07.23.2009 02:10 PM
TVB Tech Alert: GoPro 1080p Helmetcam
HALF MOON BAY, CALIF.:
GoPro, a Northern California maker of wearable digital video cameras, has unveiled a 1080p version of its Hero Wide helmetcam. The HD Hero Wide debuted at the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market show in Salt Lake City this week, according to Helmet Camera Central
, which calls it the first full HD, 1080p helmetcam. The HD Hero captures in 1080p/30 frames per second at 12 Mbps; 960p/30fps at 10 Mbps; 720p/30fps at 7.5 Mbps and 720p/60fps at 15 Mbps for slow motion. It’s powered by a rechargeable Li-ion pack that renders two to three hours of recording time in MPEG-4. HCC said it will be priced at $299.
GoPro makes a variety of mountable cameras for sports capture, including the Surf Hero, featured on the company Web site in use by John John Florence, getting shacked by a wave
on Hawaii’s North Shore. -- Deborah D. McAdams