Fantem is bringing to market a new GoPro case to enable the action camera to record 3D video, dubbed the Vitrima. The waterproof case features a lens attachment that incorporates mirrors to deliver two side-by-sides images to the GoPro’s sensor. Using a basic VR viewer, such as the Google Cardboard, the user can view stereoscopic videos in 3D.
The Vitrima works without the necessity of any additional software, since it is composed of carefully arranged mirrors. Though the resulting videos won’t feature 3D audio, the lens – which will cost $50 when the product launches – presents a low-cost way for someone to record 3D videos without purchasing a dedicated 3D camera like the $799 Vuze VR camera.
Fantem does not give a specific release date beyond “launching soon” for the Vitrima, however the price is unofficially listed at about $50.