In less than a week we'll be right in the middle of the action at the world's largest open robot competition, RoboGames. It's an absolute blast, but can be a bit trying at times if you're trying to capture both still photos and video footage with dynamic robot events taking place all over the venue at the same time.
In order to capture some of the "b-roll" footage without having to get distracted or stressed out, I picked up a Contour ROAM2 HD action camera. Before going into action, I decided it would be a good idea to run a field test to prove the concept.
As you can see from the video, the camera definitely seems up to the task. I should be able to mount it strategically, turn it on, and let it do it's job while I capture shots or other video with one of my other cameras.
Of course, I'll give it a good workout on Friday, the first day of the event, to work out any bugs.