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Old 02-11-2012, 08:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I got a question if someone can help me out quick. I have a contour roam, but haven't had a chance to mess with it and test it out. I'm going boarding tomorrow and would like to use it. Can someone point me in the right direction of which angle to use? It has the numbers 0 90 and 180 on it, but I think I can go between them too but I'm not sure. Anyone give me a good angle to use? I'm not sure what the differences look like. Thanks
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Old 02-11-2012, 09:22 PM   #2 (permalink)
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the angles are marked so you can turn the sensor and have a level image if the camera is mounted at an angle.
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Old 02-11-2012, 09:25 PM   #3 (permalink)
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i have the 1080 and just used it for the first time this weekend i found that a slightly downard angle so you can get the tip of your board looks better than just a straight on eye view
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I'm even more confused now. Which degree setting do you use on the camera itself. I don't know what the differences look like
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You need to read the manual, and if that doesn't work, have an adult explain it to you....ask them to speak slowly.

It's such a basic thing that it's painful to explain it to you. Read my post above again.. Slowly.... The post after mine has nothing to do with the angle markings on the lens....ignore it completely until you understand it
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You need to read the manual, and if that doesn't work, have an adult explain it to you....ask them to speak slowly.

It's such a basic thing that it's painful to explain it to you. Read my post above again.. Slowly.... The post after mine has nothing to do with the angle markings on the lens....ignore it completely until you understand it
I was under the impression that the degrees were for like point of view and how wide the view was etc. No need to be an dick

So if both 0 and 180 are at the same level, is one "fisheye" and one normal?
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The Contour is made to record a vid that's "right side up" if you hold it upright. If you want to mount it sideways (as I have done on the top of my helmet) you have to set the angle to either 90 or 270 depending on whether it's sitting on its left or right side. Just rotate the lens assembly on the front.

The second post, as pointed out, is not related to your question but it is a good suggestion. I've got mine mounted a little too high so I don't see the top of my helmet, and it's actually not as interesting. If you're using the goggle strap, angle the camera slightly down rather than straight ahead.
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Mount the cam ie. on to your helmet. Point the lens at a wall in not such a well lit area. Press the cal button. round button in the rear of the cam just above the door lock. Youll hear some beeps then a laser line will project from the cam, from there you can rotate the lens to your preferred angle
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Old 02-12-2012, 08:28 PM   #9 (permalink)
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sorry for the confusion man i understand you question now anyway just given youa good piece of advice also i put a flat surface mount on my board yesterday it worked pretty well
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Old 02-13-2012, 08:09 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Can someone tell me the difference between the 0 and 180? They both are the same straight line. Is one recording upside down?
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