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GoPro: 2017 in Review

GoPro: 2017 in Review

Another year has passed, and GoPro action cameras yet again helped to capture some of the year’s most epic, beautiful, entertaining, and dramatic sights. There’s no way a sub-3-minute video can sum it all up, but it’s still worth a watch – even if it is just a commercial.

Devbot Goes to Hong Kong

Devbot Goes to Hong Kong

More in-car footage of a Roborace prototype autonomous car as it flies through the twisty, turny street circuit set up for the Hong Kong E-Prix 2017. When you’re done with that pro driver Nicki Shields compete against the self-driving race car here.

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Getting Fit

Getting Fit

POV video master Buttered Side Down decided to work on changing his dad bod into a rad bod. His workout routine includes some sick moves, and even allows him to consume donuts. His circuit looks about as challenging as the one we shared earlier today.

Extreme Trail Running

Extreme Trail Running

Runner Kilian Jornet and photographer Seb Montaz took to Aiguille de Varan, Reninge, France for a thrilling run along a skinny trail with steep drop-offs on either side. The perspective probably makes it look narrower than it is, but it’s still sketchy as hell.

R/C Car Joyride

R/C Car Joyride

Go for a fun POV ride as 5MadMovieMakers straps a GoPro Hero 5 Session to a Traxxas Slash R/C car and takes it for a drive through backyards, alongside parked cars, garbage cans, through playgrounds, and some off-road antics on a baseball diamond and at the beach.

LEGO Train City

LEGO Train City

BananenBuurman pays a visit to an incredible LEGO city, populated with cars, buildings, boats, minifigs, an underwater world, and multiple operational trains. Kudos to Nardy Nafzger and Peter Goes for putting together this epic build.

1945 “Dashcam” Footage

1945 “Dashcam” Footage

These days, millions of cars are equipped with dashcams to record incidents on the road. But check out this black and white film footage from a camera mounted first on the front, then on the rear of a car as it drives through Manhattan more than 70 years ago.

This Is Why We Fly…

This Is Why We Fly…

Incredible footage captured from the flight deck of a jet airplane as it descends above Queenstown, New Zealand. From the snow-capped mountains, to the orange sunset, to the puffy white clouds, it’s simply one of the most stunning real-world visuals we’ve ever seen.

Red Bull Rampage POV

Red Bull Rampage POV

Downhill mountain biker Antoine Bizet shared this first-person footage of his first run at the 2017 Red Bull Rampage. This viewpoint of the death-defying course really gives you a good idea just how big a pair of balls you need to compete in this event.

G-Scale Model Train Ride

G-Scale Model Train Ride

Model railroad enthusiast Jim Zimmerlin attached a GoPro Hero 5 Session camera to the side of a G-Scale model train, and set it loose on a course that runs through and around his house. The side perspective of the train makes you feel like you’re small enough to fit inside.

Large Formation Flight POV

Large Formation Flight POV

Pilot and adventure seeker Linkerius shared this footage of what he sees when flying in a huge formation of more than 20 single-engine military planes during an air show. It amazes us that that so many planes can fly so closely to each other and with such coordination.

A Ride Through the Hyperloop

A Ride Through the Hyperloop

Elon Musk recently shared a brief, but awesome bit of footage shot from the POV of the prototype WARR Hyperloop pod, which set the speed record during the second SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition, hitting 324 km/h (~202 mph) as it zipped through the tube.

GoPro Kitty

GoPro Kitty

Cats get into all kinds of mischief when we’re away from home, so VFX artist Aaron Benitez decided to strap a GoPro Session action camera onto his cat Prince Michael to see what he does as soon as the boss man leaves for work.

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Muscle-Up

Muscle-Up

Photographer Robert McIntosh created this impressive one-take shot using a deftly piloted palm-sized drone, a stripped-down GoPro, reverse playback, and the After Effects plugin ReelSteady to smooth out the motion. Here’s some of the raw footage prior to stabilization.

Nigel Sylvester: GO! Dubai

Nigel Sylvester: GO! Dubai

As he makes his way around the world, Nigel Sylvester makes quite an entrance as he drops in for a visit in the scorching hot desert of Dubai. We’re surprised that he didn’t figure out a way to ride his BMX bike around the top of the Burj Khalifa.

2017 Pikes Peak POV

2017 Pikes Peak POV

You’ll be holding on for dear life watching this POV footage captured from inside driver Rhys Millen’s Hyundai Genesis Coupe as he took a Time Attack Class 1 victory in the 2017 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. Shout out to Will Roegge for the awesome 4K footage.

Retrieving a Frisbee

Retrieving a Frisbee

YouTuber Buttered Side Down used an array of clever editing, camera tricks, and VFX to make his first-person quest for his lost frisbee far more daunting than it really was. The only thing better than this would be a VR version of the video.

Parkour Course POV Run

Parkour Course POV Run

Run along with athlete Calen Chan as he heads down the Skyladder parkour course built down the side of Tianman Mountain in China. Not only is the 999 step-tall course the longest on the planet, but its built on a 45° incline to add to the challenge. The slide part looks like fun.

GoPro Session Hot Wheels Car

GoPro Session Hot Wheels Car

If you ever wanted to know how folks shoot those awesome POV videos of Hot Wheels cars, Adafruit Industries is here to help. In this clip, they show how to 3D print a vehicle that doubles as a case for a GoPro Session camera. Download the STL files here.

Mountain Bearking

Mountain Bearking

Riding your bike on a downhill mountain path is dangerous enough all on its own – hence the helmets and pads these guys are wearing. But this ride down a course in Slovakia provided an added source of peril – a bear. Thankfully, the killer animal gave up the chase rather quickly.

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The Bucket

The Bucket

TheFieldLab mounted a camera at the bottom of a bucket filled with water, then placed it outdoors where various animals might drink from it. The unique perspective from beneath the surface is both silly and soothing.

Seasonal Drone Time-Lapse

Seasonal Drone Time-Lapse

Watch the season fade in and out over a farm in this short and sweet time-lapse. Photographer Will Strathmann shot the footage intermittently from 2015 to 2017. He tried his best to fly his drone on the same path then aligned the clips to pull off the transitions.

Mineshaft MTB Downhill

Mineshaft MTB Downhill

Riding a mountain bike at downhill speeds in the daylight is daunting enough, but Kilian Bron and his buddies tried something even more sketchy – a ride through an abandoned mineshaft using only their headlamps to guide their way through the dark and dank maze.

Insane Kayak Ride

Insane Kayak Ride

Watch as daredevil kayakers Rush Sturges and Ben Marr ride through a drainage canal that’s just inches wider than their tandem boat, as they take a thrilling and dangerous ride that could have easily snapped their paddles – or their bones – if anything went wrong.

A Day on the Life

A Day on the Life

(PG-13, Gross) An unaverage man as he goes about his daily routine. Spencer Higginson’s horror short film starts out cute, but quickly delves into Don’t Hug Me, I’m Scared territory. It seems like there’s a lot to digest here, but we’d rather not watch it again.

Hot Wheels Acid Trip

Hot Wheels Acid Trip

5MadMovieMakers take us on a hypnotic ride along a track lined with LEDs, glow sticks, lasers, and fire. The first-person view was shot with a GoPro Hero4 Session installed onto a Bull Whip car, which has a convenient mounting location on its roof spoiler.

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