Daily Giz Wiz 718: Helmet Cam

Episode 718 of the podcast

Helmet Cam
Subject: Review of Helmet Cam
Released:Wednesday 10 December 2008
Length:about 22 minutes
Download file:dgw0718.mp3 (10 MB)

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Short info

Prove you got some sick air on that jump with the Oregon Scientific ATC5K Helmet Cam.

Detailed information

Link: Oregon Scientific

Dick covered the ATC-1000 and ATC-2K by Oregon Scientific in Episodes 42 and 258.  Now comes probably the 5th iteration of this helmet action cam, the ATC5K.  As before, it's waterproof (up to 10 ft) and shock-resistant (for its shock-resistant properties, see the YouTube video on the Episode 258 blog post).  It now records video at 640 x 480 VGA resolution at 30 fps, can take digital stills, with USB and RCA cables included. Comes with mount grips and straps of different lengths and mounts easily on handlebars and helmets.  1.5" LCD display, can be used as a webcam when connected to a computer.  Expandable with SD card up to 4GB.

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Bill Gaines, Taylor Ham and Automat

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