April 30, 2015 10:31 AM
If the GoPro Hero 5 release date this coming October as well revolutionary killer features such an 8K Resolution, 60mm under water capacity are all not enough to excite people, then perhaps the camera having a Quadcopter option would.
Yes, that's right. Reports are coming out that the camera manufacturer is eyeing an entry to the drone manufacturing industry since the GoPro cameras were used by some in conjunction with Quadcopter machines previously.
If GoPro would do that, then they could easily include it as an accessory while increasing the overall package price. Think additional income.
With the HD cam GoPro Hero 4 being released only about six months ago, people are already waiting for its successor. Considered a commercial success, other manufacturers (like Xiaomi and Polaroid) are entering this side of the market. So hopes are high that the fifth incarnation will provide a new level of standard and experience to withstand any incoming new competitors.
A drone accessory is going to make it all the more exciting.
The Goro Hero 5 is already being monitored by fans because of its specs. The action camera is rumored to still have the same box design with a new battery door at the back with additional yet-unknown buttons and LED indicators on the front. It will also have a little more rounded corners and a design for additonal mic possibly for surround sound recording.
The GoPro Hero 5 is expected to have 4K resolution, some say 8K, 60 FPS rate, Bluetooth 4.0, HDMI ports, and a 2800 mAh lithium battery. Word is it's also going to have a 30 - 60 feet while some say it's meters - we'll wait for confirmation on that underwater capacity.
The GoPro Hero 5 could be released by Q4 2015 and is estimated to go for about US$400 - $500. Of course, a flying drone would easily up that to a range of $500 - $1,000.
Solo will launch at Best Buy, B&H, Samy's Camera, Fry's, Sport Chalet and other retailers.
Rick Aristotle Munarriz Apr 23rd 2015 6:00AM
Something big will be flying into -- and ideally out of -- Best Buy (BBY) next month. Hopping on the drone trend, Best Buy will begin selling 3D Robotics' Solo. The meandering consumer electronics superstore chain already sells drones, but the store-stocked flying machines tend to be at the low end of the pricing and features spectrum.
Solo won't come cheap, packing a suggested retail price of $999. It does come with some pretty slick specs, including a pair of Linux computers, the ability to stream video wirelessly to any device, an intuitive video game-style controller, and 25 minutes of airborne time. Perhaps more importantly, 3D Robotics worked with GoPro (GPRO) for integration of a wearable camera, making this the first drone to offer complete control of any GoPro Hero3+ or Hero4 camera.
BuzzFeed calls it the most powerful consumer drone to hit the market, and it will launch in a handful of specialty camera shops as well as Best Buy.
Solo could be huge for Best Buy, and we're not just talking about the initial $999 payment. Someone buying a drone might very well pick up a GoPro camera to mount on the device.
50 DMA is crossing the longer 100 on the EMA. Here comes gap open to mid 60s
Najarian said this fits perfectly the AAPL ecosystem of content and brand name with growth
Just checked SEC and nothing new has been filed even on the day after the earnings pop for insider sales. According to the SEC:
A Form 4 must be filed before the end of the second business day following a change in ownership of securities or derivative securities (including the exercise or grant of stock options) for individuals subject to Section 16 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.
Shorts have less 4.7 Million shares to cover. These insider shares have gone back to Company and could not be sold by insiders anymore. So much for lock up:
GoPro’s top executive Nick Woodman, the highest paid CEO in the U.S., is generating headlines for keeping his word — even if it costs him millions of dollars.
Woodman, who steers camera maker GoPro ( GPRO 0.46% ) , saw his fortune drop by $229 million this week after he returned 4.7 million shares to the company, according to a Bloomberg report. He was handing back the shares as part of an agreement he struck with the company for stock options that were granted to Woodman’s college roommate Neil Dana, who attended the University of California at San Diego with Woodman.
Why was Woodman so generous? Well, he was making good on a verbal agreement he struck with Dana more than a decade ago, when he agreed to share 10% of any proceeds he received from the sale of GoPro shares held by Woodman. The terms of this promise were even disclosed in GoPro’s S-1 filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission as the company was gearing up to go public last year.
To cancel that agreement, GoProp issued Dana more than 6 million fully-vested options in June 2011, and 270,000 restricted stock units six months later. Woodman, meanwhile, agreed to reimburse the company when the options were exercised, Bloomberg reported. Bloomberg said they were valued at $229 million at the close of trading on Monday.
The amicable way this has played out differs from the scuffles observed at other high-profile technology companies. Lawsuits ultimately settled verbal disagreements about alleged promises made during the early development at tech firms such as Facebook ( FB 0.85% ) and Snapchat.
GoPro Breaks into Virtual Reality with Acquisition of Kolor
GoPro today announced it has plans to acquire the virtual reality software company Kolor. The France based company develops tools for spherical 360-degree videos and panoramas. With the rise in VR technology hardware like the Oculus Rift, purchased by Facebook in 2014 for $2 Billion, it's easy to see what GoPro has planned for their acquisition.
In tandem with the announcement, GoPro released the above video, "Land, Air and Sea," to showcase what we can expect now that the two companies have joined up. Filmed with three GoPro Hero 3+ rigged together and combined with Kolor's software, the video showcases different videos using Kolor's technology. Someone can interact with a video much like Google Street View using their mouse in Chrome or the ASWD keys. Kolor also makes a viewing app if users are on a mobile device or not using a Chrome browser.
GoPro is also now producing rigs to help users produce content. In the past, the only real option was a do-it-yourself contraption for rigging. No word on pricing of the new rig or whether the software will be free. GoPro in the past has incorporated new features into their free GoPro Studio software.
Shorts are royally screwed, what happened to the lock up that was gonna flood the markets?
GoPro acquires virtual reality technology company
The camera-maker for adventure enthusiasts buys Kolor to add immersive and interactive 3D video best experienced through virtual reality goggles.
by Nick Statt
April 28, 2015 3:36 PM PDT
GoPro is searching for a way to expand its business beyond simply selling cameras for skiers, race drivers and other sports-adventure enthusiasts. The company is reportedly planning to enter the drone market; GoPro-equipped drones are frequently used to record landscapes for real estate companies and film movie sequences. Now, the company is investing in spherical video to convey the sensation of being part of not just extreme feats, but NFL games, live concerts and other events.
No Company such as Xiaomi can even keep up with their Brand and growth
At the Code tech conference outside Los Angeles Wednesday, GoPro CEO Nick Woodman unveiled the company’s next product: A camera system for snapping images that can be turned into virtual reality.
The new awkwardly named product, Six-Camera Spherical Array, will be available sometime in the second half of the year for an as yet undisclosed price. As the name implies, it’s made up of six cameras.
Next week should be new highs with the conference in effect.
I expect new highs next week
Very important technical reversal. This should be when big upside moves start to come in.
The direction GPRO is indicating with this acquisition could be huge.
Drones are just a matter of time, huge pop on stock and revenue avenue
This means more GoPros sold per user to be able to captured and stitch 360, generally 3 cameras per user minimum. These users want to show off the best about their videos and once you see 360 you won't do single camera.
Per Nasdaq site: April 30th the day after earnings full day trade of 30 Million shares on April 29th, And avg. daily volume has dipped below 5 million. This is gonna be a hell of a squeeze. Lots of short meet still left