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And the Emmy Goes to...GoPro!

SAN MATEO, CALIF. (Jan. 14, 2014) ­­– GoPro today announced that the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences has recognized the company with a 2013 Technology and Engineering Emmy® Award in the category of Inexpensive Small Rugged HD Camcorders. GoPro was selected for its groundbreaking HERO3 camera technology, which has enabled television production professionals to capture engaging perspectives that were never before possible. 

GoPro Founder and CEO, Nicholas Woodman, accepted the Emmy on behalf of the company at a ceremony held in Las Vegas on Jan. 9. Celebrating the distinguished honor bestowed upon the company and recognizing the GoPro team for their contributions to the award, Woodman stated, “An idea is just an idea unless you have an incredibly talented team of engineers who can make it a reality.”

The Emmy Award recognizes the mark GoPro has made in the professional video production industry. “That the best selling consumer camera in the world has also been so enthusiastically adopted by film and television professionals is something we’re very proud of,” Woodman notes. “It’s a testament to the quality and versatility of our products and our passion for enabling the world to capture incredible content.”

Speaking to the adoption of GoPro in television and filmmaking, Woodman’s acceptance speech reflected upon early signs that GoPro was going to make an impact. “In 2009, when GoPro was still a standard definition camera company, we were surprised to learn that the best selling retailer in the country was a Los Angeles Pep Boys store. When we reached out, we discovered that the store was located just down the street from Universal Studios, and that the production guys were coming in and buying GoPro cameras by the dozens to use as crash cams and to capture perspectives that were never before possible.” Woodman added, ”We then knew that once we launched our HD camera later that year the television industry was going to lose its mind.”

Mark Burnett, five-time Emmy award winner and avid GoPro customer, said in a previous statement, “We have used GoPro cameras in some of our biggest productions, like Survivor and The Bible. GoPro has allowed us to capture and share fascinating new perspectives that previously weren’t possible or were too costly, which in the end makes for better story telling. We are always excited to see what GoPro is working on next."

To view footage from the GoPro Emmy win and award ceremony, visit the GoPro YouTube page. For more information on GoPro and its HERO line of cameras, including the recently-launched HERO3+ and more than 50 mounts and accessories, visit GoPro.com.

 

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Mark Burnett, five-time Emmy award winner and avid GoPro customer, said in a previous statement, "We have used GoPro cameras in some of our biggest productions, like Survivor and The Bible. GoPro has allowed us to capture and share fascinating new perspectives that previously weren’t possible or were too costly, which in the end makes for better story telling. We are always excited to see what GoPro is working on next."

"In a world of smartphones and increasingly small cameras, GoPro is still the film fans device of choice and the rugged gadget that will launch the careers of many future directors. If in doubt, check out the home made rocket that took a GoPro to space or the shark footage, both on YouTube." - T3 Award for the GoPro HERO3

EY named Nick Woodman as the 2013 Entrepreneur of the Year in Retail and Consumer Products Category

"Despite a lot of newcomers in the field, GoPro is still the leader in adventure cameras. The new Hero3 Black manages to pack an f/2.8 wide-angle lens, a 12-megapixel sensor, and the power to shoot 30 still frames per second into a camera body that’s smaller than a bar of soap" – Outside Magazine "Gear of the Year" 2013

"Smaller, lighter, sharper, better … It’s the runaway POV cam of the year." National Geographic "Gear of the Year" 2013

GoPro HERO3+ Black Edition wins Men's Journal Gear of the Year 2014

The GoPro HERO3+ is the "Best of the Best…’Top Gear’ Of The Year" - GearJunkie Gear of the Year 2013

"GoPro Cameras Can Make You A Better Bass Angler" - Field & Stream

"Top 10 YouTube Brand Videos" - AdWeek


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