An LCD Preview System For the ContourGPS
With the launch of the new Contour Connect View Bluetooth hardware and software package for the ContourGPS. Contour at last owns a option for previewing and framing footage shot with the point of view camera. While most helmet cameras come without an LCD preview, a great number of owners were asking for an effective way to conveniently frame their shots before capture. The Contour Connect View is a mini Bluetooth card and a mobile software package for iPhone, iTouch, Android and other cellular hardware.
What Is the Contour Connect View?
Specifically, the Contour Connect View hardware/software kit consists of two parts. First part consists of a little bluetooth card which fits into a slit adjacent to the battery pack of the ContourGPS. The second part is a free Connect View handset application that is downloaded from iTunes for iPhone and iPod Touch (soon Android and others). With both items installed, your iPhone screen will present precisely what the camera is seeing for easy and quick video composition. All video camera functions can also be changed using the free software.
Benefits Of Connect View
The Contour Connect View review adheres to the exactly same well planned, intuitive philosopy award winning Contour action cameras have been noted for. Once set up the Connect View solution transforms your iPhone, iTouch or Android smartphone into a cordless LCD preview screen. What you get is a remarkable LCD playback device that outshines every other rival action camera LCD out there by utilizing the large high resolution and outstanding color and viewing angles of your mobile device's touchscreen.
Installing and Using the Contour Connect View
1) After installing the viewfinder app to your phone, go to Contour.com and upgrade your firmware on your ContourGPS.
2) Install the Connect View card into your ContourGPS. The Connect View card slot is located to the left of the battery slot and has a “filler” spacer. Remove the spacer and insert the Bluetooth card with the Contour logo facing the battery cavity. Turn the camera on.
3) On your iPhone or iTouch go to Settings>General>Bluetooth. Turn bluetooth on. On your ContourGPS hold down the bluetooth button for 5 seconds. It is located on the front of the record button. This will make the LED in the front of the camera flash blue. ContourGPS will show up on the phone menu. Select that device. You should new be able to open your Contour App and it will default to the viewing screen. The Live View screen accurately shows the image and field of view that you will capture although it will be rendered in a lower resolution at 4 frames per second.