March 14, 2011

Contour vs Go Pro

This past week I had the pleasure of working on a film shoot down in Mexico (part of the reason it has taken so long to update the blog). The DP preferred Contour cams over Go Pro which baffled me given all of the buzz there has been around the Go Pro HD lately. So it got me to thinking- what makes one 1080p micro cam better than another? Vimeo member Spencer Johnson has taken the time to create the comparison below. All-in-all it's hard to tell any huge differences. Is one more cinematic than the other? Have you had any good or bad experiences? What do you prefer?

Go Pro HD Hero Vs. Contour HD 1080p

Update: Keep in mind that although Go Pro now has their Bacpac LCD screen, Contour also plans to release a bluetooth version of the Contour that, with the aid of an iphone app, will stream a low-res version to the palm of your hand to remotely check your framing. Enjoy his review and don't forget to post your own experiences, opinions, or preference.