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Fid

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I think this camera is just plain perfect for 360° video. GoPro recently acquired Kolor and the 6 camera mounts are awkward.
The cube is awesome for mounting 6 or more GoPros together and it'll be much, much easier and cheaper to make a mount, an "inner cube" if you will, that'll hold 6 together.
Due to the data size of 360° video, 1080p/60 is more than enough and live streams are not usually more than 720p due to data rate.
My guess is we'll see a mount by fall, the only downside being buying 6 Sessions is going to hurt the bank account, but awesome vides can be made.

Oh and 3D will be much easier too, basically just sticking two of them together.
 
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hellhole

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Buy 6 sessions vs buying 6 silver/black to cut down size. I dun buy it.

Sticking 2 silver/black together also the same.. I still dun buy it...

Ah well.. I am not the one making the millions..
 

AJ

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Yeah, the actual volume of the total unit holding 6 Sessions versus holding 6 regular-sized HERO4 cameras for example will be MUCH smaller. I agree on that. It would be at least half the size.

They could also maybe focus on using the Session with their new upcoming quadcopter: GoPro is releasing their own quadcopter. A lighter camera means they need less powerful motors, the flight time could be longer and this most likely means a less expensive quadcopter.

What do you think?
 

Fid

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The excentric lens position makes it more complicated to stitch in software. Centered lenses would make a much better stich, possibly with a better end result.

A lighter camera means they need less powerful motors, the flight time could be longer and this most likely means a less expensive quadcopter.

What do you think?
Totally agree. Also on a quadcopter (I have a Phantom 2) it is much better to have the lens centered. Only problem is 1080p won't be competitive. But by this time next year (when the drone comes out) I bet they have a Session 4K/60fps.

What I wonder is if this is just testing the waters of a niche market or GoPro totally abandoning their classic camera shape. I guess sales will tell.
 
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