The GoPro just gained another cool accessory today, as it was announced that Letus has developed a new Anamorphic Adapter specifically for GoPro cameras. The new adapter will take what would normally be 16×9 footage out of the GoPro, and stretches it to a cinematic 2:39:1.

The Letus AnamorphX-GP is a 1.33x anamorphic adapter that works with the GoPro Hero3+ or the GoPro Hero 3 in a 3+ housing. It allows you to capture footage in a cinematic 2.39:1 aspect ratio on your GoPro.

Letus AnamorphX-GP Features:

  • 1.33x squeeze factor
  • Custom CNC aluminum housing
  • Use the GoPro Hero3+ waterproof housing for mounting. The adapter replaces the waterproof lens housing element. The unit will retain waterproof property.
  • In 1080p shooting mode, the Letus AnamorphX-GP will convert the GoPro‘s standard 16:9 aspect ratio footage into a cinematic 2.39:1 aspect ratio without the need for cropping (post production de-squeeze is required and can be done with the free GoPro Studio Software).
  • Optional mount for attaching directly to a GoPro Hero 3 or 3+ without a housing.

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This looks like a pretty cool adapter for those who may want something like this. According to Letus, this could be very useful when paired with a gimbal to capture cinematic footage from the air. That particular use would save you thousands of dollars on expensive gear.

I am not sure I see an adapter or accessory like this going mainstream in any way, especially at the price of $199, but for anyone who wants to get a more cinematic angle of view on the cheap this could be a good alternative.

What are your thoughts on this new adapter from Letus? Share your thoughts in a comment below to join the discussion.