GoPro: Introducing El Grande

El Grande is an aluminum extension pole that takes your GoPro to new heights—literally. Its extra extension (up to 38in/97cm) allows you to capture new perspectives and gets you closer to the action. Plus, it’s collapsible down to 15in (38cm) and is compact enough for any on-the-go adventure.

  • Extends to 38in (97cm) to get you closer to the action and collapses to 15in (38cm) for on-the-go use
  • Integrated ball-and-socket design at end of pole allows you to make adjustments or swivel your GoPro 360° without stopping to un-mount your camera
  • Premium oversized grip allows you to comfortably hold El Grande with two hands
  • Twist-lock design for quick and easy use
  • Durable and waterproof
  • $59.99

Stay tuned for more news on GoPro accessories and check out your local GoPro retailer for how to get your very own El Grande.

As always, happy capturing!

GoPro KARMA Grip Comparison

Looking to step up your GoPro game? GoPro videographer Abe Kislevitz gives us a side by side comparison highlighting the stabilization gained from using the KARMA grip.


GoPro KARMA Grip

Here’s a side-by-side view of what the Karma Grip will do for video footage shot on a GoPro. This video compares typical headcam style footage to headcam footage using the Karma Grip.

Shot using the HERO5 Black in the Karma Grip and the HERO5 Session for the headcam.

Learn more about the KARMA Grip here

For more from Abe check out his Youtube Page

GoPro Hero5 Black review

By Luke Johnson


GoPro HERO5 Review

The best action camera ever made. Period.

GoPro is to action cams what the iPad is to tablets and Google Glass to ideas that never caught on. Not only did GoPro practically invent the sector, it has dominated it since day one. Since the GoPro Hero4+ launched a couple of years ago though, the company has faced falling sales and renewed competition, with the likes of the TomTom Bandit and Drift Stealth 2 bringing the fight to the action cam specialist.

The new Hero5 Black is GoPro’s comeback charge. It’s a camera that builds on the firm’s strong foundations with all the additional features users have been calling out for.

From integrated GPS to inbuilt video stabilization and the arrival of a 2-inch touch screen display, this rugged 4K action cam is all change. Is this enough to get you upgrading though? We put it to the test to find out.

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GoPro: KARMA Grip

It’s Our Grip in a Box!

GoPro Releases Karma Grip for Buttery-Smooth Video Capture

GoPro’s new Karma Grip helps you capture stabilized footage so smooth your ordinary shots will look extraordinary, whether you’re cutting first tracks on the mountain, biking across challenging terrain or chasing your kids around the playground. You can use Karma Grip as a handheld device to capture shake-free “follow cam” footage or mount the stabilizer to a Chesty or the Seeker backpack for hands-free, POV video.

Compatible with the HERO5 Black and HERO4 Black and Silver, Karma Grip offers seamless camera connectivity and control. Users can power on and off the camera, start and stop recording and HiLight tag key moments with the push of a button. Additionally, the stabilizer has a Tilt Lock feature that will hold the camera at a desired angle until released, making it effortless to smoothly track an object above or below the horizon.

So whether your next adventure includes hiking or biking, skiing or snowboarding, or any other activity that has you on the move, Karma Grip will keep your shot steady and your mind blown. To learn more read the official release below…

$299.99 Handheld and Wearable Stabilizer
Captures Breathtaking, Shake-Free Video 

Karma Grip from GoPro, Inc. goes on sale today in stores, online retailers and at for $299.99.  Karma Grip is a handheld and wearable stabilization grip for HERO5 and HERO4 cameras that makes it easy to capture incredibly smooth, professional-quality video during a wide range of activities. 

“Karma Grip makes it easy for anyone to capture shake-free, Hollywood-caliber video that is nothing short of stunning,” said Nicholas Woodman, founder and CEO of GoPro. “Whether it’s holding it in your hand as you chase your kids around the house or wearing it on your chest as you ski, hike or bike, Karma Grip makes ordinary shots look extraordinary.”

Karma Grip enables full control of the GoPro HERO5 Black and HERO4 Black and Silver cameras. Support for HERO5 Session cameras will begin in Q2 2017. Users can power on and off the camera, start and stop recording, and HiLight tag key moments using four convenient buttons on the grip. Additionally, Karma Grip features on-the-fly angle adjustment and a pitch lock-and-release feature that makes it easy to capture professional looking cinematic shots.

Versatile and durable, Karma Grip can be used handheld or mounted to GoPro’s Chest harness, Seeker backpack, helmet mounts and more. See it in action above. 

What’s included:

  • Karma Grip Handle and Stabilizer
  • HERO5 Harness (HERO4 Harness sold separately for $29.99; HERO5 Session Harness available Q2 2017)
  • Mounting Ring for attaching Karma Grip to GoPro wearable mount accessories
  • USB-C Charging Cable
  • Tie-Down Strap and Wrist Lanyard
  • Grip Case for protection and easy carrying
  • $299.99

For more on KARMA Grip check this out:

GoPro: Telemetry and GPS Add New Layers to your GoPro Story


How Fast? How Far? How High?
New Telemetry Feature in Quik for Desktop Unlocks Your HERO5 Black’s GPS

Unlock the data behind your GoPro content with telemetry gauges available today on the Quik for Desktop app. The new telemetry feature adds an immersive layer to your story by providing stats about the action as it unfolds on-screen, from how fast you were speeding down the line on your last mountain run or big wave, to how high you climbed or how many g’s you pulled in your best track turn.

