Since I love nothing more than taking my ATV off-road, or just shredding down the mountain on a snowboard, I have often searched for ways to share this love with the rest of the world, and thanks to GoPro and their HD Hero and later HD Hero 2 it has gotten so much easier.
Well now life has gotten much easier for those recording the videos, GoPro has released their long awaited, did I say long, I meant LONG awaited app for the iPhone, with their app for the Android to follow shortly.
If you are the owner of a HD Hero2 camera and the recently released WiFi BacPac accessory, then you really need to download the new GoPro App, the best part is the app is free.
So what does this new app allow you to do? It’s pretty fantastic actually, the app allows you to connect to a HD Hero2 camera via that WiFi BacPac and control camera settings without being near the camera. This is great if you want to change video mode but the camera is mounted on the hood of your car, or somewhere under water.
The video below shows how the GoPro App works with your camera.
You can also read the full press release below:
GoPro® App Now Available for Free Download
Remotely View and Control HD HERO2 Cameras with iOS and Android Smartphones and Tablets
SAN MATEO, CA (October 9, 2012)- GoPro’s new mobile app is now available for free download from Apple’s App Store and coming soon to Google Play. Compatible with GoPro’s best selling HD HERO2 camera, the GoPro App enables full camera control and live scene preview for easy shot framing on smartphones or tablets. The app also provides daily GoPro Photo of the Day and Video of the Day updates, serving up the most current and engaging GoPro content while you are on the go.
“The GoPro App gives our customers more creative control and convenience than ever before,” says Nicholas Woodman, GoPro founder and CEO. “Being able to use your smart device to remotely turn on and control your GoPro, seeing what your camera sees, opens up all sorts of interesting new use cases. We’re excited to see the inventive ideas our customers come up with. As if getting Photo and Video of the Day sent to your smartphone wasn’t already cool enough!”
Example GoPro App features that expand the HD HERO2 experience:
• Full camera control, including: Power On/Off, Recording Start/Stop, and all Mode settings
• Live scene-preview prior to and during video and photo capture
• Real time monitoring of the camera vitals including battery life and SD card capacity
• Sync GoPro camera date and time to your smartphone or tablet
• Daily GoPro “Photo of the Day” and “Video of the Day” updates
Subsequent releases of the GoPro App will enable streaming playback of videos and photos from the camera to a smart device, sharing of photo and video content from the camera to social networks, controlling of multiple cameras, and streaming live video from the camera to the web.
“This is just the beginning of our efforts to expand the versatility of our cameras while making it easy for people to share the incredible footage they capture with their GoPros,” Woodman says.
In conjunction with the GoPro App, GoPro is also releasing Protune, a free professional video mode for the HD HERO2 camera. Protune delivers professional content creators more flexibility and creative control than ever before with cinema-quality enhancements including higher data rates, higher dynamic range, neutral color, and support for 24 frames per second video capture. Protune is included free with the latest HD HERO2 camera software update available here.
Download the GoPro App today from Apple’s App Store and visit GoPro.com/App to learn more about the GoPro App and watch a GoPro tutorial video about the GoPro App.
NOTE: The GoPro App is only compatible with Wi-Fi enabled HD HERO2 cameras. Your HD HERO2 camera may require a free software update. The GoPro App is not compatible with the Original HD HERO or prior cameras from GoPro.
GoPro makes the world’s most versatile cameras and, together with its customers, also creates some of today’s most immersive and engaging content. GoPro’s products enable people to self-document their experience during their favorite activities. GoPro’s products are used collectively by more consumers, professional athletes, and content production professionals than any other camera in the world. Based in San Mateo, California, GoPro’s products are available in over 100 countries worldwide and online at GoPro.com.
GoPro®, HD HERO2®, HD HERO® & BacPac™ are trademarks or registered trademarks of Woodman Labs, Inc. in the United States and other countries. All other products/services are register trademarks of their perspective companies.