22 Ноя. 2014 г.|
Экшн камера гармин
VIRB is the latest solution from Garmin's outdoor segment, which focuses on developing technologies and innovations to enhance users' outdoor experiences.
This data can then be embedded into the video during the editing process, or viewed on the display of VIRB Elite.
Just move the slider forward to record on the master device, and all the other connected VIRB devices will record as well.
A large sliding record button lets you power up and start shooting video right away, even when the camera's turned off. The rechargeable lithium-ion battery can record up to three hours of HD (1080p) video with one charge, and can be easily changed on the go. With this software, users can easily edit their footage and embed sensor data in the video, then share with family and friends or upload to social media sites such as YouTube, Facebook and Instagram. The 1.4-inch screen uses ambient light (instead of a battery-draining backlight) to illuminate the screen and make it easy to see in bright sunlight. There is even an available industry standard mounting adapter, making it easy for existing action camera users to get started with VIRB. In addition to high quality video, VIRB can take 16 megapixel stills with photo burst and time lapse options. In this setting, VIRB Elite automatically turns on and starts recording when going down the mountain, and then goes into standby mode once on the ski lift. This data can be reviewed right on the device, or can be embedded into their video during the editing process. Where Garmin shines though is in the ability to incorporate their other technologies into the Virb.
VIRB Elite incorporates all these features, plus has built-in WiFi, data sensors and a high-sensitivity GPS. There are more than enough action cams on the market, but that's not stopping Garmin from jumping head first into that saturated space.
This mode saves battery and memory space, and keeps the user from forgetting to record when going down the mountain.
That last feature is perhaps the most compelling here -- VIRB's ANT+ chip lets you add on accessories like a heart rate monitor while also pairing with the company's Fenix watch, logging GPS coordinates and other stats with each captured clip. On-board video enhancement features such as digital image stabilization and lens distortion correction ensure that footage recorded with VIRB will look great, even before editing. VIRB features a rugged and waterproof (IPX-7) housing, so there is no extra case necessary to withstand the elements. The digital image stabilization technology corrects camera shakiness for smoother footage, and the lens distortion correction feature gives users the option to automatically remove the fish-eye look that is common with action cameras. A tiny remote will also be available as an add-on, should you opt to leave your smartphone at home. VIRB Elite is compatible with other sensors with ANT+ connectivity such as the heart rate monitor, cadence sensor and tempe™ temperature sensor. Additionally, in Ski Mode, the VIRB Elite is able to recognize the difference between going down the mountain and going up the ski lift.
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VIRB easily snaps into the mounts, and the teeth linkages tightly secure VIRB in place to prevent drooping and sagging in high vibration environments. Both models can shoot 1080p clips at 30fps and 16-megapixel still photos (while recording video) for up to three consecutive hours with one 2,000mAh cell, but they offer a variety of features that some competitors can't match, including a low-power 1.4-inch transflective LCD for navigating menus and previewing footage, optional (digital) IS and the ability to sync up with a variety of other Garmin devices through ANT+. VIRB Elite incorporates all these features, as well as high-sensitivity GPS, accelerometer, altimeter and WiFi. Get TrustedReviews' award-winning reviews, opinions and advice delivered to your inbox for free!
Both VIRB and VIRB Elite feature ANT+™ connectivity for remote control functionality with other Garmin products, and for data transfer with other fitness sensors. The WideVü lens captures all the action, and the high-resolution Chroma display makes it easy to change menu settings, set-up and playback shots, but has reflective technology so it doesn't drain the battery.
Check out that base model, along with some of the many optional straps and mounts, in our hands-on photos just below. Nasa astronaut Terry Virts took a Go Pro on two space walks from the International Space Station.
VIRB Elite comes equipped with specific activity profiles so users can track location, speed, elevation, heart rate (monitor sold separately) and more while recording.
It's easy enough to operate the water-resistant camera without a remote though, even with it mounted on your helmet or attached to a surf board. To complement VIRB Elite, Garmin is launching a mobile application for preview, playback and remote functionality, along with a free desktop software application to edit and upload VIRB and VIRB Elite videos.
With GPS and enhanced wireless capabilities in VIRB Elite, users can capture not only what they were doing, but also where they were and how they did it-and then share it with their friends and family."VIRB has a sleek, aerodynamic design that makes it fun and simple to record HD video- just move the slider forward to record. WiFi capabilities allow users to connect to the free mobile applications for iPhone and Android. Whether it's golfing, hiking, hunting or geocaching, Garmin outdoor devices are becoming essential tools for outdoor enthusiasts of all levels. The GPS maker hopes to bring something fresh to the table with its $299 VIRB and $399 VIRB Elite, a pair of ruggedized camcorders that do more than simply snap footage from within a clear protective shell. From action sports to family vacations, VIRB combines a unique feature set that makes it easier than ever to capture life's memories.
With the rugged external housing, VIRB has an IPX-7 waterproof rating (can withstand accidental immersion in one meter of water for up to 30 minutes), so it can record activities like skiing and kayaking without additional protection or fear of damage. An optional dive case is available for deep-sea adventures, as well as a wide variety of other rugged mounts to secure VIRB to handlebars, helmets, surfboards and more. It also lets you easily connect to mobile devices along with other Garmin devices as an added convenience. The Garmin VIRB ships next month for $299, while its Elite counter part will ship around the same time for $399. The pricier Elite flavor brings positioning sensors on board, however, along with an altimeter and WiFi, which you can use to connect the cam to a dedicated Android or iOS app.