Wednesday, October 17, 2012

The GoPro HERO3 is Here

The Wi-Fi enabled HERO3: Black Edition is the most advanced GoPro, ever. No expense was spared during its development, resulting in a GoPro that is 30% smaller, 25% lighter and 2x more powerful than previous models. Wearable and gear mountable, waterproof to 197' (60m), capable of capturing ultra-wide 1440p 48fps, 1080p 60 fps and 720p 120 fps video and 12MP photos at a rate of 30 photos per second, the HERO3: Black Edition is the world's most versatile camera. 

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.

Watch the video below to see it in action...

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, 720p-120, WVGA-240, 960p-100 and 1440p-48 video modes while those desiring a cinematic look will appreciate the ultra-high resolution 2.7kp-24 and 4kp-12 (Protune only) video modes.

The HERO3 Black Edition features built-in Wi-Fi and includes GoPro's Wi-Fi Remote accessory. The Wi-Fi Remote is normally available as a $79.99 accessory but is included with the HERO3: Black Edition. The Wi-Fi Remote is waterproof, wearable and can control up to 50 Wi-Fi-enabled GoPros at a time from a range of 600'. The HERO3's built in Wi-Fi means it can also be controlled by iOS or Android smartphones and tablets running the GoPro App. The GoPro App enables full camera control and live scene preview on any compatible iOS or Android smartphone or tablet.

The HERO3: Black Edition is compatible with all GoPro mounting accessories and older generation BacPacs™ along with the newer generation LCD Touch BacPac and 2nd generation Battery BacPac. However, as all HERO3 cameras have a new size and shape they require HERO3-specific Wrist, Skeleton and 3D housings so be sure to check for HERO3 compatibility when purchasing any new housing accessories.

The GoPro HERO3 comes in White, Black, and Silver editions - each with different specs.  The Black Edition has already started to take the internet by storm and is the most advanced of the new HERO3 cameras.

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Friday, September 28, 2012

Photography and Adventure in the Arctic - Coming Soon

Showing in Chicago: November 16th - 22nd @ Music Box Theatre

In the spring of 2005, National Geographic photographer James Balog headed to the Arctic on a tricky assignment: to capture images to help tell the story of the Earth’s changing climate. Even with a scientific upbringing, Balog had been a skeptic about climate change and a cynic about the nature of academic research. But that first trip north opened his eyes to the biggest story in human history and sparked a challenge within him that would put his career and his very well-being at risk. 

Chasing Ice is the story of one man’s mission to change the tide of history by gathering undeniable evidence of our changing planet. Within months of that first trip to Iceland, the photographer conceived the boldest expedition of his life: The Extreme Ice Survey. With a band of young adventurers in tow, Balog began deploying revolutionary time-lapse cameras across the brutal Arctic to capture a multi-year record of the world’s changing glaciers. 

As the debate polarizes America and the intensity of natural disasters ramps up globally, Balog finds himself at the end of his tether. Battling untested technology in subzero conditions, he comes face to face with his own mortality. It takes years for Balog to see the fruits of his labor. His hauntingly beautiful videos compress years into seconds and capture ancient mountains of ice in motion as they disappear at a breathtaking rate. Chasing Ice depicts a photographer trying to deliver evidence and hope to our carbon-powered planet.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Bike Rebuild

Now that I'm (almost) done settling into my new apartment, it's time to finally fix up up my old bike. I'm currently looking at new rims, new brakes, new chain, new hub, new tires, new handlebars, new this, and new that. The frame and seat are pretty much the only parts that will be left behind. I don't expect to finish it all in one go, but it'll be a fun project to work on over the fall. First up are new rims and tires so it'll at least be road-worthy for some autumn rides. 

I found these spare parts somewhere in some small-town, IN thrift shop. Although picturesque, I should probably keep looking.

While I'm on the hunt for spare parts, I'll be re-finishing a cafe table for the apartment.  My sander just arrived and I'm looking forward to playing with my new toy later today.

Of course, you can expect a few project photos to come from both endeavors.

Time for some apple cider while I enjoy the first day of fall temperatures here in Chicago.


Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Anchors Away

First glance of a new project that I'm really excited to be working on.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

New Live Music w/ The Paige DeChausse Band

"The Paige DeChausse band is a blues-based, roots rock band hailing from Chicago. Recently formed by lead singer & former Season 9 American Idol Hollywood contestant Paige DeChausse, the band is known for raw, dynamic live performances and DeChausse's sultry vocals. The PD Band consists of: lead guitarist Nick Boettcher, bassist Dina Simone, drummer Rob Gould, and usually an organist or extra guitarist. The band takes the crowd on a journey from folk acoustic sets to electrifying rock n' roll, and soulful blues. Their song selection comes from an array of influences such as The Band, Chess Records,The Wood Brothers, John Prine, Gillian Welch, Grace Potter & the Nocturnals, Otis Redding & more. Full of youthful energy and a fiery rock n' roll spirit The Paige DeChausse band is a must see and hear!"

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Perks of the Job

Hanging out by homeplate inside Wrigley Field while filming with JBH Productions.  Check out the post below for more stills from our shoot.