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ContourGPS Camera

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.

Product #: 1400

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ContourGPS Camera

Product Description

ContourGPS from Contour

The ContourGPS helmet camera from Contour can track your every move, speed and elevation using state of the art GPS tech while recording the data in crisp High Definition with audio. The rugged brushed aluminum housing is built to take all sorts of rough action sports while the twin lasers in front help align your shots perfectly.

Incorporating a wide 135 degree lens, the ContourGPS shows the entire scene while bringing the viewer deep into the action. The rotatable lens and twin lasers makes sure you have everything set at proper angle.

With built in GPS, the camera adds a whole new dimension to POV action sports videos. Tracking location, altitude and speeding multiple times per second, this data is stored with the video which can be played back via an interactive map and video player you control for quick review. Perfect for showing off your ride or get more serious by making these GPS videos as part of your training or coaching program.

The ContourGPS has multiple HD recording formats to suit your needs. Need the highest resolution possible? Shoot at 1080p at 30fps. Need a taller frame to capture action like kitesurfing? Go 960p at 30fps. Shooting high speed car or bike races? You may want the highest frame rates possible so switch to 720p at 60fps for butter smooth motion with minimal blur. You not only get video with the ContourGPS, you can use it as a still frame action camera as well. Get sharp still photos at timed intervals of 3, 5, 10, 30 or 60 seconds.

The built in omnidirectional microphone is designed to capture more sound while reducing excessive wind noise. Get great sound to go with your colorful videos.

Supporting up to 32gb microSD cards, you can store up to 8+ hours of quality footage on a single card. Never worry about having to constantly swap out cards. Concentrate on the action not how much memory you have left.

An excellent action camera like the ContourGPS comes with a whole ecosystem of mounting supports to accommodate any sport. The patented TRail mounting system has mounts for rails, flat surfaces, helmets and any situation you may encounter. Accessories like waterproof cases and batteries are readily available from our store and very reasonably prices.

The ContourGPS supports the new Contour ConnectView system which allows you to use your iPhone or Android phone to control the camera functions and frame your shot, saving you copious amounts of time otherwise wasted by guessing.

Get the ContourGPS and you will see why this is the hands free action camera people are talking about.

Key Features

Bluetooth Capable

ContourGPS is the first hands-free video camera to capture video and location along with an optional Bluetooth chip that works in tandem with the new Contour Connect View app that turns your iPhone or Android smartphone into a live viewfinder! Using Contour Connect you can make adjustments to your camera settings and preview exactly what your camera sees.

GPS Positioning Right In Your Video

As the name implies the ContourGPS has built in GPS technology that adds a whole new dimension to action sports videos. This new layer of information gives vital statistics that are useful for training and coaching purposes or just showing off your incredible ride. With GPS you can accurately pinpoint your location, speed and altitude effortlessly. You can watch your videos via the interactive map and player which displays the GPS information right beside the video. Compare stats, review your speed and altitude, improve your skills.

Hands Free Video Recording

Like all Contour cameras, the ContourGPS comes in a brushed aluminum enclosure that is both sleek and rugged enough to handle anything mother nature can throw at it. The ContourGPS connects seamlessly with Contour's patented TRail mounting system for effortless slide and lock mounting. Fast and easy to use, the ContourGPS can be mounted anywhere using the extensive family of mounts in the Contour TRail mount ecosystem. At just 5.2 ounces the ContourGPS boasts a sublime combination of hands free camera and GPS in the smallest and lightest wearable camera on the market - so light, in fact, that you forget that you are wearing it. Combined with dual laser alignment, rotatable lens and support for the Contour Connect View wireless app that turns your smartphone into a camera controller and preview screen, you have the most sophisticated helmet camera available.

Three Crisp & Colorful HD Recording Modes Suitable For Any Situation

The ContourGPS lets you capture all the beautiful, crisp HD footage you've come to expect from Contour. With a 135° wide angle lens which ensures capture of the entire scene without distortion or a fish eye effect, you get full HD recording of your adventures without compromise. Contour offers a multitude of HD options to offer you the most flexibility to record whatever situation you encounter:

  • Full HD 1080p: Recording in 1920x1080 captures footage at 30 frames per second, get crisp, sharp true HD video at the highest possible resolution.
  • Tall HD 960p: Recording in 1280x960 captures footage at 30 frames per second - excellent 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 or you want a lower resolution for faster rendering during edits.

Along with all these HD modes the ContourGPS also makes an excellent action camera capable of capturing stills at intervals of 3, 5, 10, 30 or 60 seconds. So save space and snap away without having to carry a separate camera just for still photos!

Great Audio

The ContourGPS's recording system was designed by an actual rocket scientist… no fooling. The built in omnidirectional mic records rich, true sound while reducing wind noise to a minimum. Comprising of a front facing mic with AAC Audio Compression, you capture the sounds you want - from screeching loud to whisper quiet. Sound is often neglected by other helmet camera manufacturers but Contour went out of it's way to make sure you get quality audio with with your beautiful footage.

Shoot For Hours and Hours

The locking back door on the elegantly designed ContourGPS protects a microSD card slot and battery from the elements. Capable of supporting memory cards up to a whopping 32GB, you can capture over 8 hours or HD video on a single card! Record like crazy and don't worry about running out of storage.

Free Software

Contour's free Storyteller video editor makes downloading videos from camera to computer a snap. Highlight the best parts of your run, add titles, descriptions and tags then watch the exciting footage you shot on the interactive map with GPS data. Become the ultimate video producer and create your own custom style for videos that will blow your friends away.

Building Community

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.

What's Included

Contour GPS Camera System What's Included
  1. ContourGPS Camera
  2. Rechargeable Battery
  3. MicroSD Card (2GB)
  4. Rotating Flat Surface Mount
  5. Lens Cap
  6. 2 Mount Tethers
  7. USB Cable


Specifications

MPN 1400
UPC 793573599810
Manufacturer Contour
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
Accuracy: +/- 10m
Configurable Sample Rate: No Data; 1Hz (record coordinates once per second); 2Hz (record coordinates twice per second)
Photo Resolution: 5MP
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
960p: 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 Aluminum Shell
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:

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Customer Reviews

  1. Needs modification Review by Squidbait
    Rating

    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 11-05-01)

Product Downloads

Contour Storyteller Application:

Contour GPS User Manual:

Contour Connect Mobile App for iPhone and Android smartphones

Contour GPS Firmware Updgrade

Discussion

 
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