GoPro teases next-generation action camera announcement for October 1

by admin September 23, 2019 at 3:42 pm
GoPro teases next-generation action camera announcement for October 1 – TechCrunch

GoPro’s successor to the Hero 7 is likely coming on October 1, as the action camera maker has posted a teaser with the date to its official website. The tagline “This is Action” appears over a fast cut mash-up of variety of shots, including off-road racing, underwater diving and what looks like close-up footage of Frank Zapata (or someone else with a jetpack) flying around, along with the date.

The mostly shadowed image above is the closest we get to an official product shot, but we’ve seen leaks sourced from photo-focused rumor site Photo Rumors that suggest a redesign with added expandability options for advanced accessories including front-facing display monitors and external flash. These leaks also include some potential specs, like a new GP2 chip to help with on-board image stabilization, better lenses and image quality, and a new 12MP sensor, in addition to the new optional housing and accessories.

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GoPro’s Hero 7 introduced HyperSmooth stabilization, which provides gimbal-like results without the actual gimbal thanks to advanced digital stabilization technology that GoPro developed in-house. But the company also saw the introduction of its strongest-yet competitor in the market this year with the DJI Osmo Action, a GoPro-like action camera from drone and gimbal-maker DJI, which is at least on par with the Hero 7 in terms of stabilization and quality, with added features aimed at the vlogging market like a built-in front-facing display.

The slogan “This is Action.” could actually be interpreted as a dig against its newest rival, since Action is capitalized and the DJI camera is literally named the “Osmo Action.” Hopefully GoPro does indeed get a little spicy about its competitor, since it’s a market that could definitely stand to benefit from some genuine competition in the higher end of the category.

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John Maeda has been a professor at the MIT Media Lab, president of the Rhode Island School of Design, designer partner at venture firm Kleiner Perkins and most recently served as the head of computational design and inclusion at Automattic.n

So perhaps it’s no surprise that he made another big leap with his latest job, becoming chief experience officer at Publicis Sapient u2014 the consulting arm of advertising giant Publicis Groupe.n

At the time he took the job, Maeda said he’d become more interested in working with “end-ups,” his term for larger companies that “serve the lives of human beings, regular people, non-tech people.u201dn

An admirable sentiment u2014 but it’s easier to talk about large-scale digital transformation that it is make it a reality. So after Maeda had been on-the-job for a few weeks, we met up to discuss how things are going.n

While Maeda didn’t talk about his work with specific clients, he only seemed more convinced than ever that he’d made the right decision, and that “grown-up companies have gotten a bad rap.”n

At the same time, Maeda sees some key ways in which these companies need to change, like becoming “dataful” u2014 i.e., “leveraging quantifiable data to iterate faster.”n

He added, “The CEO needs to run at exponential speed, because they know that the water is already above their head.”n

Maeda also discussed his upcoming book “How To Speak Machine,” how companies can collect user data without violating user privacy and why he built his own app during his first 25 days on the job. You can read a transcript of our conversation, edited and condensed for clarity, below.n

TechCrunch: So youu2019re 25 days in. Before you started, you said you were excited to work with what you called end-ups u2014 these larger companies that are the opposite of startups. How has your idea of what the job was going to be compared to those first 25 days?n

John Maeda: It really fits what I thought it was going to be. The startup-endup terminology came from u2014 I wrote something for Gigaom with my partner in crime back then (Becky Bermont, now at Ideo) about startups and end-ups.n

I think the end-up company is like this Mother Earth or Father Earth that everyone needs to be healthy. Even the startups need it! They’re talking about disrupt, disrupt, disrupt, and you know, maybe a few are brand new ideas, but the rest of kind of like, u201cYou know, I wouldn’t mind being acquired by [a larger company].u201dn

TC: Right, their long-term plan is to be acquired by one of the companies that theyu2019re disrupting.n

JM: So I think the end-up u2014 I’m wondering if we should call it a grown-up company. And I think grown-up companies have gotten a bad rap.n

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