fuelled by adrenaline or artistry,” said GoPro Founder and CEO Nick Woodman. “HERO8 Black, the Mods and Max redefine what’s possible with a camera.”

HERO8 Black builds upon the success of its predecessor and brings unparalleled performance to the HERO line. HyperSmooth 2.0 video stabilisation delivers dramatically improved pitch-axis stabilisation and now supports all frame rates and resolutions. Mind-melding TimeWarp 2.0 auto adjusts to your speed and can be slowed to real time with a tap. The revamped SuperPhoto feature delivers ghost-free HDR action photos, and all-new LiveBurst captures 1.5 seconds of 12-MP (4K 4:3) footage before and after the shutter. And if you need to hear it to believe it, HERO8 Black’s new wind-optimised front-facing mic and high-fidelity audio improvements will certainly do the trick.

Plus, new digital lenses help you to set up the shot like a pro every time with one of four options – ranging from GoPro-patented SuperView to zero-distortion linear – and customisable capture presets provide quick access to settings for any activity. All of this is housed in a streamlined, frameless design with folding mounting fingers.

HERO8 Black can also be transformed into a vlogging or production powerhouse with the new modular accessory ecosystem from GoPro. The Mods enable on-demand expansion of HERO8 Black’s capabilities without sacrificing the signature compact ruggedness of the HERO camera design.


Media Mod: The 79.99 GBP Media Mod delivers shotgun-mic directional audio performance and features two cold shoe mounts for additional accessories along with Type-C, HDMI and 3.5-mm external mic adapter ports.

Display Mod: The 79.99 GBP Display Mod is a folding front- or rear-facing 1.90-inch display that attaches to the top of the Media Mod. It’s the perfect size for both framing up vlogging shots and folding down and out of the way when not in use.

Light Mod: Waterproof to 10 metres, wearable and mountable on gear, the 49.99 GBP Light Mod is the world’s most versatile light. The Light Mod is ready to brighten any scene, whether mounted to the Media Mod or attached to a GoPro mount, and it comes complete with a diffuser to soften lighting when filming with HERO8 Black.

 

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And then there’s GoPro Max – a camera so versatile, it’s like having three cameras in one. Waterproof to 5 metres, Max can be used as a single-lens, max-stabilised HERO camera, a dual-lens 360° camera or the ultimate vlogging camera – all in one. And Max takes each of its features to the maximum. Max HyperSmooth, with its next-level, unbreakable stabilisation and in-camera horizon levelling, entirely eliminates the need for a gimbal. Max TimeWarp bends time and space with expanded control and performance over traditional TimeWarp. And Max SuperView delivers the widest, most immersive field of view ever in a GoPro.

When creating 360° edits, Max users now have Reframe, the GoPro app’s new keyframe-based editing experience. It’s now easy to quickly “reframe” 360° footage into a traditional video with super-smooth pans and transitions. Reframe matches the power of desktop 360° editing solutions but with the convenience and usability of the GoPro app.

And when it comes to vlogging, Max is a complete solution with its unbreakable video stabilisation, four digital lenses for the ideal “look”, front-facing touch screen for easy framing and six mics that enable shotgun-mic audio performance. Add one-click 270° PowerPano photos, in-camera 360° video and photo stitching and the convenience of Reframe, and Max is truly like no other camera in the world.

 

Global Availability

  • Pre-order HERO8 at GoPro.com today with shipments beginning 15 October. HERO8 will be available at selected retail partners around the world from 20 October.
  • Pre-order Max at GoPro.com today with shipments beginning on 24 October. Max will be available at selected retailers internationally on 24 October and in the US on 25 October.
  • Mods will be available for pre-order on GoPro.com in December.

 

The Updated GoPro App

And in case you missed it, all the goodness of the award-winning Quik app is now built right into the GoPro app. But that’s not all that’s happening. The GoPro app also supports both GoPro and phone content in edits, allows filters to be applied to single clips as well as multi-clip edits and now streams live at full 1080p resolution on both HERO8 Black and Max.

The app’s auto-generated video edit feature also has four new themes inspired by iconic GoPro edits from the company’s in-house media team. Choose between Adrenaline Seeker, Adventure Travel, Cinematic and Memory Curator and share directly to social media or store within the app as an editable draft to revisit.
The Million Dollar Challenge is Back

For the second year in a row, GoPro is challenging users to blow minds by creating the Million Dollar Challenge Highlight Video. The rules are simple: Grab a HERO8 Black or Max, capture raw video and submit at gopro.com/milliondollarchallenge. The best clips will be immortalised in the reel and the creators will earn their equal share of 1,000,000 USD.

