What is Ribcage?
Built on the GoPro™ camera architecture, a Ribcage modified GoPro™ creates infinite new applications and possibilities…
The Ribcage is a modification for GoPro Hero3/3+ and Hero4 cameras. Built out of premium aluminum, the Ribcage allows you to connect the largest selection of lenses possible on a camera. Connect small M12, CS and C-Mount lenses, or use optional adapters to connect your favorite lenses.
The Ribcage is available as a do-it-yourself kit for enthusiasts or comes pre-installed on Hero4 cameras. The Hero4 version is also available in an ultra-light edition for drones and small gimbals called the Ribcage AIR.
Why Use Ribcage?
- For everything a fixed fish-eye lens can’t do.
- Take greater advantage of GoPro’s™ incredible video capabilities.
- Unlimited lens options allow for infinite shooting possibilities.
- Control your camera’s: FOV, DOF, aperture, zoom and focus.
- Use High Megapixel lenses to shoot undistorted 4K/30 videos.
- Create innovative 360 VR videos and high-res 360 stills.
- Utilize professional accessories and shoot like the Pros.
- Unleash your imagination!
Anything is Possible!
The Hero cameras feature an awesome, crisp and sharp wide angle lens in order to capture all the action, but this may not always be the look you’re trying to achieve. With the option to change lenses filmmakers can easily get any look they want from this great camera – and you can use the original lens too!
Get the Look You Want
To achieve a more cinematic look many filmmakers wish to use a more shallow depth of field, creating a ‘bokeh’ or blurred background and foreground. By adding different lenses the user can now manually control the focus and F-stop to create the ideal look.
Zoom in on the Action
With a manual zoom or telephoto lens attached you can achieve sharp detail from a great distance, and perform zooming during filming.
See in the Dark
The Ribcage mod kit has a removable IR cut filter, allowing the user the ability of filming with or without the filter. The benefit of this is, with the addition of an IR light source such as a battery powered IR LED panel, you get instant night vision! All those ghost hunters out there can film in complete darkness and still control multiple cameras with the WiFi remote! In addition, the Ribcage Hero4 mod can have up to 3 custom filters installed internally for custom bandwidth capture.
How many of us have that old camera bag in the closet gathering dust?
The optics and manual controls on most older SLR, Bolex and Super-8 camera lenses are excellent! Why not breathe new life into them by using them on your Ribcage? With the proper adapter ring you can attach almost any popular brand of manual lens to our mod, including Canon, Nikon, Pentax and more!
4K + Interchangeable Lenses for Less
Get a 4K interchangeable lens camera capable of frame rates up to 240 fps (720p) for a mere fraction of the cost of any other camera with similar specifications. Use lenses you already have. Compatible with small GoPro 3-axis gimbals and accessories for stunning professional results. Add more cameras to your production for far less cost and sync them all to one remote or your smart device!