Some people have a head for numbers and maybe some for recording HD, which could be made a lot easier if they happen to be wearing the new ContourHD from VholdR in what’s being billed as the world’s first HD wearable camcorder.
The low-priced unit (MSRP of less than $300) is designed “with the needs of outdoor enthusiasts in mind,” according to Seattle-based VholdR. The head-cam shoots 720p at 30 fps and SD at 60 fps. It boasts a 135-degree wide-angle lens, a chip that can hold up to 16 GB (only 2 GB is included) and a built-in mic.
The HD/SD cam fits into VholdR’s Trail mount system and positioned to one side of the human head, and comes with proprietary software (“Easy Edit”) and a Quick Start guide.
Typically, however, with such small portable units, battery life can be limiting. Tech reviews of the heady 4-ounce unit say a typical charge will last about two hours, so for extensive outdoor shooting a backup battery would be highly advisable.