Contour Camera Reviews!


The new Contour +2 versus Contour +1, Contour GPS and Contour Roam.  We own the Contour +1, has a jack for an external mic which works well except all the cables we have for the mic. 

You have to wire yourself.  Our camera is not waterproof but water resistant.  The new +2 apparently is like the Roam with waterproofing built in as well as the external mic jack.  Oiy…these cameras keep coming out even trying to out do themselves.

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GoPRO Wi-Fi BacPac + Wi-Fi Remote Combo Kit


The Wi-Fi Combo Kit enables remote control, live preview and playback on smartphones and tablets*, live streaming* to the web, and more. The Wi-Fi Combo Kit is compatible with HD HERO2 and Original HD HERO cameras.

Product #: AWPAK-001

***So, I have been told this is not a pre-release…it’s out there to buy now.  Anyone have this and how is it working for you????

GlobeBusters Promo Trailer HD


I know this is an advertisement for GlobeBusters but their Promo trailer is so good and really highlights why we all ADV ride.  It’s well done too…watch the whole thing there is a really cool part to this….

Midnight Sun | Iceland by SCIENTIFANTASTIC


I have posted this video once before and I have never met the creator of this BEAUTIFUL Timelapse video of Iceland.  The reason I am re posting it is see below.  If you agree this is a great production why not vote?  Help a great guy out.  We have emailed and messaged one another because I am in awe of Joe.   If you appreciate talent that should be discovered vote for Joe’s video!  This video is why Cheryl & I will ride ICELAND one day!

Hi Leslie, sorry for the direct message, but I need your help!

My Midnight Sun video has been chosen as a finalist in the Xprize video contest! Voting has begun, and I could really use your support by voting for my video. Your support would be greatly appreciated! Its quick, easy, and you don’t have to enter any personal information

To vote for me:
- Go here: citizenglobal.com/xprize/exploration#!/submit/Whydoyouprizeexploration
- Click the VOTE NOW! button
- Click on my Midnight Sun | Iceland video.
- Under the video is a Vote button. Please click that to vote for me.

Thanks for all your support!

The Mountain, The Aurora & The Arctic Light


Time-lapse videos are becoming my favorite types of videos these days and this is just STUNNING, STUNNING, STUNNING…can’t think of any other words for what you are about to see.

and some more if interested:

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Speeding Around The World in Under 5 minutes Time Lapse


Great way to see parts of the world in only 4:50 secs!  Beautiful editing!

17 Countries. 343 Days. 6237 Photographs. One incredible journey. Follow the adventure at http://kienlam.net/around-the-world and http://kienlam.net Continue reading

CONTOUR + CAMERA READY TO LIVE STREAM YOUR NEXT RIDE


This is news to us as we own the Contour + camera presently.  For our trip this summer we used the Contour HD 1080p and the regular Contour HD.  When we got back we were offered a free upgrade to the plus if we traded in our 1080p camera.  That was a no brainer for me.

Not sure if we will dive right into this technology but can you imagine the doors this will open while someone is on an adventure?  Cheryl and I talked about doing a live broadcast from the road to answer questions etc….but this might be even better.  I am not really a technologically gifted person hence to no live feed when we were on the road but it would have been easy to do via U Stream now that I think about it.  

Anyone out there…would you use something like this???

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EXPERIENCE HUMAN FLIGHT IN AMAZING HD


Again a TRULY amazing video in SLOW motion/HD….make it as wide as you can……

EXPERIENCE HUMAN FLIGHT click HERE

A Video From InfinityList.com
The Cinematic Sports Experience

Chapter 1: Experience Human Flight
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GoPro HERO2 – Pretty amazing video quality


We use the Contour + HD cam and I swear these professionally edited videos makes me always think this one has to be better…but I think if we all could edit like this video perhaps the cam we all use could look so good…am I wrong?

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Hdr skies – Another video that Blows us away


I know it seems I post a lot of videos…but when you come across some of the VIMEO videos out there and the talent that is only known to a few…I feel I have to do what I can to help promote such quality productions.  As many who read this BLOG are adventurers and get to explore the back country I hope you appreciate this video.  I hope you have a computer with an HD monitor…go wide too. ;-)

ADDRESS IS APPROXIMATE by The Theory


A truly imaginative video that will leave you feeling good,

Google Street View stop motion animation short made as a personal project by director Tom Jenkins.Story: A lonely desk toy longs for escape from the dark confines of the office, so he takes a cross country road trip to the Pacific Coast in the only way he can – using a toy car and Google Maps Street View.Music by the wonderfull Cinematic Orchestra (cinematicorchestra.com) and the track is Arrival of the Birds – please buy the fantastic album: itunes.apple.com/gb/album/the-crimson-wing-mystery-flamingos/id297787201

All screen imagery was animated – there are no screen replacements.

Produced, animated, filmed, lit, edited & graded by Tom Jenkins (theoryfilms.co.uk / facebook.com/theoryfilms – !NEW MAKING OF PICS ON FB PAGE! / @thetheoryUK / twitter.com/#!/thetheoryUK).

Shot using Canon 5d MkII, Dragonframe Stop Motion software and customised slider.

Testing out our new Contour + HD camera w/External Mic


Just got my external Mic so I will have to test out the camera with the mic connected.  This was a test run on my way home from work.  The new camera has a 170 degree view but I do notice a little bending of trees etc when you look at the edges of the video.  Our other camera used on this trip was the Contour GPS version and HD1080p with 135 degrees.  The mic out of the box is not bad regarding wind noise and video quality I think is fantastic.  Looking forward to see how I can use the external mic while traveling.  Could have been cool to have this feature on our summer trip.  Better late then never though.  This was a free upgrade offered to me when we were on the road but could only take advantage of it when we got back.

Here is the TEST video…and only a test.