GoPro develops live transmission capabilities

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GoPro and Vislink, specialists in the collection, management and delivery of high
quality video and associated data, recently announced a partnership to enable
GoPro HERO4 cameras with a professional grade, live, HD wireless broadcast
solution.

The two companies have been working together on a transmitter that is small
enough to be worn or mounted in unique areas to provide all new perspectives for
people watching live sports and events. GoPro cameras are already used
extensively in professional applications, worn by athletes or mounted on gear
during televised events. But, to date the footage has been restricted to a post-production workflow with memory cards being shuttled back to the truck to provide
a look back at the action. This new solution will be the first time official GoPro
products are used to transmit the action in high definition, allowing for integration
into a live television broadcast.

“Our partnership with Vislink brings a new level of excitement to live broadcast and
we can’t wait to see what players, broadcasters and fans do with this new
innovative solution,” said GoPro president Tony Bates.

John Hawkins, chairman of Vislink PLC commented, “We are delighted to be
partnering with GoPro, a global leader in its field, to develop a unique solution
designed specifically for professional broadcasters. For decades Vislink has been the
market leader in providing low latency, wireless cameras and transmission systems
for highly prestigious live broadcast events. Many of the events where Vislink
technology operates are within highly demanding broadcast environments such as
the Olympics, MotoGP, WRC World Rally Championship, Formula-E, and the
America’s Cup. Working with GoPro, a highly innovative global leader in video
content, is testament to our cutting edge technology and its ability to operate in all
environments.”

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