Creative Cow reports on the use of an array of 48 GoPro HERO HD cams that has been used to create an advert for surf equipment manufacturer Rip Curl. The footage is unique, as unlike most camera arrays that use still images shot sequentially, the GoPro array shoots video of 720p at 60 frames per second which is then all synched together. This opens up a whole range of new creative possibilities and is possible using the camera synchronization technology from the GoPro 3D HERO system.
The array is waterproof and can be operated by one person. The footage shot by it and posted on YouTube shows the rig capturing surfing footage on the enormous break at Cloudbreak, Fiji.