With the latest in action cameras and mounts, it seems as though the industry couldn’t get any more creative. I mean, you can even mount a camera to your dog for an entirely unique point of view. However, the creators of the Vitrima Lens have one-upped all of our expectations.
The Vitrima Lens is the very first 3D camera lens designed specifically for GoPro cameras. Coming with a housing unit and external lens fixture, this single device enables you to record in seamless 3D all without extra software and editing.
Incredibly, and unlike other 3D devices on the market for action cameras, the Vitrima Lens works with a single GoPro camera. Additionally, the footage recorded can be instantly uploaded and viewed with a 3D headset and even shared with your friends.
Inside the Vitrima Lens are two mirrors which produce two perspectives; one for each eye. When watched with a 3D viewer, your brain and eyes will automatically combine and align the two images to create the 3D experience.
Simply pop your GoPro Hero 3 or Hero 4 camera into the mount, secure the latch, and record as usual. The best range for 3D, according to the creators at Fantem, is 1.5 feet to 50 feet. The Vitrima Lens housing is also waterproof up to three feet so your adventures aren’t limited to land. Ultra durable yet lightweight, the Vitrima Lens is also equipped with anti-reflective glass to not pick up glare from the sun.
If you don’t have a 3D headset for your smartphone, the footage from the Vitrima Lens can also be uploaded to YouTube and formatted for 3D viewing. This footage must be watched with 3D glasses.
The Vitrima Lens is currently live on Indiegogo but with a twist: the lens will be ready to ship even before the campaign ends. While the campaign goes until July 22nd, you can order yours with an early bird donation of just $89 and have it by August. You can also purchase the combo pack, which includes a 3D headset, for only $110. The Vitrima Lens will enter mass production in September for those late to the party.
With 3D capability, your creativity with GoPro is now limitless. So what will you record first: a cat video or an underwater video?