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VIO POV.HD 1080P HD Helmet Camera

MFR # POV200
Product Discontinued

What's in the Box

VIO POV.HD 1080P HD Helmet Camera
  • Recorder with LCD
  • Wide Angle Camera Head
  • LVDS Cable
  • Wireless Remote Control
  • Carrying Case
  • Mounting Systems
  • 4GB SDHC Memory Card
  • USB Cable
  • Analog A/V Cable
  • Quick Start Guide
  • 4 x 'AA' Batteries
  • Preloaded Tutorials
  • User's Manual
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty

The VIO POV.HD is the ultimate helmet camera, combining high end components with smart design and rugged features. The VIO POV.HD is the first helmet camera to shoot native 1080p HD video thanks to its Texas Instruments hardware and 6 element glass lens.

The new POV.HD follows the award-winning form-factor of its predecessor, but with all-new internal components and functionality. The POV.HD features new in-field flexibility capabilities and records up to 5 hours of crisp HD video. Thanks to the exceptionally small and robust nature of the POV.HD camera head, options for capturing creative and beautiful video angles are limitless. Clint Slack, Marketing Director at V.I.O., says: “The POV.HD not only delivers advanced HD video, but also provides a host of unique recording and exposure options designed for the discriminating video enthusiast.

The POV.HD comes with a laundry list of proprietary functionality driven by user feedback. The recording unit features a 2-inch LCD screen to view footage in the field, edit video and make exposure control adjustments. A simple set of controls allows the user to easily “tag” the best footage in the field, so final editing is finished quickly back in the studio. The recorder, run by Texas Instruments new Da Vinci DM368 Video Processor, supports a real-time video pipeline that enhances image quality and produces crystal clear 1080p H.264 video. The 2-oz wearable camera head captures 142 degree FOV, at 1080p 30fps—the widest point-of-view camera angle available on the market. The camera head also features video capture at 720p 60fps, a high-quality 6-element glass lens and a native 1080p CMOS sensor designed specifically to produce optimal-quality, Full HD video.

In addition to utilizing the best video components available on the market, the POV.HD excels in the single most important test for point-of-view cameras: durability and ruggedness. The POV.HD is IP67 certified and is commonly used in a wide variety of extreme environments due to the unit's dust, water and shockproof ratings and ability to handle extreme temperatures. Todd Jones, Founder and Producer for the action-sports film company Teton Gravity Research, said: Thanks to the exceptionally small size, bombproof nature and production-grade video quality of V.I.O.& cameras, we've been able to capture unique and beautiful shots of our athletes in extreme situations that otherwise would have been unattainable.

The complete VIO POV.HD system is water, dust and shock proof and it is easy to use thanks to its colour LCD screen and remote control.

1. How much recording time do I get with the VIO POV.HD on the 4GB card?
Video yield rates for the 4GB card are:
Full 1080p mode: approximately 30 minutes
480p mode: approximately 2 hours

2. What is the largest card size I can use?
The biggest SD card you can use is a 32GB card (4.3 hours in 1080p mode).

3. How long will the batteries last with the VIO POV.HD?
This depends a lot on the type of batteries you use and the mode you are in. A good set of Ni-MH rechargeable batteries will last approximately 2.5 hours and a good set of Lithium Ion batteries will last approximately 5 hours in the 1080p and 720p modes (8 hours and 12 hours respectively with Ni-MH/Li-Ion batteries)

4. Does the VIO POV.HD shoot in widescreen?
Yes, all the shooting modes for the VIO POV.HD are 16:9 widescreen modes.

5. Is a wide angle or telphoto lens available?
The POV.HD comes standard with a wide angle lens. A narrow angle lens is not currently available.

6. Is the VIO POV.HD waterproof?
The VIO POV.HD camera is waterproof to 1m (including the recording unit). There is also a waterproof bag available that is rated to 3m.

7. Does the VIO POV.HD record audio?
Yes, the VIO POV.HD has a microphone embedded into the cable that joins the helmet camera to the recording unit. It has been specially designed to cut-out wind noise and you can adjust the sensitvity to suit your use (i.e for motorsports, reduce the microphone sensitivity). There is also an external microphone input (3.5mm jack) so you can hook up your own microphone - great for hooking up to intercom systems.

8. Can I watch my videos back on the VIO POV.HD?
Yes, the VIO POV.HD has a colour screen which you can play your videos on straight away. When you get home you can also hook the VIO POV.HD up to your television with the supplied AV cable and watch the videos on your TV.

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