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ContourHD 1080p Helmet Camera
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- Full HD Recording (1080p) - 1920x1080 pixels - 30fps
- 5 Megapixel Sensor
- Internal Microphone
- Removable Lithium-Ion Battery; records up to 4 hours
- Aluminum and Fiberglass Water Resistant Body
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|Included Components||ContourHD 1080p Full HD Helmet Camera - 2GB|
|Item Dimensions||1.8 x 4.8 x 7 inches|
|Item Weight||0.27 pounds|
|Lithium Battery Weight||4 ounces|
|Media Format Digital Video||SD|
|Optical Sensor Resolution||5 MP|
|Optical Sensor Technology||CMOS|
|RAM Memory Technology||flash memory|
|Shipping Weight||1.39 pounds|
|Video Capture Resolution||1080p_hd|
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From the Manufacturer
By creating the first hands-free HD video camera, ContourHD revolutionized the way people shoot and share video. Wide-angle lens, one button operation, and dual laser alignment set the standard in hands-free video. Using our easy-to-use software, we provide a seamless experience to post, play, and discover new adventures through Contour’s online social community.
ContourHD Product Features:
The ContourHD captures beautiful 1080p video. It utilizes a 135° wide-angle lens that delivers a true high quality image that captures all the action with minimal distortion and no fish eye. It records Full HD in all its glory.
We provide several different camera settings so that you can get the shot that best fits your activity. Choose between 3 resolutions and 2 frame rates so that you get the best shot.
The ContourHD revolutionized the way people shoot and share video by creating the first wearable HD video camera. The Secret? A low profile design mated to the patented TRail™ system that makes it easy to slide and lock to your body, equipment, or vehicle. The camera, at only 5.2 ounces is the smallest and lightest combination of hands-free video and GPS. It's also easy to operate and use. As simple as sliding a single oversized switch forward to start recording, even with a pair of gloves on. In addition we make it simple to line up your shot with a rotating lens and two lasers that assure you get that perfect shot.
The aluminum body is tough and water resistant to take all of your outdoor abuse. Use your camera in the snow, sleet, mud, and rain and be assured that you will still capture that epic adventure without fail. If you are thinking of submerging your camera in your next activity use the waterproof case. It can handle depths of up to 10 meters so that you can feel confident your camera is safe and dry.
The built-in omni-directional microphone captures the rich sounds of the ride. Using AAC Audio Compression, the bottom-facing microphone assures you that you see and hear your adventure.
Additional Product Features
The compact and lightweight design principle was carried throughout every detail of the Contour HD. The internal Micro SD card captures hours of HD content while remaining one of the smallest pieces on the camera. When expanded up to 32 GB, it will record over 8 hours of HD content on one card when in Full HD 1080p mode.
We provide the tools for you to download the videos from your camera to your computer in just a few clicks. Editing is as simple as an "Awesome" button to feature the best parts of your story, then you can become the ultimate producer by adding a title, description, and keywords, and epic location of your video.
You provide the story, we give you the platform to tell thousands of members just like you. When you want to share it to more than your friends on Contour.com, we make it easy to share to all of your favorite social media sites.
Dialing in the ideal angle is a critical component to capturing unique footage. ContourHD makes it easy with custom body, gear or vehicle mounts for the full spectrum of sports from shooting and skiing to high-octane motorized activities.
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Full HD 1080p
1920 x 1080
|To capture those awesome moments in the highest resolution available.|
Tall HD 960p
1280 x 960
|For those sports like surfing that are better suited to a taller image.|
Action HD 720p
1280 x 720
|When frame rate is more important than resolution. The perfect setting to capture the fastest action. It reduces blur and rolling shutter effect.|
1280 x 720
|When space on your card is at a premium and you need to record that last epic adventure.|
FAST SD - WVGA
848 x 480
What's In The Box?
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|Instant On Record Switch|| || || || |
|Waterproof to 1 Meter|| || || || |
|Built in Battery|| || || || |
|Built-in Tripod Mount|| || || || |
|Flush Front Lens|| || || || |
|Still Photo Mode|| || || || |
|Laser Alignment|| || || || |
|Low Profile Design|| || || || |
|1080p, 960p & 720p HD Video|| || || || |
|USB Output|| || || || |
|Internal Mic|| || || || |
|2GB Micro SD Memory Card Included|| || || || |
|Removable Lithium-Ion Battery|| || || || |
|Easy On Record Switch|| || || || |
|GPS Video Mapping|| || || || |
|iOS/Andriod Support via Bluetooth|| || || || |
|Connect View Compatible|| || || || |
|Connect View Card Included|| || || || |
|Live Streaming via HDMI|| || || || |
|External Mic Jack|| || || || |
|Wide Angle Lens|| |
|Lens Type|| |
Four Element Glass
Custom Six Element Glass
Four Element Glass
Custom Six Element Glass
|Lens Rotation|| |
|Included Mounts|| |
Flat Surface Mount
Rotating Flat Surface Mount
Rotating Flat Surface Mount
Rotating Flat Surface Mount(2)
|Included Cables|| |
Mini HDMI Cable
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Top customer reviews
Tonights episode of Dirty Jobs showed this camera strapped to a head strap for the host, Mike Rowe, who was 408 feet above the cement floor decending & window cleaning in Hawaii. Troy chickened out on the first 100 feet so alot of the contour HD footage made it into the show. By the 300 foot balcony they got troy on the ropes but his hair got snagged in the safely line and had to get his second "shearing" on Dirty Jobs - it was also filmed on contour HD cams 300' above hawaii. The quality was as good as the cable company could deliver in their 6:1 re-compression of HD. A full HD viewfinderless camera has value when you must get the shot.
using a sandisk 16GB microSD card and the maximum detail [1080P] + best quality I could get 3 hr, 6 minutes of video recorded with battery leftover. If you use the lower resolution setting the battery may be the limiting factor - I have not tried that yet.
