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Video Tutorial: Mounting Tips for the 3D HERO System

Check out our "GoPro 3D HERO System: Mounting Tips" video tutorial for tips on mounting the 3D HERO System.

Software Update Release Information

Here are the current software versions for HD HERO cameras and GoPro Premium Accessories.  You can download the current version for your device by going to gopro.com/update.

Turning Off One Button Mode

If your camera automatically starts taking a video recording upon powering it on, the camera has One Button Mode enabled. This will be indicated by your camera's LCD screen blinking and the red LED blinking on the front of the camera. If you do not want One Button mode enabled, this article will explain how to disable it. HD HERO (Original) To exit one button mode, please turn on the camera so it starts either recording or taking the photos.  While it is doing so, press and hold the shutter button for... Read More »

Capturing Time-lapse Photos and Recording Video at the Same Time with the 3D HERO System

It is possible to record video with one camera and capture time-lapse photos with the other camera in the in the 3D camera housing, but not with the 3D Sync Cable inserted. The 3D Sync Cable will only assist with synced 3D recording when modes are identical between cameras. If you would like to use the 3D housing for dual recording you can simply neglect the 3D Sync Cable and start recording before inserting the cameras into the housing. Make sure to place the camera that is upside down in Upside-down mode... Read More »

Video Tutorial: How the GoPro 3D HERO System Works

Check out the "GoPro 3D HERO System: How it Works" video tutorial to learn basic operation of the 3D HERO System.    

Computer Requirements for 3D Video Editing

Dual HERO System Processor: A Sandy Bridge i7 or newer is the minimum for 3D editing, with a Haswell i7 recommended.  RAM: 4GB min, 8GB rec. 3D HERO System You will need a computer that meets the minimum required specifications for the GoPro Studio software.

How to Start Recording in the 3D HERO System

When the 3D sync cable is inserted, the shutter button of the Master (right) camera will start and stop recording for both the right camera and the left camera.  If you would like to adjust modes, or turn the camera on and off you will need to use the mode/power button on both cameras. Please watch the video tutorial on how the 3D HERO System works:

SD Cards & the 3D HERO System

The SD cards do not have to be the same in each camera that you're using in the 3D HERO System.  You can have different sizes, class ratings, and brand SD cards, and the sync will still be effective.  We recommend only purchasing name brand SD cards through reputable resellers.  There are both counterfeit and underperforming SD cards out in the marketplace, which can prevent proper functioning of your HD HERO camera's features..  For the HD HERO Original camera, we recommend 16GB Class 4 SDHC cards.  For the HD HERO2 camera, you can... Read More »

Changing Settings on Cameras in the 3D HERO System

You need to change settings on each camera individually in order to be able to use your files for 3D.  Always make sure that settings are updated and set to be exactly the same on each camera before 3D recording.

3D Glasses

You will not have to purchase any glasses to view your 3D content in Anaglyph as they are included with the 3D HERO System. However if you wish to view your content on a passive or active television you may need to purchase alternative 3D glasses if they were not included with purchase of your television.  Check out our Ways to Watch 3D page.