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GoPro® Launches Military and Civil Service Helmet Mount for HD HERO® Line of Cameras

GoPro’s NVG Mount Makes it Easy to Attach a GoPro Camera to any Military or Civil Service Helmet Outfitted with a Night Vision Goggle Mounting

May 12, 2011 – Half Moon Bay, Calif. – GoPro, the worldʼs leading activity image capture company, announced availability of the NVG (Night Vision Goggle) Mount for its best selling HD HERO line of wearable and gear mountable cameras. The NVG Mount is available at select retail stores, military exchanges, and at gopro.com for $29.99.

 

The NVG Mount conveniently attaches GoProʼs HD HERO cameras to military, police, and other civil service helmets equipped with standard NVG mounting (adapter) plates. The NVG Mount is compatible with the standard issue US Army 1-hole NVG helmet mounting plates and similar mounting plates based on the “rhino” mounting system.

Already standard equipment for professional athletes and TV production companies demanding professional quality HD video capture and rugged durability, GoProʼs HD HERO camera is ideally suited for capturing military and civil service training and documentary videos from the soldier or servicepersonʼs perspective. The HD HERO is so compact and lightweight (just under 6 ounces) that itʼs barely noticeable when worn on a helmet. Protected in an extremely durable and replaceable polycarbonate housing, the HD HERO camera is waterproof to 180ʼ.

The new NVG Mount joins a wide range of mounting accessories that enable hands-free use of GoPro cameras that enable service personnel to focus on their safety and duty rather than on the camera.

“Over the past year, we have seen our cameras used by military and civil services personnel around the world,” said Nicholas Woodman, CEO and founder of GoPro.  “We developed our NVG Mount to make it simple for them to attach their GoPro cameras to the helmets theyʼre already using everyday. The men and women serving in the military and civil services are out there every day, working in some of the most extreme conditions on earth. We are hopeful that our products can help them with their work and serve a useful purpose, be it training or documenting their experiences in a way that can help inform others and save lives.”

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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

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