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Using a Contour Camera with an Android Smartphone

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by MattyGregs

Copyright (c) 2012 Jay Charles

A Contour camera allows its users to capture hands-free high-definition videos and allows them to be shared online. This camera is a good companion for people who like adventure travel. The mobile features using an Android Smartphone make the camera even easier to use. The person using a Contour camera with an Android Smartphone can use mobile applications to control features of the camera.

Any Contour camera model can be used effectively without an Android Smartphone. Many people film great videos without the use of an Android phone. However, many users appreciate the Smartphone applications which can be used for remote control camera adjustments and ease with editing and sharing the videos. The remote control features with a Smartphone can be especially helpful if the camera is mounted in a way that would be difficult for the person to adjust the controls during the action.

The users of Contour+ and ContourGPS cameras consider the remote control as a big advantage since they can attach the camera on the front of car or bike and then control the video coverage from the mobile phone of the users when they are prepared to drive their vehicles. Some people consider Contour as the pioneer in mobile connectivity for cameras because of the remote control feature in those two models.

The user-friendly software that is present in the camera makes using the cameras a rewarding experience that could otherwise be frustrating for people not familiar with video editing software. The remote feature in the Contour+ and ContourGPS camera enables its users to start and stop recording from an Android Smartphone using a dedicated application.

The Contour+ camera can be connected to a TV with the help of an HDMI cable. The users can stream the high-definition videos in the camera to their television and can control them by using their Android Smartphone. These features make it easy to review the film coverage and share with friends and family.

The Bluetooth feature in the camera allows the transfer of images from the camera to Android Smartphones. It also enables the users to create a wireless viewfinder. Other than starting, stopping, and controlling of playback and transfer of images from the camera to mobile the mobile application on an Android Smartphone, the phone allows its users to increase or decrease the volume of microphone, change video modes, and change video settings according to the changes in the remote locations.

People can keep track of the memory left in the camera, battery status, and the signal strength of GPS present in the ContourGPS. The connect applications for Contour camera which were made available for the users beginning in April 2012 in the Android application stores made the camera more popular among the general public.

A Contour camera allows its users to capture hands-free high-definition videos and allows them to be shared online. The Contour Camera is a good companion for people who like adventure travel. The mobile features using an Android Smartphone make the camera even easier to use.

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