Timeslice uses 53 GoPro cameras and experimental capture tech to create “4D” portrait


posted Thursday, February 18, 2016 at 1:38 PM EDT

If you find standard 2D portraits to be a bit boring, you might be interested in 3D portraits, created by capturing multiple still images and stitching them together. But what if even these aren’t multi-dimensional enough for you? Well, by using 53 GoPro cameras, Tim Macmillan, founder of London-based Timeslice Films, has created a 4D portrait.

Using “the world’s only fully synchronized GoPro Array for 4D scanning,” his company's array of 53 GoPro Hero3+ Black Edition cameras scan your face in-sync using “experimental capture technology.” Of course, in this case, what “4D” really means is that you can view a 3D movie file that actually looks like it has three dimensions, unlike the flat subjects often found in 360-degree videos.

Go ahead and play around below with the 4D portrait of Tim, it’s definitely impressive technology. Timeslice hopes to use it to make 4D films using its new rig as they continue to work on improving and expanding the technology.

(Seen via PetaPixel