GoPro – the makers of HD ‘sports’ compact video cameras – have gone from strength to strength in the last year or so. In 2011 they acquired Cineform – who develop high-end video encoding software:
And recently, Foxconn – better known as a supplier of Apple’s hardware – took a stake in the company:
GoPro products have become – almost – a de-facto standard for sports and ‘extreme’ video recording, and a search on YouTube will produce many examples of their technology in operation.. Nice to be able to report on a genuine success story, based on real, tangible, achievements!
There is speculation – unconfirmed – that the company may be releasing shares at some point.. possibly in the next year..
© Robert Gadsdon 2013.
In the interests of full disclosure, I should mention that I am a customer of both Cineform, and GoPro..