READ THE LATEST ISSUE HERE
blank

Drift Innovation HD Ghost

Posted on Nov 14, 2012 by Definition Magazine

Ghost HD with remote wrist band for remote management.

Drift Innovation, pretenders to the GoPro crown, has announced their latest camera the HD Ghost. (The term HD seems a bit passé now we are talking about 4k so much). The Ghost builds on the feature set and is not a revolution in the small camera market. New features like a two-way LED remote control with on/off indicator light, video recording/tagging capabilities in continuous loop mode, and an integrated 2-inch Gorilla Glass LCD screen.

Drift Active StatusTwo-Way Remote with LED Lights 

Drift claim that the HD Ghost is the only action camera packaged standard with a wearable on/off remote control with LEDs and wrist strap. The LED lights on the remote communicate the mode currently in use displaying a colour-coded system indicating Video, Photo, Timelapse or Photoburst modes. The remote also allows users to take photos and change function modes from up to 30 feet (10m) away, as well as to start and stop recording.

Drift FlashbackVideo Tag/Loop 

You can now save a recorded event up to five minutes after it happens while in Video Tag/Loop mode, which records footage in a continuous loop style. The video clip is stored in the camera’s memory, and will save the clip only if the user chooses to “tag” it.

The Ghost unveiled in its caseBuilt-In 2-Inch LCD Screen with Gorilla Glass The Ghost unveiled in its caseBuilt-In 2-Inch LCD Screen with Gorilla Glass

The screen allows real-time viewing of camera angles before you press record. It also supports instant video playback of recorded footage. Gorilla Glass® promises to ensure scratch-proof performance.

Drift DataLinkWi-Fi Enabled & Drift App 

Combined with the Drift Mobile App (coming soon for both IOS and Android) you can preview and line up a shot remotely from your phone, change camera settings, shot recording, photo capture and playback, directly through your mobile device. You can even download content from the camera to your smartphone instantly and share content wirelessly.

LED lights correspond to the lights on the remote to confirm which setting you are inDrift PowerStation (or battery). LED lights correspond to the lights on the remote to confirm which setting you are inDrift PowerStation (or battery).

Another claim from the company is that the Drift HD Ghost has the “longest standard battery life on the market”, providing 3 hours of recording time per charge, courtesy of the included 1700 mAh rechargeable lithium-ion battery which they call the ‘Drift PowerStation’.

Advanced Drift PureAudio Technology 

The microphone features digital and mechanical dynamic modulation technology. Standard in all Drift cameras are multiple sensitivity settings and an external 3.5mm microphone connector for a better mic.

Enhanced 7 Element Lens Design 

The Drift HD Ghost has an upgraded lens design consisting of seven elements. HD video is shot in a variety of resolutions (ranging from 1080p, 960p, 720p to WVGA), you can simultaneously shoot still photos without interrupting filming.

Nine feet (3m) waterproof without any housing 

The Drift HD Ghost features an improved design allowing the camera to be nine feet (3m) waterproof out of the box. For deep water enthusiasts Drift offers a waterproof housing which allows you to capture underwater adventures up to 180 feet (60m) depth.

The Drift HD Ghost is available for purchase for US $399 on http://store.driftinnovation.com/camera/drift-hd-ghost. 

MIX Technology Takes 2018 Cine Gear Expo...

June 28th, 2018

The only LED fixture with true Rosco colour inside wins coveted prize in the...

SkyPanel Firmware 4 brings powerful new ...

April 10th, 2018

ARRI release new SkyPanel update with Ten brand new features for advanced control.

Joining the dots

November 29th, 2019

Production futures are pushing workflow companies together to prepare the ground for what is...

Camera One: A new era for B2B camera, le...

February 13th, 2020

Industry veteran Eric Maclver partners with European powerhouse Video Europe to create go-to rental...

Newsletter

Subscribe to the Definition newsletter to get the latest issue and more delivered to your inbox.

After signing up to the newsletter, you will receive the latest issue, news, special offers, tutorials and other information from Definition and – on occasion – carefully selected industry partners via email. We will not sell or distribute your email address to any third parties. View our Privacy Policy.