I was contacted a few weeks ago by a guy working for Vio helmet cams about possibly testing out their Pov.1 camera. Well today was my lucky day because it just came in. I was like a kid at the candy store when Fed Ex dropped this off.
Yeah thats right Fed Ex still delivers to me, surprisingly enough. So anyways I’m sitting here with this new helmet cam playing with it and figuring everything out. I’m still not exactly sure how to do the review on it but I have a few ideas.
Right now I will go over how easy it was to set up and get things going. It comes with a nice carrying case that keeps everything organized. I was able to sit down pull out the directions look at the pictures and put everything together. The install for the software took about 5 minutes tops to download. Its pretty straight forward so I don’t forsee it being too difficult to work with.
I did a few practice runs with it around the house checking quality and how things work. The wireless remote has great range and should be easy enough for me to use. The actually wired in remote is about the size of my T.V remote and weighs about the same. The cable to the camera is pretty heavy duty as you can tell from the picture above.
Today I’ll be giving it a test run at Keystone for a few hours. Going to try and get it into the park and through some trees. My big thing right now is figuring out how I want to mount it up. I have a grip load of options and I want to find the one that is the most conduscive to my riding style.
Thursday and Friday I’ll be using it for follow cam shots with the girls over at Shred Betties. So look for some shots in their Under the Radar series as well. I’m going to try and make a couple quick edits and play around with it before I give it the big test up on Vail pass with my buddy Gary.