GoPro, maker of the world’s most versatile cameras and enabler of immersive life-experience capture and sharing, announces global availability of its new line of next generation HERO3 cameras. Debuted earlier this month to global media, the HERO3 is now shipping worldwide and is available in three models. GoPro’s flagship model, the HERO3: Black Edition, is the most advanced GoPro camera ever. With no expense spared in its development, the HERO3: Black Edition is 30% smaller, 25% lighter and 2x more powerful than previous models. Wearable, gear mountable, and waterproof to 197′ (60m), the HERO3: Black Edition is capable of capturing ultra-wide angle HD video at 1080p-60 frames per second (fps), 1440p-48 fps, 720p-120 fps, 2.7Kp-30 fps and 4Kp-15 fps. The HERO3: Black Edition can also capture 12MP photos at a staggering rate of 30 photos per second. Built-in Wi-Fi, GoPro App compatibility, and the included Wi-Fi Remote (normally a separate $79.99 accessory) make the HERO3: Black Edition arguably the world’s most powerful and versatile solution for capturing and sharing immersive and engaging footage of your favorite life experiences. With well over 3 million HD GoPro cameras sold since debuting in November of 2009, the HERO3: Black Edition is well positioned to be another global best-seller.
Weighing in at a scant 2.6 ounces, the HERO3: Black Edition is 25% lighter and 30% smaller than previous models.
2X Faster Video Performance
The HERO3: Black Edition captures professional, cinema-quality video at 2X the resolution and 2X the frame-rate of previous models while delivering 2X better low light performance. Slow-motion aficionados and industry professionals will love the HERO3: Black Edition’s 1080p-60 frames per second (fps), 720p-120 fps, WVGA-240 fps, 960p-100 fps and 1440p-48 fps video modes while those desiring the highest possible resolutions will appreciate the 2.7KP-30 fps and 4KP-15 fps video modes. 4Kp-15 frames per second video mode also represents a powerful still image capture mode in that it can be used to capture continuous 8MP+ video stills at a rate of 15 frames per second.
3X Faster Photo Performance
The HERO3: Black Edition’s photo performance is 3X improved, now boasting 12MP burst capture at a staggering 30 frames per second with 2X better low light performance compared to previous models. Still Photo and Time-lapse Photo modes remain the same but are now joined by a new Continuous Photo mode that captures continuous 12MP stills at a steady 3, 5, or 10 photo-per-second rate, up to 30 photos at a time.
Improved Sharpness, Less Distortion
The HERO3′s reduced-distortion, 6-element aspherical lens combines with user-selectable Ultra-wide, Medium and Narrow field-of-views to deliver more perspective-capture options than ever before. Add the totally updated flat-lens waterproof housing that delivers stunning image sharpness both above and below water and you’ve got one of the most powerful and durable image capture solutions on the planet.
Redesigned Audio System
Understanding that sound quality is as important as image quality, GoPro engineers completely redesigned the HERO3 to be as adept at capturing the subtle, natural sounds of voice and music as it is at capturing the immersive sounds of sport. Also improved is GoPro’s already famous wind-noise reduction, ensuring that you’ll hear more of your passion, be it your engine or expletives, and less of the wind during high-speed activities.
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DJ Toure, famed DJ/producer and member of the legendary Hieroglyphics crew, will release his new solo album, Toure’s Theory: Session One, on February 19th. Though the album was originally slated for a 2012 release, the year wound up being one of the busiest of Toure’s career, as he split time DJing for Kelly Rowland in Moscow with producing tracks for artists including E-40, Too $hort, Freeway, Devin The Dude, Phonte, Droop-E, and others. Now, with the album finally on its way this winter, Toure is unveiling a string of new music, including the recent release of album single “She Likes It (Remix),” and today Toure is releasing a new EPK giving fans a look inside his musical journey.
In this personal and revealing EPK, directed by Dylan Freitas-D’Louhy, DJ Touré details his Oakland upbringing, which included growing up with fellow Bay Area & Hiero artists Casual, Tajai, Opio, and A-Plus. While giving us a look at some of his live performances as well as time in the studio, Touré, talks about his relationship with music, and how it started at an early age. “Music has been a big part of my life from day one,” says Touré, calling it “a big inspiration.” He leaves us with images of artists involved in his new album including famed Philadelphia rapper Freeway and, of course, his Hieroglyphics crew.
