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: 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: 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.

Meet GoPro HERO5: Black and Session



Share immersive 4K perspectives that make you feel like you’re there. HERO5 Black makes it easy with its one-button simplicity, convenient touch display and ready-to-go waterproof design. Smooth, stabilized video, crystal-clear audio, and pro-quality photo capture combined with voice control and GPS to make HERO5 Black the most impressive GoPro ever.




With its stunning 4K video and one-button design, HERO5 Session may be the ultimate combination of performance and simplicity. Liquid-smooth image stabilization and voice control set the bar even higher. Its small, waterproof design and go-anywhere durability help capture life as you live it.

As always, happy capturing!

GoPro HERO5 + Karma: The Launch


More than a drone: Karma is an aerial, hand-held and mountable stabilization solution. And yes, it includes a drone! Hollywood in a backpack for $799.

Shot 100% on GoPro, including HERO5, HERO5 Session and Karma

HERO5 Black is the most powerful and easy-to-use GoPro ever, thanks to its 4K video, voice control, one-button simplicity, touch display and waterproof design. Add video stabilization, stereo audio, GPS and auto-uploading of your photos and videos to the cloud and you’ve got a ton of GoPro for $399.

HERO5 Session shares the convenient size and one button simplicity of the original HERO Session, but with massive performance gains like 4K video, 10MP photos, video stabilization, improved low light performance and voice control. It’s waterproof without a housing to 30 feet and can auto-upload your photos and videos to the cloud. HERO5 Session may be the ultimate combination of performance and small size.

Karma is so much more than a drone. It captures amazingly smooth GoPro footage in the air, handheld, and mounted to your favorite gear. Compact and ultra portable, the Karma Drone folds to fit into its own lightweight case. The game-style controller with an integrated touch display makes Karma easy and fun to fly. The included camera stabilizer can be removed from the drone and attached to the included Karma Grip for ultra steady professional-looking handheld and gear-mounted footage. Hollywood-caliber stabilization in a backpack you can wear during almost any activity…for $799.

A family road trip.
A snowy adventure.
A tropical destination.
A performance on the biggest stage of your life.

GoPro: Ridley Scott Takes GoPro to Mars


Legendary Hollywood Director Ridley Scott Incorporates GoPro into the Making and Storyline of The Martian

When Hollywood director Ridley Scott began production of The Martian in early 2014, he thought a GoPro camera would make for a cool prop to be worn by the astronauts in the film as a part of their space suit. At that point, he didn’t consciously consider GoPro as a solution to a challenge he faced with the screenplay.

The Andy Weir novel of the same title, from which the screenplay was adapted, was written in the first-person voice of astronaut Mark Watney (played in the film by Matt Damon). With an abundance of one-way dialogue, Scott had to get creative to keep the film interesting.


Responding to a question from Entertainment Weekly about the challenge of adaptingThe Martian from a book into a movie, Scott said, “Our solution was the GoPro that is everywhere he is. They record everything – they’re like the black box on an aircraft. So if you have a GoPro present and no one else to talk to, it suddenly becomes a buddy. Matt was able to talk to it that way.”

With that solution, Scott delivers a companion to Watney, similar to the volleyball “Wilson” that kept Cast Away’s Chuck Noland (played by Tom Hanks) company on a desert island in the Y2K drama.

“I ended up using these cameras in a way I didn’t expect,” reflected Scott. “They became a character in the movie; they were mounted on the astronauts; Matt’s character actually records all of his video logs on them in the habitat. Small details that helped drive aspects of the story forward and gave the world an extra layer of authenticity and familiarity.”


In addition to giving Watney a companion on Mars, Scott discovered that the video content that he was capturing with the GoPro devices unlocked unique perspectives, enabling a completely new way to showcase the astronaut’s struggle. So while the storyline is fictional, the footage captured from GoPro is quite real.

“We used GoPro cameras in several of our biggest scenes … and they really allowed us to capture not only the intensity and suspense of these moments, but also the intimacy of the characters themselves,” said Scott.

Scott’s use of GoPro in the production of the film represents the biggest cinematic integration of GoPro in a Hollywood release. “New technologies like GoPro give filmmakers the opportunity to really push the language of cinema forward and introduce audiences to new perspectives and layers of storytelling that can really be quite engaging,” added Scott.

The Martian takes off in theaters everywhere October 2nd. #TheMartian. #BringHimHome.

From: The Inside Line