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Entry-Level Facial Motion Capture Headcam

Indie Headcam System

The perfect entry-level facial motion capture headcam

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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 ten-plus years of capture experience

Control your headcam remotely with the free GoPro App

The Best Headcam for Indie Developers


Quickly adjust camera settings and confirm framing of your actors with the helpful touchscreen built in to the back of the Indie Headcam System. This allows operators to quickly ensure that performers are framed and lit appropriately, as well as confirm key settings like focal length and framerate.


The Indie Headcam system is the perfect introduction to head-mounted performance capture. The system assembles in minutes and you can be shooting facial capture in no time.


Once you’ve got capture figured out you use your Indie Headcam system to either stream your performances directly onto your characters with Faceware Studio or load in pre-recorded performances into our Analyzer software for analysis and use in our Retargeter plug-in.


Our systems are backed by a comprehensive 12 month end-to-end warranty which will repair or replace any component at no additional cost. Camera warranties may be extended each year for added security and predictable cost structure.

For Realtime or Recorded Performance Capture Workflows.

Explore the main features for the Indie Headcam.

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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.

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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.

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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 realtime for easy shot-framing. You can also view recorded videos directly through your phone.

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Record or stream video directly for use in Faceware Studio

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


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.

Go Pro + Faceware

Combining the proven GoPro cameras with Faceware’s head-mounted performance capture means quality you can trust.

Go Pro +
  • Custom Cage

    Custom Cage

    Developed by our hardware engineers to house the GoPro while still giving you immediate access to the touchscreen, buttons and charging ports.

  • Touch Interface

    Touch Interface

    Easily access the GoPro touch screen interface through the custom fit window in our cage.

  • Silent Operation

    Silent Operation

    The GoPro is designed to be completely silent while recording, meaning no background noise in your streams.

Performance 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.

    capture starts
    with good data.
  • Unique Drop Bar Design

    Unique Drop Bar Design

    Our unique drop design bars clear the line of sight while enhancing stability, allowing uninterrupted performances without constant readjustment.

  • Quiet Mechanics

    Quiet Mechanics

    Our entire system is designed to be operationally silent, allowing you to record production audio without interference.

Technical Specs

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  • 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
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  • GoPro® Hero7 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
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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
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  • Two piece light weight, high strength, nylon camera mount designed for Hero7
  • Camera Mount with GoPro Hero7 weighs 3.5 oz or 100 grams
  • Compatible with all Faceware camera bars
  • Quick slide cage easily opens for battery changes
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  • Extra battery
  • 32 gig microSD memory card
  • AC/DC battery charger
  • Hex ball driver
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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
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Custom Laser-Cut Foam Hardcase

  • SKB I-Series or Pelican Air cases for all systems


Commonly asked questions about our Indie Headcam System.

What version of GoPro camera do you support?

Our Indie Headcam System comes with a GoPro Hero 7 Black. The mount will support the Hero5, Hero6, and Hero7.

Does the Indie Headcam system record audio?

Yes, the GoPro camera itself does record audio with its built-in microphone.

Can I attach a light to my system?

Yes, of course—although a light is not provided, some customers have attached their own lighting setups.

Are you compatible with Vicon, Xsens, Optitrack, Perception Neuron, Motion Analysis, Rokoko, or Qualysis systems?

Yes, all of them. Integrating the systems is simply a matter of attaching markers or sensors to an actor's helmet.

Does your system include a warranty?

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.

How long does it take to receive my order?

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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