GoPro, maker of the insanely popular line of action cameras, recently announced that it is close to unveiling an app that will allow users to edit video on their mobile devices. That news was first reported by TechCrunch.
Company president Tony Bates said the app will allow users to edit and share footage directly from their handsets. It’s currently in the final phase of testing and should arrive before the end of the summer.
The companion GoPro app for iOS, which is designed for both the iPhone/iPod touch and iPad/iPad mini, can be easily described as basic.
Currently, users receive full remote control of all camera function and can use their iOS device to frame a perfect shot. Using the camera’s built-in Wi-Fi, videos and photos can be transferred to an iOS device and then shared. But there is no editing functionality anywhere to be found.
Anyone who wants to edit their footage is forced to use another video editing app or transfer the footage to their computer. So a GoPro designed mobile video editing app definitely makes a lot of sense.
Earlier this month, the company announced its latest device, the pictured Hero4 Session. It’s 50 percent smaller and 40 percent lighter than previous generation cameras and sports a completely waterproof design.
It can capture up to 1440p video and eight megapixel photos. You can snag a starter set – which includes a headstrap mount, quick clip, and 32GB MicroSDHC card – from Amazon.com for the same $399.99 retail price of just the camera itself.
I’ve always continued to be surprised by GoPro’s success. While a number of accessory companies offer kits that can turn your iPhone into an action camera for much less, GoPro sales continue to go through the roof.
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