New: Wifi BacPac and remote control for GoPro cameras

Ben Coxworth over at GIZMAG has an article up about the new GoPro "BacPac" that attaches to a GoPro HERO to give it Wifi capabilities and the Remote that can control up to 50 GoPro cameras.

For the launch, GoPro created this video:

GoPro: New York City... A Day in the Life - Starring Skate Legend Ryan Sheckler

Read the GIZMAG: GoPro releases Wi-Fi BacPac and Remote for HERO actioncams

or the GoPro announcement

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Comment by Rana on June 4, 2012 at 7:41pm

Interesting ! but very very expensive all together with HERO2 camera;

GoPro HERO2: 299US$

Wi-Fi Backpac: 99US$

Shipping aprox: 88US$

Aprox custom duty: 145US$

Total cost goes more than 600US$

Really not viable for regular RC Hobbiest.

Comment by Andreas M. Antonopoulos on June 4, 2012 at 7:52pm

Wait, you only counted one camera. To do that video you need 36. Ahem.

Comment by Jack Crossfire on June 4, 2012 at 8:06pm

Surprised the wifi was on their web page for so long, without an actual product.  I wonder if it has access  point support.  Everything from gopro is insanely expensive, but people keep flocking to it.  Having the word gopro in your video keywords is worth a few hundred thousand views.

Comment by Bob Wilkinson on June 4, 2012 at 8:20pm
Anybody filming 3D from a drone using the 3D hero? Could be cool if you have a 3D TV.

Comment by Hai Tran on June 4, 2012 at 10:09pm

Unfortunately GoPro won't ship to Australia......don't we have a free trade agreement with the USA?

On Ebay its 60% more than what the RRP.

Comment by John Arne Birkeland on June 5, 2012 at 2:04am

hmm.. We should make an open source/hardware Gopro. I am not kidding. The design is relatively simple and media processor chips are dime a dozen thanks to smartphones.

Comment by Marooned on June 5, 2012 at 7:29am

The power of GoPro except for the marketing is the popularity. Thanks to that you can easily find hundreds of YouTube movies on how-to, dozens of mountings for almost every type of usage and a wide society that can help in not so common questions.

I have Hero2. Recently I've projected and printed mounting for ski pole, works great :) and thanks to good sealed case I've attached both parts and can use it either on ski pole or underwater attached it to some other part of the suit.

Comment by Brook Dain on June 5, 2012 at 8:14am
Careful using this..... Wifi can run in the 2.4ghz band .... Like most of our radios
Comment by Gene "Crash" Cash on June 5, 2012 at 8:14am
Actually GoPro was the first with a decent well-done camera, and they have marketed it well after all, so it became popular. Only recently have comparable cameras come out, and they're not any cheaper, and as for marketing, you probably can't name any, can you? :-)

I use one every day as a helmetcam on my motorcycle. It's *truly* (not kinda-sorta-mostly) waterproof, high-resolution, and not too hard to use. I have the original HD model before the HERO2 came out. It can do the backpacks but the one-button UI & front display are not nearly as nice.
Comment by Brian Donovan on June 5, 2012 at 8:21am

Hi Hai

I bought the full 3D setup and had it shipped no problem to Australia.

The problem with the wifi at present I suspect is products should carry an Australia C-Tick mark (to Australian standards) to be able to legally sell wifi, etc. Until they get this approval (just testing and paperwork) they will not be able to sell the backpack.

I have been waiting for the release only to find it is not yet in Oz.

I have the 3D setup and intending to put it on my copter....when I get home!

Would love to see an open source camera, I would go for that because the go pro stuff is pretty expensive!



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