VholdR Introduces ContourHDTM: The World’s First HD Helmet Camera
HIGH-DEF VIDEO FOR YOUR HEAD… from a Video Camera Small Enough to Fit on Your Goggles
Seattle, WA–April 27, 2009– VholdR, the market leader for “shoot and share” wearable camcorders, is introducing ContourHD: The World’s First (and lightest) HD Helmet Camera. The ideal camcorder to shoot and share video of your active lifestyle, ContourHD combines amazing video quality (choose between crisp High Definition or smooth High Action SD), wire-free wearability (attach ContourHD to your goggles, helmet, equipment, or vehicle without wires), and one button simplicity (single button to shoot and share online). Light enough (4 ounces) to fit on your goggles, this compact and rugged helmet camera makes HD quality video affordable ($299.99 MSRP) to capture and publish online.
“ContourHD is the perfect helmet camera for anyone in your life who is skiing, boarding, mountain biking, riding motorcycles, racing a car, or any sport that requires hands-free and wire-free recording,” says Marc Barros, VholdR’s CEO. “ContourHD and our Easy Edit software are making HD action video easy to shoot and share online in seconds.”
Perfected for outdoor use, ContourHD can switch between crisp HD quality video captured at 30 frames per second or butter smooth SD quality video captured at 60 frames per second. Its all-in-one design means ContourHD has no wires or a separate recorder, but instead captures up to 8 hours of HD video to its own internal microSD memory card (compatible with up to a 16GB card). Armored with an aluminum body and two lasers for quick alignment, ContourHD is ready for any weather or adventure sport.
The launch of ContourHD also includes an HD upgrade to the company’s Easy Edit software (VholdR Desktop) and online adventure sports community (VholdR.com). Plug ContourHD into the computer with the included USB cable and quickly import, clip, and share your videos to the growing international community on www.VholdR.com. Syndicate your adventures to Facebook, Twitter or MySpace and publish your trip for friends or fellow enthusiasts.
2 Video Settings
High Definition: Fill your screen with vivid, widescreen (16:9) action video. With a full 1280×720 (pixels) window and 30 frames per second, your videos will be just how you remember them, big and awesome!
High Action: Ideal for making the fastest adventure sports appear as smooth as butter. Recording standard definition video at 60 frames per second (twice as many frames as TV quality video), you won’t miss any of the action.
Record HD Video With No Wires
ContourHD records up to 8 hours of HD quality video or 16 hours of SD quality video to an internal microSD memory card (that means no wires or a separate recorder). Powered by a removable, rechargeable lithium-ion battery, this robust camera recharges through a USB cable connected directly to your computer. Now you can leave your tapes, wires, and AA batteries at home.
Wide Angle Lens:
At 135 degrees, the new ContourHD lens strikes the perfect balance in capturing the entire scene without over-distorting the video.
Patent-pending TRailTM Mounts “slide and lock” ContourHD onto a series of different mounts for your goggle, helmet, handlebar, vehicle, or anywhere else you want to mount it. Wear HD video on more than just your head.
One Button Simplicity
ContourHD’s operation couldn’t be simpler with a single oversized record switch (it can be operated even with a pair of gloves on) and click to share software.
Two lasers and a 192o rotating lens ensure you line up the shot every time. Turn on the lasers and rotate the front lens until the two laser points are horizontally aligned.
A water-resistant camera for all seasons, its light (4 ounces/116 grams) anodized aluminum body withstands dust, dirt, mud, and snow.
Easy Edit Mac and PC Software
Easy Edit™ software (Mac and PC compatible) makes it automatic to import your videos from the camera, clip out the best parts, and share them to VholdR.com.
Availability and Price
ContourHD will be available in May 2009 for $299.99 with REI, Helmet Camera Central, Mountain Gear, and Amazon.com. Or visit www.vholdr.com to find a complete list of retailers.
To learn more about ContourHD visit www.vholdr.com
VholdR is a Seattle based start-up helping adventure sports enthusiasts tell their stories of action, adventure, and travel through video. Leading the way in making action video easy to shoot and share, VholdR is dedicated to creating simple tools that enable hands-free capture and effortless sharing of video online with others. For more information about VholdR please visit www.vholdr.com.