File preparation

  1. On your desktop, please create a new folder where you plan to save your 3D video and photos, converted files, and project file.
  2. 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 your computer.
    • If one removable disk only appears, manually import the files from one microSD card at a time without the Dual BacPac System.
  3. Once you see either disk mounted on your computer, open the disk, then the DCIM, where you will find a folder (eg. 104G3D_R and/or 108G3D_L). Keywords to look for are G3D_R and G3D_L. That will indicate the files for both the Left and Right eye (Master and Slave) camera angles.
  4. Once your find those folders, drag them to your newly created folder on your desktop.

File import

  1. Once the files have been transferred, open GoPro Studio and create a new project and select File > Save.
  2. Press the 'Import New Files' button and select either the G3D_R or G3D_L folder, or a single 3D photo or video File. Studio will immediately auto pair the corresponding video angle. It will either create at 3D video, 3D time-lapse, or 3D photo. You will find each 3D file with two different files names attached and a 3D symbol on the lower left hand corner.
  3. Select the file in the Import Bin on the left hand side, name the clip, add any needed advance settings, and press add clip to conversion list. Note: It is highly recommended to set In and Out points before converting video files so that you are only working with the portions of video that you need.
  4. Once you have all the clips ready, press Convert on the lower right hand corner.

Here is a video which shows the Import process:

Editing

  1. On Step 2, you are welcome to pick a blank or pre-made template.
  2. Edit as usual in GoPro Studio and drag your convert clips to the storyboard. If the images or video do not appear 3D, make sure to choose a different view on the upper right hand corner and choose Anaglyph: Red/Cyan and it will reflect a 3D view when you apply the supplied 3D anaglyph glasses.
  3. There will also be a new settings along the Edit panel. 3D Convergence will fix the horizontal, vertical, and skew position of the Red and Cyan value. While wearing the 3D glasses and moving the convergence settings, the image will be corrected to emphasize more 3D depth in the video.
  4. Once you finish your GoPro Studio edit, press step 3 to Export.

 

Exporting

After you click Step 3 to Export, the Export window will appear and prompt you to name your final video.  It is recommended to save it to the folder you created for your project files.

Next, choose your preferred export preset.  Here are the available presets:  

  • 2D: Exports a two dimensional video
  • Side by Side for Youtube 3D:  For YouTube viewing.  YouTube will provide various view options for your user to view the 3D video online.  You will need to change the 3D settings in YouTube under Advanced and indicate the uploaded video is 3D.
  • Anaglyph (Red/Cyan): Exports a file using the 3D effect when using the supplied Red /Cyan glasses.
  • Over/Under: Exports a file with two images along the top and bottom of the frame.
  • Current 3D Display Mode (Windows Only): Exports the current 3D view that is set on step 2. 

Press Export on the lower right hand corner. The final exported file will be saved to the designated location.