The new system will make it easier for broadcasters to incorporate GoPro footage into live productions, enabling them to offer viewers unique perspectives of that death-defying stunt or bone-crunching tackle as it happens.
While GoPro and other action cameras have allowed broadcasters and consumers alike to capture footage from interesting angles, this has typically been used in post-production. However, the HeroCast transmitter, which was put through its paces earlier this year at the 2015 Honda NHL All-Star Weekend, allows this undeniably engaging footage to be captured and used in live broadcasts easier.
Developed in conjunction with Vislink, the HeroCast wireless transmitter is smaller and lighter than rivals, meaning it won't get in the way of the cameras being mounted in positions to capture the immersive POV footage and unique perspectives we've grown to love. It can transmit high-quality Full HD 1080p or HD 720p footage at 60 frames per second, using the industry-standard H.264 encoding with low latency that professional broadcasters demand.