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:
Read the GIZMAG: GoPro releases Wi-Fi BacPac and Remote for HERO actioncams
or the GoPro announcement
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.
Wait, you only counted one camera. To do that video you need 36. Ahem.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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