Shoot crazy extreme 4K video in ultra high-def with GoPro Hero4


Your life is probably not this cool. Screengrab: Cult of Mac
Your life is probably not this cool. Screengrab: Cult of Mac

“Life is either an incredible adventure,” says the Aussie-tinged voice over for this new GoPro 4 trailer, “or it’s nothing at all.”

So when you’re next diving with orcas, racing extremely modified cars in Japan, or just chillin’ at the latest DJ-powered mega-concert, you can be sure to record yourself and all your hip and gorgeous young friends in stunning 4K resolution.

Of course, you probably don’t have a 4K television (who does?) to play it on, but the video below has some jaw-dropping images in it that you can see if you jack up your Macbook Pro’s Retina display to approximate 4K on a YouTube video.

Once you kick up the resolution on your late-model Macbook Pro 15-inch (2880-by-1800 pixels) to see this in some of its 4K (3840 x 2160 pixels) glory, just sit back and revel in how amazing these images are, anyway. The GoPro is already the go-to standard for wearable high-definition video, but the new GoPro Hero4 Black kicks everything up a notch for $499, letting you record “ultra high-resolution, high frame rate 4K30, 2.7K50 and 1080p120 video,” according to the GoPro website. It can even capture high-end 12 megapixel photos at speeds of up to 30 frames per second, making it the ultimate blast photographer. You can send the photos or video to your Macbook with the GoPro Hero4’s built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, making it so you have one less cable to drop in that volcano you’re surveying.

Jokes aside, this trailer really shows off the amazing resolution these tiny, rugged little cameras can bring back. This is professional level stuff, really, and we can’t wait to take it on our next skydiving outing. The GoPro Hero4 is available in 4K Black flavors and plain old high-def versions beginning October 5.

Source: GoPro Hero4


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