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Evaluating the Mounts on a Action Camera

July 02, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 217

Helmet cameras can mount in a variety of different ways to helmets, handlebars, and many kinds of sporting tubes. A good helmet camera will come with several mounting options, including properly placed screw holes and cable-tie brackets. Some of the different options for mounting a helmet camera will be discussed in this post..

One of the most common kinds of mounts is the adhesive mount. This is useful for smooth, flat surfaces, such as a helmet. The other options for helmet mounts usually include adhesive Velcro, screws (not a good idea), or goggle straps. Attaching the camera mounts directly on top of the helmet using an adhesive strip is advised because doing so provides a secure mount, but is not as permanent as when using screws. Most adhesive mounts stay secure even when wet, and most can endure an excellent velocity of wind pressure. The drawback to using adhesive directly on the helmet is deciding on the correct placement. It is advised that a few different placements with tape or loose adhesive be accomplished prior to selecting the final placement for the final adhesive. Also, choose whether a forward-looking or rear-looking placement is preferred.

Google straps also generate a good option for helmet or head mounting. Goggle straps can be fitted with Velcro strips and positioned either forward or rear looking. The draw back to a goggle strap mount is the chance of a loose-fitting goggle. Make sure the strap is secure and isn't going to vibrate when in use.

One other popular strategy to secure an action camera with a selection of circular tubes, such as bicycle handlebars is by using cable-ties. Cable ties ratchet tight by pulling on the end of the tie. They can be found in a range of lengths and colors, and they are very reasonably priced. They hold securely of course, if they have to be re-attached, it is inexpensive merely to cut one and throw it away and utilize another one. One really should have a pair of pliers or cutters handy when adjusting the cable-ties, simply because they're just about impossible to break in two without cutting them.

Things to consider for the utilization of mounts include the secureness of the fit, whether a wet condition will likely be encountered, exactly how much vibration will be in effect, as well as how much adjusting the mount will be needing once it fastened the first time. Most mounts come with a range of options that address all these concerns.

Finally, it is extremely important to look at the mount as an important part of the action camera experience. Having good quality video is considered the goal, and a poorly suited mount can detract from that goal. Also, with the high cost of the camera, the mount must be secure enough so as not to lose or damage the camera.

There is a growing interest in the use of action sports cameras, such as the GoPro 1080p and similar devices having GoPro mounts that attach them to helmets and other sports equipment. John Meyers is a sports enthusiast who write articles on action cameras and features the action video of the week at GoProSpot.com

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