Indie Headcam System

The Perfect Entry Level Headcam System

Uses GoPro Cameras with on-screen touch display for easy integration and adoption
One-size-fits-all helmet Lightweight, Breathable, and Comfortable for Extended Use
Built on 10+ years of capture experience.
Control your Headcam Remotely with the free GoPro App

The Best Headcam for Indie Developers

Professional Facial Motion Capture, on Any Budget.

For Realtime or recorded performance capture workflows.

Explore the main features for the Indie Headcam.

Fit Anyone In Minutes

Boasting an intuitive ‘one-size-fits-all’ build, the Indie Headcam easily adjusts to heads of all shapes and sizes It is Lightweight, Breathable, and Comfortable for Extended Use. The helmet is designed and manufactured with over 25 years of experience. For increased comfort and support, three different thicknesses of interior helmet padding are included.

Fit Anyone In Minutes

Multiple camera mounting options

Quickly mount the GoPro from the left or right side of the helmet, or secure it to both sides with the included hoop bar for maximum stability during high action shots.

Multiple camera mounting options

Control your Headcam Remotely

The GoPro App for iOS, Android, and Windows Phone makes it easy to start and end recordings and conveniently manage all GoPro settings. See what your camera sees in real-time for easy shot-framing. You can also view recorded videos directly through your phone.

Control your Headcam Remotely

Record or Stream Video Directly for use in Faceware Software

Whether you need animation Instantly or you want to record for later use, our Indie Headcam systems can do it all. The system includes a HDMI to USB 3.0 video converter, enabling instant animation with Faceware Live, or record performances on the included Micro SD card for use in Analyzer.

Record or Stream Video Directly for use in Faceware Software

Why build your own?

-- We’ve seen it all before

Building your own headcam is time consuming, frustrating, and can come out looking like a science experiment gone wrong. Our hardware experts have used their years of expertise to design a GoPro Headcam that works intuitively with Faceware’s acclaimed software suite.

GoPro + FacewareCombining the proven GoPro cameras with Faceware’s head-mounted performance capture means quality you can trust.CUSTOM CAGE DEVELOPED BY OUR HARDWARE ENGINEERS TO HOUSE THE GOPRO WHILE STILL GIVING YOU IMMEDIATE ACCESS TO THE TOUCHSCREEN, BUTTONS, AND CHARGING PORTS.OUR UNIQUE DROP-DESIGN BARS CLEAR THE LINE OF SIGHT WHILE ENHANCING STABILITY, ALLOWING UNINTERRUPTED PERFORMANCES WITHOUT CONSTANT READJUSTMENT.
GO PRO CAMERA WITH TOUCH INTERFACEQUIET MECHANICSSILENTOPERATIONPerformance capture starts with good data. Perfect for high quality video capture in any size volume. Our rugged engineering resists damage on set and there are no markers to knock off.

What system do I need?

Explore recommended configuration.

recommended configuration
Indie Headcam System
Indie Realtime Headcam System
Indie Creation Suite Headcam System
Indie Ultimate Headcam System
Indie Ultimate Plus
1x Indie Headcam System Featuring GoPro
1x HDMI to USB 3.0 Converter
1x Live 2.5
1x HD/SDI to USB 3.0 Converter
1x Live 2.5
1x Analyzer 3
Studio
Studio
Studio Plus
1x Retargeter 5
Studio
Studio
Studio Plus
1 Year Extandable Full-Coverage Warranty
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Technical Specs.

Helmets.

Helmets.
  • Injection Molded Polymer
  • One size fits all
  • 3 adjustment knobs for lateral, width, and length refinements
  • Lightweight and breathable (22 oz or 620 grams)
  • 1/2 in steel ball joint with anodized aluminum blocks for quick and secure camera mounting
  • Interchangeable, machine washable helmet padding
  • Greatest utility, easily fit to any actor

Cameras:

Cameras:
  • GoPro® Hero5: Black
  • Shoot in 1080p mode at 24, 25, 30, 45, 50, or 60 fps
  • Shoot in 720p mode at 50, 60, 100, or 120 fps
  • Remote control with wi-fi remote or GoPro App
  • Reverse Touchscreen
  • 2-3 hour battery life
  • Records H.264 .mp4 files to microSD cards
  • Records reference audio

Camera Bars:

Camera Bars:
  • 1/4” (0.64 cm) anodized 6061 aluminum tubing
  • 3 bars included
  • 1 drop design left-sided bar at 8 in (20.32 cm) from the face
  • 1 drop design right-sided bar at 8 in (20.32 cm) from the face
  • 1 hoop at 8 in (20.32 cm) from the face

Mount:

Mount:
  • Two piece light weight, high strength, nylon camera mount designed for Hero 5
  • Camera Mount with GoPro Hero 5 weighs 3.5 oz or 100 grams
  • Compatible with all Faceware camera bars
  • Quick slide cage easily opens for battery changes

Accesories:

Accesories:
  • Extra battery
  • 32 gig microSD memory card
  • AC/DC battery charger
  • Hex ball driver

HDMI to USB 3.0 adapter:

HDMI to USB 3.0 adapter:
  • HDMI v1.4a – supports up to 1920×1080 60p
  • Driverless hardware, truly plug and play for Windows, Mac, and Linux
  • Internal up, down, and cross converter
  • Realtime hardware for frame rate conversion and de-interlacing
  • USB 3.0, 300-350MB/s throughput
  • Includes USB 3.0 connection cable

Custom Laser cut foam hardcases:

Custom Laser cut foam hardcases:
  • SKB I-Series or Pelican Air cases for all systems

FAQs

Commonly asked questions about our Indie Headcam System
Yes, the GoPro camera itself does record audio with its built-in microphone.
Yes, of course-- although a light is not provided, some customers have attached their own lighting setups.
Yes, all of them. Integrating the systems is simply a matter of attaching markers or sensors to an actor's helmet.
Yes, our system includes a one year end-to-end warranty that covers every single part and component. The warranty ensures that any part or component will replace or be repaired at no additional cost, including roundtrip shipping from our Austin repair facility. Rush shipping charges may be extra.
Depending on our order queue most systems ship within 1-3 business days. As soon as your order is placed, our operations manager will be in touch with shipping timelines.

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