VIEVU PVR-PRO 2 Portable Video Camera
by Mark R
CES 2009 may be over, but I have enough material collected from the collective booths that I visited for articles for the rest of the month, and longer. For example, when I was passing through the Sands/Venetian portion of the show, I met two representatives for VIEVU.
The VIEVU PVR-PRO 2 is a camera that is small enough to be clipped on to a user’s shirt for home and law-enforcement purposes. There is a small lens there, and the cover can be flipped open to start recording, and shut for stopping it. With every flip, the video footage is saved as a separate file.
The video footage is SVGA and shoots at 30 frames per second with resolution of 640 x 480. The PVR-PRO 2 has an internal 4 GB memory card for over four hours of recording time. After filming, a user can then connect the VIEVU via USB to a PC or MAC for downloading the videos.
The VIEVU is quite light at 3.5 ounces, and is waterproof with a rubberized case for durability. It is also waterproof, not so much that you can take it scuba-diving, but enough to still work after you spilled a drink on it, for example.
You should be able to get the VIEVU PVR-PRO 2 at the company website for approximately $399.95. That might be a bit too much, but I like where VIEVU is going as far as portable video cameras are concerned.