Contour introduces GPS hands-free 1080p camera

New era in location-based video

By Motorcycle.com Staff, Sep. 28, 2010
Contour has released a new video camera, the ContourGPS, which it says is the first hands-free video camera to incorporate real-time GPS data while shooting high-definition, 1080p video. To complement this new GPS camera, Contour is launching a unique location-based video community that allows users to share their stories, track adventures and discover new places.

“We’re excited to introduce location as the next innovation in hands-free video cameras,” says Marc Barros, Contour’s CEO. “GPS adds an exciting new element to video storytelling. It allows you to map your own adventures and discover new places posted by other users. Our seamless camera-to-community experience is like combining The Flip, YouTube and Google maps together into one simple, easy-to-use product.”

Contour says its integrated GPS receiver captures location once per second with “near pinpoint accuracy.” This GPS data, along with the HD footage, can then be edited using Contour’s Storyteller application.

According to Contour, with the introduction of the new camera, Contour.com becomes the world’s first location-based video community, bringing video and mapping together into a rich user experience. Contour says Contour.com will soon become the only community where users can watch an epic run down any mountain while tracking progress, speed and elevation on a map.

“We call this new form of storytelling ‘Video Mapping,’” says Barros. “The inclusion of GPS brings a whole new level of context to any video, making location, speed, time, and conditions as important as what you recorded.”

The ContourGPS will retail for $349.99 and will ship worldwide in the coming days. Visit http://www.contour.com for a complete list of retailers.

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