GoPro Nation: How 1 Camera Has Sparked a Revolution

About 6,000 GoPro videos are shot and uploaded to YouTube in a day.
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Transcript for GoPro Nation: How 1 Camera Has Sparked a Revolution
Reporter: For as long as there has been cameras, Americans have been obsessed with documenting every aspect of our lives. How did we go from this to this? ? well, you may want to thank this guy. Nick woodman. 12 years ago, he strapped a video camera to his hand and went surfing. One look at the footage, and the gopro revolution was born. The camera was on the long board and looking back. It looked like a discovery channel show. Reporter: The company has sold 8.5 million of these rugged HD cameras. Thanks to the viral popularity of breathtaking videos like this. And this. And this. The power is in the spectacular point of view. Cameras strapped on helmets for jaw-dropping wide angle perspective. Some that make you feel like you're right there. What's it like to climb an ice floe? Or perform in front of thousands of rabid fans? Gopros have let go creative innovation from amateurs and projections alike. And even kids making something straight out of the matrix right now in backyards. About 6,000 videos shot on the cameras are posted on youtube every day. About 100 hours worth of videos uploaded every minute. The gopro footage on youtube just from 2013, it would take you nearly three years to watch all of those videos. Tens, hundreds of millions of people that are really psyched on watching all those experiences. Reporter: Plus it's not just athletes. Some of the most widely-shared videos have been up close and personal shots in the wild. Or into the deep. Or from the edge of space. And this. Surfing pig. Surfing big. Reporter: Even a home video shot by, well, a baby. A foreshadowing of gopro's next chapter. A future where every American family has devices like these. So the company that gave us access to the most majestic views on Earth is now focusing its sights on the action dramas that play out in our own families. For "Good morning America," Becky Worley, ABC news, San Francisco.

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