We are stoked to hear that GoPro will be releasing some new updates on the HERO4 Silver and Black Editions. They are adding slow motion directly to the camera, no need for post production editing!! HELLLO time saver! They are also adding in a feature which enables you to take 30 photos in only 6 seconds so you never miss any action. Another time and effort saver is the auto rotate. The camera will now automatically capture the orientation to right side up when the camera is mounted upside down. They are planning the release of this firmware sometime in February. We will keep you posted and let you know when you will be able to update your camera. (Don’t worry it’s super easy to do). Below is the actual press release from GoPro.
From the GoPro Website:
Next month GoPro will release some awesome new updates for the HERO4 Black and HERO4 Silver that will amp the camera’s performance, capabilities and convenience even higher. Stay tuned to this News page for details on when the new firmware is available, but in the mean time, here’s a sneak peek at what features the updates will unlock:
HERO4 Black and HERO4 Silver
Time lapse video mode – Capture Time Lapse videos automatically—no post-production needed. Showcase a sunrise, road trip or family gathering as a short, sharable video.
30/6 burst photo – Introducing a new way to never miss a moment. Capture 30 photos in 6 seconds—perfect for longer duration fast-action activities like surfing and snowboarding.
Auto rotate – Automatically adjusts capture orientation to right-side up when the camera is mounted upside down.
720p240 fps video – Record ultra high frame rate video at a staggering 240 frames per second for liquid smooth slow-motion playback
2.7K60 fps video – Capture cinematic, high-resolution 2.7K footage at an impressive 60 frames per second
Add HiLight Tags during playback – Now you can mark key moments both while recording video and playing back content
Having trouble getting the best resolution from your GoPro videos and images? Want to learn how to improve the quality and add filters and a lighting system? Then come meet Fred Dion from Backscatter on February 12th at 7:00pm. Fred will be going over Backscatter GoPro Filter systems as well as different types of lighting that will improve the quality of your images and video. We will have a presentation then there will be a question and answer portion so you can ask any questions you may have! We ask that you please RSVP by February 6th. We hope to see all of you there. There is limited space, so get in touch quick to reserve your spot. This event is 100% FREE!
Who is BackScatter?
Backscatter is the leading supplier of underwater imaging equipment, with two locations to serve you in Monterey, CA and Derry, NH.
We are stoked to announce the arrival of our new GoPRO Cameras!!!! Although we love our SeaLife Cameras, we wanted to open up the photography department and add in the every popular GoPro. We have used them personally and obviously fell in love and wanted to share the fun with all of you. We will also be putting together a GoPro Instructional Class where we will teach you all of the features and how to use the camera while getting the best video and images possible. Stay tuned for the launch of the GoPro Course!
Here is a list of what we currently have in stock for cameras and accessories. Come on down to the store to check out all the fresh equipment!
HERO3 Cameras ( Black Edition)
LCD Touch BacPac
Jaws Flex Clamp Mount (love this one!!)
Suction Cup Mount
Body Board Mount
The Frame (used for out of water activities)
…..so what we are trying to say is we have tons of accessories, even for non diving activities!
Can I use a light with a GoPro?
Although GoPro does not make lights for their cameras yet, we have the solution for you! Sealife Cameras make a tray and adapter that fit a GoPro which we have in stock. So you can use the new SeaDragon Light System with your new GoPro (Amazing, I know!). We also carry the BackScatter Red Filters for the GoPro which will enable you to get better images and video, especially at depth. Seriously, get a red filter. It makes a world of difference. Here is a video showing why you want a filter system…
We are excited to announce our summer boat dive schedule. All of the dives are 2-tanks dives and run $80. We will have a certified DiveMaster guide the dive and point out marine life to you. You do not have to have an Advanced Certification to join us on any of these dives! Come dive with us!
June 7th 8:00am Paddock Rock & Egg Rock Dive Master: Eric Husgen
July 5th 8:00am Folly Cove Left Side/Folly Cove Right Side Dive Master: TBD
August 30th 1:00pm Dry Salvages for both dives. Dive Master: TBD
(This is a great dive to see seals and catch lobster!)
As you know we love the line of Sealife Cameras and Lighting Systems. This new lighting system allows you to connect the lights and accessories to cameras quickly and easily using their Flex-Connect System. The video will show you how to connect the components into place, show you the different camera and light setups as well as explaining why your images need more light! We carry the full line of SeaDragon Lights so stop on by to be able to see these in person!