The only thing bigger today than extreme sports, is extreme sports videos. The internet is full of amazing video footage of talented and sometimes crazy people hitting the big trick or conquering a huge slope. We seem to have begun to video everything we do and it often produces some pretty entertaining footage. Myself and several buddies have begun filming our deer and turkey hunts, editing them into full episode, high definition presentations of our adventures. In fact, the ability to film my own hunts is something I have struggled with using my current set up. Dragging a tripod by myself out to a tree stand or ground blind is not always possible while bow hunting. Liquid Image has unveiled two amazing products that allow adventurers to create their own stunning HD video footage. I could see the Ego sports camera revolutionizing the way I record my solo hunts! Read on for images and press release excerpts.
Apex HD Snow Goggle With Video And Wifi:
This new streamlined Video Snow Goggle contains a 136 degree wide angle lens with Line of Sight™ video capture to record all the action while skiing, boarding, sledding or snowmobiling.
The hands free unit is GPS and Wi-Fi enabled for real-time viewing and playback to smart phones, tablets, or computers. No external Wi-Fi attachments are required for wireless transmission. The Wi-Fi Video Goggles can be controlled or viewed on a Smartphone with the use of an App. And, videos and images can be GPS tagged to work with mapping websites and Geolocation Apps. Multiple Apps are being developed to work with the Apex HD Video Goggle.
The Apex HD Video Goggle can hold a Micro SDHC Card up to 32 GB which records thousands of photos or hours of HD video. Files may be downloaded to a computer through the High Speed USB cable provided or through a Micro SDHC card.
The Camera operates on a rechargeable Lithium Battery with an estimated battery performance of 1.5-2 hours of HD video depending on modes and use patterns. The battery can be replaced easily without tools to increase the recording time.
This new camera model is part of thewhich revolutionizes wearable cameras to record a view that is in line with user’s field of view. Liquid Image’s innovation of True POV™ is simplifying the way athletes capture video and share their point of view with the world.
Ego Mountable Mini Sport Camera With Wifi:
This new mountable Sport Camera will complement the Liquid Image Video Goggle line by capturing a different video/photo angle other than the TrueView™ POV shot by the Video Goggles. The mountable EGO will be able to capture video or photos of an athlete as well as hard to capture images and videos from mounts on cars, bikes, motorcycles, surfboards, etc.
The water resistant EGO Camera sports a 136 degree wide angle lens and is only 1.6”x1.2”x2.5”H with a LCD display screen and two buttons to control the camera.
The EGO is also Wi-Fi enabled for real-time viewing and playback to smart phones, tablets, or computers. No external Wi-Fi attachments are required for wireless transmission. The Wi-Fi Ego can be controlled or viewed on a Smartphone with the use of an App. Multiple Apps are being developed to work with the Ego.
Liquid Image developed the EGO for sports that do not utilize goggles and additionally to meet the needs of riders who were using more than one camera to capture their sport. Many sport enthusiasts now utilize Liquid Image video goggles for their POV shots along with a mountable camera on their bikes, boards, and other sports equipment. The different camera angles captured can be combined during editing to create a more complete picture of the experience. Usually, the mountable camera is used to place the user in the shot – hence the name Ego.
The EGO, model 727, is priced affordably with a SRP of $149. The camera will be available in a variety of colors and is estimated to begin shipping in June 2012.
Check out Liquid Image’s entire line of amazing video products here at their website.