Back-Bone Gear Spherical Mount for Three Ribcage-Modified GoPro HERO4 Cameras

Back-Bone Gear Spherical Mount for Three Ribcage-Modified GoPro HERO4 Cameras

Back-Bone Gear Spherical Mount for Three Ribcage-Modified GoPro HERO4 Cameras


Product Highlights

  • Configurable Rig for 360° Video
  • Horizontal and Vertical Mounting
  • Near-6K Footage from Stitched 4K
  • Full-4K Footage from Stitched 2.7K
  • Fisheye Lenses Required for 360°
  • Works with Stock HERO4s (Vertical Only)
  • Supports Ribcage Modulus Sensor Housing
  • Use with Ribcage Extended-Sensor Ribbon
  • Full Access to Battery in Vertical Mode
  • Access All Controls in Vertical Mode
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Back-Bone Gear MOD3X overview

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This Ribcage 360° Mount from Back-Bone Gear offers multiple ways to mount three separately available GoPro HERO4 cameras for spherical video coverage. The mount supports Ribcage-modified HERO4s in both horizontal and vertical modes and also works with stock HERO4s (vertical mode only). When used vertically, the cameras' output can be stitched together in post to produce near-6K or full-4K video, depending on settings (separate editing system required). Fisheye lenses with at least a 185° field of view are required for 360° coverage with stock HERO4s (vertical mode).

The mount can also be used with the Ribcage Modulus Sensor Housing and sensor extension ribbon to create custom rigs (recommended for advanced users only). Additional features include cable channels to help align the cameras' USB cables and standard 1/4"-20 and 3/8"-16 mounting options.

Note: This mount requires user assembly and works only with GoPro HERO4 cameras; lenses and cameras are not included.

Mounts three Ribcage-modified HERO4 cameras for spherical coverage
Also compatible with stock HERO4 cameras (vertical mode only)
Supported shooting modes include: 4K/30 (16:9), 2.7K/60 (16:9), 1440/80 (4:3) and 1080/120 (16:9)
(16:9 modes available in vertical mode only)
Obtain near 6K 360° images from 4K footage (or 4K images from 2.7K)
Stitched-output resolutions based on use with Ribcage-modified HERO4s and fisheye lenses (at least 190°)
Use fisheye lenses (at least 185°) for 360° coverage with stock HERO4s (vertical mode)
Compatible with Entaniya 220° super-wide fisheye lenses
Full access to battery and controls (vertical mode only)
Integrates with Ribcage Modulus and extended-sensor ribbon for custom rigs
(recommended for advanced users only)
Mounting hardware and Allen wrenches included
Durable lightweight aluminum construction
UPC: 645871595318
In the Box
Back-Bone Gear Spherical Mount for Three Ribcage-Modified GoPro HERO4 Cameras
  • 3 x Camera Mounting Plates
  • Vertical-Mount Side Bracket
  • Vertical-Mount Clamping Plate
  • Screws and Allen Wrenches
  • 3/8"-16 to 1/4"-20 Adapter Insert
  • Limited 1-Year Parts Warranty (90-Day Parts & Labor)
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    Back-Bone Gear MOD3X specs

    Material of Construction Machined aluminum
    Dimensions (LxWxH) 2.5 x 2.5 x 2.5" (6.4 x 6.4 x 6.4 cm)
    Weight 3.5 oz (99 g)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.3 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 3.1 x 3.1 x 3.1"

    Back-Bone Gear MOD3X reviews

    Spherical Mount for Three Ribcage-Modified GoPro HERO4 Cameras is rated 2.0 out of 5 by 1.
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from functional, but awkward design and poor material choices TLDR;Horizontal mode is clunky. Vertical mode doesn't inspire confidence. Next. Horizontal Layout: To remove SD cards, you need to remove cameras from the rig. I do not want to be faffing around doing this on client dime. Vertical Layout: Operationally ports, cards and buttons are not blocked so in *theory* a better design... But... the mounting system is no longer CNC metal but instead two pieces of very pliable (3D printed?) blue plastic holding onto the GoPro with tiny bendy latches. I would not trust mounting this to anything other than a stationary tripod. Car rigs, anywhere shaky ... forget it. The weight of the lens + GoPro easily pops the camera off the rig. Finally, a warning: I also had an issue where I cross-threaded one Ribcage Air faceplate screw hole during my first attempt at mounting a GoPro with a large Entapano 250 lens (the lens partially obscures the screw holes and you need to tilt the hex key at an angle). I should have taken the lens off before putting the mounting bracket on (but as anyone who has tried this knows, getting the Entapano 250 securely onto a GoPro is a bit of pain in the neck and you don't wanna be doing it often).
    Date published: 2017-01-16
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