Mobislyder-Smartphone Camera Dolly For iPhone, Android and GoPros



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As we at Pointofviewcameras are expanding our product offerings to service the burgeoning smartphone and dslr videographers, we scour the web for interesting products that our customers would be interested in. We often will buy a demo unit to try out. After testing in the field, some make it to our shortlist and we end up stocking them or they fail our criteria and they are forgotten.

The Mobislyder is one product that has come onto our radar that we think will be a good addition to our product portfolio. It meets our criterias for what we think smartphone videographers are looking for.

For the most part we have discovered smartphone gadgets for portable videographers must be the following:

  • low cost: with smartphones either being free or $100 to $200 for a high end phone on contract; users do not want to spend several hundred dollars on a photo accessory
  • portable: well, duh, the whole idea of using a smartphone for photos and video is the convenience factor so the accessories must be small and light as well
  • sexy: the iPhone and Droids are high tech looking devices; nobody wants to put their fancy phone on a gadget that looks like it was cobbled together in a basement
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The Mobislyder meets most of our criteria. We would prefer the device was less than $100 but it looks well designed and has multiple attachments so hopefully the build will justify the cost. For a track and camera dolly system it certainly is the most portable we have seen. It should be able to fit in a backpack or messenger bag. The round feet and rail system looks pretty high tech so it fits the “sexy” criteria.

The Mobislyder comes with several mounts:
-an articulated mount so it can be turned on an angle
-mobile device mount to fit the iPhone, Android and other smartphones; you can even use it with your camera case on
-1/4” standard mount for point and shoot cameras
-adhesive ball mount
-1/4” ball mount
For those Contour and Gopro camera fanatics among you who think this would be great for tracking shots in sports, yes, the 1/4” mount will work with those cameras.
We hope to order one in for testing and review very soon so watch for our upcoming blog post on the Mobislyder.

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New Mounts from Contour



New Contour Mounts

Contour’s newest style of mounts for Surfboards, helmets and poles have recently been announced with the Surfboard and 360° Helmet Mount now in stock!

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Contour Agreement with Cerevo for Live-Streaming with “LiveShell”



Cerevo LiveShell

Cerevo LiveShell

Contour has announced a new partnership with Japan based Cerevo, Inc. to sell their live-streaming device, “LiveShell” to the US market. LiveShell is a complimentary device to the Contour+ Camera enabling owners to broadcast their experience live to the web via wireless or wired networks. Contour+ along with Cerevo LiveShell offers the only hands-free video solution that an broadcast live to the web!

A simple HDMI cable connects the Contour+ to LiveShell to bring real-time video broadcasting straight from the camera to the Ustream website. Collaboration among these three innovative companies delivers high-quality, live-broadcast video for the first time in the hands-free video market, letting adventurers share point-of-view footage as it’s captured. In addition to automatic sharing via Ustream, people can manually configure the Contour+ & LiveShell combo to broadcast live on other video platforms.

FAQ’s

What is the resolution of the broadcasted video?

  • Max resolution is 4CIF format, which is 704x528 lines of resolution (standard video).  Lower resolutions are also available.

Where can I broadcast my Contour+ video?

  • Customers can broadcast their Contour+ footage live to USTREAM.com.
  • The Liveshell is the 1st “USTREAM Compatible” device in the world.
  • Simply create a USTREAM account and configure the Liveshell to broadcast to that account.


How does Liveshell connect to the internet?

  • The LiveShell can connect via Ethernet port or Wi-Fi.
  • Any available Wi-Fi network can be used to send live video content to USTREAM, even a mobile phone that is capable of creating a Wi-Fi “hotspot” could be used.
  • How is this different or better than the competition?

    • No competitors in the PoV camera space offer a solution that allows broadcasting live to the web. 
    • Current HDMI-to-Wi-Fi encoders are complex, difficult to setup and cost thousands of dollars.

    Where can I get more information about Cerevo and Liveshell?

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    Contour Connect Upgrades Announced at CES 2012



    Contour is leading the way on using your mobile phone to control your hands-free video camera with a new feature that allows users to start and stop recording on their Contour+ and ContourGPS using their mobile phone from up to 10 meters away.

    Combined with the existing Contour Connect mobile App for iOS and Android, the combined solution will allow you to preview your shot, adjust settings, and start/stop recording all wirelessly via BlueTooth. Additionally, with the Contour+ connected to a monitor via HDMI, your smartphone will become a remote to start/stop playback right on the display screen.

    Contour will be launching on Android first followed by other mobile operating systems. The App is slated for availability in April 2012.

    FAQ’s

    How does it work?
    ContourGPS and Contour+ use a connect view card (sold separately for the ContourGPS camera) that enable the camera to connect to your mobile phone.

    • The user needs to download the free Contour Connect Mobile App. Visit help.contour.com for full directions.
    • User turns on the BT on their camera and opens the mobile app. The default view is to see what the camera sees.
    • User can press the record button and the camera will begin recording. To stop recording the user has to press the same button in the app.
    • While in record mode the user can not change the settings or use any other features of the app

    What Can I do with the Contour Connect app?

    • Preview what your camera sees so you can align the shot
    • Change the camera settings in real-time including video/photo modes, audio, lighting, and GPS
    • See the memory card and battery status on your camera while in preview mode
    • See the status of your GPS signal while in preview mode
    • Start/stop recording of your Contour camera through the app
    • Control HDMI playback for the Contour+
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