Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone. Prevent the dog from barking with the juicy bone. Silence the pianos and, with muffled drum. Bring out the coffin. Let the mourners come. Rest in peace, shaky video. You are dead. The GoPro HERO7 Black just killed you.
The introduction of Hypersmooth, a nifty feature that serves up gimbal-like stabilisation without the need for a gimbal, means you're going to be able to shoot some of the most professional looking stuff you've ever shot on this. Additionally, unlike a gimbal, Hypersmooth also works underwater and in extreme wind.
Other cool new features worth shouting about include TimeWarp, Live Stream, and SuperPhoto. TimeWarp applies stabilisation to time-lapse videos, giving you a smoother than a silk bed-sheet video that is as compelling to watch as it is easy to share. Live Stream will give users the power to share, and then relive, their best moments in real-time while the clever SuperPhoto will analyse scenes, and edit them accordingly; taking some of that frustrating guess work out of capturing incredible photos.
In the words of GoPro founder Nick Woodman, "The HERO7 Black is the GoPro we've all been waiting for. With HyperSmooth video stabilisation, HERO7 Black is a camera anyone can use to capture amazingly smooth, professional looking shoots of their favourite activities. And they can do it live."
We're certain this camera is going to blow your socks off like a nitro-powered leaf blower. To underline just how good it is, and how much faith they have in their consumers, GoPro are putting the power of their launch video in your hands. The HERO7 Black Million Dollar Challenge will see users submit their best footage in a bid to win a slice of one million dollars.
As well as the HERO7 Black (£379.99), GoPro have also announced the HERO7 Silver (£279.99), and HERO7 White (£179.99). The trio will be hitting the shelves on the 27th of September and, if our gut is anything to go by, flying off those same shelves soon after.