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Old 01-19-2013, 04:40 PM   #31 (permalink)
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Strange....are you running a Mac? If so how many do you see in iphone when you plug it in? Can you stick the SD in your comp direct or via a USB attachment?
Running windows 7. No bluetooth app. Checked the SD with the adapter and it's still just 3 videos. I thought I noticed this before but figured I hadn't moved the slider all the way forward so I wasn't recording. Today, I was definitely recording. I don't know if it over wrote them or what but I contacted Contour customer service.
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Old 01-19-2013, 05:27 PM   #32 (permalink)
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Running windows 7. No bluetooth app. Checked the SD with the adapter and it's still just 3 videos. I thought I noticed this before but figured I hadn't moved the slider all the way forward so I wasn't recording. Today, I was definitely recording. I don't know if it over wrote them or what but I contacted Contour customer service.
Sounds like somethings wrong there... Have you tried a different memory card? Maybe it just doesn't like the one that's in it.

I haven't lost one video, also leave the beeps enabled so you can be 100% sure when it starts and stops (if you haven't already)
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Old 01-19-2013, 07:35 PM   #33 (permalink)
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You in Canada? Those prices are high... Even in Canada we can get them cheaper.
Really? I thought I was doing ok with those prices!

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The hack is simple if you're even slightly computer inclined.

1) Put an SD card in the camera and turn it on at least once
2) Get a copy of the old firmware (I've got it) and put it on the SD card
3) open up a txt file on the SD card and change something from "N'" to "Y"
4) Disconnect camera and push status button
5) Reconnect camera and change another part of the text file from "C" to "D"
6) Disconnect camera and push status button

It takes a total of about a minute to do everything. Easily reversible by putting the current firmware back on...
Thanks for that. Hopefully will get the +2 and not have to worry about it though!
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Old 01-20-2013, 12:02 AM   #34 (permalink)
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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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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?

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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?

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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.
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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.
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Old 02-09-2013, 12:56 PM   #38 (permalink)
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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.
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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.
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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...
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