I bought this to produce a bluray disc of a police helicopter team, using a gyro stabilized canon professional camera in back and wanting a 2nd angle up front. This comes with an adhesive patch that sticks to the side of the pilot's helmet to give a 135 degree wide field of view. The integrated rails on both sides permit the ultimate flexibility in mounting the camera, and second options for this cam are car mounts, etc.
The quality is GREAT. The lens is the downfall - there is some pincushion effect due to the inexpensive lens and wide angle. I'll deal with it for the price and the shots you can get with it, plus I can trim out the distortion in post editing.
One note - the output is .mov which is fine for macs, but for pc's you will need to transcode if you run premiere pro cs4 from adobe as it does not import .mov natively. Perhaps that is a good time to clip the edges where the bent picture is most noticable.
Another factor to like is the simplicity. With gloved hands you slide the top forward to record and back to stop, with a beep to start and and double beep to stop - it's very hard to mess up except for your horizon, which is why there are detents and lasers.
Detents and lasers?
Yes, - there are detents in the event you mount it on the right and left hand side of a helmet or rotate it in a mount. The 2 lasers can be turned on to tell you what is level with resepect to the imager. This is helpful when you rotate it but you must manually keep track of the bottom of the screen (below the laser points ) as you rotate it, otherwise your output will be upside down.
For the price, you simply can not beat it. Buy a 16 GB sandisk micro-sd card to go with it Sandisk 16GB Microsd Card Note that they have a low packaging option which the card is inside a plastic carrier and inside an ESD bag but no box or other trash with it that goes in the landfill - smart packaging.
One of the other great applications for this is taking HD video where you otherwise would NOT take your $3K camera - the beach - the water park - etc. You won't get the absolute best quality but you will get 1080 p hd that is playable on macs or pcs in native players!
Another great use is for children. It's easy to use, inexpensive, and highdef. For the kids who are beyond the toy grade cameras but not ready for a professional unit, this fills the gap. Adults will love its simplicity. On or Off - no fancy buttons to press, and everything complex is set while attached to the computer.
Finally there is my use - have a 2nd angle view for use with NLE systems. You can now do a/b video fades by time syncing the output from this camera with your primary cam. Be sure to expose something that will sync the two that gets recorded on both at the start of shootng.
I'm only deducting a star becuase of the pincushion effect of the lens. I realize for this price you are not getting an HD lens, and I realize that HD will show any defects, but a few more dollars in the lens would have made this 5 stars - it is oh so close. Be sure to pick up extra memory and batteries if you plan to use it at maximum definition because it makes some big files fast.
You can let the moisture out by taking the lens chamber apart(not a difficult task: just removing one screw). Based on my casual observation, I believe that it is unlikely that the moisture trapped inside the lens chamber can move further and reach key electric components to cause permanent damages; so technically you can call that "water-resistant."
However, if the lens is fogged up, the device becomes practically useless and it is hard to fix it in the field (better wait until you get home lest getting more water or dirt into the device).
An easy solution might be the VholdR 3300 Waterproof Case accessory. I just ordered one and will let you know how well it works.
I give it a four-star because I believe that Twenty20 was sloppy in designing the seal mechanism of the lens chamber. For a >$300 device, it is shocking that they attempt to use one cheap and not very tightly fit rubber ring to keep water out. They don't even bother to apply some silicon grease, which could have helped greatly in keeping water out. My $10 flashlight does better than that! In a nutshell, this device is not splash-proof and it could have been!
Although I give it a four-star, I consider ContourHD the best wearable camcorder on the market. Picture quality is very good and its operation is intuitive and simple.
Below I am also going to make a list of ContourHD's shortcomings. Please consider them more as a wish list since products from other companies are not doing any better.
(1) I was thinking about using it to record video during my long road trip, powered by vehicle power to USB adapter. It turned out that the device can't record video when connecting to power source or computer, and thus recoding capacity is limited by battery capacity.
(2) to be continued...
Fluid HD Video on 720p at 60 frames per second is the main feature that I love about this product. 1080p at 30 frames per second is just an extra bonus / icing on the cake for me.
Lens view angle is perfect. Wide and not annoyingly distorted compared to the GoPro.
Easy, simple & practical controls on board the camera
Size, weight, design & build are of the best materials and make given its price.
Mounting accessories are solid and secure.
Sound quality is mediocre. I dub in a soundtrack on all my action videos anyway.
Exposure and resolution setting tweaks can only be adjusted through a computer device.
It would be nice if it was an on board adjustable feature.
Kit does not come with a wall charger (charge through computer USB)
Kit does not come with a protective case/pouch for storage.
Camera does not have a standard screw hole for tripod/monopod mounting (Universal mount sold separately)
Easy Share software is ok, but to be honest, iMovie is a better and simpler way for Mac users to share/edit videos.
Overall, I recommend this device to those who enjoy capturing first person perspective action oriented sport/activity videos. The Vholdr Contour 1080p is indeed the industry standard to date.