New Year – One to Watch in 2013..

gopro

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:

http://support.cineform.com/entries/20000142-cineform-acquired-by-gopro

And recently, Foxconn – better known as a supplier of Apple’s hardware – took a stake in the company:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-20807327

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..


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