Contour’s new software to connect its cameras to the iPhone and iPod Touch is officially live on the Apple Store. The new system connects the devices wirelessly, allowing the iPhone to operate as a live viewfinder.
A “ConnectView card” is inserted into the ContourGPS camera and connects it with iPhone or iPod touch over Bluetooth. Once the connection is established, the Viewfinder App enables iPhone or iPod touch to act as a live viewfinder.
The ConnectView card is compatible with iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 3G and iPod touch (3rd and 4th generation).
“This changes the game in hands-free video,” states Contour CEO Marc Barros. “With this solution, we’ve overcome the limitation of a video camera lacking a wireless screen. Now when your camera is mounted you can actually look at a screen to line up your shot and change your settings in real time. Hands-free video just got a lot more hands-free.”
To use the new feature, ContourGPS video camera users must:
• Update the firmware on their ContourGPS camera.
• Purchase the Contour ConnectView card ($29.99 MSRP) from http://www.contour.com.
• Download the free Viewfinder App from the App Store.
The Contour Viewfinder App is available for free from the App Store on iPhone and iPod touch or at www.itunes.com.
For complete instructions and additional information, visit http://contour.com/mobile.