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diverdave wrote: I have tried tilting other cameras inward thinking I could get a better result but that did not end up working very well. The thing about the 3d gopro system of years ago, the sync cable started, stopped and flipped one of the videos (and camera displays) so it made it easy to use and flawless to edit. If you are trying this with two cameras working independently and then trying to line things up in post, you will have a bit more work. As you can see in this image, the lenses are nearly touching each other because one camera is upside down (see position of the play/stop button for each camera) yet the displays both read right side up, thanks to the sync cable. I am not trying to discourage your attempt but rather hoping to save you some trial and error heartbreak. I was a little surprised at how close the lenses were when I started this maybe 6 years ago. With a little Mcgyvering you should be able to fabricate a mount the positions the lenses next to each other and get a 1/4/20 mounting thread for a tripod drilled in it. I am planning on doing the same so I can put a 3d rig on my drone (but don't want the extra weight of the housing): https://nofilmschool.com/sites/default/ ... 24x125.jpg
That was a pretty neat 3D setup they had 6 years ago; too bad there's nothing factory-made like that now, though I suspect that if there was, it would probably cost more than I could afford. Well, that's all right; I'll continue to fiddle around with what I've got to work with and see what comes of it. As I said in my original post, the 2nd camera will be put to good use even if the 3D option doesn't pan out. Thanks very much for your interest and advice.
thetoy_007 wrote: GoPro has or had a 3D stereo housing and special jumper cable that gen locked the cameras together. The GoPro software was easy to use and I made a great 3D surf ride.
The setup you may get work fine for still images, if you can fire both cameras at the same time (wifi maybe?). There is several 3D stereo images processing programs on the net.
All 3D stereo editing take a lot of time & trial/error
You're definitely right about that. I've used Stereo Photomaker for still-image 3D anaglyphs with some success in the past, using my DSLR mounted on a re-purposed macro-focus rail slider to make the needed left eye/right eye shots. To be honest, I've got zero experience with 3D video, and in fact didn't even have it in mind when I bought the second Hero 5 camera (it was just priced too good to pass up!). I tried out making both cameras take a single still photo using voice command ("GoPro, take a photo"); 3 times out of 4, one or the other camera would fire but not both simultaneously. For a still image this of course would be no problem in processing an anaglyph as long as you kept track of the images when transferring them to the computer. But for video, not so good; both cameras need to go off simultaneously every time. I did something right the single time out of the four test shots, so it must have something to do with where I am speaking in relation to where the microphones on the cameras are. I'll set up and do another test series but this time I'll note my exact position when I give the command; when I hit on the one that works I'll make a careful note of it so I can repeat it. Of course I could also adopt your suggested use of the WiFi remote, but I haven't seen a use for it up to now and am not sure if I want to invest almost 80 dollars for it. 3D is something I'd like to experiment with but won't ever be my main focus; I like timelapse best of all, and I don't need any kind of remote firing device; the voice commands work fine for me. Thanks very much for your interest and advice.
xgi93 wrote: It's been quite awhile since I used Stereo Photomaker, so I'm a bit rusty. I've attached a couple of anaglyphs made from a pair of photos, using my 2 Hero 5 cameras mounted as previously described and illustrated (you can see it in the foreground shadow). The usual red/cyan glasses will work for both the color and greyscale pictures. Nothing to report yet on sync'ing the caneras to shoot video together.