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post #11 of 29 (permalink) Old 11-30-2012, 10:38 PM
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Glad to hear! So there's hope. Lol. Still waiting on my original POS to get more in.
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Got My replacement (almost 3 months)
Guy at distributor said I am person #7 with this problem.

went home. Charged the new camera.
same shit.

so there you have it. The audio is SLIGHTLY better, but my iPhone (and almost every other video I have seen from previous Contour models and every other GoPro) is FAAAARRRR better.

So if you don't mind audio that sounds like you're talking through a wall, grab the contour. If you are a person who feels that spending 500+ on a fucking camera should at the very least produce decent audio - go with ANY other camera.

still undecided as to what I'm going to do....
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Don't take this the wrong way but did you adjust the volume on the Contour docking software? My roam had a mic gain adjustment. I run it at about 45/50 and it works fine... Lots of wind noise while boarding but it works.

Latest firmware on it of course.

Actually I sold my roam in the fall because the Roam 2 and Plus 2 were coming out, going to wait a bit for prices to drop and then buy one again. I used it snowboarding, snorkelling, etc. it was a good camera.
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Don't take this the wrong way but did you adjust the volume on the Contour docking software? My roam had a mic gain adjustment. I run it at about 45/50 and it works fine... Lots of wind noise while boarding but it works.

Latest firmware on it of course.

Actually I sold my roam in the fall because the Roam 2 and Plus 2 were coming out, going to wait a bit for prices to drop and then buy one again. I used it snowboarding, snorkelling, etc. it was a good camera.
Just got the roam2 for christmas, sounded a little muffled for the first couple test videos, adjusted the mic sensativity and it sounds great now.
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Yeah I've adjusted the mic input to almost every imaginable option and trouble shot with the guys from contour when it happened on the FIRST camera I bought. It's loud enough but sounds dull and muffled. I'm not picky, I don't expect Dolby surround, just audio that doesn't sound like I'm talking to someone through a Motel wall.

FYI - there are even MORE people with this problem, at least another 3 on their website complaining of the exact same thing.

They stated they will be sending me a THIRD camera that they will test first. I will keep you all updated. In the meantime, purchase wisely....

Bought the first one October 15
Got my replacement THE DAY IT WAS MADE available at the Canadian distributor (literally drove there) last week. that's 2 months later.
and here I am again. awesome.
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Got My replacement (almost 3 months)
Guy at distributor said I am person #7 with this problem.

went home. Charged the new camera.
same shit.

so there you have it. The audio is SLIGHTLY better, but my iPhone (and almost every other video I have seen from previous Contour models and every other GoPro) is FAAAARRRR better.

So if you don't mind audio that sounds like you're talking through a wall, grab the contour. If you are a person who feels that spending 500+ on a fucking camera should at the very least produce decent audio - go with ANY other camera.

still undecided as to what I'm going to do....
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It's $449 CDN plus tax


FYI Gizmodo just reviewed the camera again - what do they say? - terrible mic.

Looks like it might not be an error. Just a shitty mic build.
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I got the ROAM2 3 days ago and seems to be working very well...I posted a video...


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FYI Gizmodo just reviewed the camera again - what do they say? - terrible mic.

Looks like it might not be an error. Just a shitty mic build.

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It's $449 CDN plus tax
'jou got ripped off mang...

Contour ContourPLUS 2 HD Waterproof Camera

I've bought most of my gear from them lately (Garmin GPS watch, Contour, mounts, etc.) it does help they're local to me though, and I only pay GST.
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Just picked up the Contour +2 for the GPS feature (I currently own the Contour 1080HD) and I'd have to say the sound is noticeably muffled compared to the 1080HD. I do like that they offer an external mic jack. But the mics I've seen so far run around $200.
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