GoPro Looking To Shake Up The Drone Business
It has long been rumored that GoPro was set to release a drone and now it is official.
While speaking at the Code Conference, GoPro CEO Nick Woodman revealed the company’s plans to come out with a drone in the first half of 2016.
While Woodman was tight-lipped about the details and pricing of the drone he did state, “the quad is in some ways the ultimate GoPro accessory,” mentioning that drones are core enough to GoPro that it should just make its own.
It only seems natural that a company whose camera products are typically used for a wide variety of drones are now stepping into the drone market. Not only does this give GoPro a larger piece of the pie, it also allows them to control the experience from start to finish.
Imagine being able to purchase a GoPro HD camera, along with your GoPro Drone and share your footage using GoPro software. That’s exactly what Woodman has in mind for the future.
“We have a very clear vision for the business,” Woodman said, adding that the company is currently testing software that will allow GoPro devices to wireless sync up to the cloud.
It’s evident that GoPro is looking to become a one stop shop for all of your photography and video needs but Woodman noted that the company will continue to support and work with drone manufacturers. “We recognize that consumers want choice. Our primary focus is enabling great content, and however they want to do that, we’re excited to be part of that.”