Contour, formerly known as VholdR, is a market leader in hands-free video cameras and adventure storytelling tools that enable modern day explorers to tell their stories of action, adventure and travel through video. Leading the way in making action video easy to shoot and share, Contour is dedicated to creating simple tools that enable hands-free capture and effortless sharing of video online with the world.
Contour began in 2004 when two University of Washington undergraduate students and avid skiers, Marc Barros and Jason Green, devised a simple helmet camera to record their exploits. The duo wanted to share video of the thrills and spills of their downhill skiing adventures with their friends and family. The frozen mountaintop was a grueling and unforgiving environment for video cameras. This provided a challenge that led to todayís Contour camera. The two friends began building and selling the first generation of their product at a chilly warehouse outside of Seattle, Washington.
Today, Contour is proud to be based in the Pacific Northwest with over 50 employees who are dedicated to understanding the market and making products that people love to use. The Contour employee base is a creative group of active enthusiasts, which gives Contour a great understanding of how to build cameras, accessories and apps that fit with the needs of the action sports world and active lifestyles. This allows us to be at the intersection of engineering, sport, and design.
Contour is happily seated at the peak of a thriving point-of-view market. As a category veteran, Contour will continue to lead the way in innovation, design, and simplicity. Contour cameras are perennial editorís picks and a common sight on the ski hill, mountain bike trails, skate parks, and places where people bring their adventures to life.