GoPro Karma

GoPro Karma

I’ve always been a fan of GoPro cameras. They were the enabling camera technology that allowed me to shoot the viral video series Dogs in Cars with their first HD model. Now they’ve jumped into the drone market. They’ve been teasing this all year and I just caught a Live Stream of GoPro CEO Nick Woodman presenting the new Karma package. It looks pretty awesome. They have created a companion product much like the DJI Osmo gimbal. So look forward to a LOT of smooth, stabilized footage from the GoPro community. I’m excited to get my hands on one of these. It starts at $799 without a camera.

Supercar vs. Bike with Casey Neistat

We had a McLaren 675LT for a few days at Mashable HQ and thought it would be a great idea to have YouTuber Casey Neistat hop in the driver’s seat and try to race cycling/filmmaking superstar Lucas Brunelle through some midday traffic. Check out our action packed video and then check out Casey’s vlog for some other great scenes from his action packed trip from the LES to the Upper West.

GoPro shooting notes: Two interior GoPro cameras were powered the entire ride off of two New Trent USB battery packs and shot at 1080/24fps. I hooked Casey up to a Sony ECM66B Wired Lav and recorded to a Tascam DR-40. Audio was sync’d up in post.

GoPro on McClaren with Casey Neistat


More behind the scenes photos on Mashable.

Coney Island in 4K (Phantom2 Aerial GoPro Hero4)

This is a collection of footage I shot for Ambarella who provides the enabling processing technology inside of the GoPro Hero4 camera. Shot at 4K @29.97 fps. Read more about Ambarella.


Directing/Editing: Keith Hopkin
Aerials: Chris Kaczmarzyk
Music: Carly Comando “Cellar”
Courtesy of Deep Elm Records

This is what happens when a GoPro flies off a car wheel at 50mph

I was attempting to shoot video with a GoPro Hero3+ mounted to a car wheel. A few folks have made some interesting dizzying videos with this technique. Unfortunately mine wasn’t fastened tight enough and flew off at high speed. I wouldn’t recommend doing this.

Smashed GoPro Hero3+

Unfortunately I couldn’t find the Micro SD card. If you’re interested in what my video might have looked like if the camera didn’t get destroyed in the process check out these:

“A Camera on a Car Wheel, The Time Tunnel, Boris Blank – Avant Garden; Yello”
Januray 14, 2014
by Dirk Koy

“Sketch Three: Avant-Garde (R.P.M. 2)”
July 21, 2014
by Ryan Fox

“GoPro Go Dizzy On Car Wheel!”
August 8, 2014
by Mitch Bergsma

On a lighter note I made a silly vine showing the GoPro damage. Click here.

One GoPro, One Slider

Continuing my Timeslice experiments I decided to try something new out. Instead of multiple cameras how about one GoPro camera shooting at 240fps on a slider being thrust as hard as possible? I built a simple camera sliders with some Home Depot parts and came up with the following:

(Special thanks to Sean Kean for his help.)

Direct YouTube Link


Keith Hopkin with GoPro Slider

Here’s the slider. Pretty simple!