GoPro’s new 3D camera

April 3, 2011 | Robert Scoble
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Whether through footage from the miners’ rescue in Chile, a heli-skier blazing through virgin snow or a surfer gliding through a barrel of water, chances are you’ve seen images captured by a GoPro camera.  Today, we’re going to learn more about the company and get a sneak peak at their new, 3D camera scheduled for release April 4th.

“I started GoPro back in 2002 originally to make it easier for surfers to shoot photos while they’re surfing [via GoPro’s] wrist camera,” explains Nicholas Woodman, Founder and CEO of GoPro.  “Now, almost 9 years later, GoPro is the world leader in wearable cameras for sports.”

GoPro’s original, waterproof camera was designed to be strapped to the user’s wrist. The thinking behind it was to have a camera readily available to capture those perfect shots in a way that didn’t impede on the user’s enjoyment of his/her sport. That philosophy continues to drive innovation today as GoPro is set to release its 3D Hero System, which uses innovative housing and synchronization cables to combine two HD Hero cameras in a way that produces 3D video and photos. The housing will be available this week for $99, which includes the synchronization cables and associated software.

“One of our goals is to build the world’s most versatile camera,” says Woodman. “There are so many sports, activities and passions that people have that we wanted to make a camera that you can use for anything but that works really, really well for anything.”

More info:

GoPro web site:  http://gopro.com/
GoPro on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/goprocamera
GoPro on Twitter: http://twitter.com/GoPro_News
GoPro on CrunchBase: http://www.crunchbase.com/company/gopro

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Moondustwriter April 5, 2011 at 1:11 am

Thanks Robert for the great interview of GoPro’s new 3D
Yes I want one – I mean two

stan April 4, 2011 at 5:30 am

hi, very nice post, It looks like every one heading to 3D, Looking forward to test out new sony 10, but GoPro camera gives you what any waterproof camera cannot give it is free hands :)

Alan Scott April 4, 2011 at 1:12 am

making a 3D tv series with GoPro’s. I’ve been waiting for this!

Alex April 3, 2011 at 6:10 pm

These may be used really well to build an expert assistance network. Basically a way for an expert to see “with the eyes” and hear “with the ears” of the user requiring help or assistance and guide them along in completing various tasks. Think screen sharing – but more like sharing one’s field of view with another. Sort of like facetime!

Scoble, I’ve pinged you on twitter too. I am bkalex on there.

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