gobandit GPSHD Action Cam is Water-Ready
July 13, 2011
The gobandit GPSHD Action Cam is a new, waterproof GPS-enabled video camera designed for boating, fishing, waterskiing and other action sports. The compact, feature-rich camera uses 3-dimensional GPS technology and unique software algorithms to provide high recording quality and flexibility.
The gobandit Action Cam records high-definition video while simultaneously capturing critical GPS data, allowing users to “skin” videos and show their unique trails on Google maps as well as present performance in ways previously only seen in professional auto racing and video games. The GPSHD records elevation, location, route, speed and altitude, all time-stamped for seamless synchronization with video using the included gobandit Studio software. Compatible with both PC and MAC computers, gobandit Studio’s video-trimming functionality produces perfect clips by combining simple slice-and-dice footage arrangement with a collection of performance-data skins that can be easilyoverlaid to display the action details users want to share. Once complete, gobandit Studio users can upload videos to popular social media sites such as Facebook, YouTube, Vimeo and the gobandit community, to name a few.
Equipped with rotatable wide lens optics, the GPSHD provides high-definition, 720p (1280 x 720) 16:9 aspect ratio and 30 frame per second (FPS) video capture in MPEG4 format with the click of a button. An embedded low-power, 20-channel SiRFStarIII GPS receiver captures performance data and a high-powered, noise-control microphone keeps the sound of rushing wind to a minimum while recording the soundtrack to all of the action. The gobandit GPSHD includes a 2GB SD memory card and support for higher-capacity cards, and can record hours of action packed video or capture HD photos at 2- or 5-second intervals. Capture settings, performance data, GPS signal strength and battery levels can all be accessed through the device’s status screen.
The gobandit GPSHD is housed in a compact, lightweight casing and features a 2GB SD card with optional SD card expansion; a removable 3.7V, 1200mA lithium-ion battery for up to 3hrs of recording at 720p; and a fixed-focus glass lens with 135-degree viewing angle. The front lens can be rotated 90-degrees clockwise or counterclockwise to align the optics of the GPSHD to always acquire the perfect picture. Waterproof to the IPx7 standard, the GPSHD weighs 0.3-pounds (145g) and measures 4.13” x 2.44” x 1.34” (105mm x 62mm x 34mm). gobandit accessories include goggle, helmet, flat surface, roll bar, handle bar, suction cup and universal mounts, wall and car charging kits, extra rechargeable batteries, a TV connectivity kit, and a soft and secure carrying case. The gobandit GPSHD is protected by a 1-year limited parts and labor warranty.