Introducing the Contour GPS Action video camera from Contour (formerly VholdR). Equipped with GPS technology, this smart little camera is changing the way point of view video is made.
Allowing you to track your location, speed, and altitude multiple times per second, while capturing your adventures in a range of High Definition formats.
Introducing the all new Contour GPS from Contour
The ContourGPS Action Video Camera is another first from Contour, incorporating state of the art GPS technology and High Definition recording within a slim, lightweight silhouette. Perfect for all kinds of action sports thanks to its versatile mounting options and dual laser alignment, the grabs only the best shots no matter what angle your filming at. Equipped with a 135° wide angle lens, the provides viewers with the entire scene without creating a fisheye effect like some other cameras.
Lets talk about GPS, because the inclusion of this slick feature adds a whole new layer to the world of POV video as it allows you to capture your location, altitude and speed multiple times per second, so your bragging rights are secured… and if your friends still don't believe you, you've got the proof. The GPS has also provided the ability to watch your recordings via the interactive map and video player where you can see and control the action.
Recording in a range of HD settings, the Contour GPS enables you to record in true 1080p at 30fps for the highest quality footage available, but if you are filming sports like surfing, that may require a slightly higher picture, you are all set to go, as the ContourGPS also has a 960p setting, recording at 30fps. For high action scenarios where frame rate might outweigh resolution, switch to 720p mode, capturing footage at 60fps for crisp, clear action footage with minimal blur. The ContourHD mode is perfect for those where you're running low on storage space… capturing footage in 720p at 30fps, you still get HD quality, but files size is greatly reduced. In addition to HD video, the ContourGPS also snaps quality stills at intervals of 3, 5, 10, 30 or 60 seconds. So tell your story with photos and mix up your montages with a series of stills.
With expertly designed audio that records via a omnidirectional microphone, the Contour GPS from Contour lets you capture the noise you want while excess wind noise is reduced. Now you can enhance your video quality with professional sound, instead of drowning it out with distorted audio. Equipped with an internal SD memory card with a maximum capacity of 32GB, the lets you films 8+ hours of quality footage without having to swap out cards… so you can focus on your videos, rather than on how much memory you have left!
The ContourGPS Camera comes with easy to use software, enabling you to get your videos downloaded, edited and shared faster. Now you're all set to share your stories online at Contour.com and all of your other favorite social media sites.
ContourGPS is the first hands-free video camera to capture video and location along with an optional Bluetooth chip that works with the new Contour app to enable your iPhone or Android smartphone to become a live viewfinder. Now you can configure your camera settings in real-time and preview what your camera sees, all from the most remote locations. Learn More.
Prove your claims with GPS positioning!
Contour's inclusion of GPS technology in the new ContourGPS Action Video Camera reinvents the way point of view video is captured, adding a whole new layer to your recordings with new information, statistics and bragging rights. So what is so great about GPS? How about this… GPS allows you to accurately pinpoint your location, speed and altitude effortlessly. Now, when you watch your recordings via the interactive map and video player, you can see and control the action - as it is unfolding in front of your eyes. This is great, because now you can compare stats to those of your friends easily and challenge them for the win.
Hands Free Recording for minimal effort
The introduction of the ContourHD revolutionized the way people could shoot and share their crazy adventures as it was the first wearable HD video camera on the market. The secret to its success is its low profile design which connects seamlessly to Contour's patented TRail™ system for effortless slide and lock mounting - anywhere. The carries on these design principles, enabling it to boast a multitude of versatile mounting options… while remaining extremely durable. Weighing in at just 5.2 ounces, this camera boasts a supreme combination of handsfree video and GPS in the smallest and most lightweight wearable camera on the market - so light, in fact, that you forget that you are wearing it. Another feature from past Contour Cameras to resurface in the is Contour's dual laser alignment, allowing you to line up all your shots with practically no effort - capturing every exciting shot, no matter what angle you've got it mounted.
Three HD Recording Modes for all your needs
The ContourGPS sets you up to capture all the beautiful, crisp HD footage you've come to expect from Contour, through a 135° wide angle lens… ensuring capture of the entire scene, without distortion or a fish eye effect. All you get is a full HD recording of your adventures without compromise.
Contour has upped the ante in terms of their HD options, providing you with a few killer settings perfect for whatever you've got in mind:
- Full HD 1080p: Recording in 1920x1080 captures footage at 30 frames per second, providing crisp, sharp true HD video at the highest possible resolution.
- Tall HD 960p: Recording in 1280x960 captures footage at 30 frames per second - perfect for actions sports that are better suited to a taller image, such as surfing or paddle boarding.
- Action HD 720p: Recording in 1280x720 captures footage at 60 frames per second. Perfect for instances where frame rate importance is greater than resolution, this setting provides buttery smooth slow motion playback, capturing high action while reducing blur.
