updated 11:15 am EDT, Wed May 23, 2007
EdgeCameras Action Cams
EdgeCameras today revealed a series of new cameras made just for drivers and riders wanting to capture their travels in digital form. Every system includes an NTSC-resolution tube camera as well as a small DVR unit that records footage to SD cards; owners can also send media directly to a computer through a USB cable. Multiple systems also include custom mounts or storage, EdgeCameras says. While the basic EdgeCam100 sports basic attachments and is intended to record solely to Archos jukeboxes and other portable media players, the company also produces the EdgeCam 1000 with a crush-resistant and watertight shell for bikes and other off-road vehicles. A 1GB SD card is also included to record without relying on bulkier and shock-prone devices.
Two more specialized versions have also been introduced, according to the company. The RallyCam 2000, is focused on cars with at least two cameras for recording all aspects of a drive or a race. Crews can also record using picture-in-picture and patch in the audio feed from a cockpit radio in professional racing.
Shipping today, the line ranges in cost from $150 for the basic EdgeCam100 to $1,000 for the RallyCam edition. Every model also has the choice of flat, rollbar, or UBolt connections and can be custom-ordered in some cases with higher-resolution (520-line) cameras plus SD cards with up to 4GB of storage.