The good folks at Contour bring us a successor to the ContourHD, named the ContourHD 1080p Full HD Helmet Camera. That's right - a full 1920 x 1080p camcorder for recording all your adventures on land, in the air, on the side of a mountain.... pretty much wherever you feel the need to explore. The ContourHD 1080p not only records in 1080p, but also offers up 4 other resolution choices depending on your needs: 1280 x 960p at 30fps, 1280 x 720p at 60fps, 1280 x 720p at 30fps, and standard definition 848 x 480 at 60fps. Record whatever your heart desires with this extremely lightweight and easy to use 5MP camcorder.
All your video is captured to microSD memory cards (2GB card included) up to 16GB for easy flash memory recording and transfer. When using a 16GB card you can record for up to 8 hours! Considering the built-in lithium-ion battery lasts for 4 hours on a single charge, that's pretty awesome. And you'll capture all your adventures with the fixed focus 135° lens that keeps the entire scene in focus without over-distorting things. A built-in microphone rounds out your video by capturing the sounds that go along with every adventure.
Ease of use is another hallmark of this wearable camcorder. Even with gloves on you can start and stop recording with just a touch of the switch. And, because it weighs only 4.3 ounces and is mountable to just about anything, thanks to Contours's patent-pending TRail Mount system, you'll be able to shoot without being distracted or weighed down. In addition, dual lasers, along with the 180° rotating lens ensure that your video lines up each and every time.
Aside from being easy to use, providing excellent video resolution, and flash memory recording, the ContourHD 1080p is water-resistant, along with shock, vibration, and impact resistant. The camera is made from anodized aluminum making it one rugged device that holds its own when you're out doing your thing.
When the day's adventures are over you can share them online with ease thanks to the included Easy Edit software. The software helps you import videos to your Mac or PC, edit the best clips, and share them on social media sites. The software also allows you to select specific camera configurations based on your needs.
- 1080p High Definition Video
- The ContourHD 1080p gives you full high definition 1920 x 1080p/30fps video for capturing detailed, brilliant footage. You can choose to record in 4 other resolutions as well: 1280 x 960/30fps, 1280 x 720/30fps, 1280 x 720/60fps, and WVGA (standard definition) 848 x 480/60fps High Definition Video
- Adjusting the Camera Settings
- Using the Easy Edit software you can make adjustments to your ContourHD 1080p to get just the look you want. Dial in your contrast (high, medium, or low), exposure (-4 to +4), metering (spot, center, average), and the sensitivity of the microphone
- Fixed Focus 135° Lens
- The ContourHD Wearable Camcorder lens allows you to capture everything in the scene without over-distorting the video. And, because it's fixed focus the entire scene stays in focus from start to finish
- Built-In Microphone
- The ContourHD features a built-in microphone for totally reliving all the action. The mic is designed to keep wind noise to a minimum while honing in on the sound of your activity. In addition, the microphone can be configured to focus on the action sounds you want to capture
- Records 8 Hours of HD Video
- Record up to 8 hours of high definition video with this wearable camcorder when you're using a 16GB microSD memory card
- Fits in the Palm of your Hand
- Weighing only 4.3 ounces, the Contour HD 1080p is super light as well as ultra compact
- TRail Mount Freedom
- Contour's patent-pending TRail Mounts "slide and lock" the wearable camcorder onto a number of mounts for your goggles, helmet, handlebars, vehicle and pretty much anywhere your adventures take you under the sun
- One Touch Recording
- Even with gloves on you start and stop the ContourHD thanks to the slide record switch. Instead of worrying about complicated menu selections or hard to maneuver buttons the good folks at Contour kept things simple. Slide the switch forward to record and back to stop. If you need a silent mode (meaning no beep indicators) the camera can oblige as well
- Dual Laser Alignment
- The ContourHD uses two lasers and a 180° rotating lens to ensure that every time you shoot your video lines up. Turn on the lasers and rotate the lens until the lasers are horizontal and you're good to go
- Armored Design
- The camera is not only water-resistant, but made from anodized aluminum that withstands dust, dirt, mud, and snow. In addition, shock, vibration, and impact resistance makes the ContourHD one tough cookie
- Built-In Rechargeable Battery
- The wearable camcorder is powered by a removable, rechargeable lithium-ion battery. On a full charge you'll enjoy up to 4 hours of uninterrupted HD recording
- Click to Share Online
- Using the included Easy Edit software, and your Mac or PC, you can easily upload and share all your videos to social meida sites. It's easy - just import your video, edit it using the software, and post the best takes for sharing
- Easy Edit Software
- This user friendly editing software takes the work out of turning your video into Internet legend. Just use the included USB cable to connect your ContourHD to your computer, select "Import" and your videos will be on your computer and ready to be viewed in just a few minutes. Once they're uploaded you can watch all the action in a widescreen or full screen format with controls to stop, start, and fast-forward. And the best parts of your footage can be clipped using a simple set of functions: select the "Set Start" button at the beginning of the video you've selected, then "Set Stop" at the end. Wrap it all up with the "Finish" button and you've got your amazing clip that's ready to share and impress. To publish your videos just press the "Share" button and the Easy Edit software will post your clip