HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR MOUNTING ACCESSORIES FOR ACTION CAMERAS?

Your recently purchased an action camera and you can't wait to try it in real conditions during a sports session.

Yes but, you don't know how to mount it on your equipment.

 

You have two options available:

> You can try and knock something together with tape and wire, at the risk of losing your brand new camera at the first shock

OR

> After reading the article below, you know which mount is most suitable for your sport and you complement your accomplished athlete's equipment with the best mount for your camera…

1. THE ESSENTIALS

When there is any change in altitude or temperature, whether in water or on dry land, there is fogging in your camera housing!

The antifog inserts are then an essential basic whatever the model of your camera.

 

You will also notice that our cameras come with two adhesive "pads" for attachment to many types of surfaces, from the flattest to the curviest ones. You decide where you want to put your camera!

 

Note that they can be removed using heat (from a hair dryer for example) but cannot be reused.

2. IF YOUR HANDS ARE FREE

If your sport requires little or no use of your hands, you may opt for a telescopic stick!

The benefit of a selfie stick is that it easily allows a wide range of shooting angles and retracts to fit into a pocket when you don't need it anymore!

3. IF YOU HAVE A VENTED HELMET SUCH AS MTB HELMETS

Attaching your "action cam" to your head gives an opportunity to relive the experience to the fullest: the camera shoots exactly what you look at during your sport session. Ideal to shoot your routes, less suitable if you want to capture the passing landscapes, unless you pause to admire them.

 

To do so, mounts for vented helmets can be convenient and are very much in demand by MTB enthusiasts.

For non-vented helmets (horse riding, skateboarding, skiing, snowboarding, inline skating), you should preferably use adhesive pads.

 

Tip: to shoot clear images, try to avoid - as much as you can - jerky head movements.

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4. IF YOU HAVE A BIKE OR A TUBULAR SUPPORT

Mostly used by cyclists, tube mounts will adapt to any type of tubular support: bike handlebar, seat post, hockey stick, fishing rod, ski pole, wishbone on a sailboard, etc.

 

Providing easy adjustment and a secure fit, these mounts allow you to both shoot yourself during your sport and shoot the action and the surrounding landscapes.

5. IF YOU HAVE FRAGILE SPORTS EQUIPMENT

Suction cup mounts let you attach your camera without damaging the surface of your equipment: paddleboard, kayak, boat, etc.

Please note: These mounts are not suitable for "high impact" sports (surfing, skiing, snowboarding, etc.).

 

When positioning the mount on your support, make sure to check the direction of your camera, so that it doesn't capture just your feet.

6. IF YOU HAVE NO SPECIFIC SPORTS EQUIPMENT

You have two options available:

 

- The head mount suitable for the head or helmets

These mounts are worn similarly to a headlamp and provide a capture of your adventures as if you were there!

 

- The harness type mount for the upper body

If you want more stable video footage, a harness is the perfect accessory! These mounts, positioned at the chest, benefit from the fact that the upper body moves less that the head or the hands.

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ADDITIONAL ADVICE

To ensure a successful final edit and avoid monotony, vary the shooting angles by attaching your small camera to different places: head, chest, handlebar, aiming at you or at the landscape.

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