Note: This article does not apply to the Dual HERO System. Using the GoPro 3D HERO System may require an update to your HD HERO Original and HD HERO2 cameras' firmware. Please visit our firmware section to download and install this update if you have not already done so. You will need to do this update on both cameras which are being used for 3D recording. The original HD HERO camera will require firmware version 54 or later, and the HD HERO2 camera will require version 70 or later. HD HERO...
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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.
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.
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.
The 3D HERO System is approved at the same underwater rating as the HD HERO waterproof housing, down to 197ft/60meters.
Any order is acceptable for insertion and ejection of the 3D Sync Cable when using the 3D HERO System. Please make sure the orientation is correct—left camera is upside down and right camera is right side up.
The 3D HERO System is currently compatible with HD HERO Original camera and the HD HERO2 camera. It is not compatible with the Standard Definition HERO camera or the HD HERO 960 camera. You will need to update your camera's software before using the 3D HERO System. HD HERO Original Camera Software Update HD HERO2 Camera Software Update
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.
The distance between the two camera lenses when seated in the 3D HERO System is 33 mm.