Letus Announces Anamorphic Adapter For GoPro Hero 3+ Camera. $199US

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The cool cats over at Letus have announced a kick ass looking anamorphic adapter for the GoPro Hero 3+.  We can expect some killer vistas in the near future with a 2.39:1 aspect ratio and extreme wides in SuperView mode. Anything to get rid of the GoPro “Look”. Letus claims that “In 1080p shooting mode, the Letus AnamorphX-GP will convert the GoPro’s standard 16:9 aspect ratio footage into a cinematic 2.39:1 aspect ratio without the need for cropping (post production de-squeeze is required)” The Letus Anamorphx adapter retails for $199 US and should be available very soon.
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“The Letus AnamorphX-GP is a 1.33x anamorphic adapter that works with the GoPro Hero3+ or the GoPro Hero 3 in a 3+ housing. It allows you to capture footage in a cinematic 2.39:1 aspect ratio on your GoPro or convert the Hero 3+ SuperView mode into a breathtaking 16:9 extreme wide angle shot.

Aerial photographers/videographers will also benefit from the extremely small form factor of the AnamorphX-GP. When paired with a brushless gimbal on a multirotor, this adapter will allow users to capture sweeping cinematic footage from the air without investing in a heavy lifter or incurring the added risk of flying 10’s of thousands of dollars of gear around.

The GoPro anamorphic adapter also maintains the waterproof integrity of the GoPro 3+ housing allowing for underwater anamorphic footage! Surfers, divers, and other aquatic adventurers now have the ability to capture true 2.39:1 anamorphic format videos. Add cinematic style the next time you drop in on a beautiful double overhead that is barreling perfectly in front of you!

Like to jump out of airplanes, off cliffs, or from bridges? Capture it even more dramatically with the AnamorphX-GP! No need to change out your GoPro mounts or rigging. Simply attach the Letus anamorphic adapter to a GoPro 3+ housing and shoot! No bulk or weight of a traditional anamorphic camera setup.

The Letus AnamporphX-GP for the GoPro Hero 3+ opens up endless possibilities for capturing 2.39:1 cinematic footage for any film maker at any level. So wether you are sending a weather balloon to the edge of space or just spending the weekend at the beach with the family, take your GoPro to the next level with the Letus AnamorphX-GP!”

AVAILABILITY: The AnamorphX-GP is scheduled to start shipping toward the end of January. You can sign up below to be notified as soon as they are available to order.

Features:

  • 1.33x squeeze factor
  • Custom CNC aluminum housing
  • Use the GoPro Hero3+ waterproof housing for mounting. The adapter replaces the waterproof lens housing element. The unit will retain waterproof property.
  • In 1080p shooting mode, the Letus AnamorphX-GP will convert the GoPro’s standard 16:9 aspect ratio footage into a cinematic 2.39:1 aspect ratio without the need for cropping (post production de-squeeze is required).
  • In SuperView mode the GoPro records in 4:3 aspect ratio and digitally stretch the image into 16:9 aspect ratio (http://gopro.com/support/articles/what-is-superview). This is referred to as dynamic stretching by GoPro. The center of the image is kept the same but the outer edges of the image are progressively stretched outward. This can cause image distortion, especially on the edges. GoPro does not recommend framing people on the edges in SuperView mode as the added distortion will make people on the side look much fatter than they really are. When using the Letus AnamorphX-GP, the extra 33% (1.33x) field of view will create a true 16:9 image that compensates for the digital stretch. As a result, the GoPro in SuperView mode with  the Letus AnamorphX-GP yields a true 16:9 image! People (objects) on the edges of the frame will have a more normal aspect with reduced distortion*. You can use the 16:9 images in superview mode with the Letus AnamorphX-GP adapter as is. Superview mode will not need to be de-squeezed in post. It produces a true 16:9 aspect ratio with an extreme wide angle FOV.

*Note: The Letus AnamorphX-GP will help correct the heavily distorted images in SuperView mode that is caused by the dynamic stretch. However, the fisheye effect caused by the use of GoPro’s wide lens will remain uncorrected. This holds true with 1080p shooting as well. The lens of the GoPro itself will still produce barrel distortion in the corners even with the AnamorphX-GP.

Jared Abrams
Jared Abrams is a cinematographer based in Hollywood, California. After many years as a professional camera assistant he switched over to still photography. About two years ago a new Canon camera changed the way the world sees both motion and still photography. He just happened to be in the right place at the right time.