5 THINGS You Might Not Know About The INNOVV H5 Helmet Cam

The INNOVV H5 is a new helmet camera system from INNOVV. Supporting huge storage volume and providing long-lasting battery life, it can not only help protect your road trip but also capture fun on the road. However, there might be some useful functions you have not yet discovered, join me in uncovering 5 of these features and make the most out of your H5 helmet camera!

INNOVV H5 helmet cam

1. Slow-motion & Fast-motion recording

Slow-motion recording slows everything down to half the speed. Powersports players will love this feature, because it helps record your every movement that bare eyes can’t follow, thus making them look better in the slow-motion video. Next time you do flips, jumps, or spins in the air, remember to turn on the slow-motion mode to record your action and see how well it works out.

Slow-motion, credit – rare gallery

The fast-motion recording mode, or time-lapse recording, is a way to film over a long period of time and then compress it into a short video. There are different rates to choose from, including 2x, 4x, 6x, 10x, and 15x. Because frames are shot at a longer interval than normal rate, you are able to watch the time passing much faster than in reality, just like the footage of growing seeds or shifting colour of a day that we often see in nature documentaries.

Fast-motion, credit – Medium

*Time-lapse photography: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Time-lapse_photography 

You can use this function to record your whole day’s riding, and people can watch in the video the rapidly changing daylight on your trip, every street and block passed. It’s really an impressive way of sharing your fun with others, isn’t it?

2. Special Effects

In settings, we provide different graphic effects for you to choose from. They are black and white, negative, high contrast, and other special effects. With appropriate applications of these effects, you can create your own video artwork. There are more ways to play, just waiting for you to explore them.

3. It supports exposure compensation

Imagine you were riding at night, hoping to record footage as usual, but the dim light makes it impossible to shoot clearly; or when you were traveling at noon, right under the sun, where everything is just too bright. What would you do?

Now leave the problem for INNOVV H5 to solve. This new helmet camera adds an ISO adjustment setting on top of the previous products. ISO refers to the photosensitive element’s sensitivity to light in your camera. When you are riding in dark streets, turn on the exposure compensation and adjust it to the right value until your camera can see its surroundings. Likewise, when at noon or in other similar environments, let your camera “squint” its eye – adjust its ISO down to avoid overexposure.

*What Is ISO? A Simple Guide to ISO in Photography: https://digital-photography-school.com/iso-settings/ 

4. Distortion Correction Function

You might have already known the basic knowledge about refraction, that the smaller the focal length, the wider the lens, and the more expansive the view. So in order to capture a wider range of view and get a smaller camera size, the INNOVV H5 camera applies a 120◦ wide-angle lens. However, with a lower focal length comes to a more distorted image, therefore, the image inevitably appears to be distorted, just like looking through a fisheye. Now, take a look at the following two images: the first one is the original picture; the second one is processed by the camera’s distortion correction function.

The two images were shot from the same position, in the original picture the view is wider but the lines on the ground are curved. On the contrary, when applying the correction function, the lines are straight but the view narrows. If you demand normal pictures and don’t want to see all the scenery you film on your trip oddly shaped, then we recommend you to use the image correction function equipped with the camera, which automatically adjusts the picture through a special core algorithm to make images more pleasing to the eye. However, the algorithm process causes certain damage to the picture’s resolution, which means it makes the image smaller, as shown in the latter photo. So if you want to have the highest quality of video or the original footage, you might want to turn off the correction function.

The Distortion Correction feature can be found in app’s settings, and you can choose to turn it on or off within the relevant menu.

*Wide-Angle Lenses: Everything You Need to Know (+ Tips):https://digital-photography-school.com/7-ways-to-get-more-out-of-a-wide-angle-lens/ 

*Lens Distortion Correction: https://docs.nvidia.com/vpi/algo_ldc.html 

5. It can be mounted onto your bike

Although the H5 camera is called a helmet camera system, it is not a camera that can only be mounted on a helmet, you can also mount it onto your bike handlebars with a right bracket(that’s within our mounts package). Secure it and then mount your camera to the bracket. You can refer to our instruction manual for details on how to do this.

How to mount H5 onto handlebar

So there you have it, 5 useful functions of INNOVV H5 helmet cam that are usually missed by users. Do you have any discoveries on your own? Tell us more or leave a comment below or send an email to us via [email protected], we’ll be glad to hear your ideas!


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