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GoPro Announces New ‘Dual Hero’, Allows for Simultaneous Capture + 3D

By Anthony Thurston on June 26th 2014

GoPro has added yet another feather to their already full cap today with the announcement of the new Dual Hero System. The new accessory allows you to connect two GoPro Hero 3+ Black cameras and shoot video and stills simultaneously with the option of converting to 3D in post. dual-hero-gopro According to the marketing materials, the new 3D conversion capabilities is made possible through a free GoPro software package that likely comes with the accessory. You are also able to control both cameras as one, though it is unclear how this works. The materials say that “one camera controls the other’s settings and modes.” The new accessory is also waterproof and comes with an integrated mini USB port as well as a pair of 3D glasses.

The pricing of this Dual Hero system is the only real downer here, coming in at $199. Since two GoPro Hero 3+ Black editions are required to use the system, you are looking at $1000 ($800 for the cameras and $200 for the accessory).

Not sure if 3D or dual camera capture is worth $1000 to me personally, but to some it may be a nice addition to your kit. If you are one of those people, or if you happen to already own two 3+ Black editions, you can get this new accessory now over on B&H here.

Anthony Thurston is a photographer based in the Salem, Oregon area specializing in Boudoir. He recently started a new project, Fiercely Boudoir to help support the growing boudoir community. Find him over on Instagram. You may also connect with him via Email.

Q&A Discussions

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  1. Rafael Steffen

    Thanks for sharing these new tech News.

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  2. Michael Chapman

    I agree with the comments above, just seems impractical. Who carries around 3D glasses, or even has them at home near their desktop or TV? Seems to me if they were going to pair two Hero’s side by side, they could align them at off-angles to one another in a “V” pattern for an “ultra-super-wide panoramic view – maybe give 280 degrees of view or more, with software included to stitch the two images together. Now that would be more practical and amazing.

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  3. Kevin Young

    I really don’t think 3D has much staying power. I think we’re already seeing a downturn of the appeal of 3D movies at theaters. Perhaps it will ramp back up with individualized entertainment systems (visual headsets).

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  4. Servando Miramontes

    4K3D?! okay, how about we make Android/iPhone integration and remote control better before we venture off into lala Land

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  5. Ben Perrin

    Still, since many people already own at least one or two of these cameras it looks like a handy accessory. No doubt, we’ll see some creative use of this in the future!

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  6. Scott Wesinger

    Meh…..

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