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02-10-2013 09:51 PM
poutanen FYI, I use a cheap $15 Kingston 16 gb class 6 card, no lost vids yet...
02-10-2013 05:19 PM
Extremo
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Originally Posted by v00d00 View Post
I had this same issue. What micro SD card are you using with your contour +2?

I used mine in mammoth this past Christmas where it had epic powder conditions. I had some of my best runs ever...thought that the contour recorded all of it. Since you can only playback the footage on a computer (tv at cabin didn't have HDMI), I had to wait until I got home. I came to find that only a handful of videos were there. It was missing over 10 videos. I was soooo bummed out and pissed. All the good powder videos weren't there...

I contacted contour, and they thought that I had a defective camera, and suggested I send it back to them. Thankfully, I purchased the camera from dogfunk and was able to do a quick exchange. However, when trying to reformat the second camera, it turned into a brick. That is, the camera would not turn on at all. I was really frustrated this time. I was thinking of going with a GoPro, but loved the convenience of the contour's big record slide bar on the mountain (also don't look like a telletubby). Therefore, I gave a third go around with dogfunk for a new camera. Third camera had issues with footage recorded onto micro SD card too.

Found out that the contour+2 has issues recording files with certain brand micro sd cards, class ratings, and size of the card. Has issues with certain 32 GB and class 10 cards. Found this info on contour's support forum from other customers with similar issues. Mine didn't work with a Sandisk 32 GB Ultra, class 10 UHS well at all. I ended up using a Samsung 16 GB, class 6 micro SD card, and the camera has worked flawlessly since then. The card is plenty fast enough with class 6 to record HD footage.

You might want to use a different micro SD card, if your files are not there at the end of the day. Hope this helps.
Thanks bro, you're a lifesaver. I talked to CS and they said to exchange it where I bought it and if I couldn't then they'd send me an RA number. I'm using a 32 GB Sandisk Class 10. I threw in my 8 GB card in today and I didn't lose any videos and I'm not having any problem uploading to storyteller which I always do with the 32GB card. I'll have to test it some more just to make sure but so far so good.
02-09-2013 06:51 PM
RagJuice Crew
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Originally Posted by poutanen View Post
You didn't have to safety strap mounted?!? I attach mine to the goggle strap or the helmet, if the mount or the camera fall off at least they're still attached. Haven't lost a camera yet...
Yeah I always use the safety strap. And make sure it's pushed all the way in on the mount, until it clicks. Otherwise it's not secure
02-09-2013 06:35 PM
poutanen
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Originally Posted by Stinky Ninja View Post
I purchased the contour roam 2. I really enjoyed the quality of the videos, but one time I fell and it came off. The mount didn't come off, it just slid right off the ridges. After loosing 200 dollars never thought of buying another one.
You didn't have to safety strap mounted?!? I attach mine to the goggle strap or the helmet, if the mount or the camera fall off at least they're still attached. Haven't lost a camera yet...
02-09-2013 06:32 PM
Stinky Ninja I purchased the contour roam 2. I really enjoyed the quality of the videos, but one time I fell and it came off. The mount didn't come off, it just slid right off the ridges. After loosing 200 dollars never thought of buying another one.
02-09-2013 11:56 AM
v00d00
Contour +2 recording issues

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Originally Posted by Extremo View Post
I'm also finding that there are missing videos on my +2. I took 9 full run videos and at least 7-10 short 15-30 shots on the lift but only 3 are showing on the camera when I open storyteller.

Anyone else having an issue with this?
I had this same issue. What micro SD card are you using with your contour +2?

I used mine in mammoth this past Christmas where it had epic powder conditions. I had some of my best runs ever...thought that the contour recorded all of it. Since you can only playback the footage on a computer (tv at cabin didn't have HDMI), I had to wait until I got home. I came to find that only a handful of videos were there. It was missing over 10 videos. I was soooo bummed out and pissed. All the good powder videos weren't there...

I contacted contour, and they thought that I had a defective camera, and suggested I send it back to them. Thankfully, I purchased the camera from dogfunk and was able to do a quick exchange. However, when trying to reformat the second camera, it turned into a brick. That is, the camera would not turn on at all. I was really frustrated this time. I was thinking of going with a GoPro, but loved the convenience of the contour's big record slide bar on the mountain (also don't look like a telletubby). Therefore, I gave a third go around with dogfunk for a new camera. Third camera had issues with footage recorded onto micro SD card too.

Found out that the contour+2 has issues recording files with certain brand micro sd cards, class ratings, and size of the card. Has issues with certain 32 GB and class 10 cards. Found this info on contour's support forum from other customers with similar issues. Mine didn't work with a Sandisk 32 GB Ultra, class 10 UHS well at all. I ended up using a Samsung 16 GB, class 6 micro SD card, and the camera has worked flawlessly since then. The card is plenty fast enough with class 6 to record HD footage.

You might want to use a different micro SD card, if your files are not there at the end of the day. Hope this helps.
01-27-2013 11:38 AM
Sassicaia
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Originally Posted by Extremo View Post
I comes with a waterproof case. Without the case it says it's "weather resistant" which I interpret to be just from normal water from landing in the snow or riding in light rain.
Yea I have it with the case. I also have the ROAM which is clearly spec'd as saying water proof to 1 meter. I have the water proof case for my roam as well for snorkling etc. The +2 does seem to say its resistant to water up to 1 meter.
01-27-2013 06:57 AM
Extremo
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Originally Posted by Sassicaia View Post
Just Curious..i noticed my Contour ROAM is water proof to 1 meter as per the contour site, but there is no such info on the +2. Does anyone know the water proof rating of the +2 without the case?

Thanks
I comes with a waterproof case. Without the case it says it's "weather resistant" which I interpret to be just from normal water from landing in the snow or riding in light rain.
01-27-2013 02:25 AM
Sassicaia Just Curious..i noticed my Contour ROAM is water proof to 1 meter as per the contour site, but there is no such info on the +2. Does anyone know the water proof rating of the +2 without the case?

Thanks
01-19-2013 11:02 PM
poutanen
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Originally Posted by RagJuice Crew View Post
Really? I thought I was doing ok with those prices!
I got my Roam last week for $99, although I think it's back up to about $160 at most stores now.... Should be able to find the Roam 2 for about $200. I'm a shopaholic for electronics stuff and hate paying too much!
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