GoPro Launches Wi-Fi BacPac and Wi-Fi Remote
Gear used on skateboard short
June 4, 2012
BAY, CALIF.: GoPro officially released its much-anticipated Wi-Fi
BacPac + Wi-Fi Remote Combo Kit, allowing simultaneous control of multiple
GoPro cameras using either a smartphone, tablet, or the included waterproof
Additional features include live
streaming video from GoPro cameras to smartphones, tablets and directly to the
web via a soon-to-be-released software update. The Wi-Fi BacPac attaches to the
back of GoPro cameras to Wi-Fi enable them. The waterproof and
wearable Wi-Fi Remote can control up to 50 GoPro cameras at a time from a range
of 600 feet.
GoPro asked its team of sponsored
athletes for their idea of a dream video production that would involve them
controlling all of the cameras on the shoot. Skateboarder Ryan Sheckler had the
idea to skate an area of New York City, documenting his experience using the
new Wi-Fi Remote to control 50 GoPro cameras positioned along his path.
The resulting short film, “ New York City,”
documents a day-in-the-life skate from the top of the Manhattan Bridge through
Chinatown, finishing at the entrance to the storied Lower East Side skate park.
Along the way Sheckler captures not only his skating but also the sites, sounds
and color that are NYC. The film was shot entirely on GoPro cameras.
The Wi-Fi BacPac +
Wi-Fi Remote Combo Kit is now available for $99.99. Additionally, a free,
soon-to-be-released GoPro App will enable GoPro cameras to live video stream
to—as well as be controlled by—iOS and Android smartphones