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GoPro 3D HERO System Waterproof Housing & 3D Synchronization System for Dual HD HERO Cameras

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Product Highlights
  • 3D System for (2) 1080p HD HERO Cameras
  • Underwater Housing Rated to 180' (60 m)
  • Capture 2D/3D Video and Stills at Once
  • Includes Easy to Use 3D Editing Software
  • Anaglyph, Active & Passive 3D Output
  • Synchronization Cable
  • Various Mounts & Mounting Hardware

The GoPro 3D HERO System for HD HERO is a full system for recording stereoscopic 3D high-definition video with your two 1080p HD HERO cameras. (You do have two 1080p HD HERO cameras already, yes?) Including waterproof housing components, a 3D sync cable to connect the two cameras, mounts & mounting hardware, plus access to simple-to-use 3D editing software, the 3D HERO System is an amazingly compact HD 3D rig. But perhaps more significantly, it represents a remarkably simple way to capture and edit 3D video – a task that until very recently required Hollywood-level expertise and a budget to match.

Rated down to a very deep 180', the waterproof housing latches shut simply and holds both cameras side by side, with one of them upside-down so their lenses can be closer together. A synchronization cable keeps their shutters yoked, so that after you turn both cameras on, all you have to do is press one of the shutter releases to start recording dual synched streams of high-definition video. (As you're recording 3D video, you're also recording 2D video on both cameras, of course, so you can use that for viewing on traditional 2D displays.)

Back on dry land – or at least back from shooting your stereoscopic directorial debut – it's time to edit and view your 3D video. The 3D HERO System includes access to GoPro CineForm Studio. This software shares many elements with the CineForm stereoscopic 3D editing software that's used as a key component in most high-end 3D workflows. But with an automatic mode, it's simple enough for just about anyone to use. The software imports your 3D HERO System MP4 videos and photos and converts them into 3D files.

Once that's done, you can adjust the alignment, color, exposure, speed (by applying a slow-motion effect), and more. Then, for viewing your completed 3D video, the software gives you several options, from the simple (red/blue output for viewing with the included anaglyph glasses on 2D TVs, computers, YouTube, etc.) to the cutting-edge (active output for viewing on active-shutter 3DTVs or passive output for viewing on polarized TVs). With the 3D HERO System, it's simple to capture and share your life – in three dimensions.

Note! The two required 1080p HD HERO cameras are not included. The 3D HERO System is not compatible with the HD HERO 960 or standard definition cameras. A firmware upgrade is required for your 1080p HD HERO cameras. A future firmware update will be required for all HD HERO2 cameras for compatibility with the 3D HERO system.

3D HERO sync cable enables recording in perfect synchronization
Record 3D & 2D video and stills all at once
Includes two flat and two curved adhesive mounts, and assorted mounting hardware
The housing's mounting system is compatible with all GoPro accessories
Minimum System Requirements (For video playback of quarter- or half-resolution 3D via GoPro CineForm Studio Software)

Mac: Intel Mac, OS X 10.6, dual-core processor, 2 GB RAM

Windows XP, Vista, 7: 2.4 GHz Intel Core2 Duo or AMD Athon II X2, 2 GB RAM, 1280 x 800 screen resolution, any graphics card that supports OpenGL

Recommended System Requirements (For video playback of full-resolution 3D)

Mac: Intel Mac, OS X 10.6, quad-core processor, 4 GB RAM, 1920 x 1080 or higher screen resolution, 500 GB to 1 TB external hard drive (7200 rpm, FireWire 800, dedicated power supply)

Windows 7: Intel i7-860 or better, 4 GB RAM, Windows 7 64-bit, fast dedicated media drive, 1920 x 1080 or higher screen resolution, QuickTime install required for MOV file conversion, 500 GB to 1 TB external hard drive (7200 rpm, USB 2.0 or eSATA, dedicated power supply)

Required for both: Any OpenGL-enabled graphics card with secondary HDMI or DVI output is required for passive 3D (interleaved) or side-by-side output to consumer 3D TV. For active 3D (120 Hz displays), the following are required: Dual-Link DVI cable and nVidia 3D Vision, 3D Vision Pro, Quadro FX 2000, 3000, 3800, 4000, 4800, 5000, 5800, or 6000

Sub-Framing GoPro CineForm Studio Software works with the following:

Avid Media Composer 5.x
Adobe Premiere CS5.x
Final Cut Pro 7.x
Sony Vegas 9.x or 10.x
iMovie
Premiere Elements 7.x
Windows Movie Maker

