Oregon Scientific ATC-2000 Helmet Cam – Make your own helmet cam videos.
It seems like helmet cams are all the rage for any sort of remotely extreme sport. It used to be that you had to have a lot of money or work for a TV studio to be able to have the equipment to capture these kind of videos. Thanks to advances in video technology, just about any old Joe with a hundred bucks can start making their own helmet cam videos. This is partly thanks to the super affordable Oregon Scientific ATC-2000 Helmet Cam. Get started making videos and bombarding You Tube with them!
The Oregon Scientific ATC-2000 Helmet Cam is designed with just about every sport in mind. So whether you do whitewater kayaking on the Ocoee River or mountain biking in the Rockies, the Oregon Scientific ATC-2000 Helmet Cam can help document your trip. That is right, the Oregon Scientific ATC-2000 Helmet Cam is waterproof. Well, at least up to 3 meters. So you cant go scuba diving with it, but it will perfectly for creating some cool kayaking and rafting videos!
Earlier helmet cams usually consisted of wires, battery packs, and other things that made it hard to use; especially in water sports. The Oregon Scientific ATC-2000 Helmet Cam however is not only wireless, but it uses a built in flash memory. So you don;t have to worry about using or damaging memory cards if you don’t want to. You can add in SD memory that can record between 30 and 60 mins of footage depending on what resolution you record in and the size of your card.
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Why they rock:
- This hands-free, wireless designed helmet cam is shock-resistant and waterproof to 3m for use in a wide range of challenging conditions
- From mountain bike trails to big wall thrills, this camera goes with you, yet stays out of your way, quietly capturing all your best moves
- Compact design fits nearly anywhere, recording footage to internal memory and/or SD flash memory card (not included); captures both video or still images
- Simple 3-button design and LCD display control recording start/stop, shooting modes and resolution, date/time, file deletion and microphone
- Operates on 2 AA batteries (sold separately), shooting at 3 resolutions: 640 x 480 (VGA), 320 x 240 (QVGA) and 160 x 120 (QQVGA)
- Video can be shot at a full 30 frames-per-second (fps) for smooth and seamless playback or at 15 fps to gain more recording time from memory
- SD card slot supports card sizes up to 2 GB for 60 minutes of full 30 fps VGA resolution; card must be formatted in FAT16 format before filming (SD card not included)
- Condenser microphone captures sound; video is captured in .avi format for easy importing and editing in most video editing applications
- Included TV cable allows instant replay on the big screen; USB connector allows quick uploads of footage and stills to computer for editing
- Windows 2000, XP or Vista will recognize camera drive upon first connection and automatically load required driver file; also compatible with Apple Mac OS X 10.3/10.4
Seat-of-the-pants rating: 9 out of 10
I haven’t personally used the Oregon Scientific ATC-2000 Helmet Cam, but I have kayak buddies who have used it over and over again. In my opinion, if the Oregon Scientific ATC-2000 Helmet Cam can hold up on multiple kayaking trips on big rivers, than it must be pretty serious! Im not sure how well it handles tough spills on land, but Im sure its just as well as some of the more expensive ones.
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