- Contour 720p: Recording in 1280x720 captures footage at 30 frames per second. This is the setting you want when space on your memory card is getting tight, but you've just got to capture that last epic ride.
In addition to all of these HD modes, the also has the ability of capturing stills imagery at intervals of 3, 5, 10, 30 or 60 seconds. So snap away in search of the perfect shot - without having to carry around a separate camera strictly for still photography!
Expert Audio… literally!
The ContourGPS's audio system was designed by an actual rocket scientist… no fooling. Equipped with an omnidirectional microphone, rich, true sound is recorded, while wind noise is reduced to a minimum. Constructed with a front facing microphone using AAC Audio Compression, the ensures that you capture the sounds you want - from screeching loud to whisper quiet. This is a frontier in the development of POV audio and you can only get it from Contour.
Out of Memory? No Way!
The compact and minimal design of the ContourGPS includes a locking back door, which keeps the internal micro SD card safe from the elements. With the ability to expand the memory to a whopping 32GB, you're set up to capture over 8 hours of HD content on a single card. So record your heart out and don't give another thought to lacking storage space.
Simple Software for Foolproof Editing
Contour has developed a user friendly Storyteller application, making the download process from camera to computer a snap. With editing features as simple as hitting an 'Awesome' button to highlight the best parts of your run, your next step is to add titles, descriptions and tags, while the ability to watch your footage on the interactive map gives you control the action as it happens. Become the ultimate video producer and create your own custom style for videos that blow your friends out of the water.
Your videos are your stories, and Contour has provided an excellent platform within which you can share those stories with the world. Share them on Contour.com as well as your other favorite social media sites to challenge your friends and compare tricks, tips and techniques. Have fun and keep it fresh.
- ContourGPS Camera
- Rechargeable Battery
- MicroSD Card (2GB)
- Rotating Flat Surface Mount
- Profile Mount
- Lens Cap
- 2 Mount Tethers
- USB Cable
|Optics||Angle of View||135° in 960p and 720p|
|110° in 1080p|
|Video||HD Resolution Settings:||Full HD - 1080p: 1920x1080 pixels at 30 fps (PAL 25 fps)|
|Tall HD - 960p: 1280x960 pixels at 30 fps (PAL 25 fps)|
|Action HD - 720p: 1280x720 pixels at 60 fps (PAL 50 fps)|
|Original HD - 720p: 1280x720 pixels at 30 fps (PAL 25 fps)|
|Sensor Type:||5 Megapixel Sensor|
|Video Format:||H.264 compression, NTSC or PAL, saved as MOV (.mov) file|
|Audio||Microphone:||Built-in omni-directional microphone|
|Compression:||AAC Audio Compression|
|GPS||Type:||Built-in NEO-5Q GPS receiver
Time To First Fix using AssistNow Service
|Configurable Sample Rate:||No Data; 1Hz (record coordinates once per second); 2Hz (record coordinates twice per second)|
|Capture Modes:||Time Lapse at intervals of 3, 5, 10, 30 or 60 seconds|
|Storage||Memory:||MicroSD card, up to 32GB capacity|
|Average Recording Times:||1080p: 15min/GB
720p: 30min/GB (30 fps), 15min/GB (60 fps)
|Connectors||PC Connection:||USB 2.0 (data connection and battery charging)|
|Optional Bluetooth Chip:||Connect View|
|Power and Battery||Battery Type:||Rechargeable Lithium-Ion|
|Battery Life:||Up to 3 hours|
|Charging:||Via USB to computer or included USB Power Adapters|
|Charge Time:||Approximately 4 hours|
|Additional Information||Body:||Water Resistant
Compatible with TRail Mount System
|PC Compatibility:||Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7; Mac OS X 10.5 and later|
|Software:||Contour Storyteller Application|
|Dimensions (H x W x D):||
2.3" x 1.3" x 3.75" (58mm 34mm x 95mm)
|Weight:||5.3oz / 150 grams|
|Operating Temperature:||5°F to 104°F / -15°C to 40°C|
|Warranty:||Contour (formerly Twenty20 VholdR) warranties the ContourGPS for 180 days from the date of purchase of product, unless otherwise indicated by your local government’s warranty laws. The warranty applies only to defects in material and workmanship and not situations caused by impacts or abuse. For complete warranty information, please refer to the Product Information Guide.|
Contour GPS User Manuals:
Needs modification Review by Squidbait
When I first got it, it worked great. I could film a movie, and download it directly to my iPad, since the latest firmware upgrade, the camera is now a very expensive paperweight. I cannot download movies to ANYTHING, not even the contour program.
If it we're to continue to function, it needs a replacement lens to something not so wide angle, half of the movie being filmed is the helmet that it's mounted to.
I have to keep the sound as low as it will go, the moment you start moving, all you get is wind noise. (Posted on 5/1/11)