 

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GoPro Hero8 Black Key Features:

  • Streamlined Design – Frameless mounting with built-in folding mounting fingers, more pocketable and 14% lighter. The frameless design also makes changing batteries and SD cards even faster; plus, the lens is now 2x more impact resistant.
  • HERO8 Black Mods – Vloggers, pro filmmakers and aspiring creators can do more than they ever imagined with quick-loading accessories that bring flashes, microphones, LCD screens and more to HERO8 Black.
  • HyperSmooth 2.0 – Improved overall baseline performance and dramatically improved stabilisation in pitch-axis movement. HyperSmooth 2.0 also features a new Boost mode that cranks up the stabilisation when desired. Plus, HyperSmooth 2.0 works in all resolutions and frame rates and features in-app horizon levelling.
  • TimeWarp 2.0 – Automatically adjusts speed based on motion, scene detection and lighting. Tap to slow down to real time and again to speed back up.
  • Digital Lenses – Toggle between Narrow, Linear, Wide and SuperView.
  • Capture Presets – Customise up to 10 presets, or use pre-loaded video presets for Standard, Activity, Cinematic and Slo-Mo shots for quick access to settings
  • On-Screen Shortcuts – Customise your screen with the shortcuts to the features you use most.
  • LiveBurst – Record the moments 1.5 seconds before and after your shot, so you can choose the best single frame for the perfect 12MP photo or share an amazing 4K 4:3 video.
  • SuperPhoto with improved HDR – Capture killer 12MP photos with improved HDR – while in motion or stationary – with reduced blur and serious detail even in low-light areas.
  • Pro-Quality 4K60 + 1080p240 Video – Stunning video resolution, with studio-quality bit rate options of up to 100 Mbps and 8x slo-mo ultra-high frame rate 1080p240 video.
  • RAW in All Photo Modes – RAW mode delivers the most flexibility and is now available for time lapse and burst photos.
  • Night Lapse Video – Capture amazing time lapse videos at night in 4K, 2.7K 4:3, 1440p or 1080p, all processed in-camera.
  • Live Streaming in 1080p – Get HyperSmooth stabilisation as you broadcast via the GoPro app and save footage to your SD card to check out later.
  • Voice Control – Go hands-free with 14 voice commands in 15 languages and dialects; “GoPro, take a photo”.
  • Advanced Wind-Noise Reduction – Enjoy crisper, clearer audio quality with a new front mic location and improved algorithms that actively filter out wind noise.
  • Rugged and Waterproof – Waterproof without a housing to 10 m.
  • GPS-Enabled – Track speed, distance and elevation, then highlight them by adding stickers to videos in the GoPro app.
  • Transfer to Phone – Your photos and videos transfer automatically when connected to the GoPro app for on-the-go sharing.

 

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GoPro Max Key Features:

  • Built-In, Folding Mounting Fingers
  • HERO + 360° Capture Modes – Switch between traditional HERO-style video and photo or immersive 360° footage.
  • Max HyperSmooth – Max gives you unbreakable stabilisation by using 180° capture as the ultimate buffer.
  • In-Camera Horizon Levelling – In HERO mode, game-changing horizon levelling gives you that silky-smooth cinematic look.
  • Max TimeWarp – Warps time in both 360° and HERO modes. In HERO mode, TimeWarp automatically adjusts speed based on motion, scene detection and lighting + change from slow capture to real time in one tap.
  • Digital Lenses – Four digital lenses make selecting a field of view easy and include the ultra-immersive Max SuperView option.
  • Max SuperView – Our widest, most immersive view yet can be applied using digital lenses.
  • PowerPano – Pano without the pan. Take incredible 270° distortion-free panoramic photos without having to scan the horizon. Perfect for capturing action shots and epic selfies.
  • Premium Image Quality – 5.6K30 360° video, 1440p60 and 1080p60 HERO video, 5.5MP HERO photos and 6.2MP PowerPano photos.
  • Premium 360° + Stereo Audio – Six mics capture true-to-life 360° audio and deliver the best stereo sound ever from a GoPro.
  • Directional Audio – Directional audio in HERO mode lets you prioritise sound from either side of the camera, no matter which lens you’re using – perfect for vlogging.
  • In-Camera Stitching – Offload and edit your 360° footage in the GoPro app.
  • Reframe + the GoPro App – Use the new keyframe-based workflow in the app to easily Reframe 360° footage into traditional videos and photos you can play back, edit or share.
  • 1080p Live Streaming – Capture in HERO mode and share while you’re there in HyperSmooth stabilisation.
  • Rugged and Waterproof – Waterproof without a housing to 5 m.
  • Voice Control – 13 commands in 15 languages and dialects.
  • GPS-Enabled – GPS captures your location, altitude and speed. Add GPS performance stickers to your videos in the GoPro app.
  • Scene Detection – In HERO mode, Max knows if you’re in the snow, at the beach, underwater and more.
  • Auto Backup to the Cloud with GoPro PLUS – Offload videos and photos from Max to the cloud – automatically.


Learn more about the 2019 GoPro Line-up here. And get your HERO8 Black, Max or Mod at gopro.com.

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