Check out our "GoPro 3D HERO System: Mounting Tips" video tutorial for tips on mounting the 3D HERO System.
You cannot connect the cameras to your TV to play a 3D file. You will not have a 3D file until you convert the two 2D files recorded by each camera into a single GoPro 3D media file. So, you will not be able to playback in 3D directly off the camera. You will need to use GoPro Studio in order to create a 3D file from the files you recorded using the 3D HERO System or Dual HERO System. Once you have a converted file on your computer, you can playback on...
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The cameras record .mp4 video files. Pictures will be saved as .jpg files. These are the same files that the camera will record in without the Dual HERO BacPac or 3D sync cable inserted. You can use one or both of the files depending on whether or not you wish to create 2D media or 3D media.
Upon insertion of the sync cable the cameras will automatically orientate depending on which side of the sync has been inserted. R will place the camera in Up mode, while L will place the camera in Upside-down mode.
For optimal 3D recording we recommend keeping your subject at least 3 feet from the camera when shooting in WVGA, 720p, and 720p, and 5 feet when shooting in 1080p.
One Button Mode is not available for 3D recording. It will be removed from the settings upon insertion of the Dual HERO BacPac or 3D Sync Cable.
The Dual HERO System is approved at the same underwater rating as the Dive Housing, down to 197ft/60meters.
File preparation On your desktop, please create a new folder where you plan to save your 3D video and photos, converted files, and project file. Once the folder is created, plug the USB cable into the mini USB port on your Dual HERO BacPac (with the two cameras connected) and connect the other end to your computer. If the two cameras are initially off, they will display two solid red lights indicating a charge. Press the Mode Button on the Master camera and it will prompt both cameras to mount on...
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GoPro 3D supports both Active and Passive 3D displays. When exporting from GoPro Studio the customer should select the side-by-side option for YouTube 3D. The respective TV will know how to overlay the images to create a 3D video. 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...
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With the Dual HERO System, each camera will take a burst of 30 photos in 1 second. After importing, the images will not be automatically synced for 3D. You can manually pair the two burst .jpg files when in Import window of GoPro Studio, then once they are converted GoPro Studio will add the 3D convergence for the 3D look.