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Video: Two minutes with the ContourHD 1080p camcorder

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During my recent trip to Philadelphia, my friend Lawrence, owner of IntecRacing, an auto accessory retailer that fields their own car in U.S drift racing, showed me one of the cameras they mount on their car, the ContourHD.

VholdR, the company that makes the ContourHD is a sponsor of IntecRacing. Capable of shooting 1080p, the compact rugged camera is intended for mounting on a helmet or googles during sporting activities. Multiple cameras are mounted on and inside their car to capture the action.

I shot a short video of the ContourHD (with my Droid), looking at the operation. Incredibly compact and rugged (has to be to work from a helmet or on the outside of a race car). Below that is a video from IntecRacing that includes clips taken on and inside their car using the ContourHD. Very cool gadget if you want to record your outdoor adventures (or your mundane life) in full HD.

Alleged Apple fanboi, accused Android apologist, and confirmed Microsoft MVP for touch and tablet Mark Sumimoto a.k.a. Sumocat dabbles in all areas of mobile computing with a focus on Windows-based Tablet PCs and pen input. A mobile computing enthusiast since 2004, he pioneered the field of ink blogging via his personal blog, Sumocat's Scribbles. His current tools include a Fujitsu Lifebook T900, TEGA v2, and iPhone 4. Email: sumocat [at] notebooks.com

3 Comments

  1. Tom Mac

    07/04/2010 at 7:43 am

    Been running one for a while now.. A few notes;
    1) the cam isn’t water proof
    2) to much wind noise if not in enclosed enviroment, tho the mic level is adjustable
    3) does not have ability to shoot timed pics; 1 pic every 30 seconds or so

  2. Shiloh

    07/07/2010 at 3:22 pm

    These are pretty cool. Does anyone know if this can be used as a webcam also and how we it would do as that. It would be a little easier to justify buying one if you can get dual use out of it.

    • Sumocat

      07/07/2010 at 3:33 pm

      The current model only records to micro-SD, but the type of activities for which it is intended usually involve a lot of expenses for single-purpose equipment anyway. Whether it’s multi-purpose depends on how many extreme activities you perform.

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