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Old 12-28-2012, 04:31 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Just added my shotgun mic. Sounds awesome.
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Old 12-28-2012, 06:10 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Just added my shotgun mic. Sounds awesome.
I plan on doing the same.
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Old 12-28-2012, 09:14 PM   #23 (permalink)
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I just picked up on of these bad boys yesterday as the discount was too much for me to say no. Basically my local shops computer exploded on boxing day....Dec 26th for you non-Canucks. Anyways it's a huge shopping day up here in Canada the store was shit packed. Needless to say I work in IT and computers and got there backup computer running.... owner gave me a killer deal on the camera for my trouble so I had it get. I am just charging it up now, so I have no idea what my audio is like. More or less why I am chiming in is I am looking for any tips on mounting correctly, camera settings for snowboarding, etc... Really anything that would be a tip to get me started the right way would be greatly appreciated!
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Old 12-31-2012, 06:19 PM   #24 (permalink)
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Obviously I over payed slightly, but I ordered it 2.5 months ago. I wasn't waiting for any deals (was hoping to use it on a trip) - at least it came with a Bonus Memory Card.

So they ship me my THIRD camera, I open the box - it's a ROAM. These guys can't even ship me the proper camera. SO I sent it back and am awaiting them to send me the CORRECT camera.

Any camera will sound good with an external mic, but for me that defeats the whole purpose. The camera should have audio that doesn't require someone to have to connect an external mic.

I think there is a problem with the camera and I don't believe the one they send me will be any different (assuming they even send me the correct camera).

I am going to contact my original purchase point and try and get my $ back for this Piece of garbage. The contour only excels in design - I love the style. However at the end of the day it has the worst video (compared to the Sony and Hero) and this audio is absolutely shit - as others have attested to. Looks like contour released the camera too early. BIG mistake - at least it was for me.
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Old 12-31-2012, 07:49 PM   #25 (permalink)
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Obviously I over payed slightly, but I ordered it 2.5 months ago. I wasn't waiting for any deals (was hoping to use it on a trip) - at least it came with a Bonus Memory Card.

So they ship me my THIRD camera, I open the box - it's a ROAM. These guys can't even ship me the proper camera. SO I sent it back and am awaiting them to send me the CORRECT camera.

Any camera will sound good with an external mic, but for me that defeats the whole purpose. The camera should have audio that doesn't require someone to have to connect an external mic.

I think there is a problem with the camera and I don't believe the one they send me will be any different (assuming they even send me the correct camera).

I am going to contact my original purchase point and try and get my $ back for this Piece of garbage. The contour only excels in design - I love the style. However at the end of the day it has the worst video (compared to the Sony and Hero) and this audio is absolutely shit - as others have attested to. Looks like contour released the camera too early. BIG mistake - at least it was for me.
With any basic editing program, the picture can be equal to any other with simple color correction. With the Contour you get a superior design and ease of use. Even with the sub par audio I still think it's a pretty awesome camera.
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Old 12-31-2012, 08:49 PM   #26 (permalink)
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With any basic editing program, the picture can be equal to any other with simple color correction. With the Contour you get a superior design and ease of use. Even with the sub par audio I still think it's a pretty awesome camera.
I agree. it is. But currently there's a mistake, a defect and the product they released is inferior. period. It excels only in design which to me is IMPORTANT and the reason I chose it over the GoPro despite the GoPro having superior image quality. However to sacrifice Video and have absolutely terrible audio, to me that's a double whammy. I've given Contour more than their fare share. BUT FYI - I'm not getting a GoPro. Im actually holding off until next year, when hopefully contour fixes this tragic flaw. But I'm not going to be the paying guinea pig for Contour to get their shit together. They are riding the wave of a stellar design and EVERYTHING else is falling behind the pack.

Of course if you're using an external mic, then you have no issues. I'm not. Nor should I have to.
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With any basic editing program, the picture can be equal to any other with simple color correction.
I agree......
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Old 08-27-2013, 01:49 PM   #28 (permalink)
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Guess who's out of business?

Look like I was right. Too bad though. The design was terrific. Unfortunately, too many issues........

anyhow I ended up with 2 contour +2's, and I didnt pay for them. At first I kinda felt bad (not really). But now I DEFINATELY dont feel bad, seeing as how any support for the camera has vanished.

Take note all those who are in the market for a new camera.....

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Old 08-27-2013, 02:21 PM   #29 (permalink)
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wow... interested to find out what happens
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