This is your one-page guide to your new GoPro Fusion. Download the full guide at the bottom of this article to Individual instance of a shot; a take = each time the camera is started and stopped. with you on your first shoot, or gift it alongside any YI 360 VR cameras your friends, family or co-workers will be unwrapping this holiday season.
Why this camera rocks:
It’s got 5.2K video, overcapture features, and some great stitching power behind it.
What comes in the box:
Camera, battery, grip mount/selfie stick, tripod
What doesn’t come in the box:
- 2 Micro SD cards
- Extra batteries
- In addition to 5.2K video at 30fps, you can also capture 3K video at 60fps.
- The camera requires two Micro SD cards, one for each camera module. The app and software can match the files together and stitch them, but if you put the cards in a card reader to connect to your computer, you’ll need to match them manually.
- The Fusion has three microphones on top that can capture 360 audio.
- Under the camera is the multi-accessory mount that attaches to every GoPro accessory (except drone attachments).
- The removable batteries last for around 70 minutes capturing 5.2K and 80 minutes for 3K.
- A neat feature of the Fusion is overcapture, where you can punch out 1080p fixed frame video from the 360 sphere. You’ll select what to see from the sphere by dragging your finger across the screen of your phone.
- At launch, the app will support 360 video editing, but overcapture won’t be added until early 2018.
- But, if you want to use overcapture now, you can use the camera’s companion desktop software, or a plugin for Adobe Premiere Pro.
- Speaking of plugins, GoPro is launching a handful of VR-specific plugins for Premiere and After Effects, including horizon correction, layers for inserting text, logos and videos within a 360 video and reframe to choose the orientation of the video.
- The Fusion will also have “angel view” which will magically erase the selfie stick to make it look like the camera was floating in front of you.
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