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GoPro Debuts 3D Hero System Expansion Kit

4/04/2011 03:07:49 PM Eastern
Half Moon Bay, Calif. - GoPro has introduced the 3D Hero System, a waterproof 3D expansion kit for its 1080p HD Hero camera.

The 3D Hero System is available immediately at GoPro.comand is shipping to GoPro retailers worldwide with a $99.99 suggested retail.

The system has what GoPro called an industry-first modular design that enables consumers to combine two 1080p HD Hero cameras to form a single 1080p 3D camera.

Waterproof to 180 feet, the 3D Hero System can be worn on the body, mounted on gear and vehicles, and used as a handheld camera. A dual-camera, polycarbonate waterproof housing holds the two cameras together, and a synchronization cable plugs into the back of each camera, enabling them to function as a single camera. A single shutter button controls both cameras.

The 3D Hero System housing is 5 inches in length and 2.5 inches high and is compatible with existing GoPro mounting accessories.

The 3D Hero System includes waterproof housing; synchronization cable; skeleton door, which allows for optimal sound capture in dry environments; three pairs of 3D anaglyph (red/blue) glasses; helmet front mount; two flat and two curved adhesive mounts; and a free download, the GoPro CineForm Studio 3D editing software.

GoPro's 1080p HD Hero cameras are not included with the 3D Hero System and are sold separately, starting at $259 per camera.
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