Not much info yet but at least we know the launch date:

Woodman also revealed the company is working on a quadcopter — or drone, as they’re more commonly known. He declined to share any details about its design and pricing, but it’s slated to launch in the first half of 2016 and will be aimed at consumers. 

“It’s incredible to see our world from new perspectives. It’s a real ‘Oh my God’ moment,” said Woodman. “We did that with our GoPro cameras, and we see a similar opportunity in the quadcopter market. It’s something that’s in our DNA, and we are excited about it across the company.”

Though it’s working on its own hardware, GoPro plans to continue working with other drone manufacturers to provide cameras and software solutions for aerial video and photography.

“We recognize that consumers want choice,” said Woodman. “Our primary focus is enabling great content, and however they want to do that, we’re excited to be part of that.”

Woodman also announced virtual reality accessory:

The first is the Six-Camera Spherical Array. The ball-shaped accessory mount can accommodate six Hero4 cameras positioned in different directions to capture high-resolution images and video for virtual reality. The recorded video and pictures can then be stitched together using Kolor, the virtual reality software company GoPro acquired in April, to create one unified 6K spherical image.

The resulting video can be viewed on VR headsets like Oculus, Google Cardboard and Microsoft HoloLens. It can also be viewed on your smartphone or PC using the Kolor app or YouTube 360. If viewing on a mobile device, you can physically turn around to look in any direction — up, down, left, right. On your computer’s browser, you can use your cursor to get different views. Here’s an example video GoPro shot for the Code Conference.


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  • Thanks Robert, I would really appreciate if you could ask. We've tried to get in contact but haven't had any luck yet. I really think that FPV racing would be of interest to them.

  •  FPVRACING.TV I am only exposed to the 4 wheel motorsports part of the GoPro company and would not know where to direct you for sponsorship inquiries but I can ask.

  • GoPro will probably approach it little differently. Don't think of an MR to carry their existing cameras. Think of a lens & CCD/CMOS with rotors.
    GoPro can eliminate a lot of the gimbal/camera interface clutter if they make a spherical camera the size of the FLIR Vue and use small wheels to hold/move it around in a socket. (Eyeball?)  Soft silicone wheels would be part of anti-vibrations system.


    Bypass recording latency by sending a direct feed to the video Tx, and you won't need an FPV camera.

  • @Robert Any chance you could help put us in contact with someone at GoPro to talk about sponsorship of ?

  •  I work on a Formula Drift team graciously sponsored by GoPro. Here is a video of our driver Tyler McQuarrie drifting a loaner car at a demo event. This video is using the 360 ball.

  • @Jeremy Why would GoPro build a new camera that only works with their drone when they can sell a drone as a accessory to all the people who already have their camera?

  • So, one day the CEO told its board: "let's build our own drone". I would love to know what happened next. Creating a small team working on defining the secret plan ? Hiring people in secret ? Learning it all by themselves without involving externals ? It seems on other drone company is involved in this.

    Seems it would be so much easier to just acquire one of the many startups which already has the skills and experience.

  • It's very exciting to see GoPro enter the drone space.

  • 3702014138?profile=originalI'm going to need some bigger props (Google Jump VR array).

  • Will it be a Pixhawk copter, a Pixhawk copter, or another Pixhawk copter?

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