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V.I.O. Enhances Next Generation POV.1 with Wide-Angle Lens

V.I.O. Inc., the leading brand of wearable point-of-view video technology, introduces the new Wide-Angle POV.1, an integrated point-of-view imaging system built for shooting real-world action in unreal conditions.
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V.I.O. Inc., the leading brand of wearable point-of-view video technology, introduces the new Wide-Angle POV.1, an integrated point-of-view imaging system built for shooting real-world action in unreal conditions. The new Wide-Angle POV.1 is currently available for purchase through V.I.O. dealers. Check out www.vio-pov.com for a list of online and retail dealers in your area.

Proven to be the most advanced point-of-view wearable video camera on the market, the next generation Wide-Angle POV.1 imaging head gives users an incredible 110° field of view capturing area, nearly 30° more than the standard imaging head on the first generation POV.1. The new wide-angle POV.1 opens up the viewing screen dramatically; creating a wider, more stable point-of-view experience for users.

“We developed the new wide-angle lens in response to consumer feedback as well as new technology that gives us the ability to make these upgrades without losing image quality,” said David Ollila, Chief Product Developer at V.I.O. “It boils down to giving users a choice in POV.1 imaging heads and providing a variety of high-end tools necessary to get the shot you want.”

About the POV.1
The POV.1 is a fully integrated point-of-view (POV) video system that's waterproof, dustproof and shock-resistant. The system includes a mountable Wide-Angle camera head with a 110° field-of-view, built-in video recorder with LCD screen and microphone, wireless remote and software for managing point-of-view videos online.

The POV.1 overcomes numerous hardware concerns — durability, environmental exposure, hardware and software compatibility, power management, weight, size, and interface complexity. Now people can focus on the process of moving quickly and easily from video capture to video distribution, which is the main purpose of POV video. V.I.O. lets users create video for immediate access. The POV.1 is a rugged performer capable of withstanding rain, dunks in puddles and dust storms while resisting the shock of riding in rough terrain. We've built it for the harshest conditions of combat duty and to be simple to use out of the box.

POV. 1 Key Features and Optic Specs:
• NEW Wide-Angle Lens
Sensitivity: F2.0, Relative Illumination @ Full Field 90%
Effective Focal Length: 2.97mm
Field of view: 110 degrees
• The Complete Video Package Deal: The only wearable video camera on the market that features a complete software package to edit and share videos out of the box
• The POV.1 records in 2 modes, LOOP or CLIP. In LOOP mode, the user TAGs and saves key video segments. In CLIP mode, video is continuously recorded as in traditional video recording. Recording, playback and set-up are controlled by buttons on the POV.1 Recorder
• The most advanced high-quality wearable digital video camera records with 720 x 480 resolution at 30fps. The POV.1 allows users the ability to choose between 720x480, 720x400, 640x480, or 360x240 resolution and Frame Rates: 30fps, 25fps, 24fps, or 15ps
• LCD screen on recorder to view your clips while recording
• Wireless remote control and microphone
• Ergonomic user interface design enables single-handed operation and hands-free video capture
• Modular mounting system provides camera stability while attached to helmets or other high impact gear
• Components are shock-resistant, water-resistant and dustproof for use in the most hazardous environments

Includes:
• POV.1 Recorder with LCD
• Wide-Angle wearable camera head
• NEW Wide-Angle Lens
• LVDS cable
• POV Manager software
• Wireless remote control
• 1GB SD card
• USB cable
• Analog A/V cable
• AA batteries
• Carrying case
• Mounting accessories

Price: $699.95

New Accessories for Summer 2008

Wide Angle Imaging Head - $149.00

About V.I.O.
Since its inception in 2000, V.I.O. has been the leading innovator in Point-of-View video technology. The V.I.O. point-of-view system is unique in that it's designed specifically to capture adventure and tactical video. V.I.O.'s customers include professional and amateur athletes in a wide variety of sports such as mountain biking, skiing, snowboarding, skydiving, motocross, snowmobiling, and auto racing. Other industries relying on V.I.O. video systems include the military, law enforcement, aviation, and movie and television production. For more information, visit www.vio-pov.com or call 1-888-579-2267.

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