The GoPro HD HERO2 has been out for quite a few months now and GoPro 3D HERO users have been eagerly awaiting the release of updated firmware, allowing the HD HERO2 to work with the 3D HERO system. Well it is finally here. GoPro have just released the GoPro HD HERO2 v.70 firmware. The exact changes and updates made in this firmware update don’t seem to be readily available, but we do know that it now fully supports the 3D HERO system.
For those of you GoPro users who don’t know what the GoPro 3D system is here is a little overview.
The 3D HERO system consists of the following:
- either two GoPro HD HERO cameras, or two GoPro HD HERO2 cameras, to support 3D video recording
- a 3D HERO housing, which allows you to setup your two GoPro cameras side by side
- the 3D HERO sync cable, which connects to the GoPro HERO port and allows the two cameras to communicate with one another
- two SD cards of similar speed and specification. This is not a GoPro requirement, but is highly recommended
- GoPro Cineform Studio 3D video and photo software
The 3D HERO system can be purchased from your GoPro dealer. The kit comes with the 3D HERO housing and the sync cable, although you need to purchase the two GoPro cameras separately. With the 3D HERO, you can capture both video and stills in awesome 3D and using Cineform Studio you can edit together your footage and photos into amazing 3D sequences.
Upgrading your GoPro HD HERO2 firmware to the new v.70 version is very quick and simple. You will need the GoPro Cineform Studio software to perform the upgrade. Ensure you have working SD card in your camera and then connect it to your PC or Mac, using a USB cable. Turn on the camera and open Cineform Studio. The Cineform Studio software will automatically detect your GoPro camera and prompt you about pending updates. Click on the update button and let the software and the camera do its thing. Before you know it, your GoPro HD HERO2 is upgraded and ready to use with your 3D HERO system.