Today, GoPro is introducing HERO8 Black, Mods and Max–and redefining what’s possible with a camera.
HERO8 Black sends it big with next-level HyperSmooth 2.0 video stabilisation –dramatically improved stabilisation over HyperSmooth 1.0 (if you can believe that!) HyperSmooth 2.0 works in all resolutions and frame rates, features a new Boost mode and has in-app horizon levelling.
Also new, TimeWarp 2.0 features automatic rate adjustment and tap-control speed ramping. HERO8 Black sports four digital lenses so users can easily select a frame of view, improved audio with enhanced wind suppression, customisable mode presets and a lighter, frameless design featuring folding mounting fingers.
The Media Mod (79.99 GBP), Display Mod (79.99 GBP) and Light Mod (49.99 GBP) are modular accessories that add professional-grade audio, a front-facing display and enhanced lighting to your HERO8 Black. For those seeking additional performance, Mods enable users to transform their HERO8 Black into a production powerhouse.
GoPro Maxis a dual-lens GoPro camera that maxes out on versatility –it’s like having three cameras in one. Use Maxas a waterproof, maximum-stabilised single-lens HERO camera, dual-lens 360° camera or next-level vlogging camera with its built-in front-facing display and shotgun-mic audio capabilities. No matter how you use it, Max delivers next-level, unbreakable video stabilisation with Max HyperSmooth. Max also features four digital lenses, including the new ultra-wide Max SuperView –the widest field of view ever in a GoPro.
Additional updates include in-camera 360° video and photo stitching pluskeyframe-based editing of 360° content in the GoPro app. GoPro Maxis like no other camera in the world –perfect for innovative users looking to take their creativity to the…errr…Max!
GoPro Million Dollar Challenge
The GoPro Million Dollar Challenge is back, now featuring HERO8 Black and Max. Open exclusively to owners of HERO8 Black and Max, the Million Dollar Challenge will award an equal share of 1,000,000 USD to entrants whose video clips are included in the GoPro Million Dollar Challenge video that will be released in late January 2020. Entries will open on 1 October and close on 12 January.
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 GBPMedia 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 79.99GBPDisplay 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 GBPLight 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.
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, Maxis 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 Maxis truly like no other camera in the world.
Pre-order HERO8 at GoPro.comtoday 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 on24 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
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 atgopro.com/milliondollarchallenge. The best clips will be immortalised in the reel and the creators will earn their equal share of 1,000,000 USD.