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Hole in the Ground Mountain Biking Videos

Sunday, August 9th, 2009

After 3 months of selling out of the Vholdr ContourHD, we finally had enough inventory to keep one for ourselves and give it a test run. I took it out 2 days this past weekend and I have lots of positives and a few negative comments as well. Overall, the ContourHD is really the first Hi-Def camera at this size and for the price of $299, which is killer compared to anything else on the market. Here are a sampling of the videos I shot this weekend while mountain biking throughout Lake Tahoe.


Some of the positive comments on the Vholdr ContourHD so far:

-Amazing clarity of picture, best I have seen in a helmet cam

-Easy to use right out of the box, everything is included for quick and easy setup

-Easy to turn on and off and to put into record mode

- good sound and limited wind noise

-while some are complaining about battery power, I did not find that to be an issue. I was out for 3 hours, with the camera on most of the time and got plenty of footage

Some of the negative things I have found (albeit with little practice)

-Hard to get the camera lined up right

-Since the frame per second rate is a bit slow in HD mode, the playback makes it look a little jumpy and not so smooth

-The easy edit software does not allow you to merge clips into 1 file, a little anoying when you take a lot of files and clips.

That is it for now. We will be sure to most more of our comments as we play around with this cool helmet cam a little more.

New Product: VholdR Contour HD!

Friday, May 1st, 2009

Tahoe Mountain Sports is proud to annonce that we will be one of the first dealers in the country to carry the world’s first high definition helmet camera, the VholdR Contour HD. The Contour HD is the latest and greatest from Seattle based Twenty20, a leader in point of view camera technology for action sports. The Contour HD takes the simple and durable design of the original VholdR a step further by adding the capibility to capture high definition video anywhere your sport takes you.

We had the opportunity to try out the original VholdR at Squaw for a few days back in February, and came away impressed with the quality of the construction and the array of features you get for the price. The Contour HD comes with the same simple one piece design, durable aluminum casing, wide angle lens, MicroSD memory and Lithium-Ion battery as the orignal but adds 1280 X 720 resolution at 30fps! This is a huge upgrade in video quality from the 640 x 480 resolution offered by the original VholdR. Also new on the Contour HD is a “High Action” shooting mode that ups the frame rate to 60fps for smooth looking video even at high speed. All these features are packed into a tinyt 4oz package that you won’t even know you’re wearing. The quality and features of the Contour HD stack up to any POV camera at any price while costing only $299. We are now accepting Pre-orders for this fantastic new product and the first orders are scheduled to ship May 18th.

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