American technology company founded in 2002 by Nick Woodman. It manufactures eponymous action cameras and develops its own mobile apps and video-editing software. Founded as Woodman Labs, Inc, the company eventually focused on the connected sports genre, developing its line of action cameras and, gopro hero 4 silver specs pdf, video editing software. It also developed a quadcopter drone, Karma, released in October 2016.
The company was founded by Nick Woodman in 2002. He was motivated by a tramp in 2002 surfing trip to Australia in which he was hoping to capture quality action photos, but could not because amateur photographers could not get close enough or buy quality equipment at reasonable prices.
20 from his VW van and, later, fashionable camera straps. 230,000 from his parents to invest in the business. In 2004, the company sold its first camera system, which used 35 mm film. Digital still and video cameras were later introduced.
On June 4, 2014, the company announced the appointment of former Microsoft executive Tony Bates as President reporting directly to Woodman. In November 2016, the company announced it was laying off an additional 200 employees in an effort to reduce costs.
The company also announced that President Tony Bates would be stepping down at the end of 2016. 270 more employees were laid off in March 2017.
The company claimed that the codec “makes HD and 3D editing faster and more convenient without sacrificing image quality”. It was incorporated in the company’s 3D Hero System shortly after the acquisition. This notice was retracted 10 days later, citing “erroneous enforcement”. 105 million and acquired two start-ups, namely, Stupeflix and Vemory, for their video editing tools Replay and Splice.
They said that they planned to list on the NASDAQ stock exchange using the symbol ‘GPRO. 5 percent of those shares were allotted to LOYAL3, a technology platform that allows small investors to participate.
It was capable of filming in 16:9 aspect ratio, supporting 4K UHD video and 12 MP still photographs. The HERO4 was introduced on 24 September 2014.
At 28 September Gopro released new Hero 6. It has new, better stabilisation, than Hero 5 and it can capture 4K in 60 FPS. 3DR failed to meet their agreed upon timelines.