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ContourHD 720p HD Helmet Camera
|Price:||$249.99 & FREE Shipping. Details|
- The world's first wearable HD camcorder
- Choose from two video settings: High Definition or High Action
- Armored body is wearable anywhere
- Record over 8 hours of action video; one-button record function
- Operating temperature of -15C to +40C
- Easy Edit software (Mac and PC compatible) makes it automatic to import your videos from the camera
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|Included Components||Contour HD Helmet Camera - 2 GB MicroSD Card -|
|Item Dimensions||2.1 x 1.3 x 3.7 inches|
|Item Weight||0.26 pounds|
|Lithium Battery Weight||4 ounces|
|Shipping Weight||1.28 pounds|
From the Manufacturer
ContourHD is the world’s first High Definition wearable camcorder that combines amazing video clarity (choose between High Definition or High Action), a wide-angle lens (135 degrees), single-button simplicity, and a click to share online experience.
Perfected for outdoor use, ContourHD can switch between crisp HD quality video (captured at 30 frames per second) or SD quality video (captured at 60 frames per second). This camera is the ideal complement to your outdoor gear with its all-in-one design ContourHD has no wires or separate recorder. Instead it records up to 8 hours of HD video to its own internal memory card (compatible with up to a 16 GB microSD card). Its light (4 ounces) but armored aluminum body enables you to capture video in any weather conditions. ContourHD's TRail Mounts seamlessly attach the camera to your body, helmet, goggles, or vehicle for hands-free recording.
2 Video Settings
High Definition: Fill your screen with vivid, widescreen (16;9) action video. With a full 1280x720 (pixels) window and 30 frames per second, your videos will be just how you remember them, big and awesome!
High Action: Ideal for making the fastest adventure sports appear as smooth as butter. Recording standard definition video at 60 frames per second (twice as many frames as TV quality video) you won’t miss any of the action.
Beautiful Outdoor Colors
The image sensor and video processor in this tiny camera were fine-tuned for the changing colors and lighting conditions you’ll experience when recording outdoors. The snow will have definition, the lighting will transition when you go through the trees, and the color clarity has been adjusted so that colors will appear as rich as you remember them.
Capture the Whole Scene
The wider the angle of your lens the more of the scene you capture. At 135 degrees, the new ContourHD lens strikes the perfect balance in capturing the entire scene without over-distorting the video.
Record over 8 Hours of Action Video
As an all-in-one wearable camcorder, ContourHD records to an internal MicroSD memory card to capture up to 8 hours of HD quality video (compatible up to a 16 GB Memory Card). Powered by a removable, rechargeable lithium-ion battery, this robust camera recharges through a USB cable connected directly to your computer. Now you can throw away your camcorder tapes, wires, and AA batteries.
With Full Audio
Capturing the sounds you hear (other than the wind) is a difficult proposition, which is why we upgraded the microphone from the previous VholdR model. We’ve done our best to help you cut out the wind noise and record the sounds of the action.
One Button Record
ContourHD’s operation couldn’t be simpler, as it features a single oversized record switch that you can use even when you’re wearing a pair of gloves. Slide the switch forward to record and slide it back to stop--congratulations, you just made a video! Now you can capture the best scenes right before they happen.
Easy to Align
Have you ever seen a camera with lasers? ContourHD uses two of them and a 192o rotating lens to ensure you line up the shot every time. Turn on the lasers and rotate the front lens until the two laser points are horizontally aligned. Congratulations, you just lined up your video.
As the most versatile wearable camcorder we take "wearable" seriously. ContourHD uses our patent-pending TRailTM Mounts to "slide and lock" onto a series of different mounts for your goggles, helmet, handlebars, vehicle, or anywhere else you want to mount it. Wear HD video on more than just your head.
A water-resistant camera for all seasons, its light (4 ounces/116 grams) anodized aluminum body withstands dust, dirt, mud, and snow--elements that destroy most electronic gear. It’s also shock, vibration and impact resistant.
Click to Share Online with a Mac and a PC
As simple as we made recording with ContourHD, we made it even easier to share your HD videos online. Our Easy Edit software (Mac and PC compatible) makes it automatic to import your videos from the camera, clip out the best parts, and post them to VholdR.com. Join the community of thousands of adventure-sports enthusiasts sharing their videos on VholdR.com.
New Firmware Available
VholdR has introduced optional new firmware to enable you to configure your ContourHD Wearable Camcorder as well as to improve camera performance in really cold conditions. By making ContourHD configurable, you can use the provided Easy Edit software to adjust the video, audio, and lighting configurations of the camera. The new firmware will also improve camera performance in under -5 degrees celsius conditions. Available to be downloaded only, this new firmware does not come stock on the camera. To review the directions and download the new firmware, visit: http://vholdr.com/support/firmware.
