Veho Muvi HD Camcorder

So itís been tight, but Iíve managed to find time to put the Veho Muvi HD Camcorder through its paces. Initial impressions were great, thereís a wide range of accessories that come in the box, a number of mounts, straps, clips and m method of attaching it to just about anything. This was one of the main things that sold it to me, along with the compact size, the wide angle lens, remote control and impressive battery life for its category.

I decided to go with the helmet mount option for this ride as Iíd seen it done in advertisements for it. The straps and mount made it very easy to mount the camera on the front of my helmet, and I angled it up as far as the bracket would allow, sadly as you can see from the video this isnít quite enough. In the future I will mount it on top of my helmet for a clearer view, I will just have to remember that Iíll then be about 6í 10Ē and duck for doors.

So here is the footage I put together from my test ride:

As you can see the image quality is highly impressive, even at high speeds, and while there is a slight fish-eye effect from the super wide-angled lens, this is barely noticeable. The Veho Muvi HD Camcorder can record for up to 4hours on the battery life, the limit to this however, is storage space. When recording in HD, 30mins of video is roughly 1GB. This means that with the 2GB card that was included you can only hold 1hour of HD footage. Of course this is really quite a lot, and you can easily get a bigger card (8GB would allow the full 4hours) or carry a spare to swap over nice and simply.

I must say I am thoroughly impressed with the camera. There were however a couple of drawback, on the first ride I did with the camera (a short run the night it arrived) it was quite windy, I noticed when watching the footage back there was a nasty, and quite loud whistling noise from the wind, spoiling an otherwise great piece of footage. I decided this was a stupidly small thing to spoil the camera, so thought I would have a go at solving this issue. I simply cut a small square of fabric (happened to be a dish cloth) and used 4 small strips of insulation tape to secure this over the mic, acting as a muffler. This completely removed the issue, the sound is now excellent and it hasnít seemed to muffle the sound in general.

Besides this easily fixable issue the only thing I would suggest for an improvement, is I canít seem to find a way to stop the date and time being printed onto videos and photos. Not a big issue, and perhaps there is a way I am just missing.

Over all I highly recommend the Veho Muvi HD Camcorder. You get a lot for your money, and itís easy and fun to get some great results.

Posted in Reviews by Michael Strutt on 2011-02-02 19:01:09

   

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