The 3DPRO is a 3-in-1 stereoscopic, monoscopic and blended monoscopic/stereoscopic 360 video rig. Its modular design allows users to alternate between 14-camera and 12-camera configurations for filming footage with different levels of stereoscopic depth and resolution.
3DPRO in the Field
The 3DPRO is used by filmmakers across the world to film high resolution, professional grade stereoscopic 360 video content. Its ease of use, adaptability and flexibility in terms of post-production workflows make the 3DPRO a favorite among content creators interested in adding stereoscopic 360 video to their toolkit.
The 3DPRO and its predecessor the 3DPro14H have become key tools for 360 video content creators. Its versatility, ease of use and compact design have enabled top brands and studios to capture quality stereoscopic VR content across the globe.
Photos left to right: Drone Dudes, Reel FX, Matt Sheils, 360RIZE
Reel FX Shoots Shinola’s Stereoscopic 360 Video Tour ft. Luke Wilson
Reel FX teamed up with Luke Wilson to deliver an entertaining tour of Shinola’s factory in Detroit. Narrated by Wilson, the stereoscopic 360 video tour was filmed with a combination of our 3DPRO and the Nokia OZO.
“GoPros continue to be the standard-bearer for the medium, and working with the 360RIZE 14-camera rig [3DPRO] gave us a light and nimble package to grab quality stereoscopic shots that we might not have otherwise been able to get.” – Taylor Williams, Executive Producer, Reel FX
Experius VR’s 360 Video Ads for Mercedes Benz and Bentley Motors
The team from Experius VR recently completed commercial 360 video projects for Mercedes Benz and Bentley Motors. The Bentley Motors shoot takes viewers for a high speed ride through the Gateway Canyons Resort courtesy of footage captured with the 3DPRO.
A Versatile System
The 3DPRO is a 3-in-1 stereoscopic 360 video rig that presents itself as perhaps our most versatile product to date. It offers filmmakers the capability to shoot fully spherical stereoscopic footage, blended monoscopic/stereoscopic footage as well as high resolution monoscopic footage all with the same modular rig.
Monoscopic footage captured with this rig can be output with resolutions up to 8K (8,000 x 4,000 pixels) with a high degree of frame overlap. This overlap allows content creators to save time during the stitching process and produce higher quality content.
Multiple Configurations in One Rig
The 3DPRO’s modular design allows users to adjust the number of cameras in the rig. By simply removing or adding camera holders, the unit can be set to feature 12 or 14 cameras. When configured with 12 cameras, the unit captures stereoscopic footage for 140 degrees on the horizon and 20 degrees of monoscopic footage on the top and bottom of the 360-degree sphere.
Transition smoothly from 3D on the horizon to monoscopic footage on the top/bottom. This gives users flexibility in determining how complex the 3D process is in post-production. Filmmakers set on creating fully spherical 3D (top, bottom, horizon) have that option, while users interested in stereoscopic depth specifically in the viewer’s natural field of view save time during their post-production workflow.
Full 360 x 180 Degree Stereoscopic 360 Video and Photos
When configured for 14 cameras, the 3DPro captures fully spherical stereoscopic 360 videos and photos. The configuration has seven stereo pairs, with one pair on the top and bottom of the sphere and five on the horizon. Footage captured with this rig is ready for playback on virtual reality HMDs (head mounted displays) and 360 video platforms such as Facebook 360, YouTube 360, Vrideo, Littlstar and any other platforms that support an equirectangular file format.
Stereoscopic and Monoscopic 360 Video Samples
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The 3DPRO features three 3/8″ threaded mounting points and comes with a 3/8″ to 1/4″-20 adapter and mounting accessory. These mounting points are compatible with monopods, tripods and other common camera mounting solutions.
- The first 45-degree mounting point (left image) on the 3DPRO is located between cameras 6 and 7 and is positioned on the corner of the unit. This mounting position is centered between two of the rig’s horizontal stereo pairs and also intersects with the FOV (field of view) of the rig’s bottom stereo pair. This creates optimum frame overlap between the camera pairs and makes it possible to hide the mounting solution during the stitching process and remove it from the final video output (see seamless samples above).
- The second 45-degree mounting point (middle image) is located between cameras 1 and 2. This mounting point positions the mounting solution (monopod or tripod) directly between two stereo pairs (one pair on the bottom of the rig and one pair on the horizon). This creates optimum frame overlap between the two pairs of cameras and makes it possible to hide the mounting solution during the stitching process and remove it from the final video output (see seamless samples above).
- The center mount point (right image) orients the 3DPRO in a horizontal configuration with 10 of the unit’s cameras facing outward along the horizon. This orientation places the mounting solution directly between two cameras to maintain the ability to wipe out the rigging in the final stitched footage. This mounting position serves as the most stable of the three and is best suited for tripods and similar rigging systems.
The 3DPRO is compatible with GoPro™ Hero3 series, Hero4 series and Hero5 Black cameras. The 3DPRO ships with standard camera holder assemblies designed to fit Hero3 and Hero4 cameras. In order to introduce Hero5 Black camera support, users will need to purchase an additional upgrade kit.
The 3DPRO features 5 pairs of left and right eyes on the horizon specifically designed for 3D alignment. These stereo pairs are positioned at a precise distance from one another to mimic the human eye as accurately as possible. This design reduces issues of alignment and disparity in post production, making it easier to perfect your stitch with the industry’s most common stitching solutions.
Footage captured with the 3DPRO can be stitched with Kolor’s Autopano Video and Nuke’s CARA VR. Nuke’s tutorial page on CARA VR features videos covering 360 video post workflows. In particular, “Stitching in CARA VR Tutorial – Part 1” covers stitching footage captured with a stereoscopic 360 video camera system like the 3DPRO.
- Adjustable 12 or 14-camera configuration for filming stereoscopic 360 video
- Capture high resolution (8,000 x 4,000 pixels) monoscopic 360 video
- Mounts 12/14 cameras in a patented 360 Plug-N-Play™ orientation
- Hinged camera arms allow for simple camera installation and removal on set
- Compatible with GoPro™ Hero3, Hero3+, Hero4 and Hero5 Black cameras
- Compatible with 3/8” monopods, tripods and other standard mounting solutions
- Full access to HDMI and USB ports for optional external power and live streaming solutions
- Anodized aluminum core and high-strength polycarbonate camera holder assemblies
3DPRO Kit Contents
- (1) 3DPRO 360 Plug-n-Play™ Holder
- (1) 360RIZE 1/4″-20 to 3/8″ mounting accessory/ adapter
- (1) Audio sync clicker
- (1) 360RIZE screwdriver/ camera removal tool
- (1) Velvet holder bag