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Top Customer Reviews
Comes with mounting options that can be customized to work for just about any application
Comes with 2 GB SD card
Very well build, doesn't feel cheap at all
Rotating lens to accommodated angles when mounted
No external recording device needed
Near HD video, I wouldn't call it HD quality even though the video dimensions are HD, but outstanding for a small wearable camera
*Update: The sound is pretty bad if you are going very fast. The mic location could be better because there is an electronic sounds that dominates the audio at high speeds.
I bought this camera to help make videos of my dad's Camero and Ducati for his father's day present, mostly just to get another angle. The price was great on Amazon! With all the discounts I got it for $230 which is seventy dollars cheaper than anywhere else. The shipping was great, I ordered it on a Thursday and I arrived on a Monday day.
I just took the camera for a spin mounted on the rear foot peg on my Triumph street bike. I used the included goggle mount, a strap from an old headlamp and some zip ties to secure the camera. The goggle mount can be used to mount it pretty must anywhere that is vertical and has something you can run a zip tie around. The video looked pretty good but like I said earlier I wouldn't call it HD. On my 24 inch iMac it looks pretty blurry and graining even when I am not moving to be considered HD but for a small camera it looks great. It is also nice not to have to have an external recording device and all the wires required for connecting. In both settings, HD and SD the video looks great! Both are in widescreen with the HD at a little higher resolution.
The sound is also great.Read more ›
Resolution, it is HD of course. It does fish eye a bit more than I would like.
All-in-one: No separate components..everything is literally right in your hand. (can be a draw back) No wires....
Laser for making sure the camera is mounted properly.
USB Chargeable battery with decent life.
30 minutes of HD per gig..comes with a 2 gig card. A larger card really is needed.
Not anything close to Mil-Spec like the POV.1 (That thing was built for the military)
On/Off switch can slide back and you would never know it. Fixed in later serial numbers.
Mounting options are minimal.
No lens cover..really? Fix that.
Packaging looks pretty on a shelf but mine arrived bouncing around in the pretty plastic box.
No included case.
The all-in-one design offers limitations for remote operations. You have to be within arms reach to use this thing. Also, you have no ideal what you are shooting or what you shot until you get back to your computer. (The POV.1 has the handheld unit so you can see, and edit, what you are shooting...but comes at the expense of bulk and wires)
Depending on your application, this could be and is a great camera. For what I need it for, it is too limited...until I modify the mounts! Do your research and know your mission before you pull the trigger.
And the ContourHD video works great in a Mac with IMovie.
Positives? Where do I begin? This thing is all-inclusive (did I mention NO external wires at ALL?), very lightweight (I hardly notice its presence on my bike helmet), super easy to use, and records unbelievably smooth (I found it almost too smooth, in fact... looks like a cable cam is flying through the trees as opposed to me rolling rocks on my mountain bike) HD video. Yes, the HD isn't as clear as it could be, but if you've read any of the other benefits of this cam, believe me you won't care. The video is still leagues (and I mean LEAGUES) ahead of anything that is out there for this amount of money (and most of the stuff that costs at least twice as much... I'm looking at you, VIO). I've been disappointed in the quality of video of every helmet cam I've used until now.
This device is worth every penny. Make sure your computer can edit HD video though, otherwise everything will look choppy.
Buy this camera as soon as you can. It's a blast.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
List of can'ts:
Can't do loop recording
Can't record time and date on the screen
Can't disable auto power off after 15 minutes when not recording
Can't... Read more
Best helmet cam ever! Low profile, doesn't look like you have a disposable camera strapped to your head and is very easy to operate. Just a great design that works well. Read morePublished 12 months ago by JoeBagaBagels
I prefer the contour to the GoPro. Its too bad they went out of business. The sound and picture are definitely better on the contour. Read morePublished on January 15, 2014 by jkap
This video camera makes me do bad things on the super bike!! Great video but needs more wind canceling adjustability.Published on June 3, 2013 by preybird1
I've been after Contour for about a year now to put image stabilization into the camera. Can not get anyone in that company to listen to me. Read morePublished on September 30, 2012 by bsun
I absolutely love this camera. I used it at first for motorcycle rides and got some great shots. The video actually has a wider angle than your eyesight so you pick up more... Read morePublished on February 1, 2012 by Andrew Boulanger
I purchase the 720 on September and used it for my kids Airsoft games. The size and weight was exceptional but after viewing and editing the video, it was disappointing. Read morePublished on January 27, 2011 by -a|ex
I bought this as a Christmas gift last year for my husband who rides mountain bikes. He wanted to be able to take video while riding. Read morePublished on January 27, 2011 by Leeshie