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Video shot for virtual reality headsets is taking a leap forward today, with announcements from two different companies for two slightly different reasons. GoPro revealed the cost of its Omni VR capture rig, as well as launched its own app for 360-degree videos, while YouTube is expanding its existing support for 360-degree videos by allowing video creators who use its service to stream the all-directional video format to other users from today.
GoPro is planning to get its cameras used in more areas, not just for recording activities and sports events, by launching a new scheme to try and encourage more companies to try using them. The GoPro Developer Program is the camera producer's attempt to make it easier to use GoPros in various applications, both in the creation of software that interfaces with the imaging devices, and in terms of hardware to mount them as part of another product.
Danny Coster, a long-serving member of Apple's design team who has been with the company almost as long as design chief Sir Jonathan Ive, has departed the company to join GoPro as Vice President of Design. Coster, who has been with Apple since 1993, is widely credited along with Ive and co-founder Steve Jobs as being one of the primary hands shaping the iconic original iMac, and has his name on dozens of design patents belonging to the company. He is the first team member to leave in recent memory, and the first since Richard Howarth was announced as taking over day-to-day design team operations from Ive.
Action camera manufacturer GoPro is acquiring a pair of companies that produce mobile apps for editing video while on the move. The agreements to purchase Stupeflix and Vemony will cost GoPro a total of $105 million, which will give it video editing apps Replay and Splice in return, allowing the camera maker to expand its mobile capabilities by introducing new functions not currently available within the company's own mobile apps.
Periscope, the Twitter-owned livestreaming service, has updated its iOS app to work with a number of GoPro cameras capable of wireless connectivity. Owners of the GoPro Hero4 Black or Silver can now use their action camera for the live video broadcast, giving users an alternative to the iPhone's camera, as well as the ability to switch between the two different video sources mid-broadcast within the app.
DJI is making its drones more useful for industrial and safety-related purposes, by working with FLIR Systems to add a thermal imaging option to its camera range. The Zenmuse XT is a thermal camera designed for use with drones, one that is able to capture footage showing areas with high or low temperatures, making it useful in search and rescue operations, fire fighting, and for quickly inspecting crops on a farm.
GoPro has launched a new entry-level version of its action camera, which provides many of the functions expected from the rest of its range but at a lower price. The Hero+ takes a similar form to the existing Hero camera, but the manufacturer has added Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity to the device, giving users the ability to frame up their shots and remotely monitor what the camera is recording via the GoPro app and the Smart Remote.
For the last few weeks, our own MacNN Deals has been giving you the chance to own a new GoPro action camera worth $400 in a giveaway, but you now only have until tomorrow to enter. One lucky winner will get the Hero4 Session, GoPro's smallest video camera that's 50 percent smaller and 40 percent lighter than other Hero4 devices, but is still able to record high quality video of outdoor sports and other intensive activities.
Our own MacNN Deals store is giving you the chance to own a new action camera worth $400 in a giveaway. One lucky winner will receive the GoPro Hero4 Session, the company's smallest video camera that's 50 percent smaller and 40 percent lighter than other Hero4 devices, but is still able to record high quality video of outdoor sports and other intensive activities.
The latest competition from our own MacNN Deals page is giving you the opportunity to film yourself while performing outdoor activities using the GoPro Hero 4 Session, worth $400. Launched just last month, the compact sports camera is 50 percent smaller and 40 percent lighter than its Hero4 stablemates, but is still able to record high quality video in extreme situations.