VholdR ContourHD Camera
The world's first high definition wearable camcorder has finally arrived on the scene. The ContourHD combines lightweight design and rugged durability into this versatile and easy to use camera. Unbeatable quality and true HD capabilities secure this cameras position at the head of the helmet camera market, enabling you to stay focused on the path ahead.
The ContourHD Action Sports Camera
With such clean and crisp High Definition video, why film with anything but the ContourHD helmet cam?
The Contour HD Camera now comes with Firmware Upgrade (Version 1.34). Now you can alter the audio and video settings on your ContourHD camera effortlessly. This firmware allows you to configure the video bitrate, while enabling you to adjust the lighting contrast, exposure values, sharpness and light metering as your shots dictate. You are also able to fine-tune the microphone sensitivity, so you can capture the sound you want, and minimize the sounds you don't. This latest update improves the compatibility with certain 8GB MicroSD cards, including MaxFlash brand cards. With all these improved features, you can now spend more time creating awesome footage, and less time editing.
In the past, Point of View helmet cameras had a specific goal of providing a convenient method of filming, rather than capturing high quality video. Our cameras could easily mount anywhere, granting riders the freedom of hands free filming during their extreme runs, tricks and jumps. The issue was simply this: the video quality had barely enough resolution to be clearly viewed on YouTube. But we have changed all that with the introduction of The ContourHD wearable camera. Now crisp HD video footage and small, lightweight mountable filming equipment go hand in hand, capturing the thrill of the ride in crystal clarity.
Incredible, High Resolution Video Quality
Prior to the release of the ContourHD, our cameras filmed at a maximum resolution of 640x480. How things have changed... the ContourHD outputs at an insane resolution of 1280x720 at 30 FPS, creating breathtaking, high quality, clean and crisp playback! In addition, the high action mode shoots 848x480 at 60 FPS capturing unbelievably smooth action recordings! Now you can relive the rush again and again in pristine, DVD quality video.
A Wider Lens to Fit the Entire Scene
When it comes to filming action sports, you know how important every angle of view can be. You will never have to compromise another shot, because the ContourHD camera boasts a built-in wide angle lens. With an impressive 135° angle of view, you capture everything you want in the frame, without compromising for distortion of the landscape. This is of high importance when filming high speed, action packed scenarios, and provides a video experience that really lends a sense of being right in the middle of the action. So impress your audience with your wicked production quality, as well as with your insane riding skills.
Light Weight Equipment That Won’t Hold You Back
Weighing in at a mere 4 ounces, this small, lightweight helmet camera will never drag down your performance. Plus you can mount it pretty much anywhere, making it one of the most rugged and versatile cameras on the market. And because of it's durable, waterproof aluminum casing, the only thing preventing you from filming in even the most extreme conditions, is you.
Built with the rugged, outdoorsy types in mind, the ContourHD is encased in an armor of tough, anodized aluminum. This camera was designed to take a fall, as it is shock, vibration and impact resistant. In addition, you are free to hit the trails in any weather condition, as the body is water resistant. Take a run of the mill camera out in the sleet, rain or snow, and you are just asking for trouble! But when you have the right equipment, you're never held back from capturing even the sickest of tricks.
You've got No Worries With Laser Alignment
You'll never ruin another shot again, not when you have lasers to level the recording out for you! The ContourHD has a dual laser system on the front lens housing, which pinpoints and corrects the subject location and camera shooting level. Now you are free to focus on the adventure playing out in front of you, not the camera recording it.
As Easy to Mount as it is to Operate
What would be the point in building top notch, user friendly cameras, if the mounting systems were complicated? That's where the patented quick and easy trail mount system comes in. Rails along the side of the camera allow you to quickly slide and lock it into place, enabling you to get on with the action and forget about the camera. If you are looking to get even more creative, the ContourHD has loads of mounting options for you to choose from. Be it a flat surface, your goggles, a helmet or even your handlebars...it can be done, leaving you free to capture the most amazing and unique videos you could imagine! The flexibility of this camera will keep the excitement of creating fresh, one of a kind recordings alive.
High Action Recording, as Smooth as Butter
High action scenes are hard to capture, without appearing shaky. But with the ContourHD, you can film your crazy high action at a recording mode of 60 frames per second! Designed for capturing high speed action scenarios, this shooting mode will create seamlessly smooth HD videos of all of your craziest runs.
One Button to Record AND Focus
Contour has really taken the guess work out of filming action sports. The ContourHD has one button right on top, to start and stop recording, as well as to focus. No more groping at your helmet to blindly find the right button... now it’s easy to keep your mind focused on the sport... even when wearing bulky, awkward gloves.
