GoPro edits out secret Karma drone in first-look 4K video

Despite being formally announced, GoPro’s Karma drone is still largely a mystery.

GoPro has released a 4K teaser video of footage shot with the Karma drone – but with one small change.

The company has blurred out the device in a shot where the Karma drone would have been visible in the a pair of reflective goggles.

In the shot, freestyle skier Bobby Brown is actually holding the drone but, as you can see, there’s no Karma in sight.

Take a look:

gopro karma drone

It’s a clever catch by GoPro’s video team, who are clearly keen to avoid the Karma’s design leaking out early.

Check out the full video below:

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The video itself offers some pretty amazing extreme action footage. We’ve already seen the Karma in action courtesy of a 1080p video, but this is the first time we’ve seen 4K Ultra HD footage shot using the quadcopter.

It’s also worth noting the slow-mo sequences, which suggest the camera is capable of high-framerate video capture.

GoPro announced its intentions to build a drone late last year, although details have been scarce ever since.

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