Hero GoPro System

Posted by admin | 3D Cam,Hero System | Tuesday 26 April 2011 12:39

The 3D HERO System allows you to combine two 1080p HD HERO cameras into a single housing to record 3D video and photos while simultaneously recording in 2D. A synchronization cable plugs into the rear HERO Port on both cameras to join them together, enabling both cameras to record video and photos in perfect synchronization. This is a requirement for professional quality 3D and is available only from GoPro.

The included 3D editing software—GoPro Cineform Studio—makes it easy to convert your 3D HERO System footage into viewable 3D files you can watch on your computer, online at sites like YouTube, and on your 2D or 3DTV at home.

To download software, watch demos and learn more about the 3D HERO System, visit the GoPro 3D Center ».

Features:

  • Mounting System is compatible with all GoPro accessories
  • 3D waterproof housing is rated 180’/60m deep
  • Record 3D and 2D video and photo files simultaneously
  • Includes FREE easy-to-use 3D editing software—GoPro CineForm Studio

What’s Included:

  • 3D Waterproof Housing
  • 3D Waterproof Door + Skeleton Door
  • 3D Hero Sync Cable
  • 3D Anaglyph Glasses (3 pairs)
  • Helmet Front Mount
  • 2 Flat + 2 Curved Adhesive Mounts
  • Assorted Mounting Hardware
  • FREE GoPro CineForm Studio software

Note: A firmware upgrade is required for your 1080p HD HERO cameras. Cameras are not included. The 3D HERO System is NOT compatible with the HD HERO 960 or standard definition cameras. To determine what camera you have, click here.

How it works?

GoPro Cineform Studio takes footage captured with the 3D HERO System and converts it into viewable 3D files. You can then export the files and watch them on your computer, online at sites like YouTube and on your 2D or 3D TV at home (See ways to watch 3D).

You can watch your 3D GoPro content in the following ways:


Below is a table that shows the various ways you can watch your 3D GoPro content. Mouse over each yellow circle (image of the yellow circle) for a description of the viewing method:

ANAGLYPH (RED/BLUE) ACTIVE PASSIVE
Televisions
Watch Anaglyph (RED/BLUE) 3D videos on any 2D or 3D TV. RED/BLUE 3D glasses are required: Connect your computer directly to your TV and watch anaglyph videos with any media player. Connect your computer directly to your TV and watch anaglyph videos on YouTube. Burn your anaglyph videos to a BlueRay (HD) or DVD (Standard Definition) and watch on your tv.
Watch side-by-side formatted 3D videos on any Active Shutter 3DTV. Active shutter 3D glasses are required. Connect your computer directly to your TV and watch 3D side-by-side formatted videos with any media player. Connect your computer directly to your TV and watch 3D side-by-side formatted videos on YouTube. Burn your side-by-side formatted 3D videos to a BlueRay (HD) or DVD (Standard Definition) and watch on your tv.
Watch side-by-side formatted 3D videos on any Passive 3DTV. Polarized 3D glasses are required. Connect your computer directly to your TV and watch 3D side-by-side formatted videos with any media player. Connect your computer directly to your TV and watch 3D side-by-side formatted videos on YouTube. Burn your side-by-side formatted 3D videos to a BlueRay (HD) or DVD (Standard Definition) and watch on your tv.
Computer
Watch Anaglyph (RED/BLUE) 3D videos on your computer with any media player or on YouTube. RED/BLUE 3D glasses are required.
Watch side-by-side formatted 3D videos on any computer that is connected to an active shutter 3D monitor. Active shutter 3D glasses are required.
Watch side-by-side formatted 3D videos on any computer that is connected to a passive 3D monitor. Polarized 3D glasses are required.
YouTube
Watch anaglyph 3D videos on YouTube using any type of monitor. RED/BLUE 3D glasses are required.
Watch side-by-side formatted 3D videos on YouTube. A web-connected active shutter monitor or TV and active shutter 3D glasses are required.
Watch side-by-side formatted 3D videos on YouTube. A web-connected passive monitor or TV and polarized 3D glasses are required.
Google TV
Watch Anaglyph (RED/BLUE) 3D videos on any 2D or 3D TV using Google TV. RED/BLUE 3D glasses are required.
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Print
You can view anaglyph RED/BLUE printed 3D photos or video stills wearing RED/BLUE 3D glasses.
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Types of 3D Formats

3D is created by super-imposing two matching yet slightly offset 2D images on top of each other. This creates the illusion of 3D depth. Because of the distance between the human eyes, each eye processes the two images from a slightly different perspective and your brain then combines both images to form a single 3D image.

The 3D HERO System captures 3D by filming two separate 2D videos from slightly different perspectives — similarly to how our two human eyes see the world from two slightly different perspectives. Then GoPro Cineform Studio software is used to combine and convert these two slightly offset videos into a single 3D video, just like our brains form a single “view” from our left and right eyes. Once this 3D video or photo file has been created, you can watch it on your computer, online, or on any 2D or 3D TV.


Anaglyph Display (commonly seen in Red/Blue):

Anaglyph is the old school way to watch 3D content. The left video image is tinted blue and the right video image is tinted red. Both videos are then overlaid on top of each other and when you are wearing ored/blue glasses the image will appear 3D.

View 3D files in anaglyph formats using red/blue glasses on:

  • Computers, televisions, online at video 3D sharing sites like YouTube, projectors, mobile phones and in print.

Active Display:

Active Shutter TVs use electronic shutter glasses that are synchronized with your TV to only let each eye see one alternating image (left and right) at a time. The left and right images flash so quickly that the human eye is tricked into seeing both left and right images as one 3D image.

View 3D files in active formats on: Active 3D televisions using active shutter glasses.


Passive Display:

Passive Display TVs display the left and right images at the same time on-screen, but in alternating scan lines. Each image’s scan line is polarized in the opposite direction, so the human eye only sees one image at a time when wearing polarized glasses. This creates the illusion of seeing the 2 images simultaneously in 3D.

View 3D files in passive formats on: Passive 3D televisions using passive shutter glasses.

How to assemble 3D camera:

Software Features

Import


• Import 3D HERO System photos and videos and convert
to 3D
• Create 3D movies from photo time-lapses
• Automatic 3D conversion mode provides simplicity
• Manual 3D conversion mode provides advanced control


Export


• Anaglyph (red/blue for 2D TVs, computer, and online
viewing)
• Active (for viewing on active shutter 3DTVs)
• Passive (for viewing on polarized 3DTVs)


Editing Modes


• Anaglyph
• Active
• Passive
• Support for external display

Compression


• .MP4 / H.264
• GoPro CineForm 422 codec for further editing in
Apple Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere, Avid Media
Composer, Sony Vegas, Apple iMovie,
Windows Movie Maker and more. Learn more»


Video Adjustments


• 3D convergence control with keyframing —only
compatible with GoPro captured content

• Frame-rate adjust for slow motion
• Exposure
• Contrast
• Saturation
• Color Temperature
• Image flip rotation
• Frame Resize (Up-res/Down-res)
• Cropping and zoom

 

 

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