Today Techcrunch posted an article that GoPro plans to launch their own editing app to allow you to edit your GoPro footage out in the field, with your mobile device. This is pretty big news.
Back a about 5 years ago we partnered with a company called Cineform that created an intermediary CODEC that let FCP, Adobe and other editors to easily edit DSLR and GoPro footage with existing NLEs. GoPro went on to purchase Cineform, which allowed GoPro to give anyone wanting to edit their footage the tools they needed. I'll be watching how this latest round of technology develops very closely.
I've been actively following the emerging VR technology. It will be interesting to see if GoPro's video editing app evolves inot a VR content creation tool, allowing for 360 degree and spherical video to be stitched together and edited.
Techcrunch: GoPro Expects To Launch A Mobile Editing Solution By The End Of Summer
GoPro president Tony Bates today revealed the company is on the verge of launching a new mobile app that will allow users to trim and share content right from their phones.
According to Bates, the app is in the final phase of testing and the company expects to launch it by the end of the summer.
GoPro cameras have long needed an improved software solution to enable consumers to turn hours of captured video footage into a minute or two highlight reel. This is currently a clumsy and labor-intensive process requiring the use of convoluted video editing software. read more...
I found some other intersting/cool apps and devices that are also available:
Techcrunch: Now You Can Quickly Share The Best Parts Of Your GoPro Videos With BrightSky Labs’ App ’10’
BrightSky Labs, a startup that hoped to unlock videos recorded on GoPro cameras and other wearable devices and make them easy to edit and share. Today, the company is releasing the first version of its video-sharing app 10, which is designed to do just that.
The 10 app was created to reduce the friction GoPro users currently have when finding and editing videos to share. Currently, anyone who attaches a GoPro to their snowboard, surfboard or any other device usually ends up waiting until they get home and upload videos to their computers before being able to access them. Then they have to go through the trouble of sorting through all the content they recorded for just the choice bits and cut them down before uploading them to YouTube or other networks. read more...
Techcrunch: Inside GoPro’s Ambitious Plan To Connect Their Cameras To The Cloud
GoPro doesn’t want to be known just as a camera company. Instead, as I learned from GoPro’s CEO and Founder Nick Woodman, GoPro wants to be a lifestyle media company. To that end, the company is looking to cloud services to give owners an easier way to share all that rad action footage and build a new business based on content, not hardware.
GoPro cameras are designed to survive the harshest conditions possible. Yet they suffer from the same fundamental flaw as traditional cameras: content gets stuck on the SD cards inside the cameras. Smartphones address this problem by allowing pictures and videos to be shared instantly but users still have to go through several steps to share content, something Nick Woodman aims to reduce.
On the eve of the GoPro Mountain Games in Vail, Colo., I had the chance to sit down with GoPro founder and CEO Nick Woodman. He laments the content that gets stuck on his devices. He admitted that he has this problem, too. Like many of his customers (me included), he has stacks of SD cards with footage that he doesn’t have to time to edit. This is where the cloud services come into play. read more...
I also found this really cool kickstarter called GNARBOX. It's a portable device and app that they claim will edit up to 4K footage!
The world’s first mobile solution for viewing, backing-up, editing, and sharing your HD footage from any GoPro HERO® or DSLR camera.
GNARBOX wants you to get the most out of your cameras and content. We’ve spent two years in our garage building a solution to the biggest problem with owning a camera; managing all of those HD videos and photos.
Along the way, we’ve partnered with Travis Rice, an awesome team of pro beta testers, and have incorporated the support from our Instagram community to shape our product to meet the needs of anyone with a camera.
Now you can:
GNARBOX: Edit & Share HD Footage in Seconds - Laptop Free
- Backup your camera from the field
- Organize all of your footage… without lifting a finger.
- Edit all of your footage from the beach, mountains, or trip home
- Share all of your favorite moments in full resolution
- Without even thinking about a laptop or hard drive.