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    Turn your Contour Roam into a Contour Roam 2.

    Quote Originally Posted by JAvendan View Post
    i recorded my ride with my roam with the roam2 firmware...

    the ride was about 1 hour 15 minutes.

    i noticed that the video was split over 2 files.

    the first one being about 45 minutes or so.

    is this typical?

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    Yes.

    From experience, turning the camera on and off several times during the ride makes it MUCH easier to view and edit later.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy View Post
    Yes.

    From experience, turning the camera on and off several times during the ride makes it MUCH easier to view and edit later.
    Thank you for the reply.

    Yes, I think that would be easier to have smaller clips to import.

    45 minutes of 720@60 takes a while to import!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JAvendan View Post
    i recorded my ride with my roam with the roam2 firmware...

    the ride was about 1 hour 15 minutes.

    i noticed that the video was split over 2 files.

    the first one being about 45 minutes or so.

    is this typical?

    thank you,

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    That's interesting. I looked back through my clips and I have several that are over 45 minutes. But no files over 4GB.

    Maybe it's a file size limitation?

    [Update]Found the answer on the Contour site:

    Quote Originally Posted by Contour Support
    Thank you for contacting Contour support. With regards to your video files splitting, thiis occurs because our camera records in FAT32, and the inherent file size limitation of FAT32 is 4GB. So that no video is lost when a new file is created, the camera creates a new file once the video reaches around 3.8GB. These videos can be joined together with 3rd party software later, but unfortunately due to the FAT32 file size limitation, videos on the camera must be split up once they reach this size. If you’re looking to join clips, I might recommend using a free program called MPEG Streamclip, which can be found here: Squared 5 - MPEG Streamclip video converter for Mac and Windows. Thanks again for asking, Stephen, and please let us know if there is anything else we can do for you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skiahh View Post
    That's interesting. I looked back through my clips and I have several that are over 45 minutes. But no files over 4GB.

    Maybe it's a file size limitation?

    [Update]Found the answer on the Contour site:
    ah!

    makes sense... now

    thank you for that.

    i will actually stop recording intermittently to create smaller files.

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    Turn your Contour Roam into a Contour Roam 2.

    well folks,

    during my first ride with my roam i knocked it with my knee and it popped out of the strap mount over the frame of my bike.

    camera survived but the protective lens cover took a few dings as did the rotating bezel.

    luckily, again, the camera was good and the dings in thee lens cover do not interfere with the video.

    the bezel rotates with no problems.

    BUT, it is a little ugly to look at - ha ha.

    i looked online and found the replacement lens protectors and even found a company that USED to sell kits with included lens protectors, o-rings and replacement bezels of different sizes for filters.

    unfortunately, no longer offer that kit - booooooo.

    i emailed contour and the are sending a free bezel - WIN WIN.

    so, right now, contour customer is on my pedestal.

    i hope to update this after i receive my replacement bezel.

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    New cam owners be careful... I did this not long after getting mine. Too busy messing with camera when I should have been paying full attention to the (very technical and steep) trail. I somehow managed to walk away without sustaining camera, bike or body damage

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    Quote Originally Posted by edubfromktown View Post
    New cam owners be careful... I did this not long after getting mine. Too busy messing with camera when I should have been paying full attention to the (very technical and steep) trail. I somehow managed to walk away without sustaining camera, bike or body damage

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    Oh, no!!!

    I did that earlier this year... When I didn't have a camera

    Glad you're okay!

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    Quote Originally Posted by edubfromktown View Post
    New cam owners be careful... I did this not long after getting mine. Too busy messing with camera when I should have been paying full attention to the (very technical and steep) trail. I somehow managed to walk away without sustaining camera, bike or body damage

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    I don't know... from the angle, that trail looks neither steep, nor very technical. But a great crash!
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    Turn your Contour Roam into a Contour Roam 2.

    Quote Originally Posted by skiahh View Post
    I don't know... from the angle, that trail looks neither steep, nor very technical. But a great crash!
    That was at the bottom of a rocky/twisty DH trail that has sizable gap jumps at the top and lots of ramps along the way down.
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    for those of you that are subscribed to this thread and have not seen this post...

