THIS is how you drive a car!
We are soooooo stoked to finally get the Hitcase Pro/5 out to everyone. We’ve been working our tails off since iPhone 5 launched to get it rolling and out into the world. Its our best work yet, and we are super excited about it. We’ve been having fun for a couple of months now using prototypes with our new lens design, and we’re really happy with it. Killer photos and stunning video to be sure.
They are up in the store for preorder now! We’e got limited quantities for these first few batches, so get in line early. We’ve had a HUGE response from all the Big Hitters out there! Thanks guys!
Big Ups and Love,
Have you ever wanted to record your car races, offroading rides or drifts?
Our own Mark Zealand shows you his tips for using a suction mount to record high speed action from you car using an iPhone and the Hitcase Pro.
You can find suction mounts and other action camera accessories from our sister store Pointofviewcameras.com
We want to do a shout out to Openairlife.com for giving a super detailed and thorough review of the Hitcase Pro. This excellent review gives more in depth detail and description than even sites like Cnet and Mashable.
Check it out.
We took our Hitcase Pro/5 prototype out for a snowboard run and some product shots. Subscribe to our Hitcase Youtube channel for our upcoming video with test footage from the new Hitcase Pro for iPhone 5.
So you just received your first Hitcase, congratulations! You have just insured that your prized iPhone will stay safe and dry while you take on the world! Or at least getting to the other side of the road in order to reach the freckled faced kid selling ridiculously expensive lemonade.
The point is the Hitcase has you (iPhone) covered.
The moment you receive your Hitcase you may take a deep breath of relief to see that it’s not in one of those ridiculously loud and cheap plastic packaging. We actually took far to long to come up with a box that will allow you to transport your Hitcase and mounts in a magnetic closing reusable box. Sweet!
The first thing you do after opening the box is of course remove the Hicase.
When you flip the case over you will see a label on the back. This is a reminder to visit our site and watch the short quick start guide video. Remove the sticker and the clear film that covers your screen protector.
Getting your iPhone in and out
In order to open this black beauty you will need to follow these simple steps..
With the camera side facing towards the ground, open all three side of the case from top to bottom preferably using two thumbs to pop, index fingers to support. The case should then open like a book inviting your iPhone to jump in and get aquatinted. You will notice how the shock seal hugs the phone. It’s now time to close the case. Flip the case over in your hand with the screen facing upwards once again. Squeeze with your thumbs and middle fingers while at the same time closing the latches with your index fingers. Squeeze and pop! You should get the hang of it after a few tries.
Once the case has been removed you will notice a separate level housing your new GoPro compatible Railslide Mount with Tripod Adapter. We’re very proud of this mount. Easy in, easy out.
In order to mount your Hitcase, simply line up the rail slide with the rails on the case and slide until you hear a solid “click”. Removing just takes a little more muscle. Try using your thumb on the lever located under the railslide. It may be a little tough at first but you’ll get it. The Tripod adapter combined with the railslide mount will open ALL KINDS OF MOUNTING POSSIBILITIES!! the last four words are all in capitals because this is kind of a big deal.
You will also notice a wrist strap that you insert through the top left hand corner on the Hitcase. The wrist strap will cinch down on your wrist allowing you to be worry free during a log rolling competition… or whatever else is as common on the water.
Extra Audio Port Plug! Just in case down the road it gets a little worked in and you prefer it on the stiff side.
That should cover it!
P.S. don’t forget to send us a link to your adventures at www.facebook.com/Hitcase
noun, pronounced /vid-ah-m-i-ter
1) A free iPhone app that shows multiple instrument overlays for the action sports videographer, turning the iPhone into an action camera.
2) Combines the readings of a speedometer, odometer, accelerometer, inclinometer, altimeter and GPS data from your iPhone and overlays them over your own sports videos.
3) Show your speed, altitude, orientation, acceleration, and more right on your videos.
Works best in conjunction with Hitcase, the premium quality ruggedized waterproof case good to a depth of 30 feet.
Have you heard about our great new iPhone app that lets you record action camera data right over your videos?
That’s right, show your speed, altitude, angle of turn and acceleration on top of your videos just like a pro ESPN video, for free!
Before we developed the Hitcase we were already shooting action videos. When the time came to create an outdoor worthy case for the iPhone we had a total video solution in mind. We wanted Hitcase to be something more than just a case. Hitcase with Vidometer is a hardware and software combo that works together to turn your iPhone into an action camera.
We created Vidometer with Hitcase Pro to help improve our snowboarding training times and see where we screwed up. Plus it was great to show the videos on a large screen at event after parties to compare runs and tease your friends.
How It Works
Using the great built in sensors of the iPhone, Vidometer uses the iPhone’s following sensors:
- Axis accelerometer (get magnitude and direction of forces applied to the iphone)
- Gyroscope (accurately detect orientation in space)
- GPS chip (get speed and altitude)
The overlay is rendered over the video in post processing. Vidometer’s post processing time is the fastest among all of the apps in this category. To watch the video with overlay requires no post processing – only when you want to share or download the video from the app.
- Shows invaluable data to help you improve your time and performance
- Review your run in HD for training and coaching or just to show off
- Clean, uncluttered interface that is easy to use
- No post processing necessary to playback videos
- upload directly to Youtube
- easily trim parts of your video clips
Future versions include skinnable interface with many new overlays and
direct upload to Youtube (feature now available) right from the app. Come back here for future news and updates to Vidometer.
New! Direct upload to Youtube and ability to trim videos.
- Listen to music while recording! Simply go to the app settings and set Audio = OFF. This will mean your recorded clips will have no audio, but now you can listen to your favourite tunes while recording.
- Audio for playback on Windows computers is improved. We are using a different audio codec now to fix some audio issues in recorded videos.
- High quality output mode for professional video producers. We have a new Video setting that will produce the highest quality video for you to transfer to your computer. Beware, the file sizes in this mode are huge!
- Improvements to the focus modes. The app will now lock focus once recording has started. Before starting recording, just tap the screen to set the focus, then hit record!
In the meantime check out our featured Vidometer video post what others have shot with Hitcase and the Vidometer app. Send us your video links and subscribe to the Hitcase Youtube channel to see more.
Download the Vidometer App.
Here is the first collection of Big Hitters posting their adventures using a varied combo of the Hitcase Pro and Vidometer.
Cant wait to see more!
The companion to the ShockSeal, covered in our previous post is the ShockPad. While the ShockSeal provides shock and water protection for the front and sides of the iPhone, the ShockPad keeps your iPhone securely in place and safe from impact while providing a 100% watertight seal for the phone.
The high tech looking grooves on the ShockPad are not there just for show. The V shaped grooves are designed to provide spring, compressing to absorb shocks, blocking strikes from penetrating the back of the iPhone case.
Three channels cut into the grooves are air channels to push moisture away from the case and flatten out when pressure is applied. No other case considers air moval into account. The Hitcase ShockPad is designed this way to avoid fogging.
The ShockPad and ShockSeal together provide optimal water and shock protection unlike any other waterproof iPhone case.