Broadcasters can integrate HD GoPro feeds live with Vislink  

Vislink has applied its wireless technology to GoPro to enable broadcast quality live HD transmission for the first time.

The two companies have been working together on a transmitter that is small enough to be worn or mounted in unique areas to provide all new perspectives for people watching their favourite live sports and events.

The solution will be showcased during the Winter X Games 2015 Aspen, select AMA Monster Energy Supercross events and other live sporting events.

GoPro cameras are already used extensively in professional applications, worn by athletes or mounted on gear during televised events. But, to date the footage has been restricted to a post-production workflow with memory cards being shuttled back to the truck to provide a look back at the action. This will be the first time official GoPro products are used to transmit the action in HD, allowing for integration into live broadcast.

"With unique GoPro perspectives available to broadcasters, watching live events is like being part of the action instead of watching it from the stands,” said GoPro president Tony Bates in a press release. “Our partnership with Vislink brings a new level of excitement to live broadcast.”

John Hawkins, Vislink chairman said, "For decades Vislink has been the market leader in providing low latency, wireless cameras and transmission systems for highly prestigious live broadcast events. Many of the events where Vislink technology operates are within highly demanding broadcast environments such as the Olympics, MotoGP, WRC World Rally Championship, Formula-E, and the America's Cup. Working with GoPro, a highly innovative global leader in video content, is testament to our cutting edge technology and its ability to operate in all environments."

Details on product pricing and availability will be released around NAB.

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