GoPro reveal remote kit for ultimate camera control
A remote kit to control multiple cameras has been revealed by versatile camera producer GoPro in the shape of the 'Wi-Fi BacPac'.
The company officially released its Wi-Fi BacPac and Wi-Fi Remote Combo Kit, which allows people to control numerous GoPro cameras at a time using either a smartphone, tablet, or the included waterproof Wi-Fi Remote.
The Wi-Fi BacPac attaches to the back of GoPro cameras to Wi-Fi enable them. The waterproof and wearable Wi-Fi Remote can control up to 50 GoPro cameras at a time from a range of 600’ (180m). Additional features include live streaming video from GoPro cameras to smartphones, tablets and directly to the web via a soon-to-be-released software update.
Nicholas Woodman, GoPro’s founder and CEO, said: “GoPro makes it easy for people to capture immersive and engaging footage of themselves during their favorite activities. The professional quality content our customers are capturing is inspiring them to use several GoPros at a time to document their experiences from multiple perspectives…something you’d normally see only on professional production shoots.
"A new era of ‘personal production’ has begun and Wi-Fi-enabling our cameras gives GoPro customers even more creative control to capture some of the most meaningful content in the world: their lives. Plus, live streaming video from your GoPro to your smartphone or the web is extremely cool and opens up so many new ways to use a GoPro.”
World-renowned skateboarder Ryan Sheckler had the idea to skate an area of New York City that he’d always dreamt about to celebrate the product launch, documenting his experience using the new Wi-Fi Remote to control 50 GoPro cameras positioned along his path.
The resulting short film, “New York City”, documents a “day-in-the-life” skate from the top of the Manhattan Bridge through Chinatown, finishing at the entrance to the storied Lower East Side skate park. Shot on GoPro cameras, check out the footage below. Not one for those who suffer from travel sickness...
The Wi-Fi BacPac + Wi-Fi Remote Combo Kit is now available for $99.99 on GoPro.com and at retailers across the U.S. and Europe with availability expanding globally.
A future software update will enable live video streaming to the web directly from a GoPro camera. Additionally, a free, soon-to-be-released GoPro App will enable GoPro cameras to live video stream to – as well as be controlled by - iOS and Android smartphones and tablets.
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