GoPro launces GoPro Player + ReelSteady for desktop
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GoPro has announced a new desktop application, GoPro Player + ReelSteady. The company says it’s a powerful, yet easy-to-use desktop app. It also includes professional-level stabilization and 360 content tools for creators in a single post-production package.

Stabilization

The new app adds the power of ReelSteady’s Emmy award-winning stabilization to GoPro Player’s 360-focused tools. You can apply ReelSteady stabilization to shaky FPV (first-person view) video. You can also quickly reframe and export 360 MAX footage to share on social media. In addition, you can view the full-quality stabilized shot as soon as your video loads. Furthermore, with the new app, ReelSteady is now compatible with most shooting modes, including HyperSmooth.

Lens correction

The GoPro Player + ReelSteady app gives you other tools to polish up your videos. With the new Lens Correction feature, you can remove wide-angle lens curvature using ReelSteady Stabilization. In addition, using the Reframe tool, you can transform 360 MAX content into cinematic videos and immersive photos with the click of a keyframe. With the new Batch Export feature, you can queue hundreds of files and allow batch export to do the rest. You can also now save presets and apply different settings to each export.

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Other tools

You can view a wide variety of video and photo formats in GoPro Player, including MAX content. You can also export .mp4 files to work on in post-production software or share to social media. With the Frame Grab tool, you can capture full-resolution photos from any 360 or traditional video with the click of a button. You can also trim your videos with frame-by-frame accuracy to remove the parts you don’t want to keep.

Robust experience

“GoPro Player + ReelSteady delivers the tools some of our most creative customers – like FPV and 360 enthusiasts – need to quickly and seamlessly do what they do best…create mind-melting content,” said GoPro founder and CEO, Nicholas Woodman. “GoPro is committed to developing a robust desktop product experience, and bringing the power of ReelSteady advanced video stabilization to the GoPro Player desktop app is a natural next step to super-serve our most passionate content creators.”

Availability

GoPro Player + ReelSteady is available today for Mac and Windows. You will need to make a $99 one-time in-app purchase to unlock access to premium features, including ReelSteady and Lens Correction. However, if you are an existing ReelSteady GO customer, you can use your activation key to redeem a free upgrade to the new GoPro Player + ReelSteady.

Pete Tomkies is a freelance cinematographer and camera operator from Manchester, UK. He also produces and directs short films as Duck66 Films. Pete's latest short Once Bitten... won 15 awards and was selected for 105 film festivals around the world.