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Browsing Archive: July, 2014

2.7K GoPro test

Posted by Corne Scheepers on Monday, July 21, 2014,

When GoPro launched the Hero 3 there was a lot of hype around its ability to shoot 2K and 4K resolutions, most probably the next big thing in video since HD. However I used mine exclusively for HD work so I really didn't pay too much attention to the 4K en 2.7K settings in the menu. I actually remember thinking "What do they expect us to do with this crap?!" when I noticed that 4K was only offered at 15fps.

Then last week Philip Bloom exploded the interweb with a 2.7K masterpiece and I simply ...

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Put it all in a box

Posted by Corne Scheepers on Monday, July 21, 2014,

The world's most popular action camera has become a very important part of my production setup. Along with two GoPro cameras I've now accumulated an unavoidably large number of accessories. And when you show up for a shoot and discover that you've left essential bits of kit behind at home, like a Hero 3 frame case, it's a good indication that you need to start getting everything together in one large box.

With the upcoming Solar Challenge and the amount of GoPro work we'll be doing I've decide...

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Awesome drone film by Philip Bloom

Posted by Corne Scheepers on Monday, July 21, 2014,

Philip Bloom clearly stood at the very front of the queue the day cinematography talents were handed out. He shot this film while on holiday in Thailand and used a Phantom drone and GoPro Hero 3+. The results are astonishing and most probably the best GoPro drone movie of the year. Respect, sir, you are an artist.

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Top drone imagery from around the world

Posted by Corne Scheepers on Tuesday, July 15, 2014,

Above: this image won first prize recently in a National Geographic-sponsored competition exclusively for drones. Read the full story at

Above: trekking in the Himalayas. Drone pilot Jon Miller put his drone to good use on a trek to the foot of Everest.

Camera drones ("drone" meaning Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, or UAV) have very much revolutionised the way video and pictures are recorded to the same extent that action cameras like GoPro and other brands have made the filming of act...

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