GoPro telemetry taps into the GPS capabilities of the HERO5 Black by capturing data about your GPS path, speed, altitude, g-force, elevation gain and more. The results are overlaid as graphics on your videos, making your content more meaningful and providing benchmarks and milestones for your experiences.  The overlays are also customizable, allowing you to resize and move the gauges and turn on or off each data graphic.


Here’s a more detailed overview of the telemetry data you’ll see in Quik for Desktop with your GPS-activated HERO5 videos:

Info Cluster: see an overview of real-time stats as you watch your video

  • Distance (km or miles)
  • Altitude
  • Elevation Gain
  • Date & time


  • Speedometer tells you how fast you were going and includes a compass for orientation
  • Speed graph displays your speed over time and charts your fastest moments and spikes in activity. Speed graphs also serve as a great tool in the editing and scrubbing process, allowing you to easily identify highlight moments from your footage.

GPS Path: see the route you took and pinpoint your position as you move along the path

G-Force: check out how much g-force you’re pulling against as you accelerate or change direction

For more information about telemetry overlays or to download the Quik for Desktop app, please visit the GoPro software website.

GoPro: Capture Different

“Don’t Stop What You’re Doing, To Capture What You’re Doing”

Last week, GoPro unveiled their first scripted TV ad on primetime television around the world! Check out the spot above.

It’s GoPro’s mission to make it easy for you to capture, edit and share life’s most passionate moments. And whether those moments are spent playing with your kids, hanging out with your friends, discovering a new part of the country or pursuing a hobby that makes you feel alive – GoPro enables you to capture life differently. By actually participating in it.

Find the ad on primetime TV through the end of the year. Dd you see the special airing on Sunday night, 11/13, during Sunday Night Football’s Seahawks v. Patriots match up (Go Hawks!!) And stay tuned for a series of digital breakout videos, which take a deeper look into each scene presented in the ad.

We hope you love it as much as we do!


For more on GoPro helps you Capture Different check out the voice control available only on the HERO5 Black and HERO5 Session.

GoPro: The PacMan Returns to the Ring


Five a.m. run, a full day of senate meetings, a post-work sparring session, and occasionally, a game of chess for a nightcap. Not an easy schedule, but when you’re the kind of person who needs to be told to not workout, and you still show up, slowing down isn’t really an option.

This is Manny Pacquiao—world championship welterweight boxer by night, Philippines Senate member by day, and devoted family man between it all. He tried to slow down, he even announced his retirement, but that didn’t last long. Pacquiao isn’t one to have idle hands.

“When I decided to retire, I felt lonely because I have never experienced anything like that,” he explained to GoPro when we caught up with him between training sessions. “But you know when you hang up your gloves and you realize everything, it’s hard to get away when you love the sport.”

He made the decision shortly after being elected to the Philippines Senate. He thought retiring would help make more time to serve as a senator, but since he started his term, only one thing has changed: “What’s different now is that I’m always busy.”

Retirement didn’t last long. In fact, boxing as a sport is no stranger to false retirees—Joe Louis, Sugar Ray Leonard, and Floyd Mayweather, to name a few. The latter most recently out maneuvered Pacquiao to claim the welterweight world championship belt in 2015. But that’s been long filed away in the past and used only as training inspiration.

If you ask him if he feels like he’s getting old today, he vehemently disagrees. And his speed? He says it’s better than ever.

“I can still feel that, the speed, the stamina, and the power, so God is good.”

The PacMan Is back.

This is good news considering he has his first post-retirement bout coming up against Jesse Vargas on Nov. 5. in Las Vegas. Pacquiao trained endlessly, each day reminding himself that, “[Vargas will] be a problem for me if I do not train hard, and if I don’t focus on my training. But when you work hard and sacrifice in training, I don’t think the fight is hard.”

It’s not just his first fight back, though. It’s Pacquiao’s first fight as a senator, which he says is an honor—a historical honor. He is the first boxing senator. He just so happens to sit on more than 20 senate committees and serve as chairman of public works and of sports.

“I am proud because, besides being a boxer, I am giving honor to my country, and also, I am helping people in terms of public service, legislature, laws,” Pacquiao explains.

From boxing as a boy in the Philippines to facing De La Hoya in the ring, Manny has a lot to proud of, which is why GoPro couldn’t turn down the opportunity to not just run with Manny but step into the ring with him.

For the first time ever, fans have the opportunity to see what it’s like to train with Pacquiao and Freddie Roach. Don’t let your guard down as we show you what it’s like to be on the receiving end of the decorated boxer’s jab-cross-hook-uppercut combo.

Check out the video above.

Shot 100% on the HERO4® camera.