Shoot Continuously for Hours
Wires and tapes are a worry of the past, because the ContourHD can produce up to 3 hours of continuous filming off a single, rechargeable lithium battery. Always be on top of your game without being concerned about running low on storage space, the ContourHD can support up to a 16GB MicroSD (SDHC compatible) memory card. In HD mode you are shooting 30min per GB or 60min per GB in SD mode...so you can record hours of stellar footage and edit out what you don't need later.
Simple Editing Software for Every Platform
With the ContourHD, it is as simple as ever to edit, tag and share. Simply connect the camera to your computer, download your videos, clip out what you want to post, and share it online. In seconds, your wicked ride will be available for viewing by anyone...freeing up loads of time for you to get back to filming your stunts.
- 1. ContourHD Camera
- 2. 2GB MicroSD Card
- 3. Rechargeable Li-Ion Battery
- 4. Flat Surface Mount
- 5. Goggle Mount
- 6. USB Cable
|Optics||Angle of View||135° (HD)|
HD: 720p (1280x720 pixels) at 30 fps
|SD: WVGA (848 x 480 pixels) at 60 fps|
|Sensor Type:||5 Megapixel CMOS Image Sensor|
|Codec:||H.264 (AAC audio)|
|File Type:||MOV (.mov) file|
|Compression:||AAC Audio Compression|
|Storage||Memory:||Removable MicroSD card, up to 16GB capacity|
|Average Recording Times:||HD: 30min/GB
|Connectors||PC Connection:||USB 2.0 (data connection and battery charging)|
|Power and Battery||Battery Type:||Rechargeable Lithium-Ion|
|Battery Life:||Up to 3 hours|
|Charging:||Via USB to computer or optional USB Power Adapters|
|Charge Time:||Approximately 4 hours|
|Additional Information||Body:||Water Resistant
Aluminum and Fiberglass
Compatible with TRail Mount System
|PC Compatibility:||Windows XP & Vista; Mac OS X 10.4 & 10.5|
|Software:||ContourHD Easy Edit™ software|
|Dimensions (H x W x D):||2.1" x 1.3" x 3.75" (53mm 34mm x 95mm)|
|Weight:||4.3oz / 123 grams|
|Operating Temperature:||5°F to 104°F / -15°C to 40°C|
|Warranty:||Contour (formerly Twenty20 VholdR) warranties the ContourHD 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.|
ContourHD Helmet Cam - Dirt Merchant, Whistler Bike Park, BC, Canada
VholdR ContourHD Demo Video taken at Whistler, BC, Canada.
poor Review by dagwodzz
Contour HD test against the Vado HD 2nd Gen
Truth is the Contour HD is SAD! Poor low light video and soft. I don't see how they get away saying its HD.
With some clever thought you can mount the Vado HD 2nd Gen any place you can mount the Contour HD using their mounting systems.
In the end its about the video. The Vado runs circles around the Contour at half the price. (Posted on 12/29/09)
Not SD, but not HD (3.5) Review by DHbiker
Let's start by the obvious : For this price tag, the quality is amazing. It looks a lot better than your standard camcorder and you should get it as it is the best bang for your bucks. Now, the ugly. I used it with the goggle mount while riding downhill / freeride bike and the image is blurry when you look at it frame by frame and the still images you extract for it aren't great (I know, it's not a digital camera). Optical or software image stabilization should be implemented in future version. The goggle mount is tough and never felled, but move with every bumps of the terrain (my goggle strap were tightened a lot to reduce this) and adds to the blurriness of the image. Colors are good, but nothing impressive : I shooted in the woods, at Fall, with a lot of natural lights, and it doesn't come out with that much colors. With that said, I repeat : this product is pretty good, but don't be fooled : it's a cheap near HD helmetcam (720i according to my editing software). I'm looking forward for the ContourHD 1080P and don't regret my purchase. Just wanted to give my 2 cents on this. (Posted on 10/22/09)
good to go Review by nic
Great camera, awesome picture, it takes a little when going in and out of the sun to adjust for the light conditions. As for the wind noise, just use a cap froma bic pen to put over the mike. I notice the record button gets a little sticky with use in dusty conditions. Overall great design and very versatile, long battery life, easy to charge with mini usb, using your car phone charger or laptop. I give it 4+ because there's always room for improvement! (Posted on 10/19/09)
ContourHD Firmware Upgrade (Version 1.34) now available.
This upgrade enables you to change the video and audio settings on your ContourHD camera. With this firmware, you will be able to configure the video (bitrate), lighting (contrast, exposure, sharpness, and metering), and microphone sensitivity. You can use the latest version of the Easy Edit Software to configure these camera settings. This upgrade also improves compatibility with select 8GB MicroSD cards, including MaxFlash brand cards.