Helmet Cams resolution (contour HD)

Discussion in 'Bicycle Mechanics and Repairs' started by Trumpettom001, 19 May 2010.

  1. Trumpettom001

    Trumpettom001 Well-Known Member

    I'm about to click buy on a 1080 Contour HD... Just want to know - Is it possible to record in the standard low resolution of a 720p version? I.e. can I set it to ContourHD720 resolution using PC/Mac software.

    I'd be using low quality on commutes, and want maximum recording time really...
  2. gaz

    gaz Cycle Camera TV

    South Croydon
    In answer to your question, yes. But it records at 60fps, i don't think it saves as much space as you think.
    Having the bit rate lower will save more space, but slightly lower recording quality.
    How much time do you need? and can you charge at work?
  3. OP

    Trumpettom001 Well-Known Member

    Ahh I mean can I use the 1080p version to record at the same quality as the lowest quality on a 720? I do see your point about the 60fps though - uses about 1.8 times at much space as 30 fps, if running at same resolution...

    Ahh this camera/pixel malarkey!!!
  4. gaz

    gaz Cycle Camera TV

    South Croydon
    The 720p version does 848x480 @ 60fps or 720p @ 30fps
    the 1080p does 720p @ 60fps or 1080p @60fps or 960p @ 30fps
  5. BSRU

    BSRU A Human Being

    You can set it to 720p @ 30fps as well as 720p @ 60fps.
    On the 1080p forum some techie guys have really tested the 1080p and the general opinion is the quality of the 720p video produced on the Contour HD 1080p is not as good as the 1080p video produced on the Contour HD 1080p, if that makes any sense.
    If your are really only interested in 720p then save yourself some cash and just buy the Contour HD 720p.
  6. gaz

    gaz Cycle Camera TV

    South Croydon
    My mistake, didn't know that.
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