Vievu finally ships the Vievu2 wearable camera

vievu2 finally shipsAlmost a year ago I backed a project on indiegogo for a wearable camera from a Seattle company, Vievu. The camera was to ship about 9 months ago, but was delayed for various reasons. Anyhow the camera was delivered today via UPS and I’m planning on giving it a good rundown over the next couple days and doing a full review on here. Stay tuned.

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4 Responses to Vievu finally ships the Vievu2 wearable camera

  1. Looking forward to your review! It looks like the standby time is 3 hrs. Does that mean the camera can only stay on your shirt for three hrs ready to shoot before it has to be recharged? I guess there is no way to turn off the wifi to save battery.

    • Well you turn the camera on by pressing the only button on the device- it’s then in “standby” mode where you can instantly grab a clip by sliding the cover down. I have not let it run for 3 hours that way, but at least an hour or so. It gets a little warm in standby mode so it’s using some energy in that state. I wear it in the off mode, takes about 1-2 seconds to turn it on and slide the cover down to start video. If I was at an event or a place I felt there would be a need to video at a moments notice I would turn it on and put it into standby.

      The iOS app is still not complete so the functionality is limited right now, I don’t have an android device so the camera is not linked up to anything. I’ll put a link up to some sample footage I took with the camera.

  2. Good, looks like a nice little unit indeed. I hear they are working on a fix that will allow disabling the wifi to extend standby time also. What worries me is the low frame rate in the sample footage. When looking at video shot with a VIEVU2 prototype (http://youtu.be/dt1pmYwoLhU) the video looks smooth. Thoughts?

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