The amount of upgrades and extras added to an action camera are useless if the person using it don't know a thing on how to properly manipulate it. For new camera users, one of the first things to learn about is the type of mounts that can be used and the specific situations where they are used best.
Here, we will give you a very quick rundown of the mounts used for certain activities:
1. Mountain Climbing- people who do this activity usually make use of helmet mounts for their cameras because they provide the best width, angle, and height for footages. Here, the camera is strapped on the front part of the helmet for point of view videos. If the rider wants to get self-portrait footages, however, then he can adjust this mount to adopt the "headlamp style" position.
Velcro mounts, on the other hand, are the ones used for miniature bullet-style cameras. In this type of mount, strong adhesive pads and elastic straps are used to mount the gadget on the side of the rider's helmet. This kind is very useful for those who want to quickly and easily get their cameras off during filming breaks.
Rollbar mounts, on the other hand, are the best option for people who do not wear any helmets because it attaches the gadget on the handlebars of the bike instead. Though the position of this mount is a lot lower than what a helmet camera provides, the rider can adjust its angle so that he can still get the best position for his videos.
2. Snowboarding- again, helmet mounts are a popular choice for people doing this activity because they can shoot both point-of-view and documentary style videos. Google mounts, however, are also a famous option since they give the user the power to take footages that follow his line of vision. For people who do not wear any headgear and goggles, however, head strap mounts are the next best choice. They are a little similar to helmet mounts except that they can be strapped over a normal hat or beanie.
3. Motorsports- for those who wear full face helmets with visors, the curved adhesive mount is the best choice. Riders who don't really need to take point-of-view footages, on the other hand, always have the option to just place their cameras on their dashboards instead. This is actually even more recommended if smooth racing footage wants to be captured by the person since the camera catches everything straight from the windscreen. If commentaries are really required by the driver then he can also make the camera face his way so that he can record his reactions.
Getting the most out of an action camera depends on the level of knowledge of its user. These tips can easily guide those who want to get the most out of their every action-packed adventure.