"The Panodistro allows you to power and trigger up to five GoPro cameras simultaneously for spherical panorama photography and video."
Guess itÂ´s not restricted to movie-sequences, right? Would be nice to do one-shot 360x180 panos in crowded places . . .
no absolute not. the gopro can be internally set to different modes, video and also still image modes. the stills have 5mpx resolution... focal, aperture both cant be influenced and are set to auto. above links following you can see a addon board for the copter which handles the sychronized image/video start/stop signaling.
in portrait mode one gopro has a max of 120"x167" for videos in fullhd and in hdready mode it can handle 30 or alternativley 60 frames per sedonds... so finally 4gopros should do a 360 sphere placing the gopros on downside of the copter and one gopro placed looking on zenith and placed on top side of the copter even should give a full sphere without the copter inside...;-))
ps: crouded placed & copter - dont think this can work. to much danger for mass panic. These copters can be loud (during speeding up and slowing down speed), they're very fast (up to 60kmh) and rotors are free placed so I expect that there must be >50m difference between copter and people...