    RIP Contour

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    Has anyone found a site that offers alternative lenses for the contour? I want to get rid of the fisheye and could use a standard lens or Night vision if they are available. I realize these mods would most likely be 3rd party but I think it could be done right to upgrade the camera.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gapjump View Post
    Has anyone found a site that offers alternative lenses for the contour? I want to get rid of the fisheye and could use a standard lens or Night vision if they are available. I realize these mods would most likely be 3rd party but I think it could be done right to upgrade the camera.
    the only thing i have seen is this...

    Amazon.com: Contour 3400 Lens Kit: Camera & Photo

    you replace the ring and can add filters.

    the price seems to have at least doubled from when i last saw it!

    [edit] doesn't appear to thread correctly.

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    That kit looks useful but it only contains covers and I want a new lens. I did a bit more searching and I found this place called ragecams.com and they have all sorts of camera mods. I found this lens which says it will work form contour and go pro Sony HDR as15 hdr as10 flat lens no fish eye contour plus contour roam contour p | HD Wearable Video Custom Mods By RageCams
    They only have one lens listed for contour but if the threads to this lens match up to a go pro than any of the go pro lenses should match up and work on the contour.

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    nice. are you going to get it???

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    Quote Originally Posted by JAvendan View Post
    nice. are you going to get it???

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    Methinks he may actually be selling them.
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    Turn your Contour Roam into a Contour Roam 2.

    Quote Originally Posted by gapjump View Post
    That kit looks useful but it only contains covers and I want a new lens. I did a bit more searching and I found this place called ragecams.com and they have all sorts of camera mods. I found this lens which says it will work form contour and go pro Sony HDR as15 hdr as10 flat lens no fish eye contour plus contour roam contour p | HD Wearable Video Custom Mods By RageCams
    They only have one lens listed for contour but if the threads to this lens match up to a go pro than any of the go pro lenses should match up and work on the contour.
    Do you trust a company that sells the Roam2 for double the list price?
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    After reading this, I ended up ordering the waterproof bundle for $107.77 from Amazon and updated the firmware without any issues. Unfortunately I didn't pay attention and found the waterproof bundle does not come with any helmet mounts, only a surf board mount...

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    Quote Originally Posted by skiahh View Post
    Methinks he may actually be selling them.
    Nah I'm not selling them and I havn't ordered anything yet. I want to try and find a cheaper place to get them from because like someone pointed out they are selling roam 2 for twice the retail price so I could most likely find a lens kit cheaper but so far no results. I'll keep you updated if I find a better price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sand wedge View Post
    After reading this, I ended up ordering the waterproof bundle for $107.77 from Amazon and updated the firmware without any issues. Unfortunately I didn't pay attention and found the waterproof bundle does not come with any helmet mounts, only a surf board mount...
    i bought my second ROAM the waterproof bundle

    before this i bought the bike mount set... or, whatever it's called.

    so, i'm good-to-go!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sand wedge View Post
    After reading this, I ended up ordering the waterproof bundle for $107.77 from Amazon and updated the firmware without any issues. Unfortunately I didn't pay attention and found the waterproof bundle does not come with any helmet mounts, only a surf board mount...
    I bought my second ROAM with the surfboard/waterproof kit, too, for $102 at Amazon. I'll use the housing and probably will find a place to use the surfboard/flat surface mount.

    But think of it this way. The housing is about $20 or so and the mount about $15 (both separate retail prices), so you got the camera for about $70 - quite a bargain. Now go buy your preferred bike mount kit and get video-ing! (And you'll still be ahead of the game)
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    Flashed my new Roam with Roam2 firmware today.
    Easy easy.

    I did format the card (with the cam) before and after the update.

    Original firmware version was 1.10.

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    no need to flash the ROAM to get ROAM2 performance... get the ROAM2!!!

    Contour - ROAM2 Action HD Camcorder - Black - 1801K

    $100.

    great price

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    And the dumping begins?
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    Turn your Contour Roam into a Contour Roam 2.

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    no need to flash the ROAM to get ROAM2 performance... get the ROAM2!!!

    Contour - ROAM2 Action HD Camcorder - Black - 1801K

    $100.

    great price

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cadent3 View Post
    New member and I found this how to after purchasing the Roam. I got the ROAM within the past two weeks. I did all of the steps and after I hit the "Status" button my camera completely and totally died. It doesn't turn on at all, it doesn't show up on my computer when plugged in, I can't format the SD Card to return to the original settings. Any suggestions? Do you think Contour caught on to this and this is the solution?
    I'm in the same boat, did you ever resolve the problem?
    Does anyone have any suggestions?

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