Applied Logic Engineering, Inc.

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Deluxe USB to GoPro Hero Adapter / software

A complete solution for interfacing a PC via a USB port to your GoPro Hero / Hero2 / Hero3 (White Edition) / Hero3 (Black Edition)* camera for remotely controlling video recording and/or snapshots

This deluxe adapter now includes:

· USB adapter supplies +5VDC to the GoPro for charging

· Composite video out from the GoPro

 

This all-in-one interface adapter contains the necessary electronic interface between the USB port on your PC and your GoPro camera to control it remotely.  No other hardware or software driver is required on the PC — just plug it into any USB port on your Windows, Mac, or Linux system and into your GoPro camera.  The adapter works via a virtual COM (serial) port that is automatically created when the adapter is plugged into the PC.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

· Remotely control power on and power off* functions on the GoPro from your PC

· When properly configured for One-Button mode (or using the autoexec script on the Hero3 Black Edition), the GoPro camera will record video or take snapshots automatically based on the control from the PC

· Solves the problem of using the GoPro’s internal time lapse option (which leaves the camera powered on all of the time, dramatically reducing the battery life)

· The adapter hardware is compatible with Windows, Linux, and Macintosh operating systems (see below)

· Adapter cable can be extended with standard USB cable extenders

· Charge your GoPro battery from the adapter

· Use the composite video out to monitor what the GoPro is recording in real time

· DEVELOPERS — Create custom software easily — no SDK or DLLs needed, just open a serial port and send simple commands.  Download the Programmer’s Guide here.

 

* This adapter relies on the autoexec script file function on the Hero3 Black Edition to control power off functions.        We provide the capability to manage and load these scripts in our free Windows software application.

 

 

 

Note on driver compatibility

 

Windows Vista and Windows 7 automatically downloads the correct driver when the device is first plugged in.

 

If it does not automatically download, either the user doesn't have internet access when it's trying to search online for the driver in the database, or the user may have blocked automatic driver downloads in the security settings of Windows (or a third party firewall).

 

If this occurs, you can manually download the driver for Windows 7 here:

http://www.ftdichip.com/FTDrivers.htm

 

Run the installer and then plug the device in and it should be ready.

 

In addition, if you are using a different OS, you can download other optional drivers here:

 

http://www.ftdichip.com/FTDrivers.htm

 

Need to control multiple cameras simultaneously?

 

Contact us — we have custom cables that connect to our controller that allow you to control up to ten GoPro cameras simultaneously from your PC, Mac, or Linux box.

Connect to host system

Connect to GoPro camera

Connect to video monitor