New Gear Reivew: Gorpo Hero3+ Black Edition/Music


The Hero3+® Black Edition/Music is GoPro’s® latest camera bundle that includes a special collection of accessories designed for use by musicians, DJs, music promoters, journalists or any one interested in making

user-generated videos. This latest bundle includes mounting adapters to attach the camera to instruments, turntables, mic stands, guitars and amps-—even your own body to make videos that capture the “in-the-moment” feeling and energy of your live performances.  GoPro cameras use an internal rechargeable battery and record video and audio on an inserted micro-SD memory card for up to two hours at 1080p / 30 fps. The HERO3+ Black Edition/Music (MSRP $399.99) comes with The Frame, GoPro’s lightest weight, non-waterproof camera mount.

Other accessories included are: a set of two removable Instrument Mounts, the Mic Stand Mount and “Jaws”, a fully articulated flex clamp with a spring-loaded clamp for mounting the camera to a cymbal stand, drum hardware or the rim of a drum, turntables or the edge of a table.  I downloaded the free GoPro App for my iPhone and iPad to control via WiFi and view what the camera is capturing even if I have it mounted out of reach at some distance. The app allows remote control and configuration of the camera’s video frame rate up to 60FPS, still photo resolution and time-lapse photography.


By Barry Rudolph

MiniBio: Barry Rudolph is a recording engineer/mixer with over 30 gold and platinum RIAA awards to his credit. He has recorded and/or mixed: Lynyrd Skynyrd, Hall & Oates, Pat Benatar, Rod Stewart, the Corrs and Robbie Nevil. Barry has his own futuristic music mixing facility and also teaches recording engineering at Musician’s Institute, Hollywood, CA. http://www.barryrudolph.com