Pittsburgh-artist Mars Jackson takes you on a journey with his latest visual,”Sunset Ave” produced by King Thelonious. The single which is featured on his third mixtape, “The Loft Music Tape” has a melodic feel displaying Jackson’s ability to paint a vivid scene of his golden journey. The visual which was shot by artist/videographer JMY JAM gives you a glimpse into the life of the mid-twenties lyricist.
Scheme decides to let lose of another Remake while he works on both of his upcoming projects; Pocket Full of Pesos, which will be a mixtape in its true form, mixed by DJ Scend and filled with remakes, while Pesos Turn to Dollars will be an LP with all original music.
This time around Scheme takes on the “Bun B for President” instrumental and has some fun with it. This is just an early warning of the projects he has in the works.
Until the unveiling of Jus Daze’s second full-length anticipated album ‘Walk Twice As Hard’, Check this dope remix all the way from U.K. Producer @JNpPromo for “Victim of a Vic” off Jus Daze’s EP “Bow II The Bow”.
Stay tuned for his EXCLUSIVE re-sequence of the entire “Bow II The Bow” EP Coming Soon!
‘Extrospect’, the hypnotic new EP from ONE4ALL, is forecasted for release February 5th on Gravitas Recordings. The album marks the beginning of what looks to be a fruitful year for this native Texas producer, setting the stage for future major league endeavors. Pulling strongly from varying flavors of hip hop, each of the five tracks has a distinct style yet retains a cohesion to one another.
“Journeyman” grips the listener quickly as the opening track, teasing tense interplay between the varied basslines. Guitar riffs take center stage on “Crossing Dimensions”, evoking a soulful yet stimulating reaction. “She Gets What She Wants” serves as a driving interlude with it’s gated stabs and big room synths. Lush chords and infectious leads are skillfully perched across bouncing percussion in “Misconception”, giving it a uplifting feeling throughout. Wrapping up the release, “Headed West” takes an almost melancholy turn with it’s focus on hypnotic synth harmonies.
Today is a special day for Mello Music Group, as our family 7evenThirty celebrates the life & memory of his little girl Jada. In many traditions it is believed that spirits live on as long as we remember them. With that thought we share with everyone today an amazing remix from Georgia Anne Muldrow of the song dedicated to Jada titled “GOD”. Laurie Walker sings the emotive chorus while 7even recollects the life changing time he spent with Jada. Listen and let the lyrics and energy resonate within as we keep alive all those we love through song.
This is a celebration of ya life / Your vibration is too high to try to hold it down / Look up at the sun, lil’ mama, let the ladybug fly”
Ron Slyda releases latest single off the upcoming opus “BLUE SUMMER:Recollections Of A Poetic Drunk”
The rapidly rising miami beat slayer hits us again with a #dope cut from his upcoming project..A knocking yet smooth beat that samples “s.o.s bands classic ‘tell me” Slyda takes us on a wild ride thru his world of turmoil mixed with fun and allure. Slyda never disappoints; download now!!!!!
Irangeles (Iran/Los Angeles) lyricist Malkovich presents the Hashim Thomas-directed music video for “Lies”, his Evilldewer-produced single from his new album Great Expectations, written and recorded in New York City, New Orleans, Atlanta and Los Angeles after giving up his home and possessions to travel indefinitely. Expectations is the followup to his Ayatollah Presley mixtape hosted by deejay/producer House Shoes (watch the video to the Dibia$e-produced “WTF”), and videos to two Expectations tracks – “What I Know” (watch) and “Palms” (watch) have already been released. “Malkovich fits into a niche being carved out by a new breed of rappers.” says Earbits.com, while Audiocred.com says “Showing a rare maturation most emcees never attain.” DJ Premier played the Great Expectations cut “Bedbugs” on the January 18 edition of his Live From Headqcourterz mixshow. Great Expectations is available on his Bandcamp page as a free download for a limited time.
Jarell Perry has collaborated with everyone from Fat Joe and Usher to Diplo and Rusko, but the singer songwriter is ready to release his immense talents on the world as a solo artist. From his forthcoming “Simple Things” full-length (out March 18 on ____ Records), “Getaway” is a soaring R&B performance that crescendoes into an explosion of emotion and longing. Riding along the warm currents of Jarell’s undeniable vocal stylings, the Hassan-produced track combines with the cold reality of modern love into a true storm of heart and soul.
In addition to the release of “Simple Things,” Jarell Perry will be featured on first quarter collaborations with Thurz, Cadence Weapon, and Cormega. The LA-based artist is also working on music with hip-hop mega-producer Boi-1da and others, for what is shaping up to be an incredible break-out year.