GoPro unveils today BacPac, a Wi-Fi module that lets you wirelessly connect your GoPro HD HERO2 action ready camcorder and broadcast the video you are shooting live. It has Wi-Fi, but also supports Bluetooth to connect a wireless external mic and also share your comments.
But that is not it : GoPro also launch a wireless remote control that will control up to 50 cameras. The remote control is, like other GoPro products, weather and shock proof because it is highly possible it will be taken on a surfboard, on a mountain bike… It comes with a set of accessories to fix it at your wrist or to your bike’s wheel, Windsurf mast or wishbone.
But that is still not it : GoPro will have a GoPro Android and iOS smartphone and tablet application by the end of June. Thanks to this application and the BacPac Wi-Fi Module, you will have the possibility to synchronize stills and movies from your GoPro HD HERO camera to your iphone, Galaxy, ipad… and then share it to the world on YouTube, Facebook…. You are practically connected live to the entire world. The iapp will support HD HERO2, the latest action-proof camcorder from GoPro. Previous generation will be usuable with the system later this year after a firmware update is released.
Here is a movie edited by GoPro that shows the BacPac system in action in the streets of New York City :