Depth Rating 180' (60 m)
Dimensions (HxWxD) 2.4 x 5.1 x 1.8" (62 x 130 x 45mm)
Weight With cameras: 12.4 oz (350 g)
Without cameras: 6 oz (170 g)
GoPro 3D HERO System Waterproof Housing & 3D Synchronization System for Dual HD HERO Cameras
  • 3D Waterproof Housing
  • 3D Waterproof Door + Skeleton Door
  • 3D HERO Sync Cable
  • 3 x 3D Anaglyph Glasses
  • Helmet Front Mount
  • 2 x Flat Adhesive Mount
  • 2 x Curved Adhesive Mount
  • Assorted Mounting Hardware
  • GoPro CineForm Studio Software (Download Access)
  • 1 Year Limited Warranty
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    GoPro3D HERO System Waterproof Housing & 3D Synchronization System for Dual HD HERO Cameras
     
    3.5

    (based on 6 reviews)

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    67%

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        1.0

        Not for Hero 3

        By Wyng Ryder

        from Detroit Michigan

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

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              Comments about GoPro 3D HERO System Waterproof Housing & 3D Synchronization System for Dual HD HERO Cameras:

              While description states for "HD Hero cameras" if you do not know that the HD is a specific model of camera, you might purchase not realizing that the Hero 3 will not fit. Would have been nice if the description gave this warning.

              B&H return policy is excellent and the refund was very quick.

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              1.0

              Creates out-of-sync 3D video

              By CityGirl

              from Minneapolis, MN

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                    Comments about GoPro 3D HERO System Waterproof Housing & 3D Synchronization System for Dual HD HERO Cameras:

                    The 3D GoPro housing is a great idea, but the sync cable and free GoPro Cineform Studio software does not properly sync the video and creates 3D video where one video is 1-3 seconds out-of-sync with the other. I opened a support case with GoPro. GoPro recommended upgrading firmware on both HERO2 cameras, which I did. This didn't resolve the issue. GoPro sent a new sync cable, but the new sync cable didn't resolve the issue either. I opened a case with GoPro Cineform Studio and their only recommendation was to upgrade to GoPro Cineform Studio Premium software ($299) in order to manually sync the video.

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                    4.0

                    a great thing

                    By barilu

                    from israel

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                    Pros

                    • Comfortable
                    • Strong Construction
                    • Well Padded

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Comfort
                      • Stabilizing
                      • Supporting Camera

                      Comments about GoPro 3D HERO System Waterproof Housing & 3D Synchronization System for Dual HD HERO Cameras:

                      I do a lot of extreme sports and this three dimensional coverage allows me to make films at a high level and in interesting and fun way.

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                      5.0

                      100% pure awesomeness

                      By Brian

                      from Tampa, FL

                      About Me Video Enthusiast

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                      Pros

                      • Easy to Use
                      • Great Picture Quality
                      • Versatile

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • 3D
                        • Documentaries
                        • HD Shooting
                        • Home Movies
                        • Movies/Short Films
                        • Travel

                        Comments about GoPro 3D HERO System Waterproof Housing & 3D Synchronization System for Dual HD HERO Cameras:

                        Great, compact, and simple 3D solution for HD video. Also supports time-lapse video by using the "one photo every X seconds" option of your GoPro camera. Doesn't support single photos.

                        Included software is basic but fast and easy to use.

                        Keep in mind that no cameras are included in the package, you must have two identical (and identically-configured) GoPro Hero HD cameras to use this.

                        It is not possible to use the Battery BacPac or LCD back with this enclosure. Also, the cameras are oriented such that the ports are facing the interior of the case. So, you wouldn't be able to drill holes in the case to connect an external display or video sender.

                        You can install the cameras in the 3D housing *without* connecting the sync cable if you want to do (for example) simultaneous video and time-lapse of the same subject. Note that in this configuration you will need to open the case to start/stop the left camera.

                        Another nice benefit of this enclosure is that it has 3 mounting points on the bottom (instead of the single mounting point of the standard and skeleton enclosures). You can use a single mount on the center point, or for additional stability you can mounts on both the left and right points. Or you can do as I did, use the center point for mounting, and the left point to attach a safety leash. With two cameras installed in this case, you have a considerable investment to potentially lose. I used a 1/8" vinyl-coated steel cable, which provides a lot more security than the "leash" GoPro includes with the surf kit.

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                        5.0

                        3D finally

                        By Detail Productions

                        from Rochester, NY

                        About Me Pro Videographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy to Use
                        • Great Picture Quality

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Movies/Short Films
                          • Weddings/Events

                          Comments about GoPro 3D HERO System Waterproof Housing & 3D Synchronization System for Dual HD HERO Cameras:

                          Very easy to set up and use. I love GoPro. The only issue is to upgrade my computer to handle the 3D video. I needed to do that anyway.

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                          5.0

                          Great

                          By MIchael

                          from New York, NY

                          About Me Semi-pro Videographer

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                          Pros

                          • Easy to Use

                          Cons

                          • Limited Zoom
                          • Poor In Low Light

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about GoPro 3D HERO System Waterproof Housing & 3D Synchronization System for Dual HD HERO Cameras:

                            Good and easy to use. Image quality quite good, although not really professional grade.

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