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A Review Of The GoPro Fusion 360 Camera – 30 Days In

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So GoPro’s new 360-degree camera the GoPro fusion has been out to the general public for about a month now and I have been able to play with it quite a bit a feel I am ready to present my opinions on it. Anyone who knows me and my YouTube channel knows that I am a fan of GoPro as a brand and company. I love all the products that have been released and have very little in the way of negative comments on most of their products. Unfortunately, this is not the case for the GoPro Fusion. Watch our full YouTube review.

In my opinion, there are currently better options for those who want to purchase their first 360 camera.

Rylo 360 Camera: http://amzn.to/2yMsBhF
Insta360 One: http://amzn.to/2BzIvRW
GoPro Fusion: http://amzn.to/2GE51rK

 


So as stated in my video review, the GoPro Fusion, in my opinion, was not ready for a general public release I feel this is still a beta product. There is much work needed to be done on the software/firmware for both the camera, mobile app and desktop app. GoPro did state that the mobile app would not be available until early 2018. This does raise the question of why release the camera when the software that is needed to make it fully usable not ready to go. I think that there are many that have been very disappointed in the workflow needed to get any kind of usable results from footage shot on the GoPro Fusion.

The software for the PC (Fusion Studio) is limited to what can be done and saying it is full of bugs and glitches is an understatement. I was disappointed myself in the fact that there is no timeline in Fusion Studio where one can create keyframes to add movement when punching out a tradition flat 1080 video with over-capture and that is if you are even able to get the software to recognize the camera at all. I don’t know if that feature will even be added! Right now the only way to create interesting visual effects is by using the VR plugins for Adobe Premier, unfortunately, this is not an option for many…including myself.

Now I do have high hopes for the GoPro Fusion and I think next year when we get the full feature-rich mobile app and possibly an updated desktop app this will unlock to full amazing potential of the GoPro fusion. As it stands I do believe there is better consumer grade 360 cameras on the market that are simply amazing with a great a user experience and software that is powerful and easy to use.

Rylo 360 Camera (USA) http://amzn.to/2yMsBhF
Rylo 360 Camera (CAN) http://amzn.to/2yMerNt

Insta360 One (USA) http://amzn.to/2BzIvRW
Insta360 One (CAN) http://amzn.to/2ByoBGT

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