Distributor RS lists GoPro cameras for ‘pro’ applications

April 24, 2015 // By Graham Prophet
GoPro cameras are most often associated with “user-generated content”; RS Components is stocking HERO4 Silver and Black cameras it presents as suitable for 'on the job' commercial applications deliver leading-edge high- and ultra-high-definition video at super fast frame rates.

The distributor has two new professional-quality GoPro digital cameras and a wide range of GoPro accessories. The HERO4 Silver and Black are the most advanced GoPro cameras yet, offering high-end performance with built-in connectivity and waterproof durability.

While the cameras are well known for their use in action-packed video in extreme sports and many other consumer-led applications, there is also a place for these products in commercial and industrial environments. For example, site maintenance and installation engineers using cameras to monitor and record daily activities and inspections.

The HERO4 Silver offers high-definition 1080p60 (1080p at 60 frames per second) and 720p120 video performance with lifelike clarity, as well as 12-megapixel photos at up to 30 frames per second. Other key features include: auto-low-light mode; HiLight Tag, enabling easy playback, editing and sharing; and QuikCapture, which allows power up and video recording with the press of a single button. Offering a built-in touch display for easy control, the camera is also waterproof to 40m (131ft) and offers built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity.

The second GoPro camera is the HERO4 Black, which is the most advanced GoPro camera available today. Essentially offering all the features and twice the performance level of the HERO4 Silver model, the Emmy award-winning HERO4 Black has a more powerful processor and delivers 12-megapixel quality photos at 30 fps and professional-quality video in ultra-high-definition (UHD) resolution of 4K at 30fps, as well as 2.7K at 60fps and also 1080p120. Like its Silver sister model, the camera is also waterproof to 40m (131ft) and offers built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity.

Also supplied with each camera are a lithium-ion rechargeable battery, curved- and flat-adhesive mounts, quick-release buckles and a three-way pivot arm, plus USB cable. In addition, the GoPro Protune software, which enables higher quality results in a post-production workflow, is available for both video and still photos. The software is compatible with many professional colour correction tools and editing