It's a niche product; that much is certain. If you ALREADY have two GoPro cameras and you want to add the extra dimension to your skateboard, snowboard, or BMX videos, then this is a no-brainer. Even if you don't have two cameras already, if you've been wanting to dabble in 3D, purchasing two cameras and the 3D housing is the cheapest, most efficient way to do so to date. I haven't used it underwater, but from what I've heard, the rounded lens cover doesn't equate to very good focus--a problem that is acceptable when using a single camera, but has a serious effect on stereo imagery. Insert one camera right side-up and ther other upside down; connect them with the included cable and one camera controls them both. It'll even label the files "L" and "R" automatically. Contrary to what the previous reviewer stated, this camera set-up supports the "old school" anaglyph 3D (think blue/red or cyan/magenta cardboard glasses) BUT it also supports side-by-side image capture for use with all modern 3D televisions. (It's all in the software.) If you plan on showing a video in front of a large audience on a screen that ISN'T a REAL D screen (which uses a special fabric and special projectors), then you're going to want to use the anaglyph settings in the software. If you're posting on YouTube, they actually have adjustable settings for viewers at home, so side-by-side is best. All in all, this is a decent rig for those who might already have the cameras and being able to shoot 3D for less than a $100 is as cheap as you're going to be able to get. Three caveats--the lenses are not spaced super far apart, so the perceived depth-of-field is shallower than a movie like AVATAR. (It's an action camera system.) This can be adjusted in the software, but there are going to be limitations. Secondly, when you combine two camera into a single housing, it IS going to get a tad bulky, so it's going to limit the places you can set it up (which is the main selling point of these cameras in the first place). And lastly, you're going to be editing TWO 1080P HD files. You are going to want to a decent computer. Or you're going to be editing FO-EV-AH!
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Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Red and blue technology, like what 3d used to be maybe over 20 years ago? So the video cannot be in color now, more like quasi gray scale but with red/blue.
Ok so our culture now has real3D in theaters and all movies without exception use it. Hero should have licensed that technology then they would be able to charge over 99 dollars for it. People would pay 400+ for that. Sorry for fixing your idea, Hero.
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Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend