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GoPro goes 3D

Published September 5, 2012

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — GoPro's 3D videos were a crowd pleaser at the Eurobike Expo last week, where crowds of show goers donned cardboard glasses to immerse themselves in action videos shown on wide screen video monitors in the company's display.

The company first introduced its 3D products last year. The product is surprisingly simple: a waterproof case holds two regular GoPro cameras, either a pair of HD Hero or HD Hero2 cameras. The two cameras are installed in the case side by side and tied together with a sync cable. The 3D package also includes special software and three pairs of the anaglyph red/blueglasses.

GoPro 3D caseThe 3D images obtained can be shown in a variety of formats, including on a 3D-compatible monitor like the LG one in the Eurobike booth, where the three-dimensional feature can be seen without the glasses. Or the videos can be shown on regular TV or computer monitors and viewed with the glasses to get the 3D effect.

GoPro's 3D package retails for about $99. It requires two Hero cameras, which retail for between $129 and $300 each.


Topics associated with this article: Eurobike

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