GoPro has announced that its $4.99 per month cloud subscription service will now let subscribers upload unlimited video. There is a caveat though and that is that the videos have to be shot on a GoPro, so you can’t use it as a cloud storage service for all of your videos. This is still great news though.
GoPro Plus previously allowed subscribers to upload unlimited photos and up to 35 hours of video up to about 250GB. The files were transcoded and then stored at a lower bit rate.
That’s no longer the case. GoPro CEO Nick Woodman has confirmed that there are no conditions attached here. “Unlimited means unlimited,” he said, adding that video storage will be offered at original source quality.
“There’s no transcoding going on — like none — and there’s no degradation of image quality,” Woodman explained. Your GoPro photos and videos will be stored in your Plus cloud account in the original bitrate without any transformation.
The unlimited storage is available for footage shot on older GoPro cameras too, not just from the newer Hero 7 series. Plus subscribers can also get a 50 percent discount on most official mounts and accessories for their cameras, which is an increase from the previous 20 percent.